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Seeing is believing — sustainability champions talk about how their energy efficiency projects have helped make their communities greener.

  • 2016 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Energy Plan

    2016 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Energy Plan

    With three cities and a regional government pulling together to address climate change, the Region of Waterloo is also boosting its clean technology and sustainable energy sectors. Supported by FCM's Green Municipal Fund.
  • 2016 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Energy Program

    2016 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Energy Program

    Toronto's Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) and High-Rise Retrofit Improvement Support Program (Hi-RIS) provide low-interest, long-term loans to finance energy and water efficiency retrofits for private residential buildings.
  • 2015 Energy Plan

    2015 Energy Plan

    The City of Surrey, BC, has developed a Community Climate Action Strategy (CCAS) designed to both mitigate and adapt to climate change. First is the Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP), Surrey's blueprint for actions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improve air quality and decrease energy consumption.
  • 2015 Energy Program

    2015 Energy Program

    Homeowners in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), NS, can take advantage of municipal financing through the Solar City program to install solar-powered water heating systems, lower their energy bills, and reduce water consumption. 
  • Webinar: Financing local climate change and energy initiatives

    Webinar: Financing local climate change and energy initiatives

    Innovative financing tools have boosted local climate change and energy initiatives in many Canadian municipalities.
  • Webinar: Ask a PCP champion for tips on municipal energy initiatives

    Webinar: Ask a PCP champion for tips on municipal energy initiatives

    While the cities of Nelson, Yellowknife, and Halifax and the Region of Waterloo have pursued their own unique plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, they share the common vision of reaching a low-carbon future.
  • 2014 Energy

    2014 Energy

    The City of Guelph's Community Energy Initiative (CEI) is the implementation phase of its 25-year Community Energy Plan.
  • Webinar: FIME — Innovative financing mechanism for residential energy retrofits

    Webinar: FIME — Innovative financing mechanism for residential energy retrofits

    FIME (Financement innovateur pour des municipalités efficacies) is an innovative program that provides property owners with funding for energy upgrades.
  • North Vancouver Builds on Success

    North Vancouver Builds on Success

    Councillor Linda Buchanan highlights North Vancouver's historic past as the key to a sustainable future.
  • New Glasgow Embodies Small - Town Sustainability

    New Glasgow Embodies Small - Town Sustainability

    Councillor Nancy Dicks highlights sustainable infrastructure as key to the town's vibrancy.
  • Essex County a Top Seven Smart Community

    Essex County a Top Seven Smart Community

    Warden Tom Bain anticipates great achievements in sustainability for Essex County in the next 20 years.
  • L’énergie au service des municipalités

    L’énergie au service des municipalités

    (In language of origin) Norm Boucher, maire de Medicine Hat, explique comment la production et l'économie d'énergie profitent aux citoyens, à l'économie locale et à l'environnement.
  • Waterloo Lauds Relationship with FCM

    Waterloo Lauds Relationship with FCM

    David Roewade highlights FCM's role in helping the Regional Municipality of Waterloo to reduce its GHG emissions.
  • SCC Delegates Value Networking and Innovation

    SCC Delegates Value Networking and Innovation

    Director of Engineering Dwayne Kalynchuk values the networking opportunities at the 2013 FCM Sustainable Communities Conference.
  • Les municipalités à l’avant-scène du développement durable

    Les municipalités à l’avant-scène du développement durable

    (In language of origin) Claude Dauphin, maire d'arrondissement de Lachine décrit le Fonds municipal vert comme un maillon indispensable dans la mise en œuvre de projets en développement durable.
  • Connectivity is vital for small, rural communities

    Connectivity is vital for small, rural communities

    Al McCully of Parkland, AB, speaks about telecommunications planning in small and rural communities.
  • Sustainability in Rural Ontario

    Sustainability in Rural Ontario

    Bud Clayton of Frontenac County presents ideas for a greener rural Ontario.
  • Greener resorts in the Laurentians

    Greener resorts in the Laurentians

    Dr. Louie Allie of Laurentides, QC, notes the opportunities and challenges for sustainability in a tourism-driven economy.
  • 2013 Energy Plans

