September 27, 2004

Community centre design reduces energy use by nearly 50%

DARTMOUTH, NS-The North Preston Community Centre has received $36,738 toward the design of its building through the Commercial Building Incentive Program (CBIP), an initiative of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)'s Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE). In the six years of its existence, CBIP has supported more than 417 buildings, including 22 in Nova Scotia. The Community Centre building was designed to perform at 55.3% above and beyond the requirements of the Model National Energy Code for Buildings (MNECB). Annual energy costs could be cut from approximately $41,000 to about $22,500. More information is available on the OEE Web site, oee.nrcan.gc.ca/newbuildings.
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