Energy efficiency upgrades coming to CanmetEnergy Research Centre
July 14, 2016 - Natural Resources Canada has announced $1.8 million in funding for energy efficiency and infrastructure upgrades at the CanmetEnergy Research Centre in Varennes, Que. Upgrades include a building expansion, improvements to heating and cooling systems, security system enhancements and the installation of solar panels.
By Renée Francoeur
“Investing in the Natural Resources Canada facility in Varennes supports government scientists in their important work to advance sustainable resource development and ensures top science and other jobs will remain here in the community,” said Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, who made the recent announcement.
This investment was provided through Budget 2016, which allocated $140 million to support science, research and innovation through improvements to federal laboratories and other federal assets.
About 110 federal scientists, engineers and staff at the CanmetEnergy facility in Varennes design and implement projects that support what NRCan calls the “cleaner” production and use of energy resources.