QUÉBEC CITY, May 27, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - François Ouimet, Vice-President of the National Assembly and MNA for Marquette, speaking on behalf of Québec's Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Pierre Arcand, is proud to announce that financial assistance of $346,918 has been granted for the design and construction of an energy efficient building to house the Inuulitsivik Health Centre. The project is financed out of the Green Fund, under the EcoPerformance Program, as part of the 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan.
"Our Government has said it will give priority to energy efficiency as a means of meeting consumers' energy needs," said Mr. Ouimet. "This is precisely what it is doing today, by supporting the construction of the building that will house the Inuulitsivik Health Centre. The design and construction of an energy efficient building clearly satisfies the Government's commitment and will help change Québec's energy profile. I am proud that the riding of Marquette is helping Québec to avoid an additional 277.5 tons of greenhouse gas emissions."
The project will help prevent greenhouse gas emissions by limiting the use of natural gas to heat new air in the building, and by reducing the amount of energy used by the boilers and water heaters to generate heat for the thermal loop and hot water system. The measures used in the building will reduce natural gas consumption by 147,053 m3.
"Responsible development of our energy resources is vital to the economic growth of Québec's regions," said Mr. Arcand. "Our Government has set some ambitious targets in its 2030 Energy Policy. To achieve these targets and bring our vision to fruition, we must offer energy choices for different types of users and set a clear example in our own institutions."
About the EcoPerformance Program
The EcoPerformance Program is financed out of the Green Fund and the contributions of energy distributors. Its aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption by organizations through energy production and consumption measures and process improvements.
For further information on the Program, please visit efficaciteenergetique.gouv.qc.ca.
About the 2030 Energy Policy
The vision presented in the 2030 Energy Policy is designed to garner the support of all types of consumers, from private citizens to large companies. It proposes ambitious targets that consumers can help achieve, and from which they will also benefit directly, and shows how the Government will support consumers at every step of the energy transition process. The Policy is a pact proposed by the Government to transform Québec's energy profile between now and 2030.
For further information, see politiqueenergetique.gouv.qc.ca.
Office of the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister Responsible for the Plan Nord and Minister Responsible for the Côte-Nord Region
Office of the MNA for Marquette
SOURCE Cabinet du ministre de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
For further information: Véronique Normandin, Press Officer, Office of the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister Responsible for the Plan Nord and Minister Responsible for the Côte-Nord Region, 418 643-7295; Isabelle Dumont, Office of the MNA for Marquette, 514 634-9720