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August 10, 2017
Oxford County breaks ground on new net-zero Waste Management Administration Building

The $1.8 million building will be designed as a net-zero energy facility, generating enough solar energy to offset the site’s electricity requirement

On Thursday, August 10, Warden David Mayberry, Deputy Warden and Smart Energy Oxford Co-Chair Trevor Birtch, and Oxford County CAO Peter Crockett attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Oxford County’s new Waste Management Administration Building.

The new Waste Management Administration Building will be designed as a net-zero energy facility that uses an energy efficient building envelope and solar photovoltaic panels to completely offset the energy use of the building. The project will generate enough solar energy to offset the remainder of the landfill site’s electricity requirements, making the entire site net-zero energy.

About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 114,000 people across eight municipalities that are “growing stronger together” through a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government incorporated as the County of Oxford. Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to becoming a zero waste community and achieving 100% renewable energy by 2050. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that serves as a springboard for some of the sustainable industries that are steadily diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit or follow our social media sites at Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at


Jenn Austin | Strategic Communication & Engagement
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