Energy Conservation in City facilities

September 28, 2009

Community Energy Planning

Council recently received a report highlighting progress being made on energy conservation in City facilities.

Some of the proposed changes include energy efficient lighting systems, new energy management systems, solar domestic hot water systems, new HVAC units and high efficiency boilers.  Some of the infrastructure funding we received will help fund these projects.  Estimated energy savings are 3,212,169 ekWh and 941,165 kg of carbon dioxide emission reductions.

The City has been successful in receiving over $100,000 of incentives and credits from other levels of government to put towards energy conservation.  An Energy Conservation Reserve Fund is proposed to be established with these funds to make energy conservation a self-funded program.

So far, $224,000 of savings has been achieved for various City facilities for 2009 and 2010.  The City has saved in excess of $146,000 by purchasing electricity at off peak hours which is when street lighting is actually used.

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