Historic Rail Station in New Brunswick going geothermal
By HPAC MagazineGeothermal geothermal New Brunswick
Government funding of $1.1 million will support the project at the McAdam Railway Station tourist attraction.
The McAdam Railway Station is the hub of the community and a beloved attraction for residents, and visitors to and from the province.
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Contributions adding up to $1.1 million from both the New Brunswick provincial government and the federal government will be spent on upgrades to the energy system at the historic McAdam Railway Station to reduce heating costs and extend the tourism season.
“Funding being made available by the Government of Canada and the Government of New Brunswick will make it possible for the McAdam Railway Station to install geothermal heating and cooling to meet the current and future needs of this treasured icon in our community,” said Elsie Carroll, president of the McAdam Historical Restoration Commission, in a media release.
The province is investing $350,000 in the project, while the feds are providing $750,000.
It’s estimated that the new geothermal system will reduce the organization’s electricity costs by at least 50%, with the savings allowing the McAdam Railway Station tourist attraction to extend its season from four to eight months.