Provincial Energy Planning and LegislationThe Government of BC is committed to creating a legacy of energy efficiency. The following Provincial plans contain strategies that support energy efficiency in British Columbia:
Long-term planning can yield significant savings in infrastructure
implementation and operation, while reducing the negative impacts of high energy
consumption. More efficient transportation corridors, less pollution,
increased green spaces and reduced negative environmental impacts are
all results of effective community design.
Local governments undertaking community energy plans or studies related to the
reduction in greenhouse gas emissions are eligible to receive funding
up to $10,000 from the Local Government Department's
Planning Grant Program.
The Department also provides advice and guidance on how local governments can improve energy efficiency through:
Capital grant programs provide funding for projects that improve the energy efficiency of buildings and facilities owned by local government. The following energy efficiency projects have been funded under the Canada/BC Infrastructure Program:
Energy Efficiency Certification ProgramsEnergy efficiency and sustainability can be further implemented through certification programs, such as:
Energy planning and consumption impacts the types and the level of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions.
Greenhouse Gas Emission Assessment Guide, provides local governments with background information
and guidance for calculating GHG emissions for various common infrastructure types.