Retrofitting City facilities
The Energy & Waste Management Office (EWMO) in the City of Toronto's Facilities Management Division is responsible for implementing the City's internal energy, water and waste management programs.
The EWMO works with City agencies, boards, commissions and divisions to carry out energy retrofits to save money and improve energy efficiency in City-owned facilities.
At the 2004 Smog Summit the City launched the Energy Retrofit Program (ERP), which increased the funding available to retrofit City buildings and facilities to $35 million. Included in $35 million is an $8.75 million low-interest loan from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to help finance these retrofit initiatives as part of this fund.
It was also during this smog summit that the City announced a $10.2 million retrofit of 89 City arenas, partly financed by $2.52 million of the FCM loan. These retrofits are expected to pay for themselves over approximately eight years as facilities' energy use declines.
For more information on the City’s retrofits in more than 200 City run buildings, please check Energy Retrofit Program.