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Implementation: Putting the ESS and CEEP into Action

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The City’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy (ESS) and Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP), approved in 2016, are being put into action! As outline in this report implementation will occur in phases, focusing first on the “Big Move Strategies”. Phase 1 consists of three key policies:

  • Green Building Policy
  • Electric Vehicle Policy
  • Corporate Sustainability

Other strategies and actions will also continue to be pursued as opportunities arise.

Progress Reports

Annual reporting on progress on the ESS and CEEP will begin at the end of 2018. An overview of Burnaby’s Environmental Achievements is available, and more recent initiatives are included in the 2017 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program Report.

Current Initiatives

EV Policy

Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy

Transportation accounts for half of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Burnaby - mostly from passenger vehicles. The transition from fossil fuel to electricity for passenger vehicles has the potential to greatly reduce those overall GHG emissions.

Learn more about Electric Vehicles in Burnaby »

Green Building Policy

Green Building Policy

Increasing the energy efficiency of buildings improves health and comfort while decreasing overall energy cost and GHG emissions. Many energy efficient buildings have been constructed in Burnaby, notably at UniverCity at SFU.

Burnaby’s Green Building Policy is in the preliminary stages of review and will address Energy Step Code* and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as other sustainability objectives; in new private development, and for new and existing City facilities.

The City’s Green Building Policy will establish requirements for New Private Development, and provide policy direction for new and existing City Facilities.

Read more about the Green Building Policy in this Council Report.

*The Energy Step Code (ESC) is a provincial framework to support building energy performance exceeding the minimum levels specified in the Building Code. The ESC is intended to improve the consistency of development requirements across BC municipalities and act as a “roadmap” for future Building Code updates, toward the goal of net zero energy ready buildings by 2032. Learn more at the links below."

Find out more…

If you have any questions about green building policy, please contact ecoplanning@burnaby.ca.