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17 May, 2017 Get Recognition & Exposure For Your Smart Energy Project
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Smart Energy Communities Awards, which will be presented November 7, 2017 at QUEST’s 11th Annual Conference and Tradeshow, QUEST2017 - Smart Energy Communities on the Hill in Ottawa.
17 May, 2017 QUEST Announces New National District Energy Working Group
Designed to build awareness and education on the importance of District Energy, the Working Group will advocate for policies, programs, and resources that support District Energy at all levels of government.
16 May, 2017 Apply for 2017 Climate & Energy Action Awards

Receive recognition for actions that you are taking to reduce GHG emissions. Apply today for Community Energy Association's 2017 Climate & Energy Action Awards.

15 May, 2017 District Completes First Phase of Moving Saanich Forward Active Transportation Plan

SAANICH -  After three months of technical analysis and public engagement, the District of Saanich has completed the first phase of Moving Saanich Forward. More than 2,000 residents have been involved in the process to date, attending events, interacting on social media and completing surveys.

08 May, 2017 Applications Accepted for 2017 Community Excellence Awards

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Community Excellence Awards. The Awards showcase municipalities and regional districts that take risks to innovate, establish new partnerships, and pioneer new customer service practices. The application deadline is June 23, 2017.

02 May, 2017 Vancouver’s green buildings policy and the benefits of energy efficient homes include affordable heating bills, job creation, and better health

City of Vancouver just released updates to the City's Green Buildings Policy for Rezonings. Take a look and learn about the many benefits associated with building energy efficient homes. 

02 May, 2017 Generation Energy: Share your ideas on the future of energy in Canada.

Natural Resources Canada is hosting a dialogue on the future of energy in Canada, called Generation Energy. Share your ideas!

24 Apr, 2017 FCM launches Climate and Asset Management Network
The FCM's Climate and Asset Management Network helps municipalities integrate climate change decisions along with infrastructure, such as roads, bridges and recreation facilities. Participants benefit from peer-learning opportunities, funding and training to integrate climate change with asset management planning. The application deadline is June 15. 
19 Apr, 2017 Plan H Case Study: Bowen Island’s Plan to Increase Active Transportation

Take a look at the Plan H's case study of Bowen Island's Integrated Transportation Master Plan.

12 Apr, 2017 BC Step Code: a Tool for Local Governments to Support Energy-Efficient New Buildings

The new BC Energy Step Code establishes a set of incremental performance steps for new buildings that will help BC to transition to net zero energy ready buildings by 2032. BC local governments can use this voluntary tool to encourage—or require—the construction of more energy-efficient buildings in their communities.

12 Apr, 2017 Deep Emissions Reduction in the Existing Building Stock

Deep Emissions Reduction in the Existing Building Stock report offers distilled and synthesized discussions from the 2016 Pathways to Net-Zero Buildings thought leader forum. The report puts forward a set of recommended targets and strategies for the B.C. and federal governments to accelerate policy development and market transformation for high-efficiency buildings.

10 Apr, 2017 Report - Getting on Board: Learning from planning and engagement around rapid transit projects in Ontario

New Pembina Institute's report shares lessons from planning and engagement around rapid transit projects in Ontario. 

28 Mar, 2017 City of Vancouver shares guidelines for designing AAA cycling routes

City of Vancouver shares the 10 "rules of thumb" to considers when building cycling routes for people of all ages and abilities (AAA).

27 Mar, 2017 Saanich embarks on path to completely renewable energy

Saanich council supports the goal of 100 per cent renewable energy.

15 Mar, 2017 Funding now available for municipalities to tackle greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change
FCM just announced new funding for plans and studies to help municipalities take action on climate change. Canadian cities and communities of all sizes can now apply for grants up to $175,000 for plans and studies to reduce GHGs and prepare for climate change impacts, such as extreme storms, hotter summers and colder winters. 
08 Mar, 2017 BC Energy Step Code Awareness and Readiness Survey

BC local government staff are invited to participate in BC Energy Step Code Awareness and Readiness Survey.

06 Mar, 2017 Squamish Community Carbon Marketplace Launched

The District of Squamish is one step closer to achieving carbon-neutrality through its own Community Carbon Marketplace (CCM), an online carbon exchange initiative supporting local projects that target Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reductions. A CCM will enable the District to meet carbon-neutral objectives by purchasing community carbon credits generated by local projects. 

01 Mar, 2017 Toolkit Newsletter: Climate Action Updates for BC Local Governments - Spring 2017

Check out the latest Climate Action Toolkit e-news with free programs, grants, valuable tools and success stories from local government peers.

28 Feb, 2017 Ecosystem Services Toolkit: Completing and Using Ecosystem Service Assessment for Decision-Making - An Interdisciplinary Toolkit for Managers and Analysts

Ecosystem Services Toolkit: Completing and Using Ecosystem Service Assessment for Decision-Making is a technical guide to ecosystem services assessment and analysis that offers practical, step-by-step guidance for governments at all levels, as well as for consultants and researchers. The guide contains numerous innovative tools and resources designed to enhance users’ understanding of ecosystem services and to support analysis and decision-making.

27 Feb, 2017 New Solutions for Sustainable Stormwater Management in Canada

The New Solutions for Sustainable Stormwater Management in Canada report provides Canadian local governments with an introduction to stormwater user fees and to the various other tools that they can implement to take an integrated approach to better urban stormwater management through the use of green infrastructure.


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