    2013 Energy Plans

    The City of Kelowna developed a Community Climate Action Plan and a Corporate Energy and GHG Emissions Plan to reduce GHG emissions below 2007 levels.
  • Webinar: You can’t manage what you can’t measure

    Webinar: You can’t manage what you can’t measure

    This webinar provides an overview of some considerations, approaches and practices in accessing and using data in the development of GHG inventories.
  • Webinar: Municipal Energy Efficiency and GHG Reductions with AQME and the City of Châteauguay

    Webinar: Municipal Energy Efficiency and GHG Reductions with AQME and the City of Châteauguay

    The Association québécoise pour la maîtrise de l'énergie (AQME — the Quebec Association for Energy Management) presents its free technical program to support the decision-making process for implementing municipal energy efficiency and GHG reduction initiatives in Quebec municipalities.
  • Webinar: And the survey says

    Webinar: And the survey says

    Local governments give their time and expertise to many research initiatives. Check out the latest findings from climate change research and municipal perspectives on energy planning, climate change adaptation and mitigation.
  • Webinar: Partners for Climate Protection Showcasing Results - 2011 Measures Report

    Webinar: Partners for Climate Protection Showcasing Results - 2011 Measures Report

    The results are in: municipal efforts to take action on climate change and reduce emissions are paying off. Hear about the tangible results of great municipal environmental projects and how you can take part in the PCP program.
  • Webinar: Putting Waste to Work – Landfill Gas Capture in Salmon Arm

    Webinar: Putting Waste to Work – Landfill Gas Capture in Salmon Arm

    Find out how BC's Columbia Shuswap Regional District transformed the capped Salmon Arm landfill into an asset.
  • Webinar: Renewable Energy - Choices for Municipal Action

    Webinar: Renewable Energy - Choices for Municipal Action

    About 16% of energy consumed globally comes from renewable sources. Learn more about the sources and technologies available in Canada for heating, cooling and generating power.
  • Webinar: Canada’s First LEED Transit Operations Centre

    Webinar: Canada’s First LEED Transit Operations Centre

    Saint John Transit's new Operations Centre is the first LEED® Silver transit building in Canada. Discover its innovative features and environmental benefits, and the factors that helped the municipality to integrate sustainability into the project.
  • 2013 Energy Projects — Co-winner 1

    2013 Energy Projects — Co-winner 1

    The Capital Regional District (CRD) has committed to being carbon-neutral by 2012 under BC's Climate Action Charter.
  • Wellington's Green Legacy

    Wellington's Green Legacy

    Communications Manager Andrea Ravensdale describes the Green Legacy's tree-planting program — the largest in North America.
  • Halifax: the Solar City

    Halifax: the Solar City

    Halifax's Julian Boyle discusses the city's plan to install over 1,000 solar hot water systems.
  • La bibliothèque net-zéro de Varennes

    La bibliothèque net-zéro de Varennes

    (Available in original language) Le maire Martin Damphousse discute de la bibliothèque municipale primée nette zéro.
  • Le Fonds Énergie de la Ville de Montréal

    Le Fonds Énergie de la Ville de Montréal

    (Available in original language) Le maire de l'arrondissement de Lachine de la Ville de Montréal et le premier vice-président de la FCM, Claude Dauphin, présente le programme d'efficacité énergétique de Montréal qui permet de réaliser des économies au niveau énergétique et financier.
  • Social Housing Goes Solar in Ottawa

    Social Housing Goes Solar in Ottawa

    Daniel Dicaire, energy and sustainability officer, highlights solar projects in the city's social housing community.
  • Workshop: How Will Climate Change Affect Civil Infrastructure in Canadian Municipalities?

    Workshop: How Will Climate Change Affect Civil Infrastructure in Canadian Municipalities?

