This is a conversion project of light energy to fuel forest biomass. Using waste wood rather than fossil fuels, this project can heat the hospital with renewable energy.
The project is located in the Saguenay-Lac St-Jean region, 500 kilometers north of Montreal, Quebec. The local economy has been highly affected by the significant decline in logging. The implementation of of the forest biomass projects allows economic growth according to the principles of sustainable development.
The hospital has in recent years put forward policies and measures to reduce energy consumption and reduce emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Among the various measures which have been implemented, two of them stand out for their potential and important results. First, the purchase and installation of a biomass boiler to help meet the heating needs of the main building with a renewable energy source. Waste wood from a local sawmill is used instead of natural gas, a fossil fuel whose combustion emissions contribute to global warming. The replacement of an oil fired boiler for a natural gas boiler which burns cleaner than fuel oil also makes a positive contribution to the GHG emission reductions of the organisation.
|Standards of quantification, validation et verification||ISO 14 064|
|Vérifier||Raymond Chabot Gran Thornton|
|Registry||CleanProjects Registry of CSA|
|Estimated annual reductions||2500 t CO2e|
|Promotional material||High resolution pictures|