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Mi’kmaw community hopes net-zero building reduces carbon footprint and saves money – CBC

Sep 16, 2022

Natoaganeg leaders say savings on utilities will go to elder and youth programs

A Mi’kmaw community in New Brunswick has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by building a net-zero emission building.

The new building in Natoaganeg, 118 kilometres north of Moncton, will serve as the community’s child and family services headquarters. The 4,200 square foot structure comes with a four panel 50,000 kilowatt solar energy field, an emergency generator, triple paned windows, insulated concrete form and an automated light system.

Chief George Ginnish said it’s all an effort to give kids in his community a brighter future.

“Our kids shouldn’t have second rate — they should be experiencing top quality facilities and now we have that in three areas, and we’re pretty proud of that,” said Ginnish.

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