The YMCA on Rochdale has taken a huge step forward when it comes to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.
A new boiler system has been launched that will heat the buildings pools with organic waste materials, and greatly reduce the amount of natural gas the building uses.
Ralph Goodale, Canada’s Public Safety Minister was on hand for the announcement as Canada provided 130-thousand dollars in funding for the project.
Goodale says it’s a new idea that can should rapidly grow in popularity when other companies see the payoffs.
“It’s a successful project,” Goodale said. “That has the potential to blaze a trail for others to follow in the ‘greening’ of energy use in our community.”
The one by-product of the system will not go to waste, but instead be used to balance the P-H levels in the pools.
The new boiler will also save the YMCA about 25-hundred dollars a month in energy consumption costs.