The City of Fernie will receive nearly $220,000 to help fund programs aimed at improving the environment.
The payment from the Community Works Fund is earmarked for energy audits, build designs, and lighting replacements.
The City will receive two payments of $109,977.81 after Fernie was deemed eligible for the program, falling within the eligible project categories and earmarking the funds for projects with the intended outcomes of reduced greenhouse gas emissions, cleaner air, and cleaner water.
Half of the money was received last month, and the rest will be received in December.
“Audits will identify concrete opportunities for energy reductions and efficiencies, the use of specific recyclable supplies, and those components having a longer life cycle and less waste,” said Fernie Mayor, Mary Giuliano.
“Build designs, and lighting replacements are targeted at already identified energy saving retrofits in the City of Fernie municipal buildings.”
The City of Fernie’s Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Plan in 2009 identified potential opportunities for energy savings related to lighting retrofit and replacement in municipal buildings.