Vancouver, BC, July 17, 2012 - Two Vancouver
examples of sustainable urban infrastructure have been named to
KPMG's Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition.
The University of British Columbia's (UBC) Bioenergy Research
and Demonstration Facility in Vancouver and Harvest Power's Energy
Garden in Richmond were chosen as two of the 100 most innovative
and inspiring projects urban infrastructure projects in the
Being recognized in the urban energy category, UBC's clean
energy project will be the world's first biomass-fuelled
heat-and-power generation system operating on a scale suitable for
The Facility was also recognized in March as a finalist
for this year's GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence in the
Technology Innovation and Application category. (See related
GLOBE-Net article GLOBE Awards -
The Meaning of Excellence.)
The Energy Garden of GLOBE 2012 exhibitor Harvest Power is
Canada's first high-efficiency system for producing renewable
energy from food scraps and yard trimmings. The project will divert
up to 27,000 tonnes of food scraps and yard trimmings per year from
landfills and generate energy for up to 700 homes in the Lower
Mainland area. The Richmond project was honoured in the recycling
and waste management category.
Brad Watson, partner and head of KPMG's global infrastructure
advisory practice in Canada, said, "A focus on innovative
infrastructure solutions that drive economic renewal, create jobs
and deliver tangible long-term impact is critical when balancing
the needs of the population, the economy and the environment."
"Cities across Canada are refreshing and expanding post-war
infrastructure to meet the evolving needs of Canada's urban
Profiles of these projects are featured in the second edition of
Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition,
which was recently released at the World Cities Summit in
Singapore. This edition provides insight into the infrastructure
projects that make great cities, with a particular focus on the
innovations that make them "Cities of the Future" - places where
people want to live and do business.
The projects showcased in Infrastructure 100 were
selected by independent judging panels of industry experts from
five regions of the world, including Asia Pacific, North America,
Latin America, Europe and the Middle East and Africa.
Projects were then sorted into 10 project categories,
including: Urban Mobility, Global Connectivity, Urban Regeneration, Education, Healthcare, Water, New and Extended Cities, Recycling and Waste Management,Urban Energy Infrastructure,
See GLOBE-net article Groundbreaking Infrastructure Projects Fuel
'Cities of the Future' for more information on the
Infrastructure 100 list.