Energy Evolution's priority projects

Energy Evolution identifies the following priority projects for the next five years (2020 – 2025) to accelerate action and investment to achieve the 100 per cent scenario.

Land use projects

  • Official Plan – energy and climate mitigation priorities will be integrated into the new Official Plan and the supporting master plans

Building projects

  • Existing buildings energy efficiency improvements – programs to accelerate and finance energy efficiency retrofits in residential and commercial buildings, such as the proposed Better Homes Loan Program
  • City buildings – a renovation and retrofit program to achieve higher building energy performance improvements in City owned buildings and an update to the City’s Green Building Policy to align with the corporate GHG reduction targets.
  • Building heating – a strategy to address infrastructure and utility requirements for new ways of heating buildings
  • New buildings – a high performance development standard to improve building design and construction

Transportation projects

  • Electric vehicles – a strategy to enable and encourage personal and commercial electric vehicle adoption
  • City fleet vehicles – an updated plan to continue the conversion of City vehicles to hybrid and electric vehicles where possible
  • Zero emission transit – a program to transition buses to cleaner, non-polluting options
  • Sustainable transportation modes – strategies to reduce the reliance on personal vehicles by increasing the number of cycling, walking, and transit trips

Waste and renewable natural gas projects

  • Organic waste diversion – a strategy to divert organic waste from landfill to reduce the emissions from managing waste and enable renewable power generation
  • Renewable natural gas – a strategy to supply GHG neutral gas and other heating to the community

Electricity projects

  • Electricity resources – a strategy to develop local or regional renewable electricity supplies and advance zero-emission generation at the provincial level

Private action projects

  • Advocacy – a strategy to coordinate communications with senior levels of government, utilities, stakeholders, the broader community and other Ontario and Canadian municipalities
  • Climate Ambassadors Network – a program to engage businesses and organizations to meet long term GHG reduction targets
  • Public education and outreach – a program to engage residents in collective action to meet long term GHG reduction targets

If you’re interested in learning more about these projects and how you can get involved email the Energy Evolution team at energyevolution@ottawa.ca.

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