Leduc takes steps to reduce carbon footprint

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

The City of Leduc is proud to share that the Leduc Recreation Centre (LRC) received a complete LED lighting retrofit and redesign. Every lighting fixture in the facility has been upgraded with an LED equivalent, and several lighting areas have been designed to foster better, more efficient lighting. The retrofit and redesign was in large  part thanks to a grant from the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC). The project is expected to save $67,844 and 593 tonnes of eCO2, annually.

“In 2019 Leduc City Council adopted a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Action plan in the pursuit of creating a greener, cleaner and healthier community,” says Leduc Mayor Bob Young. “This retrofit is a clear and measurable step towards realizing our energy efficiency and emission reduction goals.”  

With the help of MCCAC, energy conservation and generation work in city buildings is helping to:

  • Be more fiscally-responsible through implementing solutions that reduce energy costs and benefit from reduced maintenance costs
  • Improve space for occupants and building users through upgrades and improvements to systems that control temperature, lighting, air quality and other aspects that lead to healthy indoor spaces
  • Reduce its carbon footprint with systems that use less heating and electrical energy – both of which have associated GHG emissions that can be dramatically reduced through end-use efficiency and conservation

“The LRC is a hub of activity in the Leduc region and this initiative has solidified our position as a leader in both recreational facilities and environmental stewardship,” says Young. “This is a legacy that residents and facility users will benefit from for years to come.”

Funding contributions from the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre were generously provided to this project through the Recreational Energy Conservation program. This program provides valuable support that enables municipalities to reduce energy costs in rec centres, which are often among the most energy-intense buildings in municipal building portfolios.

The City of Leduc’s energy services provider, MCW CES, provided turn-key project management, design and delivery services on this project, and is providing a full guarantee on annual energy cost savings.

For more information on how the City of Leduc is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and propel environmental initiatives, please visit https://www.leduc.ca/ourclimatesolutions.

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Megan Hall, Communications Officer