4:30 p.m., May 8)
Local MP announces $60M in NRC upgrades
By Fred Sherwin
MP Royal Galipeau today announced the federal goverment
plans to spend $60 million on fixing, renovating and expanding
National Researh Council facilities in Ottawa.
investment at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technologies
(CCHT) at the NRC's Montreal Road campus will include
funds to revamp the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning
(HVAC) equipment, renewable energy and control testing
systems, as well as the intelligent building and smart
grid integration technologies.
The investment will also allow the CCHT to expand its
focus from testing and assessing residential housing construction
technologies to include other construction markets.
$5 million will be used to upgrade the Uplands Campus
facility which houses the NRC Wind Tunnel.
investments will help support our construction and aerospace
companies while ensuring NRC employees have the world
class facilities required to help these companies through
research and development," says Galipeau who has
made investing in the NRC one of the cornerstones of his
mandate in office.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
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