From June 2011-June 2012, Compass managed the Multi Attribute Evaluation of District Energy Options project on behalf of and in consultation with the BC Clean Air Research Fund and the City of Vancouver. Multi-attribute evaluation methods were applied to explore public values and perceptions with respect to the air quality impacts of local energy options in a typical high-density, primarily residential neighbourhood.
Based on the results of the BC CLEAR funded DE Options Dialogue in 2011/2012, and encouragement from municipalities, Metro Vancouver has proposed amendments to their Boilers and Process Heaters bylaw (current bylaw can be found here). This review and amendment process has been led by staff from the Metro Vancouver Regulation and Enforcement Division. The proposed amendments are detailed in an issue paper available on the Metro Vancouver website, and there will be public meetings this week (North Vancouver and Surrey), and next week (Vancouver) to communicate the proposed changes and receive public feedback.
Please check out all the details here, under the Biomass Boilers Bylaw Review heading.