Viridian Energy Co-Operative partnered with SRM Projects to complete a Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP) for the Snuneymuxw (Nanaimo) First Nation in 2015. Community and emissions planning allows a community to get a good sense of their current energy use, sources of their energy and the emissions created from this use. In addition, the plan models the future growth of energy use and emissions based on population growth. From there we model several scenarios that cover business-as-usual, energy efficiency and conservation measures and renewable energy options.
Viridian was responsible for analysis of the building energy use for residential and community buildings, energy profiling, Greenhouse gas emissions analysis, demand-side management opportunities. Work included building energy audits, interviews and creating a 30-year projection model of energy and emissions for the Snuneymuxw First Nation.
In addition, Viridian completed the clean energy generation opportunities portion of the report, providing analysis of solar and wind opportunities for the first nation.
The final report is a living document and gives the community an understanding of where they are now and opportunities to reduce energy use, increase efficiency, create energy security options with renewable energy, and reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions.