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Green Municipal Fund

Award Winners

See how our Sustainable Communities Awards winners are making sustainability a reality with innovative energy projects.

  • Small BC community gets big benefits from asset management

    Small BC community gets big benefits from asset management

    Starting from scratch, this small community adopted asset management practices that increase the village's sustainability and resilience.
  • 2016 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Energy Plan

    2016 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Energy Plan

    With three cities and a regional government pulling together to address climate change, the Region of Waterloo is also boosting its clean technology and sustainable energy sectors. Supported by FCM's Green Municipal Fund.
  • 2016 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Energy Program

    2016 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Energy Program

    Toronto's Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) and High-Rise Retrofit Improvement Support Program (Hi-RIS) provide low-interest, long-term loans to finance energy and water efficiency retrofits for private residential buildings.
  • Switch to biomass cuts costs and GHG emissions in Yellowknife

    Switch to biomass cuts costs and GHG emissions in Yellowknife

    A Biomass District Energy System in Yellowknife, NT, is leading the way to reduced heating costs and GHG emissions in Northern communities.
  • 2015 Energy Plan

    2015 Energy Plan

    The City of Surrey, BC, has developed a Community Climate Action Strategy (CCAS) designed to both mitigate and adapt to climate change. First is the Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP), Surrey's blueprint for actions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improve air quality and decrease energy consumption.
  • 2015 Energy Program

    2015 Energy Program

    Homeowners in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), NS, can take advantage of municipal financing through the Solar City program to install solar-powered water heating systems, lower their energy bills, and reduce water consumption. 
  • 2014 Energy

    2014 Energy

    The City of Guelph's Community Energy Initiative (CEI) is the implementation phase of its 25-year Community Energy Plan.
  • 2013 Energy Plans

    2013 Energy Plans

    The City of Kelowna developed a Community Climate Action Plan and a Corporate Energy and GHG Emissions Plan to reduce GHG emissions below 2007 levels.
  • 2013 Energy Projects — Co-winner 1

    2013 Energy Projects — Co-winner 1

    The Capital Regional District (CRD) has committed to being carbon-neutral by 2012 under BC's Climate Action Charter.
  • 2012 Buildings

    2012 Buildings

    The new Oakville Transit facility and the Sixteen Mile Creek Sports Complex reflect an innovative town policy that requires new municipal buildings larger than 500 m2 to achieve LEED® Silver certification.
  • 2012 Energy - Co-winner 1

    2012 Energy - Co-winner 1

    When the Town of Île-Des-Chênes sought to replace the ice plant in its hockey rink with a geothermal system, it discovered the costs were daunting.
  • 2012 Energy - Co-winner 2

    2012 Energy - Co-winner 2

    This project has helped three Montréal institutions reduce their combined energy use by 40% and their GHG emissions by 37%.
  • 2011 Buildings

    2011 Buildings

    The 79-year-old Calgary Public Building required extensive renovation to continue as a home for the performing arts and a healthy workplace for City of Calgary staff.
  • 2011 Energy – Co-winner 1

    2011 Energy – Co-winner 1

    In 2008, the City of Medicine Hat developed a community environmental roadmap that set two targets: to reduce residential energy consumption by 20 per cent by 2020 and to obtain 25 per cent of residential energy from renewable sources by 2025.
  • 2011 Energy – Co-winner 2

    2011 Energy – Co-winner 2

    In 2005, the City of Montréal committed to reducing its GHG emissions by 20 per cent by 2012 (compared to 2002 levels), and in 2007, adopted a corporate action plan entitled Climate Protection.
  • 2010 Buildings – Co-winner 1

    2010 Buildings – Co-winner 1

    In May 2009, the City of Campbell River became the first municipality in B.C. to install a green roof on an existing civic building.
  • 2010 Buildings – Co-winner 2

    2010 Buildings – Co-winner 2

    Beyond LEED® Certified and far beyond R2000 and Energy Star, there is LEED Platinum - the highest rating for environmentally sound housing in the world.
  • 2010 Energy – Co-winner 1

    2010 Energy – Co-winner 1

    The Town of Cobourg's Streetlight Renewal project began in 2008 with a review of new street lighting technologies.
  • 2010 Energy – Co-winner 2

    2010 Energy – Co-winner 2

    With a population of 7,500 and an average household income of $15,500, Regent Park is Canada's oldest public housing community.
  • 2009 Buildings

    2009 Buildings

    The City of Toronto used the Toronto Green Standard (TGS) and the Better Buildings Partnership - New Construction program (BBP-NC) as a two-pronged approach to encourage sustainable building design and address several of the city's environmental challenges.
  • 2009 Energy

    2009 Energy

    The Township of South Stormont, encouraged and assisted by a small, dedicated group of volunteers, organized the Kilowatt Countdown Challenge, which offers 200 energy-saving tips to residents as a motivational tool to reduce electricity consumption.
  • 2008 Buildings

    2008 Buildings

    Reduced building operating costs, increased energy and water efficiencies, and the accompanying environmental benefits were the goals when the City of Toronto implemented the Arenas Energy Retrofit Project in December 2004.
  • 2008 Energy

    2008 Energy

    Financial prudence and environmental responsibility were the goals of the City of Saint John when it implemented more than 70 energy retrofit projects in more than 50 buildings and facilities under a new Municipal Energy Efficiency Program (MEEP).
  • 2007 Buildings

    2007 Buildings

    Aiming to take a strong first step toward sustainable development and to rekindle the community spirit of the Trait-Carré area in Quebec City's Charlesbourg borough, the city decided to expand the original Charlesbourg library. 
  • 2007 Energy

    2007 Energy

    Dawson Creek undertook an energy planning process in January 2005 to make municipal operations more environmentally and financially sustainable.
  • 2006 Buildings

    2006 Buildings

    Waterloo has constructed the first building in Ontario to attain a Gold rating under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.
  • 2006 Energy

    2006 Energy

    Calgary has set its sights on reducing its corporate greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2012 and, based on its track record, the City is on its way to meeting that goal.
  • 2006 Energy ― Co-winner 2

    2006 Energy ― Co-winner 2

    The solar rays that fall on Alberta every day equal the energy from all fossil fuels extracted each year in the province.
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