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energy Energy

Case study: Building sustainable communities with district energy

Learn how the City of New Westminster is planning to transform wastewater into green energy.
District energy
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land use Land Use

Case Study: Regina takes steps to revitalize and grow city core

Learn how Regina’s new land use strategy will help the city meet its sustainability and community goals over the next 10 years.
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energy Energy

Innovative municipal financing removes barriers to energy-efficiency upgrades for homeowners

In 2016, after three years of careful planning and preparation, the municipalities of Plessisville, Varennes and Verchères banded together to launch a joint pilot project that would bring energy-efficient home renovations within reach for more homeowners.
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energy Energy

The case for retrofitting community buildings

Learn how the Town of Halton Hills, ON, combined data-backed asset management practices with long-term climate planning to extend the life of some of their much-loved local buildings, while saving time, money and cutting their community emissions.
Community Buildings Retrofit
Retrofit building
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land use Land Use

Measuring the value of natural assets

Learn how the City of Saskatoon began measuring the value of its natural assets as a way of informing municipal strategies for asset management and climate change.
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land use Land Use

Case study: Remediation of a former landfill protects the Saint Lawrence and improves an urban area in Montreal

The City of Montreal’s Rehabilitation of the Pointe-Saint-Charles industrial park project is the 2020 winner in the brownfields category of FCM’s Sustainable Communities Awards.
Land remediation and redevelopment
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Climate change adaptation through an equity lens

Learn how the City of Vancouver consulted its most vulnerable residents to incorporate their needs and experiences into climate adaptation initiatives.
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transportation Transportation

Case study: Innovative on-demand transit system gets Cochrane, AB, residents where they’re going

With a better understanding of community needs and local transit options, the Town developed an on-demand transit system that provides affordable, accessible transportation to the community and operates at one-third the cost of a similar fixed route service.
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waste Waste

Case study: Animal-proof bins wrapped in local art get Canmore, AB, composting

Learn how Canmore, AB, developed a composting program using animal-safe bins decorated with local artists’ designs.
Waste management
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water Water

Case study: Constructed wetland treats wastewater and adds green space in Loyalist Township, ON

Learn how Loyalist Township, ON, built a wetland as a sustainable final step in their wastewater treatment process.
Wastewater management
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waste Waste

Case studies: 2020 Sustainable Communities Award winners

Discover the outstanding environmental initiatives that received FCM’s 2020 Sustainable Communities awards.
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water Water

Case study: Neighbourhood model helps Toronto Region communities implement infrastructure retrofits

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and its nine participating partner municipalities saw a need for innovative approaches to expedite municipal infrastructure renewal, sustainability and climate action plans.
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land use Land Use

Case study: Campbell River, BC, develops plan to protect against rising sea levels

Learn how Campbell River, BC, developed an action plan to protect their community and coastline from the risk of sea level rise due to climate change.
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energy Energy

Case study: Raymond, AB, installs solar arrays to create net-zero electricity system

Learn how the small municipality of Raymond, AB, built a net-zero solar energy system that meets all their operational electricity needs.
New building
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land use Land Use

Case study: Edmonton develops a sustainable, carbon neutral live-work community

Learn how Edmonton, AB, designed a sustainable live-work community that uses 100% renewable energy and aims to be carbon neutral.
District energy
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transportation Transportation

Case study: Region of Waterloo, ON, develops LRT to connect its urban centres

In 2019, the Region of Waterloo, ON, welcomed its first passengers on the ION Light Rail Transit system.
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energy | housing Energy | Housing

Case study: New build achieves financial sustainability, social and environmental benefits

Thanks to extensive consultations, astute financial management and the incorporation of energy-saving technologies, a 67-unit development in Ontario’s Niagara Region provides affordable housing for seniors, and delivers environmental and social benefits without an ongoing operating subsidy.
Sustainable Affordable Housing
New building
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Peer learning sparks more sustainable infrastructure planning for municipality

One of 12 participating municipalities in FCM’s pilot Leadership in Asset Management Program, the City of Melville, SK, has upped its game in sustainable infrastructure planning and decision-making.
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water Water

Town boosts wastewater treatment capacity and improves water quality

Using an innovative addition to its wastewater treatment system, the Town of Perth, ON, was able to affordably increase the quality of water discharged by its treatment system into the Tay River and extend the system’s life by another 30 years.
Wastewater management
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waste Waste

Study helps set direction for new composting facility

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, BC, extensively studied the viability of a new composting facility that would divert the region’s considerable organic waste from landfill.
Waste management
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