We Achieve Sustainability Together
We Achieve Sustainability Together

Zibi to become National Capital Region’s first carbon-neutral community

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Zibi, Hydro Ottawa and Kruger Products

Timeline for Completion: 2021


A new partnership between Zibi, Hydro Ottawa and Kruger Products will put the National Capital Region on the map as a leader in combating climate change through the substantial reduction of carbon emissions using district energy for heating and cooling in the Zibi community.

The Zibi Community Utility is a District Energy System relying on energy recovery from effluents from Kruger Products’ Gatineau Plant for heating, and the Ottawa River for cooling. The system, developed by Zibi, will provide zero carbon heating and cooling for all Zibi tenants and residents in the 34-acre waterfront city. Zibi residents and tenants will be able to take pride in living and working in one of Canada’s most sustainable communities, and realize energy savings by using a temperature controlling application on their mobile devices.

This innovative system – the first in North America to use post-industrial waste heat recovery in a master-planned community – will make Zibi the region’s first zero-carbon-emission community.


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Phone: 613-224-0134
Email: hello@zibi.ca

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Project entered on: October 12, 2020 at 12:17 pm

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