2021Completion Year

$64,300Project Cost

$5,430Cost Savings

$48,225MCCAC Funding

3Simple Payback Period

46,415kWh/yearElectrical Energy Savings

26tonnes 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 MCCAC’s Recreation Energy Conservation (REC) program, the Town of St. Paul completed a lighting retrofit at the St. Paul Aquatic Centre, updating 621 existing lamps to LED equivalents. The project was completed in June 2021.


The St. Paul Aquatic Centre lighting retrofit project included the replacement of 177 metal halides, fluorescent T8s, HPS, incandescents, and exit signs to 270 LED lowbays, T8 replacements, troffers, and wall packs. 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.


Due to the brighter LEDs lower wattage, the St. Paul Aquatic Centre retrofit project resulted in a 58% reduction in the facility’s lighting energy use. This retrofit is estimated to save 26 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year, equating to a 4% reduction in the facility’s carbon footprint.

“The Town of St. Paul is please to be a recipient of the Recreation Energy Conservation Program grant through the MCCAC and is excited to upgrade the St. Paul Aquatic Centre for the enjoyment of the community. This project represents one of the ways that the Town of St. Paul is reducing energy consumption and operating costs. I am very excited for our Aquatic Centre to re-open to the public and welcome users back to the facility.”

Kim Heyman, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of St. Paul

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