The City of St. Albert's Akinsdale and Kinex arenas were retrofitted in 2013, with energy conservation measures focused on the building's heating and automation systems. The $63,650 project will pay itself back in only 2.6 years, with annual savings of $14,629, 1,520 GJ of energy, and 115 tonnes of emissions.
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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.
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.
The Falher Regional Recreation Complex underwent an energy efficiency retrofit in 2013, with upgrades made to its mechanical systems and lighting. The project is expected to save the Town $6,221, 503 GJ, and 46 tonnes of greenhouse gases annually.
The Marwayne Arena and Curling Club underwent a retrofit in 2012. As a result of upgrades made to the building's furnaces, hot water heaters, weatherstripping and lighting, it is estimated that $2,097, 194 GJ of energy, and 18 tonnes of emissions will be saved annually.
The Vulcan Curling Club was retrofitted in 2014, with energy saving upgrades made to the building's interior lighting and building envelope. The project is expected to result in annual savings of $3,180, 85 GJ of energy, and 12 tonnes of greenhouse gases.
The Diamond Centre Community Hall underwent an energy efficiency retrofit in 2014. As a result of energy saving upgrades, the Town of Mayerthorpe is expected to save $871 in operating costs and 8 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year.
Beaumont conducted a multi-facility energy efficiency retrofit in 2014, which included their Town Office, Fire Hall, and RCMP Detachment. With significant operational cost savings estimated to be $12,442, the payback period is expected to be only 1.9 years. The project will save 934 GJ of energy and 76 tonnes of GHG emissions per year.
Okotoks completed a multi-facility energy efficiency retrofit in 2014, which included their Recreation Centre, Centennial Arena, and Fire Hall. With operational cost savings expected to be as high as $50,000 per year, the payback period is estimated to be 6.7 years. The project will also save the Town 4,268 GJ of energy and 327 tonnes of GHG emissions per year.
Starland County collaborated with partners and suppliers to encourage community adoption of renewable energy by provided residents with an installation incentive for solar projects.The incentive was supported by the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre and Bullfrog Power.