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Canadian apartment complex with biomass heating opens

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An eight-unit apartment complex with a biomass district heating system has been opened in Yellowknife, Canada.

The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) announced the opening at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on 4 June.

The $2.2 million (€1.49 million) building will be the first public housing in Yellowknife to use a biomass district heating system. The provision of this new housing supports the Government of the Northwest Territories’ mandate to ensure the availability of affordable housing as well as considering climate impacts.

Paulie Chinna, Minister responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation, said: “These new units are about reducing the need for housing in our communities.

“The NWTHC aims to keep all residents housed in healthy homes. We will always do what we can for the environment, which is why the eventual switch to a biomass district heating system for these units is so exciting.”