Two Edmonton facilities have undergone renovations to improve energy efficiency.
The City said that Mitchell Transit Garage and Westwood Fleet Services will now operate with a much lower ecological footprint.
“Buildings and facilities are responsible for approximately forty-nine per cent of the City’s corporate greenhouse gas emissions,” said Paul Ross, branch manager of economic and environmental sustainability. “The energy efficiency upgrades to these transit facilities will help reduce our emissions and make Edmonton more climate resilient.”
Detailed energy assessments were completed for each facility and identified Energy Conservation Measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the amount of energy required for building operation. The facilities received energy efficient heating and ventilation systems, upgraded HVAC equipment, occupancy controls, repairs to the buildings’ envelopes and redesigned lighting with LED lights installed.
Funding support for these projects was provided by the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre through their Taking Action to Manage Energy Program (TAME+). The TAME+ program provides tools and funding to help municipalities understand how energy is used in their buildings, identify key savings opportunities and implement retrofit projects.