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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.
Wastewater management
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1970s sewage treatment system gets an overhaul

To cut pollution threatening fish and groundwater, the Municipality of the District of Argyle updated sewage-treatment facilities in the seaside village of West Pubnico with screens and ultraviolet light that disinfects effluent before releasing it into Lobster Bay.
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Wastewater Capacity Improvements

The rapidly growing City of Cranbrook has upgraded its wastewater systems to improve effluent quality, reduce operating costs, cut GHG emissions and allow for population growth over the next 20 years.
Wastewater management
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energy Energy

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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City uses mini-plants for district energy system

The City of North Vancouver, BC, built a district energy system (DES) to heat buildings in a major redevelopment of its waterfront area.
District energy
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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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Energy plans put small city on a sustainable track

The City of Pitt Meadows developed two complementary plans to guide the municipality in reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
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District energy an option for eco-business zone

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the Region of Peel studied whether a district energy system was feasible for buildings near Toronto Pearson International Airport.
District energy
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Municipalities team up on energy strategy

To reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions, the Municipality of the District of Shelburne has endorsed projects that will use wind, solar panels and waste-wood pellets to generate electricity and heat.
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New Energy-Efficient Fire Station Will Improve Safety in Dieppe

Dieppe has conducted a feasibility study with a view to building a fire station.
New building
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Renovation or new construction? That is the question!

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne studied the feasibility of renovating its 1902 administration building versus building a new one on a different site.
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Town Hall and Emergency Services Building

The new town hall in Sackville, New Brunswick, houses fire, police, municipal services and council chambers in a single energy-efficient facility.
New building
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Greening the local community centre

The City of Morden studied the feasibility of improving its community centre's energy efficiency through retrofits.
Community Buildings Retrofit
Retrofit building
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Sorel-Tracy builds its first energy efficient building

A provincial pioneer in sustainable development, the City of Sorel-Tracy built its first energy efficient building, the new headquarters for its fire department.
New building
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Rural municipalities team up on energy plan

To save money, cut energy use, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the Peace River Regional District and four adjoining municipalities collectively developed plans to promote renewable-resource power and heating systems, as well as energy-efficient land use, waste disposal, travel and construction practices.
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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.
Wastewater management
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transportation Transportation

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.
Active transportation
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waste Waste

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.
Wastewater management
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energy Energy

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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