Who are the MCCAC?
The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) was founded in 2009 as a collaborative initiative of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, Rural Municipalities of Alberta and the Government of Alberta.
The MCCAC delivers funding, technical assistance and education to help Alberta municipalities, school authorities and community related organizations advance actions that lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve climate resilience.
What is the REC Program?
The Recreational Energy Conservation Program is a funding stream for municipalities and community related organizations to access funding for energy efficiency projects. Eligible systems include:
- Arenas and curling rinks
- Aquatic centres and swimming pools
- Dry sport centres
- Multiplexes (facilities that include a combination of dry sports, ice surfaces and aquatic facilities)
- Athletic Parks
So far over 109 projects have been completed in 66 Alberta municipalities saving a combined 2,280 tonnes of GHG emissions avoided annually and saving $377,416 in annual savings.
EndoTherm Case Study at the Town of Whitecourt
As part of the program, the Town of Whitecourt, located 177km northwest of Edmonton installed 20 Gallons of EndoTherm in the summer of 2021.
The project will save an estimated 68 tonnes of greenhouse gases per year, reducing the emissions and maintenance by 13% and has a payback of only one year.
‘Without the Action Centre’s support, these projects would not have been possible. Completed the projects at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre will reduce energy and water consumption, leading to operational savings’
Maryann Chichaj, Mayor, Town of Whitecourt