City of Kamloops has been on top of finding ways to save money on their energy bills.
Sustainability & Civic Facilities Manager, Jeff Putnam says, since 2010 the city had a very active energy management program, which has taken advantage of any possible grant or funding opportunity with B.C Hydro and Fortis.
“The amount of energy that we’ve avoided paying for is 5.8 million dollars, so it’s very significant.”
Putnam says, in the future, they’re going to continue with a number of initiatives, including the cold water floods for the arenas around town.
“Saves about 15,000 dollars annually. For each rink, I know the streets department and trades department are continuing to look at opportunities for outdoor lighting, converting them to LED. Kamloops is a big city though so that will take time but that will significantly save the city money.”
Putnam says the Sandman Centre is next in line for lighting upgrades to LED later this year.
Putnam adds, whenever a facility is being renovated, they always look at whatever ways they can to save energy.