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Brampton’s Susan Fennell is getting a makeover – for energy efficiency

July 27, 2022  By Anthony Capkun



July 27, 2022 – The Susan Fennell Sportsplex in Brampton, Ont., is getting a funding injection of over $15.7 million for energy efficiency retrofits.

At the Sportsplex, work involves replacing the facility’s refrigeration plants, HVAC system, and lighting. It will also include the installation of a battery energy storage system (BESS), ground source heat pump, and 600-kW solar energy system. These retrofits are expected to reduce fuel consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 932 tonnes annually.

The funding comes via Green and Inclusive Community Buildings, a federal program providing $1.5 billion over five years toward green and accessible retrofits, repairs or upgrades of existing public community buildings and the construction of new publicly accessible community buildings that serve high-needs, underserved communities.

Provincial/territorial governments, municipal or regional governments, public sector bodies, not-for-profit, and Indigenous organizations interested in the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program are invited to apply on the website.

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Applicants with large retrofit projects to existing community buildings or new community building projects with total eligible costs ranging from $3 million to $25 million were accepted through a competitive intake process which closed on July 6, 2021.

A second intake is anticipated later this year. Details will be published to the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings’ website.


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