Saint-Laurent, QC makes energy upgrades to municipal buildings
The Montreal borough of Saint-Laurent has announced energy efficiency improvements to its municipal buildings and park lighting. The initiative was part of the borough’s three-year capital investment program.
Changes to the borough hall building included replacing heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and installing 45 solar panels, all of which will improve energy efficiency, while reducing maintenance costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
Another municipal building, the Parc Decelles chalet, built in 1964, underwent a major redevelopment, which earned the building LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for its green construction. The borough already has 63 LEED-certified buildings.
“As a sustainable municipal territory since 2019, Saint-Laurent integrates sustainable development and environmental protection in all its decisions,” says Alan DeSousa, mayor of Saint-Laurent. “This principle therefore also applies to our choice of investment projects, including those for our municipal facilities, whether in our buildings or for park and street lighting.”
The city’s three-year investment program is being replaced with a 10-year, $97-million investment program that will run from 2021 to 2030 and which will invest in the city’s parks, roads and public buildings.
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