Whitby receives Energy Manager Program funding to identify energy-saving opportunities
By Anthony Capkun
June 1, 2021 – The Town of Whitby (Ontario) has received a $87,000-investment through Natural Resources Canada’s Energy Manager Program to identify energy-saving opportunities for its municipal buildings and vehicle fleet.
The building investments aim to support energy improvements and assessments—including the analysis of 20 municipal buildings, such as recreation centres and fire halls—to pinpoint areas to reduce energy costs and GHG emissions.
Whitby is also investing toward the project.
Energy-efficient upgrades supported by this project include insulation and air tightness, heating and cooling equipment, renewable energy retrofits and lighting. As a result, energy-saving measures were identified for every facility, with the potential of cutting emissions by 30%.
NRCan’s Energy Manager Program helps identify and adopt energy efficiency solutions that reduce energy use, operating costs and GHGs by offering funding to hire energy managers and undergo energy assessments for buildings, industrial facilities and fleets, explains NRCan.
“We are proud to support the Town of Whitby and help make their buildings more energy efficient and affordable. Working together, we can improve how we use energy, while reducing emissions and sustaining the buildings we value,” said Ryan Turnbull, Member of Parliament for Whitby.