PEI’s Confederation Centre receives funding for energy efficient upgrades

Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, PE.

The Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, PE will undergo renovations to boost energy efficiency and decrease greenhouse gas emissions, with the help of a $47-million investment from the federal and provincial governments.

Renovations to the 60-year-old building will include upgrades to the HVAC system, and the installation of solar panels, meter and control equipment, windows, insulation, and new lighting. In addition, the building interior will be reconfigured using mass timber.

The changes are designed to reduce greenhouse emissions by 286 tonnes annually, and energy consumption by approximately 68.8 per cent. The project will also create greener spaces in the community.

The centre will contribute $16.5 million through donations to the project, and PEI will contribute $20 million. The federal government is contributing $25 million through Infrastructure Canada’s Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program, and almost $2.4 million through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency – Innovative Communities Fund.

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