A crop of community buildings in Nova Scotia are getting energy efficient upgrades through multilevel government commitments, including $3.3 million from the province.
The five buildings, all located in the Halifax Regional Municipality, include Scotiabank Centre, Alderney Gate Library, Sackville Sports Stadium, BMO Centre and Keshen Goodman Library.
There are plans for heat recovery integration, geothermal heat pumps and improved controls, in an effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions in Nova Scotia to 53 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. Upgrades to three of the buildings will also include installation of solar energy equipment.
A project plus is more jobs, to help with economic recovery from the pandemic.The federal government is also contributing $3.9 million through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. Halifax Regional Municipality is investing more than $2.6 million.
Once completed, the project will support Halifax Regional Municipality’s goal of achieving a 75 per cent reduction in corporate and community-wide emissions over 2016 levels by the year 2030.