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07/14/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/14/2021 09:32

Department of National Defence awards $54-million infrastructure greening contract in Nova Scotia

July 14, 2021 - Ottawa - National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

We are greening defence infrastructure to reduce our carbon footprint and provide our military personnel with sustainable and efficient facilities in which to work and train.

On June 21, 2021, the Department of National Defence awarded a new energy performance contract (EPC) to upgrade facilities at CFB Halifax, 12 Wing Shearwater, Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot (Bedford), and Defence and Research Development Canada (Atlantic). A total of 112 facilities in these locations will be upgraded, reducing the energy costs of our facilities in the region by nearly $3 million annually, or 19 percent. Energy retrofits will also lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by over 15,000 tonnes per year or 22 percent. That's the equivalent of taking over 3,250 cars off the road!

The $54-million contract for this work was awarded to Johnson Controls Canada L.P. of Kanata, Ontario. We anticipate all retrofits and upgrades will be complete by summer 2024, sustaining over 200 jobs in the Halifax area during upgrades.

This project will help us meet our target of reducing our GHG emissions by 40 percent by 2025, five years ahead of schedule, and will contribute to the federal government's target of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.