Associated provided hydrogeologic design for a groundwater-sourced, open-loop geoexchange system. Our hydrogeologists designed and oversaw the drilling program, and developed the operation and maintenance system. The building meets stringent green building standards. The project received the Canadian Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence and the Tree For Life Award.
Associated led the delivery of a Long-Term Monitoring Plan for six run-of-river hydroelectric facilities located in the Harrison and Stave watersheds. As specified in the facilities’ Conditional Water Licence Authorizations and under the Fisheries Act, implementation of the Long-Term Monitoring Plan is required for the first 5 years of operation, followed by continued data analysis.
We are experienced with a variety of alternative energy sources including geoexchange (heating and cooling), sewer heat recovery, biomass, biogas, and solar. The suitability of implementing any altnerative energy source is a function of the availability of the resource, capital and operating costs, environmental performance, financing and business requirements, and operator capacity and resources. The objectives and preferences of a project owner must be balanced with technical risks and opportunities presented by each renewable energy source. Our depth of experience and client-focused approach will achieve that balance.
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ACEC-BC 2015 Award of Excellence
Nanaimo South Fork Reservoir Energy Recovery System
City of Richmond
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Vancouver Airport Authority