Expending energy without spending too much!
With its 90,000 sq.ft. building and 40-foot ceiling, the CMR offers a wide variety of configurations for soccer (3 to 11 pitches at the same time), as well as playing fields for football, baseball, softball, rugby – even bubble soccer. So many ways to use energy – and also to spend on energy!
Besides the significant volume of air to be heated, the CMR has to meet high standards for air recirculation because of the physical activities and also because it mostly operates in winter. Thanks to Énergir’s energy efficiency program, the Régie intermunicipale du CMR has managed to save 88,157 m3 of natural gas per year, equivalent to 166.5 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
“One year after opening, our consumption is exactly what Énergir estimated at the beginning,” says Éric Hervieux, the CMR’s Director General. “And the grant helped us free up the budget for a more efficient lighting system that we would never have been able to afford otherwise.”