Bashaw Arena Lighting Retrofit

This project was funded through the Recreation Energy Conservation Program

Town of Bashaw

2021Completion Year

$38,616Project Cost

$7,905Cost Savings

$28,962MCCAC Funding

1.2Simple Payback Period

43,056kWh/yearElectrical Energy Savings

24tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions

Greenhouse gas emissions reductions for this project are calculated based on Alberta’s Carbon Offset Emission Factors Handbook Version 2.0


As part of the MCCAC’s Recreation Energy Conservation (REC) program, the Town of Bashaw completed a lighting retrofit of the Bashaw Arena, updating over 180 lamps and fixtures to LED equivalents. The project was completed in January 2021.


The Bashaw Arena lighting retrofit project included the replacement of 25 metal halide, 14 incandescent, 77 T12, 8 fluorescent, 9 pot light, and 18 exit sign fixtures throughout the facility with 175 LED equivalents and occupancy sensors. The LED lamps will provide higher lumen levels at a much lower wattage, thereby reducing the electricity consumption of lighting equipment under the system boundary.


Due to the brighter LEDs, the Bashaw Arena now gets more light out of fewer fixtures, resulting in 9 fixtures being permanently removed and a 75% reduction in the facility’s lighting energy use. This retrofit is estimated to save 24 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year, equating to a 17% reduction in the facility’s carbon footprint.

75% reduction in lighting energy usage

Here’s what Penny Shantz, Mayor of the Town of Bashaw had to say about the project and participating in the Recreation Energy Conservation Program:

“The Town of Bashaw has a priority of reducing annual recreation facility costs and planning for environmentally responsible infrastructure. We are grateful for the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre grant, which provided us with the funding to invest in LED lights for the Bashaw Arena and Curling Rink.”

Penny Shantz, Mayor, Town of Bashaw


Read more about the Recreation Energy Conservation Program