Biomass District Heating

Dockside Green, a mixed-use sustainable community in Victoria, B.C., houses residential, commercial, and light-industrial occupants, and utilizes heat and hot water generated on-site by a renewable energy district heating system. The centralized biomass-gasification heating plant burns synthetic gas produced by the gaseous decomposition of locally sourced waste wood. Dockside Green is the first residential project in North America to use this technology, which is helping the entire development achieve greenhouse gas emission-neutral status from a building-energy perspective. More information at


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