Category: Small Commerical or Institutional

Geothermal and solar power in Middle Sackville

The Open Sky Co-operative in Middle Sackville, N.B., is housed on a 4.5 hectare (11 acre) farm and home dating from the 18th century. Heating an older home can be a challenge, and so the Co-operative undertook renovations to improve energy efficiency and to incorporate geothermal & solar energy on the farm.

Manure & Food Waste in St. André

The Laforge Holstein plant is a biomass system set on 400 hectares (1000 acres) of land that uses organic materials such as potato peels, fries, pizza dough and tomato sauce, mixed with manure and chicken grease residue for biodigestion (anaerobic decomposition). The system has 2 mixing tanks that hold the organic material: tank 1 is used as… Read more »

Biomass Combined with Oil at Bathurst Chaleur Regional Hospital

One large boiler will soon be on line to produce 98% of the annual hospital energy needs (including heating and cooling) using biomass as the energy source. The boiler will produce steam for the production of electricity. On normal months it is expected there will be a small net surplus of power that, through net… Read more »

Ecoparc at the Cultural and Sport Centre in Cormier Village

The Ecoparc includes a 3.6 hectare (9 acre) Acadian forest woodlot along the Kouchibouguac (Kagibougouet) River. In partnership with Vision H2O and with the assistance of a Roland Chiasson, a biologist and naturalist, educational trails have been established. Plans call for a minimum 0.8-hectare (2-acre) sustainable landscaped and demonstration area. Included will be an organic vegetable garden, native… Read more »