Sourced from Infrastructure Canada via Newswire
Canadians live in cleaner, healthier and safer communities when municipalities use innovative ways to reduce pollution, improve energy efficiency and find new uses for their public infrastructure.
That's why the Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced funding for 125 new initiatives in communities across Canada through FCM's Green Municipal Fund (GMF), Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) and Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP).
The announcement was made by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Canada's Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Vicki-May Hamm, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
The projects announced today demonstrate the work being done in municipalities large and small. Examples include:
As part of the broader Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre deep-energy project, the City of Toronto in Ontario, will use funding from GMF to implement a closed-loop, lake-based, geo-exchange system pilot. The City anticipates that this project will generate reduction in energy use for the building of 67% and the reduction in associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 78%.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler in British Columbia will use a MCIP climate change staff grant to staff a position responsible for implementing initiatives that will produce a lasting improvement in municipal GHG emissions reduction.
The Municipality of Stoke in Quebec is creating a municipal asset management plan with funding from MAMP to enable the municipality to better plan and anticipate the maintenance, repair, upgrading and replacement of municipal equipment and infrastructure.