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.
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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