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City of London Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

A Story About Building Improvements

Map for City of London Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)
Written by Reduce Impact 4 years ago

The Regional Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) was completed in October, 2011. The facility was initially designed to meet the LEED Silver Certification for its green design and construction. This facility features an administration building, main processing area, weigh scales, and an equipment service building. During the certification process, it was determined that the LEED Silver certification was not achievable due to the inclusion of the material handling areas during the certification scope review.

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Exeter Road Operations Centre

A Story About Building Improvements

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Written by Reduce Impact 4 years ago

The City of London performed extensive renovations to the Exeter Road Operations Centre in 2010. The building retrofits incorporated many energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies. A geothermal heating and cooling system was incorporated into the retrofit project to take advantage of moderate ground temperatures to boost efficiency and reduce the operational costs of heating and cooling.

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Solar Tree at Tourism London

A Story About Renewable Energy

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Written by Reduce Impact 4 years ago

In 2010, the City of London installed a new 8.6 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic system (PV) array system. This system includes a 7 meter (23 feet) tall “solar tree” which includes PV panels on all 27 leaves, and three pole-mounted systems. The system was designed to generate around 10,000 kilowatt-hour per year, about one-third of the annual electricity ***** for the Tourism London building.

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We need to fix our problem by using sustainable methods of developing energy

A Story About Renewable Energy

Written by rsegal2 4 years ago

NOT by trying to reduce energy use. We are drifting in a sea of unlimited potential energy all around us, we need to fully utilize that in a sustainable manner. Then we will be able to use as much energy as we want.

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Solar Trackers at the Oxford Wastewater Treatment Plant

A Story About Renewable Energy

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Written by Reduce Impact 4 years ago

London Hydro installed a 10 kW solar PV tracker system at the City's Oxford Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Solar Trackers at the Adelaide Wastewater Treatment Plant

A Story About Renewable Energy

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Written by Reduce Impact 4 years ago

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Stoney Creek Community Recreation Centre & Library

A Story About Building Improvements

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Written by Reduce Impact 4 years ago

The Stoney Creek Community Centre, a partnership between the City of London, London Public Library, and the YMCA, was the first LEED-Certified building to be designed and built by the City of London. This building has been designed to use 44 percent less energy and 53 percent less water than a similar building built to the Ontario Building Code. In 2012, the Stoney Creek Community Centre officially received its LEED Gold certification from the Canada Green Building Council.

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London SE Pumping Station & Reservoir

A Story About Building Improvements

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Written by Reduce Impact 4 years ago

The new Southeast Reservoir Pumping station is designed to, and in the process of obtaining LEED Silver certification designation from the Canada Green Building Council. The design included measures to achieve a building with at least 25 percent less energy than a similar building built to the Building Code.

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Solar Power Demonstration at Landon Library

A Story About Renewable Energy

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Written by Reduce Impact 4 years ago

The City of London, London Public Library, and the Old South Community Organization (OSCO) worked together to install a 2.45 kilowatt solar panel system on the roof of Landon Library in Wortley Village. This unique partnership is working together to promote solar energy to residents of Old South.

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Solar Trackers at the Southeast Pumping Station & Reservoir

A Story About Renewable Energy

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Written by Reduce Impact 4 years ago

London Hydro installed a 10 kW solar PV tracker system at the City's Southeast Reservoir and Pumping Station.

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