The B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) received a rebate of approximately $50,000 from Terasen Gas for the installation of two energy-efficient boilers at its Vancouver Distribution Centre, according to a provincial government news release.
“Saving energy saves money,” said Rich Coleman, Minister of Housing and Social Development. “The LDB, like all public sector organizations, has a mandate to reduce its carbon footprint to help meet government’s climate action plan to reduce B.C.’s greenhouse-gas emissions by 33% by 2020.”
Terasen’s Efficient Boiler Program provides financial incentives to encourage installation of high-efficiency, natural gas space-heating systems in both new construction and existing buildings. By installing an efficient boiler, Terasen’s customers can earn a cash rebate of up to 75% of the purchase-price premium.
“Terasen Gas is committed to helping customers achieve energy efficiency,” said Doug Stout, vice-president of Energy Solutions and External Relations at Terasen Gas and FortisBC. “Through our expanded energy efficiency and conservation initiative—which includes the Efficient Boiler Program—customers will be eliminating more than 775,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases, saving a total of 15.5 million gigajoules, which is enough natural gas for approximately 155,000 homes for one year. As a leading integrated energy solutions provider, we are meeting our customers’ energy needs for today and tomorrow, while helping to address the Government of B.C.’s climate action goals.”
In addition, Terasen will monitor the energy savings from these boilers for one year, which are expected to provide the LDB with an additional $1,500 rebate, plus $1 per gigajoule saved.
More information on Terasen’s Efficient Boiler Program can be found at www.terasengas.com.
August 2, 2010 By John Gilson
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