Red Deer conducted a multi-facility retrofit in 2014, which included five community recreation centres and arenas. With annual cost savings expected to be $54,098, the project will pay itself back in only 3 years. The retrofit will also save the City 2,482 GJ of energy and 279 tonnes of greenhouse gases annually.
32Simple Payback Period
294GJ/yearNatural Gas Energy Savings
15tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions
The Town of Crossfield retrofitted the Crossfield and District Community Center in 2013, focusing on replacing the building’s furnaces. Twelve existing 65% efficiency furnaces were replaced with a single 90% efficiency engineered unit as well as four condensing furnaces at 96% efficiency.
In addition to the furnace retrofit, new weatherstripping and sealing was installed along exterior windows and doors to prevent air loss. Overall, the improvements are expected to save the Town $2,286, 294 GJ, and 15 tonnes of CO2 annually.