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Monday, July 29, 2019 / Categories: Press Releases

Press Release - Taking Action to Manage Energy (TAME+) Projects - July 29, 2019

The Town of Whitecourt received grant funding from the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC), through the Taking Action to Manage Energy (TAME+) program, for several energy efficiency projects at Town recreational facilities.

An energy audit was completed in 2016 at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre and Scott Safety Centre, which identified potential projects to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. With the assistance of the TAME+ funding, completed projects included the following upgrades to the Allan & Jean Millar Centre: replacement of metal halide and fluorescent bulbs with LED lighting (exterior, pool, fieldhouse and office lighting retrofits); and upgrades to the air handling units and swimming pool pumps through the inclusion of variable frequency drives. Projects at the Scott Safety Centre included the replacement of the make-up air unit and rooftop unit; replacement of interior and exterior metal halide and fluorescent bulbs with LED lighting, and the installation of new insulation and reflective ceiling at the Athabasca Rink. The electrical energy savings, due to the projects, is estimated at approximately 471,947 kWh/year.

The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) provides funding, technical assistance, and education to support Alberta municipalities in addressing climate change by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. The MCCAC is a partnership between the Government of Alberta, the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA), and Rural Municipalities of
Alberta (RMA).