Located on Quebec’s North Shore, the municipality of Longue-Rive uses a Blue Sky energy generator to heat its church, rectory and municipal building. Before the advent of the Blue Sky this small community spent about 50 000 $ per year in heating costs for these three buildings. By opting for a Sequoia system, Longue-Rive not only experienced a drastic reduction in heating costs but also gained a significant improvement in comfort. Yves Laurencelle, Development Officer for the municipality of Longue-Rive, believes that in addition to reducing heating costs the Blue Sky will generate other savings including those for the conservation and general upkeep of the buildings.
Excerpt from the February 2013 article in LE NORD-CÔTIER
Longue-Rive – Since December 14 of last year faithful parishioners of the Saint-Paul de Longue-Rive church have been quite toasty. This place of worship built in the 1890’s is heated by nothing less than a Blue Sky boiler, sold by Sequoia Industries of Saint-Denis-de-Brompton. This economic innovation is not only environmentally friendly but also offers autonomy and well-being.
Yves Laurencelle, Development Office for the municipality of Longue-Rive, piloted this project in concert with the Saint-Paul parish board. In a few weeks the municipal building will also be heated by the Blue Sky boiler.