TUSKET, N.S. – The Municipality of Argyle in Nova Scotia is receiving more than $3.4 million in grants and loans through the Green Municipal Fund to improve infrastructure.
The investment will allow Argyle to build a new, fully accessible, net-zero-energy municipal administrative building that will only use as much energy as it creates, states a release issued by Infrastructure Canada.
The facility will also include better insulation and air tightness, a heating and cooling geothermal system, low-flow taps and ultra-low-flush toilets, and solar panels to supply building electricity. The new building will also have increased accessibility with a larger parking lot, wheelchair accessible entrances and more spacious rooms and meeting spaces.
The Green Municipal Fund is funded by the Government of Canada and delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.