November 30, 2016

Cranbrook, BC (November 30, 2016) --  A grant of $108,000 is coming to the City of Cranbrook from the provincial Community Energy Leadership program (CELP) to help with the costs of the pool dehumidification project at the Aquatic Centre at Western Financial Place.

The project is to retrofit the current dehumidification system and use a heat recovery dehumidification system, which then negates the current need to use outdoor air as the primary form of dehumidification in the aquatic centre.  By using this heat recovery system, the ventilation heating load will decrease and heating for the pool will be more energy efficient and cost effective.  The goal of the pool dehumidification project is also to have improved control of the facility humidity levels, decrease the exposure of the building from high humidity levels.

It is expected that this project will save the City approximately $38,000 per year in energy use and look to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 231 tonnes per year. 

“I want to thank the Province for their financial support of this project,” says Mayor Lee Pratt. “We are very pleased and thankful for the support on this project, which will benefit the citizens of Cranbrook with the energy cost savings for many years to come.”

The funding is part of $1.3 million that will be provided under CELP over three years.  The province made the announcement public late last week. To read the full release from the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines, please visit -

CELP was established to support local governments’ and First Nations’ investments in energy efficiency and clean energy projects that meet the communities’ and Province’s energy, economic and environmental goals.  The program supports investments in energy efficiency and clean energy projects that help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, increase energy efficiency, stimulate economic activity and promote community partnerships with industry that advance British Columbia’s growing clean energy sector.

For more information on the province’s work to support community energy efficiency and clean energy projects, visit:

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