24 Jun Kamloops City Council Approves REALice System for Brock Arena
The City of Kamloops is well on its way to achieving energy efficient operations and reducing carbon emissions. On Tuesday, Kamloops approved the purchase of a REALice system for the Brock Arena in an effort to further reduce emissions and to save money. Council agreed to use their climate action reserve fund to purchase a REALice system which will significantly reduce natural gas consumption and electricity used for ice resurfacing. The expected costs savings are estimated to be around $16,000 per year in energy costs with an added benefit of 26 fewer tonnes in emissions.
The City of Kamloops has a green goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45% from 2007 levels and the REALice technology is one way to help the city reach its target.