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City of Brampton endorses Community Energy and Emission Reduction Plan

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.


October 28, 2020
By Energy Manager Canada
Brampton

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:

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  • 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.

  1. Ensure the city’s policies and programs align with supporting the CEERP Objectives and Targets.
  2. Establish a system to deliver standardized retrofits to Brampton homeowners.
  3. Update the Transportation and Transit Master Plan (TTMP).
  4. Integrate District Energy Systems in appropriate locations within the city.
  5. Develop Integrated Energy Master Plans for public facilities and private development.
  6. 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