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2016-06-13 - Charlottetown to Reduce Carbon Footprint and Energy Costs with Lighting Project


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The City of Charlottetown has announced a project to update the lighting in the downtown parkades to energy efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lighting.

The project involves replacing all of the lighting at the Pownal, Fitzroy and Queen street parkades. It will cost $243,291, but save the City approximately $62,098 per year in energy costs.

"This project will reduce our energy consumption and result in significant energy savings," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "We will have a payback on the project in less than four years and we estimate that we will be reducing our green house gas emissions by 122 tonnes. Not only do the taxpayers in this great city benefit by this project, but so does our environment, which – in turn – benefits everyone."

Council awarded the lighting project to Hansen Electric at its public meeting on Monday, June 13. The project is expected to begin this month and wrap up before the end of the summer.

"Improving energy efficiency at all of our City facilities was identified as a key priority of the City's ICSP," said Deputy Mayor Mike Duffy, Chair of the City’s Environment and Sustainability Committee.  "In 2015, the City hired an Energy Efficiency Coordinator to systematically work through our facilities and identify energy saving opportunities. We hope this project will be the first of many that will lower energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and demonstrate our ability to contribute to regional and national greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets."

For more information on the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan and sustainability efforts in the community, visit: www.TheInspiredCity.ca

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Photo cutline: Improving the energy efficiency in the City of Charlottetown facilities was identified as a key priority of the City's ICSP. Nic Cahill, the City’s Energy Efficiency Coordinator, is working to identify energy saving opportunities, including the recent lighting project to update to LED lighting at downtown parkades.

Media contact:

Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4102
jgavin@charlottetown.ca



Visit the website: www.TheInspiredCity.ca

Monday, Nov 20, 2017
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