FAQ: Renewed energy efficiency at KPU Langley

Thu, Oct 9, 2014

Langley, B.C. – Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Langley greenhouses are getting even greener with a new project that will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and resource consumption.

Jointly funded by the province and the university, five new boilers will replace a mid-efficiency gas-fired boiler, oversized for the current needs of KPU’s greenhouses. The new replacement boilers are 95 per cent thermally efficient, will minimize energy consumption and reduce ongoing maintenance costs.

The project supports B.C.’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and fits with KPU’s strategic plan – Vision 2018 – to “continue to enhance environmental sustainability efforts on campus”.

The work is in progress and is scheduled to complete mid-October.

Project facts:

·          Greenhouse gas emissions reduced by 126.85 tons of CO2 per year

·          Annual natural gas consumption reduced by 2,525 GJ

·          Annual electricity consumption reduced by 7,780 KWh

·          Projected annual utility and CO2 offset savings of $18,537.00

·          Projected annual maintenance cost reduced 50 per cent

·          The project supports 207 FTE students at the School of Horticulture field labs and greenhouses

·          Mechanical Contractor: Triwest Mechanical Ltd., Langley B.C.

For more information on KPU buildings, facilities and related projects, visit: kpu.ca/facilities.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 124 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at www.kpu.ca.


Media contact:
Hayley Woodin
Media Specialist, KPU
t: 604.599.2883
c: 604.364.1288

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