Phase Two of Energy Performance Contract Starting

City Starting Phase Two of Energy Performance Contract
Posted on 04/26/2021
The City of Charlottetown is moving forward with phase two of an Energy Performance Contract with Honeywell Building Technologies to complete upgrades, retrofits and renovations to key city buildings, to Bell Aliant Centre and Eastlink Centre. The project will provide a guaranteed annual utility and operational cost savings for the City of at least $327,700 once the upgrades are complete and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 526 tons per year, the equivalent of removing more than 176 mid-sized cars from the road.

“Doing our part to combat climate change is crucial, and we're committed to doing everything we can, including significant retrofits to a number of our city assets,” said Councillor Mitchell Tweel, chair of the Environment and Sustainability committee.

“The City of Charlottetown believes in leading by example, and that’s exactly what we are doing here. By working with Honeywell, who is committed to working with Island consultants and businesses, we hope to create jobs and revenues for a number of PEI businesses, while also working to ensure that we are doing our part to become more sustainable as a city,” said Tweel.

The Energy Performance Contract’s required investment will be $6,849,081.00. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities generously provided funding in excess of $200,000.00 for the audit and study phase.

Honeywell will engage local various businesses and consultants to execute the project in order to support local employment.

“We are excited to continue working with the City of Charlottetown to help the city meet its sustainability and energy goals. This next phase of work will address energy savings updates in key city buildings that will also help create more comfortable working environments for employees and guests. We also look forward to working with local island companies to help implement the project,” Luis Rodrigues, general manager of Energy Solutions, Canada, Honeywell Building Technologies.

Stage 2 of the Energy Performance Contract formally began April 1, 2021, and implementation work is expected to start in the coming months. The implementation period will take approximately 18 months to complete. Some key projects will include HVAC upgrades to City Hall, Charlottetown Fire Hall and City Works property, building envelope work, and LED fixture upgrades and power quality measures.