OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - Ameresco Canada has signed an Energy
Management Service contract with the National Research Council of
Canada (NRC) in Ottawa, allowing for a comprehensive $8.5 million
energy and renewal program to commence.
The approval of the multi-million dollar program by NRC will see a
series of conservation measures implemented at the laboratory facility
at 100 Sussex Drive in Ottawa. This will include improved indoor
environmental controls, lighting system upgrades, improvements to
heating systems, water conservation and improved water measures as well
heat recovery and fume hood system renewal.
Known locally as the 'Temple of Science', the 352,000 sq. ft. Designated
Federal Heritage Building is expected to have annual utility savings of
$868,000 following the implementation of the efficiency and renewal
"Our detailed Feasibility Study presented the National Research Council
with a comprehensive and well-planned energy and water conservation
program that we expect will achieve and even exceed their green
objectives. One-hundred Sussex Drive is home to a number of important
research programs and it is imperative that we are able to ensure that
the research work being conducted within the laboratories continue
uninterrupted while we carry out our project work," said Mario Iusi,
President, Ameresco Canada.
Project implementation will begin in November 2011 and is expected to
take place over a two-year period.
Ameresco Canada was awarded the project with a letter of intent in
August 2010 following a competitive process.
About Ameresco Canada
Ameresco Canada Inc. is a full service energy management company that
provides sustainable solutions and facility renewal services to new and
existing facilities, as well as asset planning and energy and capital
solutions to customers in the education, public housing, federal and
provincial governments, municipalities, healthcare, industrial and
commercial sectors. Ameresco Canada strives to present their clients
with state-of-the-art renewable and sustainable solutions that reduce
greenhouse gas emissions, conserve resources and reduce dependence on
costly, non-renewable solutions by utilizing green design and
construction as well as clean technologies such as solar, wind,
geothermal, landfill gas, biomass, biogas and hydroelectric. For
further information, visit www.ameresco.ca.
About The National Research Council of Canada
Recognized globally for research and innovation, Canada's National
Research Council is a leader in the development of an innovative,
knowledge-based economy for Canada through science and technology.
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