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16 Sep, 2008 Community car share programs fit different communities in different ways.

There is no specific approach to setting up a community car share program. A different approach will work for each community and be dependant on numerous factors ranging from public transportation availability to housing density.

16 Sep, 2008 Member Mobility

While different forms have emerged around the world, a community car share essentially involves an organized group of participants (usually required to be members) with one or more self-accessing shared vehicles, the usage of which is booked in advance for short periods of time. Typically, users are required to be members.

15 Sep, 2008 Renewable Energy Sources
15 Sep, 2008 Implementing Renewables

The geoexchange system takes advantage of the ground's heating and cooling properties to heat or cool entire buildings.</body></html>

15 Sep, 2008 Transitioning to Renewables

In addition to efforts toward energy efficiency, a transition to renewable or low-emission energy sources – for heating, cooling and power – will be required in order to make large, long-term G

15 Sep, 2008 District Energy Systems
15 Sep, 2008 What a DES Can Do

District energy systems have the potential to reduce the size of heating and cooling infrastructure, reduce emissions, and even reduce costs.

15 Sep, 2008 District Energy Infrastructure – A Hot Topic

District energy systems (DES) centralize the production of heating or cooling for a neighbourhood or community. District steam heating plants in North America go back over a century; now, district systems are one of the potential solutions to our energy and emissions challenges.

11 Sep, 2008 Civic Building Retrofit
11 Sep, 2008 Managing Energy Efficiency

Gibsons is improving energy efficiency by upgrading the Municipal Hall, swimming pool and school board offices with BC Hydro PowerSmart Solutions.</body></html>

11 Sep, 2008 Investing in Performance

The District of Saanich undertook comprehensive retrofits to its civic facilities to minimize the long term energy costs and reduce the GHG emissions generated by the District.</body></html>

11 Sep, 2008 Water Conservation
11 Sep, 2008 Elements of Water Conservation Programs

The most appropriate water conservation strategies and actions will vary between communities depending on local conditions and opportunities.

11 Sep, 2008 Effective Water Management

Effective water management reduces energy needed for treating water, moving water and wastewater around. It can also reduce the size and cost of infrastructure systems and their associated emissions.

10 Sep, 2008 Community Energy and Emissions Inventory Initiative
05 Sep, 2008 C08_Land Use - Why

This figure outlines several factors in urban form and how they impact travel modes that people choose. / Frank, Kavage and Litman for Smart Growth BC, 2006

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Neighborhood Centre Plan View / HB Lanarc, 2008

04 Sep, 2008 North Vancouver Teaser Image
04 Sep, 2008 Development Permit Area Guidelines


04 Sep, 2008 Taking Advantage of a Versatile Policy Tool

There are some key implementation considerations in applying DPAs to address climate change priorities. A DPA is a versatile design tool that can be applied to land use,


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