Energy Manager

November 21, 2023 – The Green Municipal Fund is parting with $6.2 million to reduce GHG emissions from municipal buildings in the Town of Beckwith and the Region of Peel in Ontario.

Beckwith is receiving a $750,000 grant and a $5-million loan to replace its aging municipal building with a new high-performance, net-zero facility. It will incorporate a building automation system to reduce consumption by lowering temperature setpoints in unoccupied areas, as well as LED lighting controls.

The new building will also employ a rooftop solar photovoltaic system, which will be designed to provide 100% of the building’s energy requirements.

In Peel Region, GMF is providing $525,000 to support three feasibility studies, each of which gets $175,000 in funding:

• One study will examine how a new operational facility for Peel Regional Police could reduce its carbon footprint.

• Another study for Peel Regional Police will examine how a new division could be designed as net-zero.

• Finally, the Regional Municipality of Peel is looking at upgrading the Clarkson Wastewater Treatment Plant to better integrate energy recovery, conservation, and onsite generation measures.

Administered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Green Municipal Fund is is funded through an endowment by the Government of Canada.

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