The Towns of Turner Valley and Black Diamond partnered to participate in a 1 day workshop with a team of climate resilience experts, led by All One Sky Foundation in collaboration with the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre to pilot the development of the Climate Resilience Express Action Kit.
No community and no project is too big or too small to see real savings and real change.
Many Alberta municipalities have participated in our programs. These municipalities have received funding to implement energy-saving initiatives and reduce greenhouse gas emissions —and you can too! Learn more about how each project has saved money, saved energy, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and more. From cities and towns, to villages, counties, and municipal districts—filter to find successful projects.
Community Leagues across the City of Edmonton are tapping into the power of the sun and green energy savings. Six leagues completed building retrofits and installed solar PV arrays to meet their energy needs. The projects are expected to yield cost savings of $8,891/year and GHG reductions of 55 tonnes/year.
The Viking Multiplex & Curling Club underwent an energy efficiency retrofit in 2013. After making upgrades to both mechanical and electrical systems, the project is resulting in savings of $1,690, 164 GJ, and 10 tonnes of emissions per year.
The Town of Coronation updated the heating system of their outdoor swimming pool in 2013. Upgrading their existing 65% efficiency boiler to a 94% efficiency condensing model, the Town is expected to save $1,187, 250 GJ, and 13 tonnes of greenhouse gases per year.
The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) purchased Alberta Municipal Place in 2009, and completed an extensive energy efficiency retrofit of the building in 2010. Since the retrofit, Alberta Municipal Place has become a model for how to retrofit existing buildings in order to achieve superior energy efficiency and sustainability performance.
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.
One of the first communities to complete a TAME project, Wembley retrofitted their Town Office in 2012. By upgrading the mechanical and electrical systems as well as the building envelope, the Town is saving $976, 72 GJ of energy, and 7 tonnes of greenhouse gases annually.
The City of Brooks retrofitted their City Hall in 2012, making upgrades to their interior lighting. Their modest investment of $1,664 is expected to net an exceptional return with a payback period of only 10 months.
The Town of Crossfield retrofitted the Crossfield and District Community Center in 2013, focusing on replacing the building's twelve existing furnaces. By significantly enhancing the furnace's efficiency, it's estimated that $2,286, 294 GJ, and 15 tonnes of CO2 will be saved per year.
The Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach retrofitted their Community Hall in 2013, making the switch to more energy efficient lighting fixtures and windows.