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Municipal fleet electrification Municipal fleet electrification
transportation Transportation

Case study: Updating municipal vehicles to lower emissions—and costs

The City of North Battleford, SK's analysis of its municipal fleet revealed opportunities for cost savings and progress towards net-zero, focusing on fleet optimization and electric vehicle feasibility.
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land use Land Use

Case study: From brownfield to renewable energy site in one B.C. community

In collaboration with the Federal Gas Tax Fund, the District of Summerland B.C. embarked on a sustainable energy initiative, converting a brownfield site into a solar and storage facility.
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land use Land Use

Case study: Two natural solutions to manage stormwater runoff

The City of Brampton, ON launched an initiative, introducing a school rain garden and roadside bioretention cells. This project aims to enhance stormwater management and boost environmental resilience.
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energy | housing Energy | Housing

Case Study: An innovative path toward net-zero homes

Discover how Better Homes Ottawa leveraged a private-sector partnership to finance home energy-efficiency retrofits.
Community Efficiency Financing
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energy | housing Energy | Housing

Case study: How one affordable housing provider created a net zero strategy

Discover how Brightside, a Vancouver-based non-profit housing provider, is pioneering a net zero strategy to transform their building into sustainable, energy-efficient homes.
Sustainable Affordable Housing
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energy Energy

Case study: Replacing oil furnaces with electric heat pumps in rural B.C.

In partnership with Ecotrust Canada, the Heiltsuk First Nation completed a pilot project to install high-efficiency ductless heat pumps in 37 homes.
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Local energy generation Local energy generation
energy Energy

Case study: A novel approach to geothermal energy systems in Canada

Engineers found they could switch to an open-loop geothermal system, which can be more energy-efficient and cost-effective than a closed-loop system.
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Community efficiency financing Community efficiency financing
energy | housing Energy | Housing

Case Study: Making Alberta homes more energy efficient

Find out how a group of Alberta municipalities teamed up to access Community Efficiency Financing and retrofit homes across multiple communities.
Community Efficiency Financing
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Sustainable affordable housing Sustainable affordable housing
energy | housing Energy | Housing

Case Study: Building greener Indigenous housing

Wachiay Friendship Centre is leveraging the expertise of GMF’s Sustainable Affordable Housing (SAH) initiative to develop energy-efficient, affordable housing in Courtenay, BC. Their new apartment complex, breaking ground in 2023, will provide homes for 40 Indigenous seniors and adults living on low income.
Sustainable Affordable Housing
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Case studies: 2022 Sustainable Communities Award winners

Discover the outstanding environmental initiatives that received FCM’s 2022 Sustainable Communities Awards.
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Municipal fleet electrification Municipal fleet electrification
transportation Transportation

Case Study: A shift to sustainable transport in Atlantic Quebec

In an effort to reduce GHG emissions from transportation and provide more equitable transport options, a group of municipalities in the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region teamed up with transit organization RÉGÎM to create TCiTé, a shared mobility project.
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land use Land Use

Case Study: How Parkland County has uncovered the value of natural infrastructure

While natural assets such as wetlands are known to provide both tangible and intangible benefits for communities, their value can be hard to put a number on. The Alberta municipality of Parkland County has been experiencing extreme weather events and degradation of natural infrastructure. They evaluated the costs and benefits of maintaining and restoring wetlands and other ecosystems.
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Community efficiency financing Community efficiency financing
energy | housing Energy | Housing

Case Study: Helping Maritime homeowners boost energy efficiency

In three municipalities in P.E.I. and Nova Scotia, a new program is offering financing to homeowners to help them retrofit their houses for better efficiency — and to save money on energy costs, too.
Community Efficiency Financing
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waste Waste

Case Study: How Lac-Saint-Jean’s Réemploi+ program is building a circular economy

A challenge facing many municipalities is how to divert more waste from landfill, both to lower GHG emissions and to reduce their need for landfill space. In Quebec’s Lac-Saint-Jean region, communities and waste management have teamed up to create Réemploi+, an organization that is creating a system for waste diversion and reuse while also developing skills training opportunities.
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waste Waste

Case Study: How Guelph-Wellington is building a sustainable food future

In order to find the most impactful ways to reduce food waste, Guelph-Wellington conducted a study that examined the local food system from production to export and consumption. It found a number of solutions to the food waste problem that have the potential to both address economic inequality and reduce the community’s carbon footprint.
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Municipal and community buildings Municipal and community buildings
energy Energy

Case Study: Creating a shared path to net zero ice rinks

Many Canadian municipalities have declared a climate emergency and are seeking ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. One major contributor to these emissions is ice rinks, which make up about one-quarter of energy usage from municipal buildings. In order to find cost-effective ways to reduce the carbon footprint of these facilities, a group of municipalities teamed up to analyze the issue and create net zero road maps for themselves, as well as a pathway for other rinks to follow.
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Case Study: One Ontario community teams up to save turtles

Roads and vehicle traffic are a significant source of injury and mortality for wildlife, and road ecology experts are looking for ways to improve this situation, especially for species at risk. In one Ontario community, a road construction project presented an opportunity to try a new approach to reducing its impact on turtles and snakes. A group of partners came together to rescue reptiles from the roadside and research the effectiveness of various mitigation methods. The result? More than 3,500 turtle eggs saved, at a lower cost than traditional barrier fencing.
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waste Waste

Piloting a new method of diverting organics from landfill

Read our case study to learn how a group of Quebec municipalities piloted an innovated method of separating organics from trash.
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Local energy generation Local energy generation
energy Energy

How to turn landfill gas into a source of energy

Discover how the City of Winnipeg plans to convert gasses produced by landfills into renewal energy.
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Municipal and community buildings Municipal and community buildings
energy Energy

Case study: How building retrofits can lead to GHG reductions

Discover how the City of Dieppe, NB, developed a plan to reduce community GHG emissions through building retrofits.
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