Town of Beaverlodge: Beaverlodge Arena – Lighting Retrofit  

This project was funded through the Recreation Energy Conservation Program

Town of Beaverlodge

2017Completion Year

$28,750.00Project Cost

$6,746.50Cost Savings

$21,562.50MCCAC Funding

1.1Simple Payback Period

42,166kWh/yearElectrical Energy Savings

24tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions

Greenhouse gas emissions reductions for this project are calculated based on Alberta’s Carbon Offset Emission Factors Handbook Version 1.0


As part of the Action Centre’s Recreation Energy Conservation Program, the Town of Beaverlodge completed an LED lighting retrofit throughout the Beaverlodge Arena. 

The Arena built in 1974  is the winter focal point of the town of Beaverlodge. The facility consists of an artificial ice pad (185′ x 80′), 6 dressing rooms, a lobby, concession, and seating for 500 spectators with a total building area of 38,000 ft2.   

The project was commissioned in September 2022. 


The lighting retrofit project included the replacement of 142 T12s, T8s, and metal halide fixtures with 149 LED troffers, highbays, and wallpacks. 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 24 tCO2/year and an annual energy cost saving of $6,746.50/year thus decreasing electricity costs. There is a 68% GHG reduction from the existing system and a 7% reduction facility-wide from the baseline. 

” Through the Recreation Energy Conservation Program and the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre we were able to improve efficiency and increase the energy conservation of our Arena. Also, the new lighting looks great! The time and effort spent will continue to benefit our community for many years.”

Jeff Johnston, CAO 


Read more about the Recreation Energy Conservation Program