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
- 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
- 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.