Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
CFB Kingston Energy Conservation Project

November 2, 2020 — The Department of National Defence must decide whether the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this decision, the Department of National Defence is inviting comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by November 22, 2020 to:
Andrew Wollin, MASc, P.Eng.
Base Environment Officer, Canadian Forces Base Kingston
Mailing address: 11 Mercury Crescent, Kingston, Ontario K7K 7B4
Email address:

The Proposed Project

This project consists of work execution, labour, materials/supplies and tools needed for the improvement of the energy efficiency of the Canadian Forces Base Kingston real property, with measures to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

The work includes but is not limited to:

• Replacement of lighting systems with Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights, fixtures, and controls.

• Upgrading controls on existing and new environmental systems.

• Installation of variable frequency drives (VFD) on fans.

• Piping insulation on heated and chilled water piping.

• Installation of water efficient plumbing fixtures including flow restrictors.

• Window replacement to maximize energy retention.

• Improvement of building envelope air sealing.

• Replacement of rooftop heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units.

• Replacement of hot water boiler systems with gas-fired condensing boilers.

• Leak detection and repair, and sub-metering for water savings.

• Installation of natural gas generators, ground-mounted Photovoltaic (PV) panels and a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to reduce peak demand for energy.

• Optimisation of the mechanical systems of HVAC equipment through replacement and installation of an Energy Management System.

• Summer shut down of the Central Heating Plant.

• Replacement of steam traps and pipe insulations in mechanical rooms.

• Replacement of the Dome exterior fabric, ventilation and heating systems.

Some of the work will produce construction residue that will be disposed of in conformity with ongoing environmental regulations.

The project is led by the Department of National Defence. The project will affect roughly sixty buildings. It will be located inside a developed area both inside and outside the controlled zone of Canadian Forces Base Kingston, in the city of Kingston (Ontario). Other buildings are located on satellite sites; Kingston Armoury, Kingston (Ontario) and Brockville Armoury, Brockville (Ontario).

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