The City of Brampton has officially released its Energy and Emissions Management Plan 2019-2024: A Zero Carbon Transition. The plan aims to achieve a zero carbon transition for the City’s new and existing corporate facilities, with three key objectives over the next five years: to minimize emissions intensity, to minimize energy intensity and to maximize cost recovery.
In accordance with the Paris Agreement, Brampton has adopted the provincial and federal greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets of 30% and 80% for 2030 and 2050, respectively, using a 2010 baseline. The City has set an interim target of 20% GHG emissions reduction by 2024.
From 2014 to 2019, the City recovered a total of $5.8 million in costs through energy conservation, renewable energy, third-party funding, energy procurement and water rebates. In this five-year period, the City implemented more than 13 renewable energy projects at its facilities, and performed 50 energy conservation projects.
As a Green City, Brampton is committed to zero carbon and high-performance facilities. “Brampton is a Green City. We make it a priority to reduce our carbon footprint through projects that are geared towards sustainability. The Energy and Emissions Management Plan 2019-2024 not only aligns with provincial and federal emission targets – it plants the seeds for a cleaner, greener future for our community.” said Mayor Patrick Brown.