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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.