$8.5M energy and renewal program approved for implementation at the National Research Council of Canada

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 measures.

"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.

SOURCE Ameresco Canada Inc.

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