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Genesis Place upgrades to LED lighting throughout the facility

May 4, 2021 – For immediate release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The City of Airdrie is pleased to announce the completion of upgraded LED light installations within the Genesis Place Field House, gymnasium, running track, Twin Arenas, fitness studios, along the main hallways and outdoors. The project included more than 500 fixture replacements and is projected to save the City $27,000 annually.

Support through the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre’s (MCCAC) Recreation Energy Conservation (REC) program made this project possible, providing 75 per cent of the funding needed to complete this project.

“We are extremely pleased to receive support from the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre’s REC program to upgrade LED lighting in Genesis Place,” says Mayor Peter Brown. “The impact of this investment will not only make Genesis Place safer for residents to enjoy, it will also lower operational and maintenance costs, while lowering the carbon footprint of the facility each year.”

“Monthly utilities are among the largest costs of operating Genesis Place and the City of Airdrie Arenas. Administration has strived, in recent years, to invest in projects that both lower our operational costs while enhancing the experience of our residents and sport users, says Brad Anderson, manager of Genesis Place. “The LED lighting upgrade at Genesis Place and Arenas has allowed us to significantly upgrade our lighting levels, which improves the safety and visibility in our active living amenities while greatly reducing utility and maintenance costs. The REC Program through MCCAC made this project possible by reducing the capital investment required from Airdrie’s tax base.”

The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre’s REC program provided $272,000 of the total $364,000 needed to complete the installation.


About the Recreation Energy Conservation (REC) program

The REC program helps municipally-owned recreation facilities reduce energy use and GHG emissions by providing financial rebates to help identify energy-saving opportunities and implement energy-saving projects. Through REC, municipalities can receive rebates for Scoping Audits and Engineering Studies that support investment decisions in addition to Implementation Project rebates for implementing energy efficient retrofits in their facilities.

Media contact:
Brad Anderson
Manager, Genesis Place
403.948.8800 ext:5506