Award-Winning Sewer Heat Model Award-Winning Sewer Heat Model <div class="ExternalClass5C5FA71A802C4DA0A80A679BDE51FBD2"> <p>Using waste as a resource is a key goal of Metro Vancouver’s <a href="/services/liquid-waste/LiquidWastePublications/IntegratedLiquidWasteResourceManagementPlan.pdf" target="_blank">Integrated Liquid Waste and Resource Management Plan</a> as well as of the <a href="/about/aboutuspublications/BoardStrategicPlan2012-2014.pdf" target="_blank">Board Strategic Plan</a>. Sewer heat recovery projects offer significant opportunities to use our liquid waste as a source of renewable heat, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.</p> <p>Metro Vancouver retained Kerr Wood Leidal Associates to examine the regional sewerage system’s capacity for sewage heat recovery, and once it was determined that use of such renewable heat was possible in the region the Board established policy and processes for sewer heat projects. The model developed by Kerr Wood Leidal Associates shows the amount of heat that can be safely recovered without negative effects on sewage treatment processes now and in the future. </p> <p>This model has won two awards: A national Award of Excellence from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of Canada, and an Award of Excellence from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of BC.</p> <p>With the model and Metro Vancouver’s Sewer Heat Policy, communities and businesses are starting to take advantage of opportunities associated with sewer heat. Projects are currently under consideration in Richmond and New Westminster.</p></div>|#235a6d6c-f602-454f-bc90-1d7ca0adff96;L0|#0235a6d6c-f602-454f-bc90-1d7ca0adff96|Issue 4;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass082420DFDACA4A7D8D7420E3679FF29E"> <p>An award-winning sewer heat model developed for Metro Vancouver shows that the amount of heat available from our regional sewer collection system is enough to heat about 700 high-rise buildings.</p> <p>The model will also assist staff to help developers decide if sewer heat makes sense for their proposed developments, and in matching sewer heat with future residential, commercial and industrial developments.  </p></div>