Esquimalt reduces energy consumption, emissions for third straight year

The township reduced hydro and natural gas consumption use in municipal buildings by five per cent

  • Mar. 6, 2015 1:00 p.m.

For the third year in a row, the Township of Esquimalt has reduced both energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in its municipal operations.

In 2014, the township produced 968 tonnes of GHG emissions with 71 per cent of emissions coming from the operation of municipal buildings and the other 29 per cent from the municipal vehicle fleet.

The township reduced hydro and natural gas consumption use in municipal buildings by five per cent, fleet fuel use by eight per cent  and overall GHG emissions by 70 tonnes compared to 2013.

The Township’s 2014 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program Public Report highlights the action and progress being made by the township towards meeting its Climate Action Charter goals.

Highlights include the implementation of paperless council agendas, the collection of organic kitchen scraps for composting, and participation in the Westside Solutions committee, which is evaluating options and developing a conceptual plan for a wastewater treatment and resource recovery plan for westside communities.