Facility Improvement Program
Since summer 2017, the City of Saskatoon has been managing the progress of a Facility Improvement Program that involves renovating civic facilities to improve energy performance and operational efficiencies.
The Facility Improvement Program uses an energy performance contract (EPC), to help reduce utility costs and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), all while maintaining – and in many cases, improving – indoor environment quality and customer/employee experiences in City facilities.
The City contracted the services of MCW Custom Energy Solutions Ltd. (MCW) to develop and deliver this EPC using a turn-key approach. This approach drives project management efficiencies for the City by working with a single prime contractor that manages the full scope of the project.
Progress Made to Date
- LED lighting retrofits and redesigns in various recreation centres, implemented from summer of 2017 into fall of 2019 and took advantage of scheduled building service shut-downs in order to minimize interruptions to public use.
- Major HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) upgrades are currently underway to replace critical equipment in several notable Civic buildings including TCU Place and City Hall.
What’s Next for the Building Improvement Project?
As of August 2020, the building improvement project is approximately 30% complete and entering its next phase of design and construction which is expected to last 18 to 24 months. In this phase, approximately 33 buildings in the City’s portfolio will be improved with some or all of the following measures: