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transportation Transportation

Community-led vehicle charging network drives big shift in rural setting

Thanks to a bold, shared vision and effective collaboration, new infrastructure for electric vehicles has attracted tourists and reduced emissions across BC’s rural Kootenay region.
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transportation Transportation

New electric vehicle-sharing system reduces emissions and generates revenue

Six forward-thinking municipalities in Quebec have added electric vehicles to their fleets and made them available to residents and partners through a car-sharing system for municipalities in the region.
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energy | housing Energy | Housing

Seniors enjoy much-needed sustainable addition to community housing

A community housing building for seniors in Welland, ON, shows how a community can help close critical housing gaps with smart investments that reduce energy costs and GHGs.
Sustainable Affordable Housing
New building
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energy Energy

Forestry waste proves ideal heat source for small town

In 2012, Saint-Ubalde, a small rural town in Quebec, launched a project to convert biowaste into biofuel to heat several municipal and institutional buildings.
Energy generation
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water Water

Wastewater from water treatment system used for wetlands, wildlife and community space

The City of Yorkton, SK, found a great way to ramp up the environmental benefits of its new water treatment plant by treating the wastewater it produced.
Water conservation
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waste Waste

One-stop shop for waste management sparks community pride

The integrated waste management complex in Quebec’s Manicouagan region is the first of its kind in the province to collect, treat and recover value from waste—all in one place.
Waste management
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waste Waste

Pilot program proves textile recycling within reach for Canada’s municipalities

Thanks to the pioneering spirit of the City of Markham, ON, residents can now donate old clothes and other textiles through a program that creates jobs, supports local charities and keeps millions of pounds of textiles out of landfill.
CCRI
Waste management
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energy Energy

Canada’s first net-zero energy municipal library shows what’s possible

The City of Varennes, QC, is the first Canadian municipality to construct an institutional building that will soon produce as much energy as it consumes.
Energy recovery
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energy | housing Energy | Housing

Retrofits lead to healthier, more energy-efficient homes for community housing residents

A major energy-efficiency retrofit project in Toronto has delivered better indoor air quality and greater comfort to 1,500 residents.  
Sustainable Affordable Housing
Retrofit building
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transportation Transportation

Tourist hub in Rockies rolls out Canada’s first all-hybrid bus fleet

To reduce its GHG impacts, the Town of Banff replaced its diesel transit buses with hybrid biodiesel-electric models, becoming the first municipality in Canada to run an all-hybrid fleet. 
Fleet management
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water Water

Deep lake water revolutionizes cooling and improves water quality for residents

The City of Toronto, ON, paired its water utility infrastructure with Enwave’s deep lake water cooling system to cool the city’s downtown and provide residents with cleaner drinking water.
Wastewater management
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energy Energy

New energy-efficient pool and fitness centre boost well-being in remote northern community

The City of Iqaluit, NU, rejuvenated its downtown core by transforming an abandoned and contaminated site into a popular and sustainable community hub
New building
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energy Energy

Successful solar hot water pilot leads to major program expansion

Halifax Regional Municipality, NS, offered direct financing to homeowners to install solar-powered water heating systems, lowering energy bills, water consumption and GHGs. 
Community Efficiency Financing
Energy recovery
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energy Energy

Direct financing program for homeowners delivers solar-powered water heating systems in Halifax

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.
Community Efficiency Financing
Energy recovery
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energy Energy

Learn how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency retrofit programs

Retrofitting residential buildings are key to reducing municipal GHG emissions yet projects often face challenges. See how a toolkit based on feedback from several Ontario communities can help local governments meet their reduction targets.
Community Efficiency Financing
Retrofit building
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energy | housing Energy | Housing

Case study: Raising the bar on community housing retrofits

CityHousing Hamilton transforms a failing tower into a building with state-of-the-art performance in energy, health, comfort and accessibility.
Sustainable Affordable Housing
Retrofit building
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energy | housing Energy | Housing

Case study: Energy retrofit delivers multiple benefits

Energy-efficiency retrofits by The Atmospheric Fund improve quality of life for 1,500 Toronto Community Housing residents.
Sustainable Affordable Housing
Retrofit building
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energy | housing Energy | Housing

Case study: Consultation and innovation improves performance

CCOC’s Beaver Barracks provides 254 units of affordable housing and incorporates innovative sustainability features and technologies.
Sustainable Affordable Housing
New building
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transportation Transportation

Case study: Building an electric vehicle charging network in the Kootenays, BC

Find out how the municipalities in the Kootenay region worked together to create a network of EV charging stations in rural communities.
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water Water

Mississauga road low-impact development stormwater pilot project

The Region of Peel put in place the Mississauga Road Project – a first for this type of green infrastructure approach to stormwater management in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
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