The trusted independent advisor to local governments on climate and energy
This handbook is a more detailed and technical companion document to the Small Scale Biomass District Heating Guide.
The ‘Small-scale Biomass District Heating Guide’ is written primarily for local governments and First Nations elected officials and staff to support an active local government and band role in the development of clean energy and a green economy. The Guide supports the growing number of small communities across British Columbia interested in making a business case for biomass district heating.
.Volume 2 includes 13 detailed case studies of green energy projects and utilities across BC
Volume 1 of the guide provides detailed guidance on financing and governance for green energy project and utilities
FIRST Heat is is an accessible screening-level calculator for fire interface risk management and use of that fiber for community heating.
Heating Our Communities has been written for local government elected officials and staff interested in encouraging the use of renewable sources of energy for heating in communities.
This report, prepared by the Community Energy Association, introduces GSHP technology, suggests options for encouraging GSHPs in the community, and illustrates possibilities for City involvement in the ownership and operation of GSHP systems. The report does not address the financial cost-effectiveness or technical considerations of installing ground-source heat pumps.