City of Brampton endorses Community Energy and Emission Reduction Plan
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The city is setting a 2041 target to achieve a 22% commercial and institutional sector efficiency gain from 2016 levels by retrofitting 60% of existing buildings.
The city of Brampton, Ont. has unanimously endorsed a Community Energy and Emission Reduction Plan (CEERP), developed in partnership with Sheridan College, that will act as a guide to help the city, residents and businesses develop and adopt new best practices to improve energy efficiency, reduce GHGs, ensure energy security, create economic advantage and increase resilience to climate change.
Specifically, the CEERP has three goals:
- Reduce community-wide energy end use by at least 50 per cent from 2016 levels by 2041.
- Reduce community-wide emissions by 50 per cent from 2016 levels by 2041, and to establish a pathway to reduce emissions by at least 80 per cent in 2050 to meet or exceed federal and provincial targets.
- Retain at least $26 billion in cumulative energy costs within the community by 2041.
The city will meet these goals through seven strategic directions, and those with direct implications on the building community include: home & building efficiency, local energy supply and distribution, and industrial efficiency.
Specific goals in these areas include:
- Achieve a 22% commercial and institutional sector efficiency gain from 2016 levels by retrofitting 60% of existing buildings
- Achieve a 17% Ontario Building Code efficiency gain from 2016 levels
- Serve 70% of existing high growth Energy Planning Districts and 80% of new high growth Energy Planning Districts with district energy
- Serve 10% of hot water and heating needs in homes not served by district energy with solar hot water
- Supply 8% of Brampton’s electricity needs with locally generated solar power
For more information on the CEERP visit www.brampton.ca/ceerp