Climate Action Revenue Incentive (CARIP) Public Report for 2013

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1 March 6, 2013 Climate Revenue Incentive Plan (CARIP) Public Report Climate Revenue Incentive (CARIP) Public Report for 2013 City of Quesnel Reported by: Tanya Turner

2 Contents General Information 3 Community Wide Measure 3 Community Wide Measurement Plan 3 Community Wide Targets Reduce 3 Supportive Community Wide 3 Direct Community Wide Community Wide Innovation 7 Corporate Measure 7 Corporate Measurement Reduce 7 Supportive Corporate 7 Direct Corporate Corporate Innovations Carbon Neutral Reporting 11 2 Page

3 General Information Name of Local Government City of Quesnel Member of Regional District Cariboo Regional District Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) in region Population Community Wide Measure Community Wide Measurement Answer Have you been using the Community Energy and Emissions Inventory(CEEI) to measure progress? What else have you been using instead of/in addition to CEEI? The City has utilized and will continue to utilize the Community Energy and Emissions Inventory (CEEI) to measure progress. 1.2 Plan Community Wide Targets Answer TARGET SET Do your OCP(s) have targets, policies and actions to reduce GHG emissions, as per the requirements under the Local Governments Act(LGA)? If yes, please identify the targets set. If no or in progress, please comment. Yes 33% reduction of greenhouse gases below 2007 levels by 2020 and 80% by Reduce Supportive Community Wide Next Broad Planning (e.g. creation/revision of OCPs, CEPs, transportation plans) Promtion of the City s Integrated Sustainability Planning Process: ourquesnel: Sustainability in Advancement of a number of actions adopted into the City's Strategic Plan from the ourquesnel process including several identified in this report. 3 Page

4 Next Next Next Next Building and Lighting (e.g. developed green building policy, increased density in the downtown) Continue to support and encourage the development of residential use in downtown core resulting in development of two current mixed-use that will result in over a dozen new residential units in the downtown. Continue to support densification of downtown. Energy Generation (e.g. signed on to provincial 'solar ready' regulation, explored options for bio-heating for buildings) Continued encouragement of solar ready construction at building permit. Review signing onto solar ready regulation. Review developing permit guidelines for new buildings for upcoming OCP revision. Green Space (e.g. developed urban forestry policy, adopted park acquisition policy) Review of municipal parks inventory. Continued work on Parks Master Plan and Environmental Sensitive Areas inventory. Transportation (e.g. developed sustainable transportation plan, completed bicycle master plan) Completed Transportation planning session and made some route changes to gain efficiencies and ridership of system. Added new low floor buses to accommodate accessibility for users with goal of increasing ridership. Review of transportation plans. Work with the Ministry of Transportation in reviewing transportation route through City and gaining efficiencies. 4 Page

5 Next Next Waste (e.g. introduced composting and recycling education programs) Continued support of Baker Creek Enhancement Society, Environmental Advisory Committee and Climate Committee's work in promoting composting and recycling. Continued support of Baker Creek Enhancement Societ, Environmental Advisory Committee and Climate Committee's work in promoting composting and recycling. Water/Sewer (e.g. participated in water smart initiatives, implemented Water Plan, introduced rebates on low flush toilets) Work with the Community Energy Association in promoting conservation programs. Work with the Community Energy Association in promoting conservation programs. Direct Community Wide Next Next Buildings (e.g. implement use of sustainability checklists and development permit guidelines for new buildings) Promotion of utilizing the highest energy efficiency and water effieciency systems. Work with Building Inspection in this promotion. Research energy development permit guidelines for new buildings. Energy Generation (e.g. implement district energy, geothermal, solar) Continued to work with partners to assess the feasibility of a District Energy System. Continue to work with partners to assess the feasibility of a District Energy System. 5 Page

6 Next Next Next Next Transportation (e.g. implement bike lanes, pedestrian paths, upgrade transit service and infrastructure, improve roads, parking fees etc.) Upgraded transit service to provide more direct routes to shopping centres. Continue to evaluate efficiencies in transit system to increase ridership. Waste (e.g. introduce composting and recycling programs ) Continued operation of comprehensive recycling program taking all cardboard, paper, plastics, metals, glass. Working with province on MMBC to review how recycling materials will be processed under new program. Continued operation of comprehensive recycling program taking all cardboard, paper, plastics, metals, glass. Working with province on MMBC to review how recycling materials will be processed under new program. Water/Sewer (e.g. implement water conservation and reduction initiatives) Require water conservation lawn sprinkling practices during summer months. Require water conservation lawn sprinkling practices during summer months. Green Space (e.g. plant trees, conserve forest etc.) Added a second community garden in City. Complete Environmental Sensitive Areas inventory. Initiate parks plan. Other Environmental Committee began education program on initiatives the community has undertaken to make Quesnel a more sustainable place to live. See: Environmental Committee to continue with promotion and education of good news stories and take on additional initiatives 6 Page

7 Next to promote water conservation. 1.4 Community Wide Innovation Answer Is there any activity that you have been engaged in over the past year(s) that you are particularly proud of and would like to share with other local governments? Please describe and add links to additional information where possible. ourquesnel Sustainability in Plan Corporate Measure Corporate Measurement Answer Answer What steps has your local government taken toward completing its corporate emissions inventory (e.g. corporate assets gathered related to energy and fuel data and calculated GHG emissions from energy use)? Corporate energy consumption and fuel data collected and used to calculate GHG emissions from energy used. What tool are you using to measure, track and report on your corporate emissions (e.g. SMARTtool, other tools including excel spreadsheets)? Excel Spreadsheets 2.2 Reduce Supportive Corporate Next Broad Planning (e.g. developed corporate climate action plan) Compiled corporate energy and emissions data and completed a 2012 corporate inventory. Completion of a corporate carbon neutral plan utilizing the corporate energy and emissions inventory developed. 7 Page

8 Next Next Next Next Next Building and Lighting (e.g. developed energy reduction plan for all corporate buildings) Facilities manager continued to spearhead energy reduction initiatives in concert with utility companies. Facilities manager continues to spearhead energy reduction initiatives in concert with utility companies. Energy Generation (e.g. undertook feasibility study of green energy generation for civic buildings) Continue to work on feasibility of District Energy system and determine how it will affect municipal buildings. Continue to work on feasibility of District Energy system and determine how it will affect municipal buildings. Transportation (e.g. created anti-idling policy for city vehicles, bike to work week promotion) Continue to promote anti-idling for City Vehicles. Development of a green fleet plan to guide future vehicle purchases. Waste (e.g. completed waste audit of City Hall) Continued promotionof identifying waste streams that can be eliminated, reduced or recycled. Continue to promote identifying waste streams that can be eliminated, reduced or recycled. Water/Sewer (e.g. completed study of sewer and water energy use) Identified improvements to water and sewer systems using SCADA. Continuously improve water and sewer systems using SCADA. 8 Page

9 Next Other Reinitiate ourteam to promote conservation initiatives in the workplace. Direct Corporate Next Next Next Building and Lighting (e.g. energy efficiency retrofits to municipal buildings ) Adoption of policy to use CARIP funds for energy reduction projects. Completed lighting upgrade to museum. Completed lighting upgrade to museum. Completed lighting upgrade to museum. Develop plan/policy for utilization of CARIP funds to have a sustainable fund for corporate energy improvement projects. Continue to work with BCHydro and Fortis in identifying and taking advantage of appropriate retrofits. Energy Generation (e.g. implemented heat recovery systems, solar) Continued work on District Energy Plan to evaluate feasibility of connecting municipal buildings. Advance energy planning through utilization of CARIP funds. Continued review of efficiencies achieved with solar hot water systems. Fleet (e.g. anti-idling policies for fleet vehicles, purchasing of hybrid) Continued enforcement of anti-idling policy for corporate vehicles. Continue to promote anti-idling in corporate vehicles. 9 Page

10 Next Next Next Waste (e.g. introduction of composting and recycling programs and education) Established recycling centre for office waste. Staff volunteers take recycling to municipal collection bins. Continue to move towards making publications electronic reducing paper (pay stubs, budgets, financial reports, etc.) Continued encouragement of reducing - moving towards paperless processes; continuation of internal recycling of materials. Water/Sewer (e.g. initiated water conservation and reduction initiatives) Attended earth day event providing education on City Water system and need for conservation. Continue to advance SCADA water control system to gain efficiencies with water system. Provide education on city water system and conservation and reduction initiatives. Other Continuation with tree planting and replacement program. Continuation with tree planting and replacement program. 2.3 Corporate Innovations Is there any activity that you have been engaged in over the past year(s) that you are particularly proud of and would like to share with other local governments? Please describe and add links to additional information where possible. Answer 10 Page

11 2.3 Carbon Neutral Progress Reporting Annual corporate emissions using SMARTTool or equivalent inventory tool. Emissions from services delivered by the local government Emissions from contracted services Less: GHG reduction being claimed for this reporting year from Option 1 GHG reduction project Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits and Fuel Switching Solar Thermal Household Organic Waste Composting Low Emissions Vehicles Less: GHG reductions being claimed for this reporting year from Option 2 GHG reduction projects Please list all Option 2 Projects Implemented Less: Offsets purchased for this reporting year (Option 3). Please identify your offset provider in the offset provider information section. Balance of corporate emissions for this reporting year Page

12 Making Progress on Your Carbon Neutral Commitment Answer Balance of corporate emissions for this reporting year. (If the corporate emissions balance is zero, your local government is carbon neutral for this reporting year) 12 Page

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