Boilers boost efficiency at Northwest Community College

At a cost of $1.5 million, two new natural gas-fired boilers have been installed at Northwest Community College’s Terrace campus

Northwest Community College employee Brian Coverdale examines two new boilers being installed at the college’s Terrace campus.

Two new natural gas-fired boilers being installed at a cost of $1.5 million at Northwest Community College’s Terrace campus will make heating buildings more efficient and save money.

Heating distribution efficiency through pipes connecting college buildings to the boilers will rise from 80 per cent to 98 per cent, providing a savings of $40,000 a year, the college estimates.

“The current boilers are 48-years-old and have required a lot of maintenance over the years. This investment in our infrastructure contributes to the long term viability of our campus,” said college official Kerry Clarke of the work.

In addition to heat, the boilers provide hot water for the college.

The money comes to the college from the provincial government which each year considers applications to improve facilities at post secondary institutions.

These two boilers were made by a company called Cleaver Brooks in Stratford, Ontario with the general contractor being Davidson Brothers from Burnaby.

Clarke added that several local firms are also involved in the project.

Work on the boiler project began in February and when completed will reduce the college’s C02 emissions by more than 200 tons a year.

 

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