The City of Edmonton is proud to participate in the Alberta Solar Showcase. In keeping with the city’s Sustainable Building Policy which mandates LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver rating for new municipal buildings, the new, energy-efficient fire/ambulance station in Mill Woods became home to a one- kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, mounted on its roof.
Since the station is not centrally located and the rooftop installation is not highly visible, a kiosk was installed at City Hall, allowing the public to see – through a connection to the project website – how much electricity is being generated by the PV system. Visitors will also be able to track this growing renewable energy production as the city adds more solar PV systems to its infrastructure.
This and other sustainable projects will help Edmonton reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The city appreciates the individuals and organizations instrumental in making this project a success.
"Edmontonians are passionate about protecting our environment and are proud of our city's track record on green initiatives,” says Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel. “Through EcoVision Edmonton, City Council is committed to ensuring Edmontonians live in a sustainable city. This installation of solar modules on the Meadows Fire Station is another step in achieving that vision. We look forward to showcasing this project to municipalities from around the world at the June 2009 ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability World Congress."