Two years of behind-the-scenes work on a biomass heating project at Providence paid off in Spring 2011 with the inauguration of a distributed biomass-heating system for Providence.
This biomass project started out as a student project in a business class.
The system was designed and installed by Blue Flame, a Manitoba firm. This project was supported by local businesses, including:
- B.B. Wiebe & Sons Building Movers
- DeFehr Furniture
- Valley Agro Services
- Norstar Industries
- Meridian Manufacturing Group
It received funding from
- The provincial government’s Community-Led Emissions Reduction (CLER) program, funded through the RM of De Salaberry
- Manitoba Hydro’s Natural Gas Optimization Program
Launching this new heating system will make Providence one of the leading green campuses in Canada.