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Partners for Climate Protection

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiatives - 2011

Bicycle Rider

City of North Vancouver: Green Bicycle Lanes

Local governments participating in the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program are reducing greenhouse gas emissions to a significant degree. PCP prepares monthly case studies to highlight the range of innovative initiatives being implemented by municipalities.

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    Banff LEED Candidate Bus Storage Facility

    In 2007, the town council of Banff, Alberta, passed its Municipal Sustainable Building Policy, which requires new municipal buildings with a footprint of 500 metres square or greater to meet or exceed the Silver level of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The new transit storage facility was the first new municipal building constructed after the policy was passed (GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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    Toronto Exhibition Place’s GREENSmart Initiatives

    Exhibition Place (EP) in Toronto, Ontario, is Canada's largest entertainment venue, attracting millions of visitors each year. In the past decade, EP has become a demonstration site for renewable energy technologies - wind, solar, geothermal and trigeneration - as well as numerous energy-efficiency, resource and water conservation initiatives (GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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    Saanich Carbon Fund

    As a member of PCP, Saanich prepared corporate energy and GHG inventories of all of its municipal operations. In 2007, the District of Saanich, BC established its innovative Carbon Fund ("the Fund") to finance initiatives that lower the District's corporate emissions (GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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    FCM GHG Emission Reduction Strategies

    In 2010, FCM prepared greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy use inventories of its offices and operations. These inventories will help FCM zero in on emission-reduction approaches, policies and practices that can be implemented now and in the future (GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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    ICLEI GHG Emission Reduction Strategies

    ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability ICLEI prepared greenhouse gas emissions and energy use inventories of its offices in Canada. The GHG inventory will help it zero in on emission-reduction approaches, policies and practices that can be implemented now and in the future (GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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    Geo-exchange heating system at Whistler’s Spruce Grove Field House

    The Resort Municipality of Whistler, British Columbia, adopted its Green Building Policy in October 2008. One such green building in Whistler is the Spruce Grove Field House. Installation of a geo-exchange system at the Field House began in 2001 and was completed in 2002 (GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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    Stanley, Manitoba's Paper-saving Initiatives

    A new approach to Stanley's municipal computer system helped the municipality implement paper-saving initiatives that have saved resources and time (GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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    Saskatoon’s Composting Initiative

    The City of Saskatoon's Energy and Greenhouse Gas Management Plan, adopted in June 2007, sets out the city's framework for reducing corporate and community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 10 per cent and six per cent, respectively, below 1990 levels, by 2013. As part of the plan, the city aims to reduce emissions from solid waste by diverting materials, such as organics and recyclables, from its landfill (GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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    Fredericton’s Ammonia Heat Recovery System

    Fredericton became one of only a handful of Canadian cities to achieve the highest level of program requirements for greenhouse gas (GHG)measurement and reduction in municipal operations. The city has refurbished a number of municipal buildings, including  replacing several inefficient heating systems with more energy-efficient ones (GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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