    FCM partnered with Engineers Canada for this workshop on the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee Engineering Protocol. Learn more about this standardized method to estimate the risks climate change poses to municipal infrastructure.
  • 2012 Buildings

    2012 Buildings

    The new Oakville Transit facility and the Sixteen Mile Creek Sports Complex reflect an innovative town policy that requires new municipal buildings larger than 500 m2 to achieve LEED® Silver certification.
  • 2012 Energy - Co-winner 1

    2012 Energy - Co-winner 1

    When the Town of Île-Des-Chênes sought to replace the ice plant in its hockey rink with a geothermal system, it discovered the costs were daunting.
  • 2012 Energy - Co-winner 2

    2012 Energy - Co-winner 2

    This project has helped three Montréal institutions reduce their combined energy use by 40% and their GHG emissions by 37%.
  • Webinar: Varennes' Net-Zero Library A First in Canada

    Webinar: Varennes' Net-Zero Library A First in Canada

    Canada's first net-zero public building will serve as a model for future municipal projects in the city and across the country. Find out how the project came about and the benefits of an integrated design process.
  • Webinar: Toronto's Exhibition Place Municipal Innovation in Action

    Webinar: Toronto's Exhibition Place Municipal Innovation in Action

    Major redevelopment projects give municipalities a chance to work toward their sustainability goals. Find out how the City of Toronto used its plans for Exhibition Place to work toward its energy targets.
  • Webinar: Scaled innovations

    Webinar: Scaled innovations

    Canadian municipalities of all sizes are seeing the impacts of climate impacts in their communities. Find out how smaller municipalities (under 10,000) are adapting to a changing climate.
  • Webinar: Climate Liability

    Webinar: Climate Liability

    Find out about the legal implications of adapting municipal services and infrastructure to respond to climate change, and how governments can implement legislation to address them.
  • 2011 Buildings

    2011 Buildings

    The 79-year-old Calgary Public Building required extensive renovation to continue as a home for the performing arts and a healthy workplace for City of Calgary staff.
  • 2011 Energy – Co-winner 1

    2011 Energy – Co-winner 1

    In 2008, the City of Medicine Hat developed a community environmental roadmap that set two targets: to reduce residential energy consumption by 20 per cent by 2020 and to obtain 25 per cent of residential energy from renewable sources by 2025.
  • 2011 Energy – Co-winner 2

    2011 Energy – Co-winner 2

    In 2005, the City of Montréal committed to reducing its GHG emissions by 20 per cent by 2012 (compared to 2002 levels), and in 2007, adopted a corporate action plan entitled Climate Protection.
  • Webinar: Carbon Neutral Local Governments

    Webinar: Carbon Neutral Local Governments

    Municipalities in BC are committing to carbon neutrality as part of the Climate Action Charter. See why so many of them are using PCP's five-milestone program to show them the way.
  • Webinar: Measuring Progress Toward Climate Protection

    Webinar: Measuring Progress Toward Climate Protection

    You can't manage what you don't measure — it's the foundation for any climate change or community energy strategy. Learn how the cities of Fredericton and Vancouver reached Milestone Five in the PCP program and achieved their GHG reduction targets.
  • 2010 Buildings – Co-winner 1

    2010 Buildings – Co-winner 1

    In May 2009, the City of Campbell River became the first municipality in B.C. to install a green roof on an existing civic building.
  • 2010 Buildings – Co-winner 2

    2010 Buildings – Co-winner 2

    Beyond LEED® Certified and far beyond R2000 and Energy Star, there is LEED Platinum - the highest rating for environmentally sound housing in the world.
  • 2010 Energy – Co-winner 1

    2010 Energy – Co-winner 1

    The Town of Cobourg's Streetlight Renewal project began in 2008 with a review of new street lighting technologies.
  • 2010 Energy – Co-winner 2

    2010 Energy – Co-winner 2

    With a population of 7,500 and an average household income of $15,500, Regent Park is Canada's oldest public housing community.
  • Webinar: Energy Planning for Northern Communities

    Webinar: Energy Planning for Northern Communities

    Learn how the Arctic Energy Alliance's Community Energy Toolkit can help northern communities reduce energy costs, GHGs and more.
  • Webinar: Integrated Approaches to Climate Protection

    Webinar: Integrated Approaches to Climate Protection

    Climate change, energy planning and sustainability are important issues in any municipality. Find out how three communities kept the work manageable, on track and on the political radar.
  • Webinar: The ecoENERGY Retrofit for Buildings Program

