March 1, 2021 By Canadian Biomass Magazine
A pilot project in British Columbia, which pulls energy and emissions data on buildings from various cities in the province, has found that heated pools are the largest energy users.
Building Benchmark BC noted heated pools are heated with natural gas – a significant producer of carbon.
“I would not be surprised if we see in the next 20 years the kind of transition away from natural gas in the building heating market that is already underway in parts of the U.S. and even also here in parts of Canada,” Adam Rysanek, director of the University of British Columbia’s Energy, Technology, and Architecture Lab, said in an article published in the National Observer. “I don’t think it’s impossible that we’ll see a major phase out of natural gas use in the buildings sector within a generation.”
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