Community-purpose buildings in 12 communities will be more sustainable, safer, and energy-efficient for Basin residents.
The energy retrofits and repairs are made possible with $1.2 million in support from Columbia Basin Trust.
“Basin residents have told us that climate resiliency and community well-being are important to them,” said Mark Brunton, Senior Manager, Delivery of Benefits, Columbia Basin Trust.
“These projects increase energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings used by the community, which in turn helps non-profit organizations and First Nations meet local needs.”
The projects, including the Salmo Community Resource Society, focus on building improvements that aim to conserve or generate energy, such as adding LED lighting, insulation or solar systems, repairs that extend the useful life of buildings such as repairing building envelopes or foundation repair, and improve health and safety, such as improving ventilation systems or fire exits.
To view the recently approved projects, click here.
To view the recently approved projects, visit ourtrust.org/building-support. Here are a few of the recipients:
Salmo Community Resource Society
The Salmo Community Resource Society is improving its programs and office building by adding LED lighting and occupancy sensors; replacing the metal roof and exit stairway; replacing the air conditioner with a high efficiency unit; adding attic insulation; and repairing the cracked foundation.
“We appreciate the Trust’s support as we upgrade our 311 Railway office,” said Maureen Berk, Executive Director.
“We moved into the space in 2005 and the years have taken a toll and upgrades are necessary. As well as making the building more sustainable and providing a level of comfort, the improvements will enhance safety and reduce costs.”
Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin. To learn more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives, and how it helps deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the Basin, visit ourtrust.org or call 1.800.505.8998.