Maple Reinders honoured with Environmental Award of Excellence by the Canadian Construction Association for innovative Harvest Energy Garden project.

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Maple Reinders announced today they are the successful recipient of the annual Canadian Construction Association National Awards Program / Environmental category, for their innovative HARVEST ENERGY GARDEN project. Hailed as Canada's leading national awards program surrounding construction excellence, the Canadian Construction Association recognizes the valuable contributions of individuals, organizations and projects that encourage and support Canada's construction industry, through innovation, dedication and outstanding building programs.

The Harvest Energy Garden in Richmond BC, is able to use organic waste in an innovative High Solids Anaerobic Digestion (HSAD) technology to process solid waste material first into biogas, and subsequently into electricity generation (energy outputs of up to 20Mwh per day), and finally as high quality compost.   The economic, social and environmental benefits of the Energy Garden are enormous. Annually, the facility will continue to reduce carbon emissions of approximately 23,000 tonnes of C02 while generating both reusable products and renewable energy for local markets; and will process more than 30,000 tonnes of food scraps and yard trimmings diverted from British Columbia landfill sites. The site will power more than 900 homes and also provide high-quality compost for local farms and gardens.  It is the first facility of its kind in North America, and is currently able to process over 30,000 tonnes of organic material per year.  The project has been named by KPMG as one of the top 100 infrastructure projects in the world.

"Maple Reinders was honoured with this award because of their dedication to enhancing and improving environmental performance in its projects. CCA is proud to recognize Maple Reinders as the recipient of the CCA Environmental Achievement Award.", says Bob Hildebrand of the CCA. The Environmental Achievement Award was created in 1991, and recognizes the leadership role that CCA member firms and associations have taken to promote and undertake exemplary environmental conduct within the Canadian construction industry."

"Being the first project of its kind in North America our team in British Columbia managed the unique challenges that arose and provided viable solutions while maintaining budget and schedule.  We believe that this project will act as a springboard, with this sustainability model being adopted throughout the rest of Canada and into the United States."  Mike Reinders, President & COO Maple Reinders Group.

Maple Reinders was honored at the Canadian Construction Awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the CCA Annual Conference in Panama City, Panama.

Founded in 1967, Maple Reinders is a full-service Design-Build, Construction Management and General Contractor group.  Engaging in projects across Canada, the group specializes in building construction (industrial, commercial and institutional); and civil/environmental construction (water/wastewater treatment plants, composting, energy-from-waste, biogas, cogeneration, mining sector).

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SOURCE: Maple Reinders

For further information:

Bodo Papke
Division Manager, Kelowna BC
Maple Reinders Inc.

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