Town of Banff set to reach corporate climate change target

By District Energy posted 10-06-2021 12:02




The Town of Banff is on target to reach or surpass its climate change targets for municipal buildings in the next decade.

Banff’s annual facilities’ energy and emissions report, which was presented to the governance and finance committee on Sept. 13, outlined energy consumption, costs and greenhouse gas emissions from municipal facilities in 2020, including five-year trends.

Based on the current rate of completing energy efficient projects in the 10-year capital plan, Town of Banff officials say the municipality will likely meet and exceed its goal of reducing corporate emissions by 50 per cent by 2030.

Energy efficient projects completed in 2020-21 include a new water treatment system at the Fenlands that eliminates the need for hot water when building and resurfacing ice and construction of a biomass district heating system in the industrial compound.

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