Town of Raymond Ice Arena – Lighting Retrofit

This project was funded through the Recreation Energy Conservation Program

Town of Raymond

2022Completion Year

$17,995.00Project Cost

$2,755.49Cost Savings

$13,496.25MCCAC Funding

1.6Simple Payback Period

22,140kWh/yearElectrical Energy Generation

12tonnes 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 Raymond completed an LED lighting retrofit throughout the Raymond Ice Arena.

Constructed in 1967 the Ice Arena is a 27,500 ft2 building used for skating and ice hockey. It consists of one lobby, five change rooms, one mezzanine, and a spectactor seating area.   

The project was commissioned in May 2021.


The Arena lighting retrofit project included the replacement of T5s and T8s (45 in total), with 45 new LED high bays and low bays. 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.


The lighting retrofit resulted in a reduction of 12 tCO2/year and an annual energy cost saving of $2,755.49 thus decreasing electricity costs. There is a 48% GHG reduction from the existing system and a 6% reduction facility-wide from the baseline.

“I’d like to personally thank the MCCAC for their repeated assistance with our energy efficiency projects. Without these programs, it would have been very difficult for our community to achieve the same results, and I’m proud to say that these projects are just the start. Our administration is moving fast to take advantage of unique grant opportunities that are currently available, and the MCCAC has been a steadfast partner in this work. I look forward to celebrating more project completions in the coming months and years.”

-Mayor Depew

“Of course, we want to be a responsible community that does what we can to show leadership on environmental issues, but we have found that this has also provided us significant savings on our day to day operations, and that’s just responsible management,”

-Kurtis Pratt., CAO

“With the MCCAC’s help, we launched a project last year to do energy audits on our Arena and aquatic center which are by far our biggest energy users. That work let us leverage a grant through their Recreation Energy Conservation Program to replace all the lights in these two facilities with high-efficiency LEDs. I’m excited to compare the powers bills.”

-Greg Robinson, Community Development Director


Read more about the Recreation Energy Conservation Program