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College of the Desert Sustainability Guidelines

Posted on Jan 16, 2017

College of the Desert Sustainability Guidelines

In collaboration with Terence Williams Architect Inc., engaged in the development of sustainability guidelines and sustainability performance targets for the design and construction of buildings on the new West Campus in Palm Springs. The guidelines incorporate industrial ecology principles and go beyond individual buildings to include the surrounding community, to make the campus a net producer of greenhouse gas-neutral energy. The guidelines resulted in the College receiving the Community College Facility Coalition’s Professional...

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Metro Vancouver’s North Shore Resource Recovery Study

Posted on Jan 16, 2017

Metro Vancouver’s North Shore Resource Recovery Study

In 2010, Farallon was engaged in an extensive study commissioned by Metro Vancouver to identify Integrated Resource Recovery (IRR, also known as Integrated Resource Management or IRM) opportunities, and to evaluate the feasibility and economics of recovering energy and water from solid and liquid waste in the North Shore communities. Metro Vancouver was prompted to initiate the study in part because of the need to upgrade wastewater treatment on the North Shore to meet new Federal requirements, and in part to investigate options for managing...

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Royal Roads University Energy Independence Study

Posted on Jan 15, 2017

Royal Roads University Energy Independence Study

In 2008, Farallon worked with WorleyParsons Komex and Richard Iredale Architects, to identify and evaluate opportunities for making Royal Roads University self-sufficient with respect to electricity, heat, and water (Sustainable Organization of Energy, Water and Material Flows for Royal Roads University). This work was initiated as part of the process to update the University’s Sustainability Master Plan, and to find alternative energy sources for the planned Robert Bateman Centre on the campus. The main idea generated from this work is...

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Quesnel Community Electricity and Heating Project

Posted on Jan 15, 2017

Quesnel Community Electricity and Heating Project

In 2008 Farallon completed a study for the Quesnel Community and Economic Development Corporation outlining the best options for resource recovery in the community. The top-ranked project is a community electricity and heating system. The system will generate electricity with a low-temperature Organic Rankine Cycle turbine, which will in turn produce waste heat for a district heating system. Fourteen buildings will be served by this system, including the local hospital, City Hall, an arena, an education facility, and a retirement home.  ...

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Province of BC, Resources from Waste Study

Posted on Jan 15, 2017

Province of BC, Resources from Waste Study

In 2008 the Province of British Columbia commissioned the team of Dr. Jon O’Riorden, Asset Strategics, Aqua-Tex Scientific and Farallon to examine the value of a fully integrated approach to recovering energy, water, and nutrients from liquid and solid municipal waste. Processes such as gasification to produce heat and electricity, and anaerobic digestion to produce biogas were investigated for solid organic waste. “Water and Energy Recovery Cells” or “WERCs” were proposed to recover highly-treated wastewater for...

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Quesnel Resource Recovery Options Study

Posted on Jan 15, 2017

Quesnel Resource Recovery Options Study

In 2008 the Quesnel Community and Economic Development Corporation hired Farallon to conduct a study to identify and evaluate opportunities to recover energy and water from industrial and community waste streams.  Farallon’s study was part of a broader bioenergy strategy designed to find economic development opportunities in a region that has been severely affected by the Mountain Pine Beetle.   The study evaluated the economic, social, and environmental costs and benefits of resource recovery options, which included mining...

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Province of BC, Resource Recovery Guide

Posted on Jan 15, 2017

Province of BC, Resource Recovery Guide

The BC Ministry of Community Development has recognized that an integrated approach to recovering resources from waste supports the Provincial objectives of conserving water, energy, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.   Subsequent to the release of the Resources from Waste Report in 2008, the Ministry of Community Development recognized the need to provide guidance and suggestions on resource recovery infrastructure and technologies to individuals responsible for local government planning and administration. Farallon was hired to...

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