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Couvent Mont-Saint-Patrice to realize energy efficiency and accessibility improvements

June 4, 2024  By  Anthony Capkun

June 4, 2024 – Founded in 1884 as a convent and school in Richmond, Que., the Couvent Mont-Saint-Patrice currently hosts cultural events, shows, and community organizations.

Thanks to federal funding via the Green and Infrastructure Community Buildings (GICB) program, the facility is undergoing a renovation project that promises to save energy, reduce emissions, and improve accessibility.

“This is a major investment which will undoubtedly contribute to positioning the Couvent Mont-Saint-Patrice as a gathering place, hosting numerous socio-community organizations which the community greatly needs to ensure its dynamism,” said Mayor Bertrand Ménard.

With $2,399,912 in GICB funding, the Couvent Mont-Saint-Patrice renovation project will see the installation of a heat pump system to heat the building, as well as the replacement of exterior doors and windows to reduce heat loss.


The project will also involve the installation of a geothermal system.

These upgrades are expected to reduce the facility’s energy consumption by an estimated 66.7% and GHG emissions by 3.5 tonnes annually.

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