The Department of National Defence has awarded a $12.5 million energy performance contract (EPC) to improve infrastructure at CFB Comox.
The contract is expected to lower energy costs in the area by approximately $250,000 a year as 105 facilities at the base will be upgraded.
High-efficiency LED lighting, energy-efficient building control systems and new hot water heaters will be installed.
This work will contribute to the federal government’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
The plan is for construction to kick off in early 2022 and to be finished in 2023.
“It is critical that we take steps as an organization to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions,” said Defence Minister Anita Anand. “Energy performance contracts like this are an effective means to green and modernize our infrastructure while, at the same time, lowering energy costs for the base. All of these retrofits and upgrades at Bases and Wings across Canada add up – we will continue to invest in greening our facilities as we work toward meeting our emissions targets and securing a greener future for Canadians.”
MCW Custom Energy Solutions will be working on the project.