A new lighting replacement project at Henderson Ice Centre will yield an estimated annual greenhouse gas reduction of 27 tonnes and an estimated annual energy saving of 43,400 kWh – marking an approximately 10 per cent decrease in the building's total electrical energy use.
The recently-completed project was supported by the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre's (MCCAC) Recreation Energy Conservation (REC) program. The provincial MCCAC grant contribution was for $56,454.70 of the $78,311 needed to replace previous lights with LED light fixtures. The new lights will consume less energy and provide improved lighting levels.
"This project will help the City reach its GHG reduction goals and lower its operating costs," says Sam Conard, Engineer Planner with the City of Lethbridge.