City environmental initiatives
What environmental actions do we support?
- Downtown district energy – a new heating plant in the city's downtown core will provide space heating and hot water through an underground thermal distribution system.
- Building permit rebate program – The City offers reduced permit fees for buildings that meet a green standard.
- Alternative forms of transportation – The City has expanded its bicycle pathway system and encourages carpooling and transit use.
- Energy Performance Contracting – energy efficient building and facilities upgrades save up to 30,000 tonnes of GHG emissions a year.