Transitioning your community buildings – like pools and indoor ice rinks – to net-zero facilities can deliver significant reductions in energy consumption, utility costs and local GHG emissions. There are plenty of improvement measures that can be implemented but it’s not always clear where to start and how to choose what will have the greatest impact in your municipality.

This introductory webinar is for municipal staff and elected officials considering energy upgrades for community buildings. Learn from other municipalities that have successfully tackled retrofits of local facilities and hear how staff thought through the different options to reach their project decisions.

What you will learn:

  • How to transition local rinks and facilities to net-zero over time
  • How to advance a net-zero project, including the creation of a strong business case and improving stakeholder engagement
  • What to consider in each stage of a retrofit project
  • How to choose the best options for your community

Webinar benefits:

  • Determine what funding options are available and which may be right for your community building retrofit
  • Review successful examples of municipalities with completed community building retrofit upgrades
  • Understand how your facility goals can fit into your communities’ climate action plans
  • Gain direct access to a GMF advisor for your specific questions


  • Michael Dean, Senior Climate Change & Energy Planner, Town of Halton Hills
  • Rachel Mitchell, Climate Change and Sustainability Manager, Town of New Glasgow

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