Federal funding will improve 100 buildings in Edmonton to be extra power environment friendly – Edmonton

The Government of Canada, the Association of Canadian Municipalities and the City of Edmonton announced Tuesday that more than $ 9.6 million will be spent on an energy efficiency project in Edmonton.

The money comes from the Green Municipal Fund.

“We don’t have to fear a low-carbon future here in Alberta,” said Mayor Don Iveson. “In fact, it’s a tremendous opportunity for us here – an economic opportunity that a growing city like Edmonton simply cannot ignore.

“After all, here in this province we have an enormous legacy of being energy problem solvers.

“And I want our builders and innovators to play a role in this energy transition that is taking place in the world around us.”

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Edmonton’s Clean Energy Improvement Fund will help home and business owners upgrade existing homes and buildings with energy efficiency measures and / or renewable energy sources.

The aim is to renovate 80 apartments and 20 commercial buildings within two years.

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“This is really great,” said Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Communities. “These are more energy-efficient buildings, they save money, they create jobs and they help fight climate change.

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“And a real shoutout to Edmonton. You were a leader as a city and you realized that you need to take action and you need a plan. “

The program begins in the first year by financing residential modernizations and retrofits, and in the second year commercial projects follow.

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“Making our residential and commercial buildings more energy efficient and resilient over the long term is one path to greener, more sustainable communities that will save us all money,” said McKenna. “Federal government support for Edmonton’s Clean Energy Improvement Program will help residents and businesses live and work in buildings that last longer, cost less, and produce cleaner air – so we can all breathe easier.”

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“This funding will help the growing number of Edmonton people who are concerned about climate change and want to make a difference,” said Iveson.

“I am confident that these changes will help us to achieve our goal, to achieve our climate goals.”

If this succeeds, the city plans to recapitalize the program.

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