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Nova Scotia tenders climate change assessment for public housing projects

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Nova Scotia is looking to understand how well the province’s public housing projects will deal with climate change.

A request for qualification (RFQ) posted on Friday indicates the province is looking for an engineering consultant to examine housing projects located in 15 municipalities across Nova Scotia.

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According to the documents, the province will be “implementing energy-efficient and sustainable measures” for the projects, with funding coming from Infrastructure Canada.

There are three dozen single-family units in Bayers Park buildings in Halifax that are included as part of the project.

The units will have their seaweed and cellulose insulation removed and replaced with a vapour barrier.

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Buildings in Springhill, Antigonish, Trenton, Westville and Yarmouth are scheduled to receive a net-zero energy consumption study.

Other projects include upgrades to windows, siding and insulation.

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