|Priority Based Budget Key Community Priorities and Objectives
The maintenance of existing city assets is critical to be able to continue to serve the community. Capital Renewal (maintenance) projects are easily overlooked in favor of exciting new construction projects however by replacing aging equipment proactively, before it becomes an emergency, benefits the budget.
Carbon Neutrality Plan
Carbon Neutrality Strategies List. FS-1 Reduce or remove natural gas usage in municipal buildings. The new high efficiency boilers are over 95% efficient and will significantly reduce the natural gas consumption of the building. Electrification was explored as an option for replacement however it was determined that expensive electrical upgrades were required, a comparable electric boiler was significantly more expensive than gas, the solar panels at the facility were not enough to offset the buildings existing electrical usage before increasing the load with an electric boiler and the grid power required to run the comparable electric boilers would cost the city approximately 3 times as much as natural gas.
Chapter VII Energy:
Goal E.I. Increase Energy Efficiency-The proposed high efficiency boilers installed in this project will increase the energy efficiency of the building.