Muni may use reserve funds for Cheakamus heating system study

By Brandon Barrett

Operating costs for complex heating system lower than expected in 2013
by Brandon Barrett
With 2013 operating costs for Cheakamus Crossing’s state-of-the-art District Energy System (DES) coming in under budget, Whistler officials have proposed funnelling some of the money saved into educating residents on the usage and maintenance of the complicated heating system. The municipality is responsible for operating and maintaining the ambient heating system up until the property line at the Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhood, meaning residents are tasked with maintaining the service connections and heat pumps within their own homes, which has proven to be a headache for some who’ve reported frequent technical mishaps and high maintenance costs.…

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Source:: Pique Newsmagazine

October 8, 2014


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