Metro Vancouver is seeking your input on proposed amendments to the
Boilers and Process Heaters Emission Regulation Bylaw No. 1087 by
November 30, 2022.
In fall 2022, Metro Vancouver is hosting a series of meetings with the building sector to discuss two initiatives, including regulatory approaches, to reduce GHGs and other air contaminants from buildings across the region. If you own, operate, or maintain a building with a boiler or process heater, get in touch with our
project team to learn more. Sign up to our
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- Read the discussion paper or the discussion paper summary
- Complete an online feedback form
Online Feedback Form
- Provide your input by
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Metro Vancouver is considering amendments to the GVRD Boilers and Process Heaters Emission Regulation Bylaw No. 1087, 2008 (Bylaw 1087), which regulates the discharge of air contaminants from boilers and process heaters in buildings and some industrial facilities in the
Metro Vancouver region.
Boilers and process heaters are sources of air contaminants such as
nitrogen oxides (NOx) and
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Emissions of NOx result in the formation of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and can also contribute to the formation of harmful ground-level ozone and fine particulate matter. Because NO2 is harmful even at low concentrations, it is important to protect sensitive populations, such as children, the elderly, and people with existing cardiac and respiratory conditions, from exposure to NO2.
The proposed amendments aim to support continuous improvement to regional ambient air quality and protection of human health by further reducing the discharge of health-harming air contaminants from boilers and process heaters.
The proposed amendments include:
- More stringent emission limits for NOx
- Additional dispersion modelling requirements to demonstrate achievement of ambient air quality objectives
- Additional requirements for emission stack design to reduce nearby impacts
For more information on the proposed amendments, please see the discussion paper or the discussion paper summary.
Managing GHG Emissions from Large Buildings in Metro Vancouver
Clean Air Plan includes goals and targets to reduce GHG emissions across the region and achieve zero-emission buildings by 2050. Metro Vancouver is developing an approach to substantially reduce GHG emissions from large buildings over 25,000 ft2 (2,322 m2), including residential, commercial, and office buildings. Collectively, these buildings are an important source of GHG emissions in this region. Adoption of zero-emission heating technologies can avoid the discharge of GHG emissions as well as health harming air contaminants such as NOx from buildings. For more information, please go to visit the
Your Opinion Matters
Metro Vancouver is committed to engaging audiences who may be impacted by or have an interest in the proposed amendments. We encourage you to provide feedback
November 30, 2022. Your feedback will be considered in the fine-tuning of proposed bylaw amendments for consideration by Metro Vancouver’s Board of Directors.
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