Oakville — The Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre (OTCC) is more energy efficient and costs less to run with the installation of a solar power system on the community centre and parking garage roof. Thanks to the combined investment of more than $1.6 million from the federal government and the Town of Oakville – and announced by Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Oakville, and Rob Burton, Mayor of Town of Oakville – this project has reduced the facility’s greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption and provides the community with an environmentally friendly place to come together.
With an installation of more than 1,300 solar panels, the project is expected to generate at least 660 megawatt-hours per year. These improvements are expected to reduce the facility’s energy consumption by an estimated 43 per cent and greenhouse gas emissions by 19.9 tonnes annually.
These sustainable upgrades at this facility are not only helping reduce costs, but also increasing the town’s resiliency to the changing climate and helping it reach its energy management goals.
“Investments in green energy and environmentally friendly infrastructure is vital for the well-being of our communities and for the generations of residents to come. The installation of a solar power system to the Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre will aid the facility in lowering operational costs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while creating a sustainable and welcoming environment for the community.” – Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board, Member of Parliament for Oakville, on behalf of Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities