Prism Engineering is working with School District #79, taking a big step towards greening education on Vancouver Island with the installation of a new bio-mass boiler at Lake Cowichan Secondary.

Prism was hired to conduct an assessment of the school heating plant and perform a feasibility study for two clean technology options, bio-mass boiler and air- to-water heat pump system, to replace the school’s existing oil-fired boilers. Through our analysis and recommendations, the School District opted to install a new bio-mass boiler. Our calculations show that installing this new technology will provide $54,391 in savings for the District each year, cut oil use by 64,060 litres annually and avoid 167.4 tonnes of annual greenhouse gases emissions.

Construction starts in September on this exciting carbon-neutral energy upgrade. A local business will be providing the wood bi-product fuel and Prism engineers will manage the project to completion, working with the School District to deliver this economical and environmentally beneficial renewal energy project.