In 2014, Halton Region introduced its first Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Plan. Between 2013 and 2018, the Region implemented various solutions across our facilities, water and wastewater process operations and street lighting on Regional roads. Results from tracking project energy reductions demonstrated that between 2014 and 2018 Halton achieved:
- 2% reduction in energy consumption
- reduction of over 168 tonnes of greenhouse gases
- almost $900,000 in annual energy cost savings
The 2019 to 2023 Energy Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Plan(PDF file) will build on these successes and introduce new targets and actions to further reduce Halton Region’s carbon footprint. The Region’s corporate-wide approach to energy management aligns with the targets set out in the 2019-2022 Strategic Business Plan including:
- 5% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions related to Regional services
- 5% reduction in the hydro consumption/megalitre of wastewater treated
- 5% reduction in the hydro consumption/megalitre of water treated
- 10% reduction in the hydro consumption required for Regional street lights
- 5% reduction in the hydro and heating consumption per square foot in corporate facilities
The Energy Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Plan will guide Halton Region through the managed control of its utility costs, energy use, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the capture and re- use of available resources, and adopted green building and green procurement policies to deliver optimal results.
The CDM Plan is aligned with the existing Energy, Environmental, Resource and Operational Plans, augmented through polices for Green Procurement, New Construction and Renovation, Existing Building Operation and Maintenance, and Renewable Energy utilization. The Plan also outlines the areas of opportunity that will assist the Region in meeting its short and long term Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change objectives that are defined in the 2019-2022 Strategic Business Plan.
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