Fortis heats up $36K energy rebate for CNC
September 27, 2012
The College of New Caledonia has received a $36,209 rebate from FortisBC after installing two new high-efficiency boilers for its Technical Education Centre in Prince George.
“Not only are we saving energy, we are saving money,” said CNC’s Manager of Facility Services Bob Bigelow. “And realistically, every dollar we can save on energy costs, we can dedicate towards enhancing opportunities for our students. This is a total win-win situation for everyone.”
CNC’s Facilities Services department applied to FortisBC’s Efficient Boiler Program in January 2011 and Bigelow worked closely with them to receive the rebate for the Viessmann boilers. The boilers provide hot water to support radiant slab heating, which also receives some energy from solar hot water panels on the roof of the tech centre. The solar panels heat the domestic hot water for the building, with excess used for radiant floor heating.
“As the province’s leading energy provider, FortisBC is committed to helping our customers get the most out of their energy dollar by providing financial incentives and advice on energy efficient practices,” said Shelley Thomson, energy solutions manager FortisBC. “By installing these high-efficiency boilers, the College of New Caledonia will save approximately 166 tonnes of CO2, the equivalent of taking about eight cars off the road.”
“We look forward to continuing our relationship with FortisBC, and reducing our energy consumption even further,” said Bigelow.
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