2023Completion Year

$918,516.07Project Cost

$22,893.17Cost Savings

$649,687.50MCCAC Funding

9.5Simple Payback Period

222,599kWh/yearElectrical Energy Savings

126tonnes 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 Town of Barrhead replaced the existing ice plant at Barrhead Agrena with a new heat pump plant.  

The project was commissioned in October 2022. 


The Agrena is a two-storey ice recreation facility with approximately 7,400 m2 of floor area. It features an indoor ice surface, bleachers (1431 capacity), concession, dressing rooms, press booth, offices, washrooms, physical therapy space, gym and a walking/running track. The existing ice plant has major issues and requires a lot of manual control and maintenance to remain operational. The Town replaced the entire ice plant, including heat pumps, circulation pumps, piping, controls and auxiliary systems with a new heat pump plant. The new plant consists of 4 x 27-ton Ice Kube heat pumps (model IC-2445) which can be staged individually.  The heat pumps have a cooling coefficient of performance (COP) of 3.3 which is 38% better than the existing system.  


The replacement resulted in a reduction of 126 tCO2/year and energy cost savings of $22,893.17/year. The project resulted in a 37% GHG reduction from the existing system and a 20% reduction facility-wide compared to the baseline. 

We are pleased to have received funding for this retrofit. The new equipment not only eliminates repair costs in the foreseeable future but also equates to lower energy consumption costs and reduces our facility’s carbon footprint.

Mayor David McKenzie

Recreation spaces like the Barrhead Agrena are at the heart of rural Alberta communities. This project, funded in part by the Government of Alberta, helped the Town of Barrhead make an investment that supports both the community wellbeing and climate resilience.

Trina Innes, MCCAC Executive Director

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