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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.