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Partners for Climate Protection

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiatives - 2010

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City of Burlington: Fire Station No. 8

Local governments participating in the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program are reducing greenhouse gas emissions to a significant degree. PCP prepares monthly case studies to highlight the range of innovative initiatives being implemented by municipalities.

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    North Vancouver Lonsdale Energy Corporation

    The City of North Vancouver, British Columbia, established the Lonsdale Energy Corporation (LEC) in 2003. Connecting City Hall and the library to the LEC system will reduce emissions by approximately 33 tonnes per year and save more than 650 gigajoules of natural gas (GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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    Pickering Civic Complex Lighting Retrofit

    The lighting system at the Pickering Civic Complex and Main Central Library was nearing the end of its service life. The system appeared an obvious target for one of the city's first energy-reduction projects. The initial energy savings of $32,000 a year were based on actual energy costs for the 12 months prior to project completion (GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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    John Brother MacDonald Stadium heat recovery

    The heat recovery project cuts annual GHG emissions by about 153 tonnes and saves the town about $22,000 a year in heating energy costs (GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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    Aldergrove water treatment plant geothermal project

    In 2010, a geothermal system was installed at the Aldergrove water treatment plant. Based on the plant’s energy use between 2005 and 2007, Langley estimates it will avoid using about 1,300 gigajoules of natural gas each year (GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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    Annapolis Royal LED streetlight project

    The town expects to save between $13,000 and $14,000 per year on the electricity costs associated with street lighting, a decrease of more than 60 per cent of what they had been paying, and cut GHG emissions by 47 tonnes (GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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    Port Alberni arenas lighting retrofit

    This project involved replacing the lighting at two of Port Alberni's ice rinks. Electricity savings are estimated at 68,539 kWh, an annual cost savings of about $4,000 (GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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    Yellowknife’s ice plant heat recovery project

    The city estimates the facility’s oil consumption will be reduced by about 40%, which translates into annual savings of $50,000 and GHG emission reductions of 250 tonnes, a 5% overall reduction in the city’s corporate emissions (GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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    Calgary’s green power contract

    The 2009 Calgary Climate Change Accord, and revisions to the Target Minus 50 Action Plan, aims to cut emissions. At the core of Target Minus 50's renewable energy program was its long-term energy contract with ENMAX, Calgary's wholly owned electricity utility. Over the 20-year life of the agreement, Calgary will produce about seven million fewer tonnes of GHG emissions associated with power generation (GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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    North Vancouver’s core building lighting retrofits

    The City of North Vancouver conducted energy audits of four of its municipal facilities and made recommendations on how to cut energy use. The city will save close to $14,000 each year in energy costs and reduce GHG emissions by about five tonnes annually (GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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    Mississauga’s green fleet program

    An interdepartmental staff team undertook a Fleet Emissions Reduction Study in 2006 to identify ways to make the city's fleet cleaner and greener. As a result of the right-sizing initiatives, GHG emissions will be cut by approximately 548 tonnes (GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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    Clare combined technologies project

    Beginning in 2005, the municipality began developing the Clare Energy Concept, a plan that aims to expand Clare’s economic development while keeping more energy dollars within the community and protecting the environment (GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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    Sudbury’s hybrid fleet program

    In the fall of 2007, Sudbury city council approved a pilot project to test seven hybrid vehicles as part of its municipal fleet. Each of the original seven hybrid vehicles costs $27,000 with estimated annual savings of about $3,000 per vehicle(GHG Reduction Initiative of the Month).
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