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Case study: Guelph tests home grey water recycling systems

To find further ways to conserve its finite groundwater resources, the City of Guelph studied a residential greywater reuse system that flushes residential toilets with water from showers and baths.
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Case study: Vancouver Island community studies tidal power

The City of Campbell River studied the feasibility of using tidal energy to generate electricity. It hoped to install a small demonstration turbine at the municipal pier.
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Case study: Community Energy and Emissions Plan

The City of Delta's new Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP) is a long-term strategy for sustainable development.
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Case study: Cranbrook gains $1.2M in value by using wastewater for irrigation

Learn about Cranbrook, BC's award-winning project to reclaim wastewater for irrigation.
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Case study: Ways Ottawa increases cycling with green transit options

Follow Ottawa's lead and integrate transit and cycling to increase bike use year-round.
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Case study: How Saint-Hyacinthe turns organic waste into biogas and revenue

Learn how a Quebec community creates biogas plus environmental and economic benefits from organic waste.
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Case study: Innovative projects prepare older Brampton suburbs for climate change

Learn how Brampton, ON, is preparing its older suburbs for climate change.
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Case study: Why net-zero energy buildings reduce emissions and costs for communities

This article is part of a series called Six sustainability ideas that have gone mainstream in Canada.
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Case study: Saint John explores options for district energy system

The City of Saint John studied the feasibility of a district energy system to serve buildings in the downtown area. These systems distribute thermal energy from a central facility to heat and cool multiple buildings.
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Case study: Community Sustainability Plan

The Town of Ladysmith developed a Sustainable Action Plan that provides the framework for sustainable prosperity throughout the 21st century. Adopting the plan is an important step toward achieving the Town's Sustainability Vision, which it developed in 2008-2009.
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Case study: Toronto’s Exhibition Place brightens pedestrian pathway with LED lights

Eager to showcase green technologies and save on electrical costs, Toronto's Exhibition Place replaced 50 high-pressure sodium lampposts along a pedestrian walkway with light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures.
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Case study: Water Treatment Plant Membrane Cleaning Study

To increase the efficiency of its water treatment process and reduce the use of chemicals, the City of Thunder Bay studied different methods for cleaning filtration membranes at its Bare Point Drinking Water Treatment Plant.
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Case study: How low-carbon design helps cut greenhouse gas emissions in half

Marwayne, AB revitalized its Center Street and reduced village's carbon footprint while creating an appealing space for residents doing day-to-day business and attending public events.
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Case study: Vancouver becoming world's greenest city

Already known for environmental sustainability, the City of Vancouver has adopted a plan to become the world's greenest city by 2020.
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Case study: Bromont 2030 A shared vision for sustainability

The City of Bromont, a tourist haven, is experiencing a population boom. The municipal council is taking steps to ensure that this growth occurs while respecting the environment, the surrounding countryside and the quality of life in the community.
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Case study: Regional Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville developed a Regional Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) that provides a strategic framework for its 12 municipalities (10 members and two partners) to address sustainability objectives and priorities.
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Case study: City of Corner Brook Integrated Municipal Sustainability Plan

The City of Corner Brook developed a 10-year integrated municipal sustainability plan (IMSP) that serves as a hybrid document, combining the goals and objectives of an integrated community sustainability plan with the legislative authority of a municipal plan.
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Case study: St. Andrews revitalizes community after wastewater plant upgrades

Upgrades to the St. Andrews wastewater treatment plant support a healthier watershed and help renew coastal economic activity. Learn more in this case study.
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Case study: Expansion of the Water Pollution Control Centre

The focus of this project was to enhance Barrie's wastewater treatment to accommodate municipal growth and improve the quality of the water flowing out of the plant and into Kempenfelt Bay.
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Wastewater case studies: Solutions and strategies

Read the case studies of GMF-funded initiatives and learn tips and best practices you can apply to your own wastewater treatment plant projects and upgrades.
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