Care for the local environment, respond to climate change and prepare Guelph for a net-zero-carbon future.
Measures, targets, data collection and reporting will be established for future reporting.
Energy conservation and GHG emissions reduction approach is being taken to continue progress towards 100 RE KPI.
Staff are establishing community wide energy and GHG emission data tracking. Ongoing monitoring to be used to track progress.
A staff resource and budget will be put forward in the 2022 budget cycle to undertake this body of work.
COVID-19 has delayed the development of a community energy and GHG emissions inventory and monitoring process. staff are currently focused on correcting schedule and completing this work. Further clarity on roles and responsibilities is required to achieve community-wide GHG emissions reductions. The Corporation continues to implement measures to reduce corporate energy consumption and corporate GHG emissions and lower its contribution to the communitywide GHG emissions inventory.
As part of ISO 50001, action-based sub targets are to be set in alignment with the 100RE by 2050 target.
Later this year, a project manager will be in place to develop the governance structure and prepare the Request for Proposals that will be released pending Council’s approval of this 2022 capital budget request.
The City’s tree inventory map now includes more information about the health of Guelph’s urban forest.
Guelph is the largest community in Canada to rely almost completely on groundwater for our water supply. Compared to other cities near rivers or lakes, Guelph’s water supply takes longer to replenish, and is more vulnerable to overuse.