Sustainable Communities Program Overview
Future of communities
Sustainable energy management is a critical element in planning for your community’s future. In jurisdictions across North America, rising energy prices, climate action response and new government policy are changing how buildings are built and energy is delivered.
Consumers want change
Consumers are changing too. Developments attract more interest if they're energy efficient and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Power Smart Sustainable Communities Program helps local governments meet the challenges of energy and GHG reductions by providing a range of services including expertise, education, program support and financial incentives.
For more information, see Sustainable Communities Program at a Glance [PDF, 57 KB].
Funds and resources are available for:
Community Energy and Emissions Plan
A comprehensive, long-term plan designed to limit energy consumption and the creation of greenhouse gases, and to improve energy efficiency.
Local Area Plans
Include an energy component to the local area plan process to improve energy efficiency for buildings and land use.
Community Energy Manager
A dedicated resource within local government responsible for the CEEP implementation and other energy solutions and policy options.
Project Implementation – Pilot [PDF, 84 KB]
Resources and expertise to assist with implementation of energy-efficiency initiatives identified in a CEEP. Deadline for applications: October 31, 2012
For more information, please contact your Key Account Manager or call 1 866 522 4713.