Town of Legal Arena & Curling Rink Lighting Retrofit

This project was funded through Recreation Energy Conservation Program

Town of Legal

2021Completion Year

$43,835Project Cost

$2,565Cost Savings

$32,876MCCAC Funding

4.2Simple Payback Period

16,550kWh/yearElectrical Energy Savings

9tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions

OVERVIEW

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

The 3,370 ft² arena can accommodate up to 250 people and offers heated bleacher areas to ensure spectators get the most out of their experience. The arena’s lobby hosts a kitchen, wheelchair accessible seating area and two large restrooms.

The project was commissioned in February 2021.

APPROACH

The Arena & Curling rink lighting retrofit project included the replacement of T8s, metal halides, and CFLs (177 in total) to 177 new LED troffers, floodlights, wall packs, and pole mounted fixtures. The LED lamps will provide higher lumen levels at a much lower wattage, thereby reducing the electricity consumption of lighting equipment under the system boundary.

RESULTS

The lighting retrofit resulted in a reduction of 9 tCO2/year and an annual energy cost saving of $2,565.84 thus decreasing electricity costs. There is 48% GHG reduction from the existing system and 3% reduction facility-wide from the baseline.

“We are grateful to be able to upgrade the lighting in our recreation facilities through the use of the MCCAC Recreation Energy Conservation Program grant. These upgrades will not only help reduce operational costs for the municipality but will also help our facilities become more efficient for years to come.”

Robert Proulx, Chief Administrative Officer

“The Town of Legal is appreciative of the funding from the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre that allows us the opportunity to upgrade our facilities. The arena & curling rink is a hub of our community and is well-used by our community & sub region. These retrofits will only serve to further enhance the facilities for our citizens.”

Carol Tremblay, Mayor, Town of Legal

Interested?

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