Friday, November 18, 2011

Building sustainable community at Sun Peaks - part 2

On November 17, 2011 within the effort to make  Sun Peaks Resort a sustainable community,
I presented a report to the Sun Peaks Resort Municipality Council: Sustainable Upgrade of the
Fire Hall facilities.  The report based on the analysis of the existing energy consumption, calls
for the adding efficient split systems for heating and cooling, solar thermal system to replace
the electric boiler with the excess of the hot water used for the snow-melt system built in at
the entrance of the garage, migrating to LED lighting fixtures and installing photo-voltaic
panels to offset electricity drawn from the grid and serve as a back-up system instead of the
currently used diesel. The proposal was received quite positively by the Council, with the plan
to include it in the 2012 budget and possible phasing it in.

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