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10 Dec, 2018 Toolkit Newsletter: Climate Action Updates for BC Local Governments - November 2018

Check out the latest Climate Action Toolkit e-news with free programs, grants, valuable tools and success stories from local government peers.

08 Dec, 2018 EfficiencyBC
EfficiencyBC is BC’s new online hub for homeowners and businesses to access information, incentives (rebates) and support to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in new and existing homes and buildings. The program is provide rebates and performance-based incentives for conversion of gas and oil-fired heating equipment to electric heat pumps, upgrading to highest efficiency gas equipment, and envelope improvements such as increased insulation and high-performance windows and doors.
05 Dec, 2018 CleanBC plan to reduce climate pollution, build a low-carbon economy

The Government of British Columbia has released its CleanBC plan aimed at reducing climate pollution, while creating more jobs and economic opportunities for people, businesses and communities.

04 Dec, 2018 Electric Vehicle Charging Report

The BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) has released its Phase 1 report on electric vehicle (EV) charging. The scope of the report explores the potential regulatory issues, including the level of regulation necessary in the EV charging service market; rates for EV charging and other matters of concern to the BCUC as the energy regulator.

03 Dec, 2018 Burnaby Beefs Up Efficiency and Carbon Requirements for Larger Buildings

Read the article by the BC Energy Step Code on how the City of Burnaby adopted new energy efficiency performance and greenhouse-gas limits for larger and more complex new buildings—including offices, stores, and multi-unit residential towers like those shown above near Metrotown.

27 Nov, 2018 Resort Municipality of Whistler Partners with Hotels to Reduce Plastic Bottle Use

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is committed to reducing waste, including single use plastic. Now, through a new partnership with the Hotel Association of Whistler, the community is another step closer to achieving its goal of zero waste.

26 Nov, 2018 B.C. to improve social housing, while reducing pollution

The British Columbia government will invest $1.1 billion over the next 10 years to make B.C.’s social housing stock more energy efficient, less polluting and safer, while significantly reducing heating costs for residents.

20 Nov, 2018 Getting started with asset management in your municipality

This guide was created to support communities in the early stages of establishing asset management practices. This step-by-step guide is geared toward those who are just getting started or at Level 1 on the Asset Management Readiness Scale.

20 Nov, 2018 Provincial government puts B.C. on path to 100% zero-emission vehicle sales by 2040

In a move aimed at removing a major source of air pollution and climate change, the provincial government has put British Columbia on a path to require the sale of all new light-duty cars and trucks to be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by the year 2040.

19 Nov, 2018 K'omoks First Nation, Courtenay and Project Watershed Make History for Greener Planet

The K'ómoks First Nation, the City of Courtenay and Comox Valley Project Watershed Society are working together with Interfor Corporation, the current owners of the property, to acquire and then restore a former sawmill site to natural habitat. The site has been renamed Kus-kus-sum.

07 Nov, 2018 Asset Management Professional Program for Municipalities

Municipal sector practitioners from across Canada are now able to participate in a customized offering of PEMAC's Asset Management Professional (AMP) education and certification program at a significantly subsidized fee.

06 Nov, 2018 FCM seeks nominations for the GMF Council
FCM is seeking an elected municipal official from British Columbia for the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) Council. Application deadline is by November 30, 2018.
05 Nov, 2018 Richmond's Alexandra District Energy Utility Awarded Innovative Energy Project of the Year

The City of Richmond’s Alexandra District Energy Utility (ADEU) Phase Four project has earned the City the 2018 Innovative Energy Project of the Year award by The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for its excellence in energy management. 

16 Oct, 2018 Translink Goes 100% Renewable Energy, Including Fleet and Buildings

Take a look at the Renewable Cities' blogpost on Translink's recently announced 100% RE goals.

15 Oct, 2018 LGMA Announces Call for Conference Presentations
The LGMA will be hosting its Annual Conference in Vancouver on June 11-13, 2019. They are seeking proposals for conference sessions from subject matter experts or local government professionals who can share their experience in transforming organizations and enhancing its effectiveness. 
11 Oct, 2018 Plan for Sustainable Salmo helps the Village’s Work toward achieving its GHG reduction targets Primary tabs

In 2016, The Village of Salmo, BC, initiated Sustainable Salmo, a planning process to update the Village’s Official Community Plan (OCP). The Village of Salmo’s approach to this planning process was distinct in that they merged their OCP with an Integrated Community Sustainability Planning (ICSP) process. Sustainable Salmo also incorporated the results of the Strategic Community Energy and Emissions Plan (SCEEP) which clearly identifies actions the community is committed to engaging in to reduce their GHG emissions and energy consumption. Read on...

10 Oct, 2018 New Tool to help you start the asset management conversation in your municipality
This tool helps you utilize FCM's ready-to-use presentation to communicate the value of asset management to your fellow elected officials. Presentations can be customize to suit the unique needs of your municipality.
09 Oct, 2018 Test new sustainability solutions with funding from FCM
Is your municipality looking to test new solutions or apply new technology for a more sustainable community? FCM's Green Municipal Fund provides funding to Canadian municipalities of all sizes for pilot projects to support sustainable green projects.
09 Oct, 2018 IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming

The IPCC report on Global Warming of 1.5°C report says limiting temperature increase requires unprecedented changes in society, but will have huge benefits. http://ipcc.ch/report/sr15/ 

03 Oct, 2018 City of Vancouver Launches First Green Bond

The City of Vancouver has issued its first green bond offering of $85 million to fund environmentally sustainable initiatives and projects, while offering investors competitive returns.


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