Town of Taber Community Centre Lighting Retrofit

This project was funded through Recreation Energy Conservation Program

Town of Taber

2021Completion Year

$96,773Project Cost

$20,848Cost Savings

$72,579MCCAC Funding

1.2Simple Payback Period

150,098kWh/yearElectrical Energy Savings

85tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions

OVERVIEW

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

The Taber Community Centre is an indoor arena and curling rink totaling 86,111 ft². The facility is home to two ice arenas. The large ice is NHL-regulation size and seats 1,500 people, the other arena provides a leisure ice surface. The facility also includes a civic centre, gym, curling rink, and meeting rooms.

The project was commissioned in June 2021.

APPROACH

The Taber Community Centre lighting retrofit project included the replacement of T8s, T12s, metal halides, and HPS fixtures (705 in total) to 673 new LED highbays, troffers, and wallpack 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 85 tCO2/year and an annual energy cost saving of $20,848.55 thus decreasing electricity costs. There is 47% GHG reduction from the existing system and 8% reduction facility-wide from the baseline.

“The Town is appreciative of the funding from both the MCCAC and Farm Credit Canada’s AgriSpirit Fund that allowed us the opportunity to upgrade our facilities.”

Andrew Prokop, Mayor, Town of Taber

“We are grateful to be able to upgrade the lighting in two of our recreation facilities using these grants. These upgrades will not only help reduce operational costs for the municipality but will also help our facilities become efficient for years to come.”

Dawn Phillips,, Director of Recreation

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