Town of Banff: Fenlands Recreation Centre – Lighting Retrofit

This project was funded through the Recreation Energy Conservation Program

Town of Banff

2022Completion Year

$202,125.00Project Cost

$19,493.50Cost Savings

$151,593.75MCCAC Funding

144,149 kWh/yearElectrical Energy Savings

82tonnes 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 Action Centre’s Recreation Energy Conservation Program, the Town of Banff completed an LED lighting retrofit throughout the Fenlands Recreation Centre.

The Fenlands Recreation Centre located in Banff, AB, was originally constructed in 1958. Between 2010 and 2011 the facility underwent a major renovation that included landscape, architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical scope. As a result of this work, the building received a LEED Silver Certification. With a total square footage of approximately 8,550 m2 (92,000 ft2), the facility operates one curling rink with four curling sheets and two hockey arenas during wintertime. In the summer, the curling rink space is used as a venue for events. The facility is conditioned by a mix of HVAC equipment including gas-fired boilers, dehumidifiers, and gas-fired rooftop units.

The project was commissioned in July 2022.


The Fenlands Recreation Centre retrofit project included the replacement of 279 fluorescent fixtures with 254 LED troffers and highbays. The new LED lamps will provide higher lumen levels at a much lower wattage, thereby reducing the electricity consumption of lighting equipment under the system boundary.


The lighting retrofit resulted in a reduction of 82 tCO2/year and an annual energy cost saving of $19,493.50 thus decreasing electricity costs. There is a 66% GHG reduction from the existing system and a 9% reduction facility-wide from the baseline.

“We are continually improving the efficiency of our municipal facilities through energy conservation measures, equipment retrofits and renewable energy projects. The Town of Banff is serious about reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and walking the talk on steps to tackle climate change and environmental protection leadership, fitting of Canada’s first national park.”

Banff Mayor Corrie DiManno

“The Town of Banff is making great headway on their greenhouse gas reduction goals and we’re proud to be a part of their strategy. This new project will reduce their electricity usage and costs while ensuring the Fenland Recreation Centre is well-lit and comfortable for users.”

Trina Innes, Executive Director, Sustainability Services, for Alberta Municipalities.


Read more about the Recreation Energy Conservation Program