    Webinar: The ecoENERGY Retrofit for Buildings Program

    More and more municipalities are improving efficiency in their corporate buildings. See how Natural Resources Canada's ecoENERGY Retrofit Incentive for Buildings program can help.
  • Webinar: Getting Started with Climate Protection

    Webinar: Getting Started with Climate Protection

    Is your municipality interested in starting to reduce GHGs and save on operational costs? Discover the approaches used by Quebec and Ontario communities to develop their local action plans, and some of the available tools and financial assistance programs.
  • Webinar: Working with Developers Toward Green Building Practices

    Webinar: Working with Developers Toward Green Building Practices

    Buildings define how we live, work and play. Find out how developers and municipalities are working together to integrate green building practices into private development.
  • 2009 Buildings

    2009 Buildings

    The City of Toronto used the Toronto Green Standard (TGS) and the Better Buildings Partnership - New Construction program (BBP-NC) as a two-pronged approach to encourage sustainable building design and address several of the city's environmental challenges.
  • 2009 Energy

    2009 Energy

    The Township of South Stormont, encouraged and assisted by a small, dedicated group of volunteers, organized the Kilowatt Countdown Challenge, which offers 200 energy-saving tips to residents as a motivational tool to reduce electricity consumption.
  • Webinar: Implementing and Evaluating your Local Action Plan

    Webinar: Implementing and Evaluating your Local Action Plan

    Municipalities across Canada are developing and implementing local action plans to reduce GHGs. Learn more about monitoring, evaluating and reporting on emissions reduction strategies.
  • Webinar: Working Through Greenhouse Gas Inventories

    Webinar: Working Through Greenhouse Gas Inventories

    Find out how to develop a GHG inventory, identify data sources, collect data and troubleshoot along the way.
  • 2008 Buildings

    2008 Buildings

    Reduced building operating costs, increased energy and water efficiencies, and the accompanying environmental benefits were the goals when the City of Toronto implemented the Arenas Energy Retrofit Project in December 2004.
  • 2008 Energy

    2008 Energy

    Financial prudence and environmental responsibility were the goals of the City of Saint John when it implemented more than 70 energy retrofit projects in more than 50 buildings and facilities under a new Municipal Energy Efficiency Program (MEEP).
  • Planning for Climate and Energy Uncertainty

    Planning for Climate and Energy Uncertainty

    Learn how municipal governments are anticipating the challenges posed by climate change, the mix of energy we use and the way communities function.
  • Webinar: Small and Rural Municipalities Working Through PCP Milestones 1-3

    Webinar: Small and Rural Municipalities Working Through PCP Milestones 1-3

    Discover how several small and rural communities are using their size, location and capacity to their advantage to protect against climate change.
  • Webinar: How Can the Ecological Footprint Tool Work for My Municipality?

    Webinar: How Can the Ecological Footprint Tool Work for My Municipality?

    Find out how the City of Calgary used the ecological footprint tool to advance its 100-year vision.
  • Webinar: Greening City Hall

    Webinar: Greening City Hall

    Join the Canada Green Building Council and the City of Ottawa for a discussion on how to encourage green building within your municipality.
  • 2007 Buildings

    2007 Buildings

    Aiming to take a strong first step toward sustainable development and to rekindle the community spirit of the Trait-Carré area in Quebec City's Charlesbourg borough, the city decided to expand the original Charlesbourg library. 
  • 2007 Energy

    2007 Energy

    Dawson Creek undertook an energy planning process in January 2005 to make municipal operations more environmentally and financially sustainable.
  • 2006 Buildings

    2006 Buildings

    Waterloo has constructed the first building in Ontario to attain a Gold rating under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.
  • 2006 Energy

    2006 Energy

    Calgary has set its sights on reducing its corporate greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2012 and, based on its track record, the City is on its way to meeting that goal.
  • 2006 Energy ― Co-winner 2

    2006 Energy ― Co-winner 2

    The solar rays that fall on Alberta every day equal the energy from all fossil fuels extracted each year in the province.
Page Updated: 05/02/2013