Tool Lending Library

Capacity Building

If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.

Determine inefficiencies and improve occupant comfort by managing and reducing energy usage with the Tool Lending Library.

Tools to get the job done

Are you looking to understand your municipal buildings’ energy use?

Are you a facility manager, mechanical engineer, or infrastructure director for a municipality in Alberta?

Or, are you participating in the Municipal Energy Manager Program or the Municipal Energy Champions Program?

Borrow energy auditing tools to do technical energy audits and inform your energy efficiency projects for free through the Tool Lending Library.

The Tool Lending Library offers over 20 different types of tools, including digital ultrasonic flow meters, ultrasonic leak detectors, a motor usage data logger, and light and occupancy data logger.

Tools available include:

  • Magnetic Ballast Detector/Discriminator,
  • Digital Multimeter,
  • Digital Temperature and Humidity Monitor,
  • Light and Occupancy Data Logger, and more.

When you borrow from the Tool Lending Library you get:

  • Free and easy rental process to borrow the energy auditing tools, hassle-free.
  • Video tutorials available on our website so you can better understand how your facility uses energy.
  • Exclusive access to the tools for municipalities so you can borrow the tools you need at any time.
  • Greater confidence that your buildings are running efficiently or insight that you may need upgrades.

How to borrow tools

Any municipal staff member responsible for managing municipal facilities, Strategic Energy Management for Large Final Emitters, Municipal Energy Manager, and Municipal Energy Champions program participants can borrow tools.

Please follow these steps to sign up and reserve tools: 

Step 1: Register Create an account

Step 2: Reserve – Reserve tools

Step 3: Confirm – Our team will confirm your reservation

Step 4: Deliver – Tools will be shipped directly to you, or you pick up

Step 5: Return – Return or ship the tools back to us when you are finished

After you sign up for an account, you must agree to the program Terms and Conditions which includes liabilities, responsibilities, and replacement costs. 

Reserve a energy auditing tool

Start to understand your facility’s energy use with energy auditing tools.


First, create an account on our reservation site. The username should be your first initial followed by your last name. (i.e. Joe Smith would be jsmith). Once you create an account, the Action Centre staff will confirm your eligibility. If you are eligible, the account will be approved, and you can begin reserving tools.

Tip: Make sure to review and agree to the Terms and Conditions.


You can use the reserved tools for varying types of projects for up to 30 days. If you need an extension beyond 30 days, contact us.

Tip: Please wait for a confirmation before scheduling your project. It could take up to two business days to process your request.

Make a reservation

  1. Choose the tools you want to reserve
  2. Select Reserve
  3. Pick the dates you want to borrow the tools in the calendar
  4. Then +Add Items
  5. Follow steps 1 to 4 for all other items being requested
  6. When all desired tools have been added to the borrower’s cart, click on Cart and confirm that the list is complete
  7. Select either Please ship these items to me or I will pick these items up
  8. In the comments, please enter the municipality’s shipping address, if you requested shipping.
  9. Click on Submit Reservation


You will receive an email from the Action Centre confirming your reservation request. The order will be reviewed by Action Centre staff within 48 hours of receiving the request. Finally, you will receive an email stating if the order has been confirmed, or if any changes are required.

Pick up is available Monday to Friday from 8:15am to 4:30pm.


We will coordinate a pick-up time from Alberta Municipal Place, or we will ship the tools to you.

Note: Alberta Municipal Place is located at 300, 8616 51 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 6E6.


Return the tools in person Monday to Friday, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or arrange for return shipping with our Purolator Account. If you are shipping the tools, please courier them to Alberta Municipal Place, 300, 8616 – 51 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T6E 6E6.


Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Reserve a energy auditing tool

Start to understand your facility’s energy use with energy auditing tools.