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Yukon elementary school installs biomass heating system

May 26, 2023
By Canadian Biomass staff

The Elijah Smith Elementary School in Whitehorse is celebrating the installation of a new biomass heating system.

Yukon’s Budget Plumbing and Heating took on the $2.3-million project and will operate and maintain the system through a build-maintain-operate model.

In a news release, the Yukon government said the biomass system will offset 180 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year – the equivalent of 65,000 litres of heating oil.

“It is inspiring to see the integration of clean energy systems into our public buildings,” Yukon Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources John Streicker said in the release. “The presence of a biomass heating system at the Elijah Smith Elementary School in Whitehorse is a testament to the exciting progress we are making towards a sustainable future. Biomass offers a strong solution, harnessing local renewable resources to provide heat while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

Yukon’s Action H17 in its Our Clean Future strategy directs Highways and Public Works to install renewable heat sources such as biomass in government buildings.

This article is part of the Bioheat Week 2023. Read more articles about bioheat in Canada.

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