City of Brampton endorses Community Energy and Emission Reduction Plan
By Energy Manager Canada
Setting a 2041 target, the city expects to achieve a 22% commercial and institutional sector efficiency gain from 2016 levels by retrofitting 60% of existing buildings.
By Energy Manager Canada
The City of Brampton, Ontario has 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.
The CEERP has three general goals:
- Reduce community-wide energy end use by at least 50% from 2016 levels by 2041.
- Reduce community-wide emissions by 50% from 2016 levels by 2041, and to establish a pathway to reduce emissions by at least 80% in 2050 to meet or exceed federal and provincial targets.
- Retain at least $26 billion in cumulative energy costs within the community by 2041.
Among seven strategic directions the city has identified, 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
To accelerate Brampton’s energy transition, the CEERP identifies six priority projects that are to be completed within the next five years.
- Ensure the city’s policies and programs align with supporting the CEERP Objectives and Targets.
- Establish a system to deliver standardized retrofits to Brampton homeowners.
- Update the Transportation and Transit Master Plan (TTMP).
- Integrate District Energy Systems in appropriate locations within the city.
- Develop Integrated Energy Master Plans for public facilities and private development.
- Establish a community organization to lead the development and implementation of select priority projects.
For more information on the CEERP visit www.brampton.ca/ceerp