Energy specialist Thi Nguyen (second from right) stands proudly outside Richmond School District facilities operations with a 2020 green award presented by Fortis BC. He’s joined by colleagues (from left) secretary-treasurer Roy Uyeno, executive director of facilities services Frank Geyer, facilities operations director Mike Beausoleil, energy and sustainability manager Jonathan Ho and electrical and mechanical maintenance manager Randy Clark.
School district earns green award
By Don Fennell
Published 3:26 PDT, Wed October 28, 2020
Last Updated: 7:49 PDT, Wed October 28, 2020
A possible wave of the future has earned the Richmond School District a green award today.
Led by the enterprising work of Thi Nguyen, the district’s energy specialist, Richmond schools are being recognized for their forward thinking. The latest example is the green award from FortisBC that applauds the installing of two gas-fired absorption heat pumps at Richmond High and Cambie secondary, and the completion of a solar wall project at McMath secondary.
“Thi has worked hard from a very early stage to provide that innovative technology applications are key measures to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the district,” FortisBC said.
While it took almost two years from energy study, funding, procurement, installation and commissioning to complete the solar wall project, Nguyen’s stewardship was also noted by FortisBC.
“Thi’s stewarded this project at every step of the way and the prominent installation of the solar wall is the first thing students and parents see when they enter the school, keeping energy efficiency top of mind at McMath,” FortisBC said.
The initiatives earned the school district more than $300,000 in incentive and rebates.
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