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The PCP Measures Reporting initiative was launched in early 2008, with the creation of the National PCP Measures Database. Four years of data collection have resulted in a database that contains over 800 projects, representing more than $2.3 billion in investments, and over 1.8 million tonnes in annual GHG reductions.

These GHG reductions have been made by municipalities large and small, from coast to coast. Projects range from curbside collection of organics and community composting initiatives, to wind-powered public transit and innovative community energy systems.

Top Five Municipalities with Highest GHG Reductions from 2008–2012

Municipality Total GHG Reductions Reported
to Date

Notable Projects

City of Toronto, ON 477,352 tonnes/yr

The Better Buildings Partnership is a comprehensive city-wide program that works with building owners, managers and builders to ensure that buildings achieve high energy performance and low environmental impact.

Deep Lake Water Cooling is an innovative system that uses water in Lake Ontario to air condition high-rise buildings in downtown Toronto.

City of Vancouver, BC 399,854 tonnes/yr

The Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU) is an environmentally-friendly community energy system that provides space heating and domestic hot water to all new buildings in Southeast False Creek using a combination of sewer heat recovery, natural gas, and solar thermal technology.

Beginning in 2003, methane gas from the City-operated landfill has been collected and piped to a sophisticated cogeneration facility. There it is burned to provide both electricity and heat.

City of Edmonton, AB  346,707 tonnes/yr Since 1992, the Clover Bar Landfill has been mined to produce electricity from landfill gas. Enough gas is captured each year to satisfy the electricity demands of approximately 4,600 homes.
 
Energy efficiency retrofits have occurred in several City facilities.
Streetlights and traffic signals have been upgraded to LED technology. 
City of Calgary, AB 125,210 tonnes/yr In 2001, Calgary Transit's C-Train became the first public transit system in North America to be powered entirely by wind-generated electricity. Energy efficiency upgrades have occurred in 225 City-owned facilities. Landfill gas collection systems have been installed at two of the City's landfill sites. The City has also been capturing methane from its wastewater treatment plants to generate heat and electricity.
City of Hamilton, ON 105,211 tonnes/yr Since 2005, the City has been replacing sedans and pick-ups with hybrid models, it has introduced biofuels (B5) into the diesel fleet, and adopted a corporate anti-idling bylaw.

A landfill gas collection system was implemented, comprised of a network of wells, trenches and pipes within the landfill, that collect landfill gas and transport it to a 3.2 MW power plant.
Page Updated: 21/12/2015