This page provides materials that explain more about IRM and Pivotal, including papers and work undertaken by
Pivotal staff and associates. Please also note the links on the
left to subsidiary pages. See also our
General IRM Summary:
A two page document outlining what IRM is and how it
works, what the benefits and technologies are and why
it's significantly different.
The original study
of how resource recovery could be implemented in British
Columbia, with case study concept-level assessment of an
implementation in Capital Regional District.
Undertaken for the province of British Columbia.
Completed in March 2008, published in May, 2008.
Analysis of implementing IRM for the City of Colwood.
Population +/-15,500 with +/-5,000 homes. A more
comprehensive analysis was also provided but retained in
confidence pending adoption due to privacy concerns.
An analysis undertaken by a team including Pivotal staff
analysing IRM for the City and District of North
Vancouver and the District of West Vancouver, population
+/-180,000 with +/-40,000 homes.
of whether and how IRM could be implemented for the
Township of Esquimalt, BC using Municipal Solid Waste to
address the community's declared Climate Emergency.
Projected to exceed corporate GHG emission reduction
targets and be viable, the project gained 85% public
Available documents include: (1) the detailed
Technical Assessment; (2) a Project Summary, including
public engagement results; (3) a short Project Overview;
(4) the Council presentation of the technical findings.
Pivotal also developed a
minute YouTube video to support public engagement
and explain the project simply to the community.
public engagement webinar and other information is available from the
site. Council unanimously approved proceeding.
The provincial document "Resources
From Waste: A Guide to Integrated Resource Recovery"
published by British Columbia's Ministry of Community &
Study of the financial attributes of sustainability on
buildings. First major international
evidence-based study of its kind covering buildings in
the UK, Canada and the USA, initiated and led by Pivotal
staff. See the
case studies, or
presentation at GreenBuild.
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation ("CEC") is
a NAFTA organisation that cooperates on environmental
initiatives for Canada the US and Mexico. For CEC,
Pivotal staff wrote a
mapping externalities and the impact on green buildings.
The concept applies generally to any project, not just
Implementing IRM - experience in Gothenburg
interview with Mr Kaj Anderson, Manager of
Gothenburg's combined water and waste management
division. This 5 minute video documents what
is needed to move towards IRM and what Gothenburg
did as steps to achieve integration of their waste
streams. Subsequently to this video being
recorded Gothenburg has now implemented an Advanced
Gasification system using a fluidized bed reactor.
Includes explanation of the steps taken and
underlying prerequisites for successful
implementation. Click to see
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