Comox, BC — A small town in B.C. will be receiving more than $400,000 in investments to modernize one of its community centres in an attempt to make the building more energy efficient and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).
The Town of Comox will be upgrading the Comox Community Centre, which will include retrofitting its gas-fired domestic hot water heating system into an electric heat pump system. In addition, the existing lighting will be upgraded to LED lightbulbs.
With the new upgrades, the town is expecting for energy consumption to be reduced by 30,2 per cent, and its GHG emission by approximately 25.3 tonnes.
“Sustainability is one of the town’s priorities and is part of a decision-making pillar we use to improve the efficiency of our operations. We look forward to these upgrades and are grateful for this grant from Infrastructure Canada to our Comox Community Centre,” explains Nicole Minions, mayor of the Town of Comox. “It is one more step forward in achieving our goal of near-net-zero emissions by 2030. This investment will impact our community long-term by reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.”
The facility will be receiving a grant via the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICG) program, which is run by the federal government.
Comox’s goal is to achieve near net-zero emissions by 2030 and modernizing its community centre is the next step in meeting that goal, reports the town.