Community Energy & Emissions Planning

View from nearby mountain of Whistler village, Blackcomb and Whistler mountain ski areas at night.

Community energy and emissions planning is an important step towards improved energy management and can be used to foster green economic development in your community. We can provide support to help you create a plan for your community.

Improve your community's energy efficiency

A Community Energy and Emissions Plan [PDF, 95 KB] is a comprehensive, long-term plan to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and foster local green energy solutions in your community.

The Plan is designed to help you:

  • Identify energy goals and objectives for your community.
  • Assess current your energy policies.
  • Forecast your community's energy demand and supply.
  • Identify solutions and supporting policy options.

The Plan delivers recommendations for energy solutions and supporting policies to integrate into your official communityplan and other key corporate strategies.

We'll provide 50% funding (up to $60,000) towards the creation of your Community Energy Efficiency Plan that includes electricity reduction strategies for communities with a population of over 75,000.

An energy efficiency plan for smaller communities

For communities with population of under 75,000, we offer the CEEP: QuickStart to help you with developing and implementing a Community Energy and Emissions Plan.

Learn more about how this initiative can help you meet your community's energy and emissions reduction targets.

Community plans

A community plan [PDF, 98 KB] sets policy, land use and infrastructure guidance at the neighbourhood (local area plan) or community scale (Official Community Plan, Zoning Bylaw, Regional Growth Strategy, etc.).

We'll provide up to $20,000 in funding for energy experts to assist you with your community plan - including assisting with data collection, integrating energy conservation and efficiency opportunities, and tracking of electricity savings.