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Regional Electric Car-Sharing System: The SAUVér Project

Ten Quebec municipalities are adding electric cars to their fleets, which will also be shared with the community. This innovative program will also develop a “green route”.
Fleet management
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water Water

Case study: Manitoba town leads innovation in northern communities

In 2016, the growing Town of Neepawa had pushed its lagoon system to the brink. The community decided to upgrade its wastewater system while taking future growth and sustainable development into consideration. 
Wastewater management
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waste Waste

Case study: Quebec community serves as a model zero-waste example

A GMF-funded pilot project in a densely-populated Montreal, QC, neighbourhood is expected to increase waste diversion by 30 to 50 per cent, and provide a replicable example to other communities.
CCRI
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transportation Transportation

Case study: Nova Scotia's longest paved bike path in Cape Breton

A new bike path in Cape Breton, NS, not only connects key communities with the university, it takes vehicles off the road, lowers GHGs and stimulates the local economy. Learn more.
Active transportation
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energy Energy

Case study: 2015 FCM Sustainable Communities Award — Energy program

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
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water Water

Case study: Okotoks proves natural stormwater management works

Okotoks, AB, is the 2018 winner in the water category of FCM’s Sustainable Communities Awards. See how natural stormwater systems benefit their community.
Stormwater treatment
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Case study: Small BC community gets big benefits from asset management

Starting from scratch, this small community adopted asset management practices that increase the village's sustainability and resilience.
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energy Energy

Case study: Switch to biomass cuts costs and GHG emissions in Yellowknife

The City of Yellowknife's Biomass District Energy System is the 2018 winner in the energy category of FCM's Sustainable Communities Awards.
District energy
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transportation Transportation

Case study: Kingston gets more youth riding public transit

The City of Kingston's Transit High School Bus Pass Project is the 2018 co-winner of the transportation category of FCM's Sustainable Communities Awards.
Active transportation
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waste Waste

Case study: Guelph plans an innovative new carbon neutral community

The City of Guelph's Guelph Innovation District Secondary Plan is the 2018 winner in the sustainable neighbourhood revitalization and design category of FCM's Sustainable Communities Awards.
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water Water

Case study: Unique approach helps Durham Region, ON, plan effectively for climate change

The Regional Municipality of Durham's Community Climate Adaptation Plan is the 2018 winner in the climate change category of FCM's Sustainable Communities Awards.
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energy Energy

Case study: Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre, Phases 1 and 2

After the roof collapsed on the Springhill Arena in 2001, the Town of Springhill constructed a new multi-purpose community centre to accommodate sports, recreation, culture, tourism and business activities.
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energy Energy

Case study: Energy-efficient community centre uses geothermal heat

To prepare for a projected 12 per cent population increase by 2035, this bedroom community 15 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg built an energy-efficient community centre featuring a large daycare facility, a 500-seat banquet hall and 6,000 square feet of rental space for medical and government services.
New building
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energy Energy

Case study: Toronto asks: do solar energy projects deliver as promised?

Unsure of the real-world performance of solar energy systems, the City of Toronto's Toronto Atmospheric Fund decided to evaluate 16 projects completed on municipal properties.
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energy Energy

Case study: Energy retrofits save heritage house

Worried that the town's rural character was being lost in a sea of new homes for buyers from nearby Toronto, concerned residents of Halton Hills launched a campaign to save Devereaux House, a condemned town-owned 19th-century heritage home on 100 acres of farmland.
Retrofit building
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energy Energy

Case study: Waterloo Regional Police Service Investigative Services Building

To accommodate an increase in police staff and meet the requirements of police and forensic services, the Region of Waterloo built a new Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) Investigative Services Branch building, including a forensics laboratory and vehicle examination garage, meeting rooms, office space and ancillary support rooms.
New building
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energy Energy

Case study: Northern community considers mini-hydro project

To cut its dependence on diesel-generated electricity, the lakeside northern community of Whati studied construction of a hydroelectric system powered by running water from the nearby La Martre River Falls, which flow out of Lac Le Martre.
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energy Energy

Case study: Building serves as showcase for green development

La Ville de Campbell River a étudié la possibilité de recourir à l'énergie des marées pour produire de l'électricité. Elle espérait installer une petite turbine de démonstration au quai municipal.
New building
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energy Energy

Case study: Kingston explores retrofits for 37 buildings

The City of Kingston audited energy and water use in 37 municipal buildings, looking for ways to reduce consumption.
Retrofit building
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water Water

Case study: Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrading

The coastal town of St. Andrews in southwest New Brunswick has upgraded its wastewater treatment plant to meet environmental standards, improve the quality of life for residents, and create capacity for growth.
Wastewater management
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