Energy retrofit for Oceanside Place in Parksville

This will reduce energy demand by 940 gigajoules, save $8,700 in operational costs and reduce the carbon footprint by 45 tonnes

The Regional District of Nanaimo says it has received $20,000 for a retrofit project from the provincial government’s Community Energy Leadership Program (CELP).

The funding will support an arena energy efficiency retrofit at Parksville’s Oceanside Place Arena, a facility owned and operated by the RDN, according to a news release from the provincial government.

A heat reclaim system will be installed to take extra heat produced during refrigeration of the ice surface and use it to heat the water supply for the building. Each year, this will reduce energy demand by 940 gigajoules, save $8,700 in operational costs and reduce their carbon footprint by 45 tonnes.

“Oceanside Place Arena is a recreational hub for the entire community; and it’s great to see the facility receive this energy saving retrofit,” said Parkville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell. “Whenever you get the opportunity to save money and at the same time reduce a community’s carbon footprint, it’s a win-win for taxpayers and residents.”

“This is an excellent example of a project that will give back to the community in so many ways,” said RDN Chair Joe Stanhope. “With the CELP funding we will be able to save taxpayer dollars, reduce the building’s environmental impact and continue to provide the community with a wonderful facility.”

— NEWS Staff/B.C. gov’t news release

Just Posted

Halloween festivities abound in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

From aerial shows to trick or treating, there’s plenty of event options for all ages

Celebration of life announced for Parksville man who died following reported hit and run

Investigation still underway following death of Spencer Alexander Moore

Mushroom festival returns to Coombs

Displays, talks, mushroom identification and more

ELECTION 2019: NDP’s Gord Johns re-elected in Courtenay-Alberni

Conservative Byron Horner finishes second, with Green Party’s Sean Wood third

VIDEO: Is the stethoscope dying? High-tech options pose threat

World-renowned cardiologist believes the device is just a pair of ‘rubber tubes’

Aquilini companies deny negligence in U.S. vineyard fire that killed two kids

Fire occurred at Red Mountain Vineyard, located in southeast Washington State

Surrey cop killer gets new parole conditions

Surrey RCMP Constable Roger Pierlet, 23, was shot dead on March 29, 1974

Former Kelowna Hells Angels associate could be deported, court rules

David Revell has lost his fight against deportation from Canada

Alcohol available onboard BC Ferries starting Thursday

Beer and wine sales begin at 11 a.m. on select Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay sailings

‘Find Trevor’: B.C. man’s dog leads searchers to rescue him after fall during hike

‘I’ve had lots of intelligent dogs, but Purple is in a class herself’

15 Canadian youths to sue Ottawa for not acting on climate change

They say young people will be more affected than other groups

Faster response may have prevented fatal outcome at B.C. trampoline park

Coroner’s report rules Greater Victoria father Jay Greenwood’s death accidental

Girl approached by stranger at Nanaimo elementary school playground

Brechin Elementary School principal sends letter to parents after Oct. 22 incident

Most Read