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Northgate Lions Seniors Centre set for a $5-million makeover for energy efficiency and accessibility
January 3, 2024 By Anthony Capkun
January 3, 2024 – The Northgate Lions Seniors Centre in Edmonton is on its way to becoming more energy efficient and accessible, thanks to a roughly $5-million joint spend from the federal government and the City of Edmonton.
“As building systems were coming to the end of their useful life, NESA is very pleased that this project is being undertaken in order to ensure that the centre will continue to operate more efficiently well into the future,” said Ron Nichol, president, North Edmonton Seniors Association, which operates the Northgate Lions Seniors Centre.
The centre will undergo rehabilitation, which will see the replacement of major mechanical and electrical systems to optimize energy efficiency and minimize environmental impacts.
The rehabilitation requires a temporary closure of the entire facility, which is anticipated to reopen in Spring 2024. Work includes building interior improvements and parking lot renewal to increase accessibility, sustainability, safety and usability throughout the site and building.
The project scope includes:
• Updates to the mechanical and electrical systems, including the replacement of the hot water distribution system in the original building section, installation of direct digital controls on the HVAC system, addition of a new condensing unit on the roof, and replacement of electrical fixtures and panels.
• Replacement of the front exterior and interior entrance doors, as well as the front entrance elevator.
• Replacement of the shower flooring in the men’s locker room and the bi-parting accordion partition.
• Restoration of the asphalt outside of the main entrance (bus stop).
• Replacement of the skylights and roof hatch.
Facility improvements are expected to reduce the facility’s energy consumption by an estimated 18.7% and GHG emissions by 87 tonnes annually.
Ottawa is contributing $2,391,664 to this project through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program (GICB). The City of Edmonton is contributing $2,745,223.
“NESA members are looking forward to returning to the Northgate Lions Seniors Centre in the spring,” Nichol added.
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