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Columbia Basin Trust funds community energy retrofits

Community-purpose buildings, including ʔaq̓am and Cranbrook, will be safer, more sustainable, and energy-efficient for Columbia Basin residents. The energy retrofits and repairs are made possible with $1.2 million in support from Columbia Basin Trust.

“Basin residents have told us that climate resiliency and community well-being are important to them,” Mark Brunton, senior manager, delivery of benefits said in a news release

“These projects increase energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings used by the community, which in turn helps non-profit organizations and First Nations meet local needs.”

The projects focus on building improvements that aim to conserve or generate energy, such as adding LED lighting, insulation or solar systems, repairs that extend the useful life of buildings such as repairing building envelopes or foundation repair, and improve health and safety, such as improving ventilation systems or fire exits.

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Among the recipients, ʔaq̓am is improving its language and cultural centre by adding insulation to the crawlspace and exterior walls; and replacing doors, windows and siding.

“This work will improve the energy-efficiency of our facilities in line with the ʔaq̓am community strategic plan — kniⱡwi·tiyaⱡa — specifically in line with the ȼmak̓qapmuⱡ energy goal: Live in ways that conserve energy,” said Michelle Shortridge, director of operations and community Services.

Community

Organization

Building

Description

Amount

ʔaq̓am

ʔaq̓am

Language and cultural centre

  • exterior wall insulation
  • window and door replacement
  • crawlspace insulation
  • exterior siding replacement
  • crawlspace encapsulation

$85,000

Castlegar

Castlegar and District Community Services Society

Program and administration building

  • LED lighting
  • occupancy sensors
  • furnace replacement
  • HVAC upgrade
  • window/door replacement
  • solar PV (photovoltaic) system
  • exit stairway replacement

$100,000

Castlegar

Kootenay Family Place

Program and administration building

  • LED lighting
  • occupancy sensors
  • HVAC replacement
  • exterior doors
  • solar PV (photovoltaic) system

$64,000

Cranbrook

Community Connections Society of Southeast BC

Program and administration building

  • heat pump water heater
  • occupancy sensors
  • roof replacement

$49,200

Cranbrook

Summit Community Services Society

Program and administration building

  • LED lighting
  • occupancy sensors
  • solar PV (photovoltaic) system

$155,800

Kaslo

North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society

Program and administration building

  • energy recovery ventilator

$7,300

Nakusp

Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services

Program and administration building

  • HVAC upgrades
  • window replacement
  • attic insulation

$19,100

Nelson

Kootenay Kids Society

Program and administration building

  • attic insulation
  • window replacement
  • radiator hydronic upgrades
  • energy recovery ventilator
  • heat pump water heater

$27,200

Revelstoke

Community Connections (Revelstoke) Society

Program and administration building

  • LED lighting
  • occupancy sensors
  • rooftop heating cooling units
  • replacement solar PV (photovoltaic) system
  • roof replacement
  • facade crack repair

$117,750

 

Salmo

Salmo Community Resource Society

Program and administration building

  • LED lighting
  • occupancy sensors
  • AC unit replacement
  • attic insulation
  • roof replacement
  • foundation crack repair
  • exit stairway replacement

$40,800

Slocan

W.E. Graham Community Service Society

Program and administration building

  • HVAC upgrade
  • window replacement
  • solar PV (photovoltaic) system

$80,000

Trail

Trail Family and Individual Resource (FAIR) Society

Program and administration building

  • exterior wall renewal
  • windows

$316,000

Valemount

Robson Valley Community Services Society

Program building

  • LED lighting
  • occupancy sensors
  • HVAC upgrade
  • wall insulation
    window/door replacement
  • solar PV
  • exterior wall replacement

$87,400

Yaqan NuɁkiy

Yaqan NuɁkiy

Administration building

  • LED lighting
  • occupancy sensors
  • window replacement

$42,800

TOTAL

$1,192,350

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