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Energy efficiency contract awarded for 14 Wing Greenwood

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December 7, 2018 – Greenwood, Nova Scotia – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Through Canada’s Defence Policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is greening defence infrastructure and taking

action against climate change. The Department of National Defence (DND) is expanding the use of energy performance contracts to improve the energy efficiency of our military infrastructure and provide our personnel with modern and green facilities in which to work and train.

On behalf of Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan, Member of Parliament for West Nova Colin Fraser, today marked the award of an energy performance contract at 14 Wing Greenwood. The $20.5-million project will see 102 buildings upgraded with energy efficiency measures including new LED lighting and efficient ventilation systems. The wing’s central heating plant will also be upgraded to a cleaner natural gas fuel source. These upgrades are expected to lower annual energy costs at the wing by about $900,000, or 13 percent, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by close to 7,500 tonnes per year.

DND has a number of energy performance contracts in various stages of development and implementation at bases across Canada. Through these contracts, a company is contracted to pay for and carry out an energy retrofit project at a base or wing. The money saved in energy costs is then used to pay the company back over a five- to 15-year period, which minimizes the up-front costs to the taxpayer, and guarantees that the upgrades produce savings. 

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