Kingston East Community Centre to receive green energy improvements

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

The Kingston East Community Centre will receive $464,184 in federal funding for green energy retrofits.

“Residents of all ages and abilities have come to know and love the Kingston East Community Centre. These upgrades will bring this facility up to the latest standards of energy efficiency, reducing operating costs and creating savings for the entire municipality,” said Kingston MP Mark Gerretsen.

The project to retrofit the 22,000 square-foot facility includes installation of a solar energy system which will allow the facility to improve its energy efficiency by over 82 per cent. Once completed, the centre will be “modern, sustainable and green.”

“This building will be enjoyed by the community for decades to come and we can rest assured that it’s also been built to be sustainable and energy efficient for its lifetime,” said Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson.

Applicants with large retrofit projects to existing community buildings or new community building projects with total eligible costs ranging from $3 million to $25 million were accepted through a competitive intake process which closed on July 6, 2021. A second intake is anticipated later in 2022, however, the date has not yet been determined. Details about the second intake will be published to the Infrastructure Canada – Green and Inclusive Community Buildings’ website as soon as they become available.

Applicants with small and medium retrofit projects to existing community buildings ranging in total eligible costs from $100,000 to $2,999,999 will be accepted on a continuous basis and funded on a rolling intake basis.

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