The City of Mississauga has successfully completed its previous five-year energy plan and will begin a new one for 2019-2023. The plan addresses climate change and energy usage in City buildings.
Within the last five years, the City’s Energy Management team implemented a number of initiatives, including installation of solar panels to heat outdoor pools, pool drain heat recovery systems, solar pathway park lights and more.
A summary of results from the last Five Year Energy Conservation Plan include:
- Energy Use Intensity (EUI) and GHG emissions dropped by 9.3 per cent and 8.1 percent respectively.
- Avoided $1,306,550 in total utility costs.
- Received $1,199,505 in total incentives from utilities due to cost savings.
The new Five Year Energy Conservation Plan (2019-2023) includes the following new initiatives:
- Implementing ice plant energy upgrades that will have robust ice plant controls and cold water resurfacing capabilities.
- Piloting an Energy Management Information System that collects, manages and analyses data for facility benchmarking, performance tracking, creating energy dashboards and more.
- Implementing lighting upgrades to newer and efficient technologies, including controls that can match building occupancy and natural daylight.
- Installing metering and sub-metering equipment to utilize real-time data for making smarter operational decisions.
To learn more about the Five Year Energy Conservation Plan (2019-2023), visit mississauga.ca/environment.