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1 Municipal Resources for Climate and Sustainability Devin Causley Federation of Canadian Municipalities October 7, 2009

2 Over 191 municipal governments working to address climate change Networking, workshops, tools and technical support Greenhouse gas emissions and criteria air contaminants can be addressed in combination FCM delivers program in partnership with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Milestone 1 – Establish base year and inventory Milestone 2 – Set reduction target Milestone 3 – Develop action plan Milestone 4 – Implement actions Milestone 5 – Monitor, verify and report on results FCM Partners in Climate Protection (PCP) Framework

3 PrefixMunicipalityProvPopulationMonthYear CityBathurstNB12,924April2001 TownBouctoucheNB2,383September2008 TownDorchesterNB954February2001 VilleEdmundstonNB11,457October2003 CityFrederictonNB47,560June2001 TownHamptonNB4,000February2004 City / VilleMiramichiNB18,508April2005 CityMonctonNB61,046November2001 VillagePort ElginNB400December2009 TownQuispamsisNB13,757April2000 TownRiverviewNB18,000May2009 TownSackvilleNB5,361October2003 TownSaint AndrewsNB1,652September2004 CitySaint JohnNB74,000June2006 TownSt. StephenNB1,856June2002 TownTracadie-SheilaNB4,724July2007 TownWoodstockNB5,198March Members in New Brunswick

4 Tools and Resources

5 FCM Municipal Sustainability Bylaw Database Over 100 examples of municipal bylaws and policy instruments that have been used by municipalities to implement sustainability! Coming Fall ICLEI technical support (quantification, inventories, milestone reviews) Workshop - Climate Change Breakthroughs Workshop: How to Implement a Local Action Plan

6 Funding: Grants and below-market loans Knowledge: Education and training to support sustainability Open to all municipal governments and their partners The Green Municipal Fund

7 Three funding streams

8 GMF Funding: Capital Project Sectors Remediation projects Green building projects (retrofits and new construction) Sustainable transportation projects Diversion projects Wastewater projects

9 Working through the Milestones: Budgeting for the Plan Average cost to complete inventory and plan (corp and com) GMF provide 50% grant Distribute project over two fiscal years Share cost between two municipalities $110,000 $55,000 $27,500 $13,750

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11 Top Ten GHG Reduction Measures MeasureMunicipality Area – Sector Annual GHG Reduction (t) Annual Cost Savings ($)Investment ($) Simple Payback (Yrs) Converting to Fine Bubble System Edmonton Corporate - Wastewater 6,000300,0002,500, Purchase of 202 Hybrid Transit Buses Ottawa Community - Transportatio n 5,0002,109,000197,648,000n/a Retrofits of 6 Major Facilities Regina Corporate - Buildings 2,500210,0002,200, Energy Efficient School Upgrades Greater Sudbury Community - Institutional 1, ,000250, Green Loan Program - A.C.T. Arena Saskatoon Corporate - Buildings 1,28033,000250, Sportsplex Refrigeration Heat Recovery Halifax Corporate- Buildings 27015,00018, Replace Domestic Hot Water Boilers & Tanks NorQuest College – Calgary Community – Institutional 19423,40033, Energy Audits and Retrofits Mississauga Corporate- Buildings 16750,000300,0006 Queen St. NG Conversion Fredericton Corporate- Buildings 552,07016, Solar HeatingWindsor Corporate - Buildings 405,90063,

12 FCM Sustainable Communities Conference February 10–12, 2010 Ottawa, Ontario “The conference helped me gather so much valuable information in one place; it’s one of the most informative conferences I’ve ever attended.” — Councillor Cynthia Lulham City of Westmount, Québec

13 National recognition for projects that demonstrate environmental responsibility and excellence Awards categories: brownfields, buildings, energy, planning, transportation, residential development, waste and water Applications for 2010 are now open! Access to the best in Canada: Searchable DVD with 10 years of winners FCM–CH2M HILL Sustainable Community Awards

14 Fall 2009 Webinars Date Sector Title Language October 7, 2009WaterSlowing the flow: Low-impact stormwater management English October 14, 2009 BrownfieldsOpportunities for Community Revitalization in QuébecOpportunities for Community Revitalization in Québec French October 21, 2009 Waste Getting to 50%: Success Stories in Municipal Waste Diversion English November 4, 2009 Partners for Climate Protection Integrated Approaches to Climate Protection English December 2, 2009 Energy Energy Planning for Northern Communities English View the past webinar podcasts View the past webinar podcasts

15 For more information Visit the FCM Green Municipal Fund website: Devin Causley


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