BSRC & KNRRC Lighting Upgrade
The City of Beaumont is excited to announce energy efficient lighting upgrades to the Beaumont Sport and Recreation Centre and the Ken Nichol Regional Recreation Centre. These new lights and fixtures will help reduce energy usage within the community while continuously helping us look for ways to shift towards more sustainable options. The benefits provided by these upgrades include but are not limited to:
- Energy Savings resulting in overall lower energy consumption, reducing operation costs and maintaining higher light levels and quality.
- Improved Lighting Quality from the new lights and fixtures which are specifically designed with newer technologies to help reduce common experienced lighting issues.
- Reduced Maintenance and Labour thanks to the most energy-efficient fixtures. These upgrades will result in fewer failures and lengthen the time required between future upgrades.
This was made possible through the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre, which is a partnership of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association and Rural Municipalities of Alberta. They provide funding programs to help rural municipalities upgrade their existing facilities to be more energy efficient while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Their funding programs can be viewed HERE along with all their resources.
- The Beaumont Recreation Centre features lighting upgrades for the main floor multipurpose room, back of house office and storage areas including the second floor fitness and studio getting a lighting face lift.
- The new lighting has replaced the existing fluorescent fixtures with new energy efficient LED lamps.
- With the support of the grant funds being pursued with the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre grant, its expected the payback for the supply and installation of the fixtures is paid off in less then three years of the renovated areas being in full operation.
- There is an estimated 13kW of electrical consumption savings per year along with a reduction of 52 tonnes of green house gases into the atmosphere per year.
- The Ken Nichols Recreation Centre features lighting upgrades for the entire facility, the two main ice rinks, the Curling Lounge (main and second floors) and back of house office and storage areas getting a much needed lighting face lift.
- The new lighting has replaced the existing fluorescent fixtures with new energy efficient LED fixtures.
- With the support of the grant funds being pursued with the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre grant, it is expected the payback for the supply and installation of the fixtures is paid off in less than four years of the renovated areas being in full operation.
- There is an estimated 24kW of electrical consumption savings per year along with a reduction of 102 tonnes of green house gases into the atmosphere per year.
"I am excited to see our recreation facilities being upgraded with energy efficient lighting and fixtures. Our goal with this initiative is to be more energy efficient and think strategically about Beaumont’s carbon footprint, all while helping reduce GHG emissions within our community. I want to provide acknowledgement to Beaumont’s Infrastructure team for spearheading this initiative. I also want to say thank you to the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre for making this a possibility by providing funding programs to rural municipalities which allowed us to have the opportunity to upgrade the BSRC and KNRRC. Together we will help contribute to reducing our carbon footprint within the region as we move towards a better and more sustainable future." - Mayor Bill Daneluik, City of Beaumont