Reducing energy costs by nearly
$1.6 million a year
Parc olympique’s facilities were aging and its outdated equipment had significant potential to make the company more energy-efficient. Seeking to reduce its energy bill and overall operating budget, the park called upon consulting engineers and the experts at Hydro‑Québec.
Among the solutions that were implemented is the refurbishment of the thermal generating station that was put into service in 1976. The vast underground facilities did not allow for optimized efficiency because it proved impossible to regulate the operation of several of the cooling units. Four units were replaced by more recent models, resulting in reduced energy consumption and operating costs. In addition to refurbishing the thermal generating station, the Parc olympique replaced 18,000 neon lights with LED fixtures.
“The experts at Hydro‑Québec, the Parc olympique and the engineering firm worked together to target the energy efficiency projects that would yield the greatest impact, maximize the financial assistance available to us and reduce our GHG emissions. A clear picture of the situation helped us make informed decisions.”— Maurice Landry, Senior Vice-President, Infrastructure and Project Management, Parc olympique
Thanks to nearly $900,000 in financial support from Hydro‑Québec, the Parc olympique’s energy efficiency plan has led to annual savings of $1.6 million by saving nearly 8.4 GWh. Notably, the lighting component alone helps save $300,000 a year.
Beyond the financial gains, the energy efficiency measures enable the park to generate close to 82% fewer GHG emissions compared to 2012. Overall, the project has the same impact as taking 1,800 vehicles off the road.
About Parc olympique
The Parc olympique is a place of fun and discovery for Quebecers and tourists alike. As a key driver of economic and tourism development, it is especially conscious of its environmental impact and remains committed to playing an active role in the sound management of our collective resources. Owned by the government of Québec, it aims to set an example in all aspects of management, and its energy use is no exception. As a key driver of economic and tourism development, it is especially conscious of its environmental impact and remains committed to playing an active role in the sound management of our collective resources. With that in mind, the Parc olympique has implemented solutions to improve its energy efficiency.