The Comox Community Centre will be receiving $485,000 in upgrades funded by the federal and municipal governments.
With help from the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, funding for the centre will help reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) and make the facility more energy efficient.
Most of the money will come from the federal government, with $376,917 being put forward as a part of the Green and Inclusive Community Building program. The other $108,915 is being put forward by the town.
The renovations will include several overhauls of the facility’s core infrastructure, as the town aims to reach net-zero emissions by 2030, including:
- Replacing gas-fired domestic hot water heating systems with more efficient heat pumps,
- Upgrading existing lighting to LED technology,
- Upgrading gas-fired rooftop units to electric atmospheric heat pumps.
The announcement predicts these changes will reduce the facility’s GHG by up to 25.3 tonnes.
Currently, the space offers a wide range of recreation and cultural programs, including a fully equipped fitness studio, a multi-purpose hall, a spacious gymnasium, and several meeting rooms.
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