The Municipal Sustainable Building Policy (PDF) demonstrates a commitment to sustainable building practices. The Town of Banff's standard for all new municipal buildings is to meet or exceed the Silver Level certification of the Leadership in Energy Environmental and Design (LEED™) Green Building Rating System.
The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
Glulam beams, salvaged from local buildings were re-used to support new curling rink and foyer ceilings.
Entire complex moved at least 30m back from creeks and riparian habitat restored with native vegetation
Ice melt used in low-flow toilet grey water system
Chilling system that reuses waste heat, and
Natural light and mountain views from 90% of the building
Aligns design, construction and operation of municipal buildings with commitments made in the Town of Banff Environmental Stewardship Strategy, Purchasing Policy, and Local Action Plan for addressing energy management and greenhouse gas emissions.
Creates cost savings through reduced building and reduced operating costs due to improved energy and water efficiency.
Enhances the indoor and outdoor environment and promote a healthy workplace for all Town employees and visitors.
Reduces amount of construction and renovation waste being sent to landfill by encouraging reuse and recycling.
Below: Chart showing solar power installations in municipal buildings. The total community installed solar (including municipal/corporate) is approximately 1607 kW at as of March 2023.