Town of Pincher Creek Memorial Arena – Furnace upgrade with smart thermostats 

This project was funded through the Recreation Energy Conservation Program

Town of Pincher Creek

2016Completion Year

$23,069.00Project Cost

$915.85Cost Savings

$17,301.75MCCAC Funding

6.3Simple Payback Period

107GJ/yearNatural Gas Energy Savings

5tonnes 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 Pincher Creek replaced three low-efficiency (80%) non-condensing gas-fired furnaces with high-efficiency (97%) condensing furnaces at the Memorial Arena.  

The project was commissioned in November 2022. 


Built in 1963, the Arena has a gross floor area of 32, 421 ft2 and hosts an ice rink, common area, and community senior’s centre. The existing furnace inside the Senior Centre and in the Ice plant room have reached their end of life. These were replaced with the newer condensing furnaces controlled by smart thermostats. 


The replacement resulted in a reduction of 5 tCO2/year and energy cost savings of $915.85/year. The project resulted in a 22% GHG reduction from the existing system and a 0.42% reduction facility-wide compared to the baseline. 

We are excited to maintain a high level of service while saving money and reducing our carbon footprint! These new thermostats will make the lives of our maintenance staff easier by allowing them to monitor temperatures remotely to make sure things are working as they should be.

La Vonne Rideout, Director of Community Services


Read more about the Recreation Energy Conservation Program