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B.C. greenhouse investing in thermal curtain to save heating costs

The Province of B.C. is contributing $355,000 toward the energy-efficiency project through its CleanBC Industry Fund.

September 23, 2020  By Energy Manager Canada

The Province of B.C. is contributing $355,000 toward energy-efficiency improvements at Windset Farms in Delta through the provincial CleanBC Industry Fund. The project will install a retractable thermal curtain at one of the company’s greenhouses to trap heat in low-light conditions during cloudy days and at night.

The changes will help grow vegetables using about half the amount of natural gas to heat the facility, lowering its carbon footprint and increasing its energy efficiency.

Windset Farms is expected to reduce nearly 26,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent over the next decade, roughly the same as taking more than 9,000 cars off the road for a year.


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