Town of Gibbons Cultural Centre – Lighting Retrofit  

This project was funded through the Recreation Energy Conservation Program

Town of Gibbons

2022Completion Year

$65,277.00Project Cost

$5,740.99Cost Savings

$48,920.25MCCAC Funding

2.8Simple Payback Period

37,966kWh/yearElectrical Energy Generation

21tonnes 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 Gibbons completed an LED lighting retrofit throughout the Gibbons Cultural Centre.  

The Cultural Centre connects to the Gibbons Arena and Curling Rink through a long corridor and houses several tenants – a library, a fitness centre, a preschool, and some office space. The building also has a large hall and commercial kitchen. Most of the building lighting is manually controlled 32-Watt fluorescent bulbs. 

The project was commissioned in October 2021. 


The Cultural Centre lighting retrofit project included the replacement of 294 T8s and HPS fixtures with an equivalent number of LEDs as well as occupancy sensors. 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 21 tCO2/year and an annual energy cost saving of $5,740.99 thus decreasing electricity costs. There is a 55% GHG reduction from the existing system and a 10% reduction facility-wide from the baseline. 

“Most people think that to make a project like this worthwhile, you need to be retrofitting an old building, however, the Gibbons Cultural Centre is only 9 years old. With the funding received from the MCCAC, making the capital improvements to this building now made financial sense and we will continue to see the benefits of this retrofit for many years.”

Mike Debreuil, Assistant CAO


Read more about the Recreation Energy Conservation Program