UNBC using bioenergy to heat residence

A University of Northern B.C. residence building is now being heated using bioenergy.

Neyoh Residence has already seen a drop in electrical usage in the last two months, despite colder temperatures this year, the UNBC release said.

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Now it's using 60 per cent of the electricity after working with the Sustainable Communities Demonstration Project this summer, and should offer an estimated $23,000 in savings each year.

The project launched in 2014 to connect buildings to the university's Wood Pellet Plant and the newly renovated residence was first in line.

When the project is complete, it will connect four campus buildings, including both residences and the UNBC Childcare Centre, to the university's pellet boiler.

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