2022Completion Year

$220,550.00Project Cost

$19,541.60Cost Savings

$165,412.50MCCAC Funding

2.8Simple Payback Period

177,651kWh/yearElectrical Energy Generation

101tonnes CO2e/year
GHG 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 City of Beaumont completed an LED lighting retrofit throughout the Ken Nichol Regional Recreation Centre. 

The Ken Nicol Rec Centre has two ice rinks with a lobby, dressing rooms, mechanical room, washrooms, storage, concession, kitchen and banquet room. It also has a curling rink leased space with a lobby, dressing rooms, storage, mechanical rooms; and a child care centre.

The project was commissioned in June 2022.


The retrofit project included the replacement of 455 T8s and CFLs fixtures with an equivalent number of LED low bays, troffer, and controls. 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 101 tCO2/year and an annual energy cost saving of $19,541.60 thus decreasing electricity costs. There is a 75% GHG reduction from the existing system and an 8% reduction facility-wide from the baseline.

“I am excited to see our recreation facilities being upgraded with energy-efficient lighting and fixtures. Our goal with this initiative is to be more energy efficient and think strategically about Beaumont’s carbon footprint, all while helping reduce GHG emissions within our community. I want to provide acknowledgement to Beaumont’s Infrastructure team for spearheading this initiative. I also want to say thank you to the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre for making this a possibility by providing funding programs to rural municipalities which allowed us to have the opportunity to upgrade the BSRC and KNRRC. Together we will help contribute to reducing our carbon footprint within the region as we move towards a better and more sustainable future.”

– Mayor Bill Daneluik, City of Beaumont

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