Making Our Township More Sustainable

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Presentation by David Pollock at South Fraser OnTrax's 2nd Annual Sustainability on the Edge Event.

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Making Our Township More Sustainable

  1. 1. Making Our Township More Sustainable
  2. 2. “Building a Sustainable Legacy”  Discussion on Two Aspects:  Corporate Strategic Plans  Engineering-Related Initiatives
  3. 3. CORPORATE PLANS  Corporate GHG Emissions Inventory (2004)  5,161 Tonnes in 2000  Buildings 43%, Fleet 36%
  4. 4. CORPORATE PLANS  Corporate GHG Emissions Inventory (2004)  5,161 Tonnes in 2000  Buildings 43%, Fleet 36%  BC Climate Action Charter (2007)  Goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2012
  5. 5. CORPORATE PLANS cont’d  Corporate GHG Emissions Reduction Plan  10% Reduction (2000 levels) by 2012
  6. 6. CORPORATE PLANS cont’d  Corporate GHG Emissions Reduction Plan  10% Reduction (2000 levels) by 2012  Community Energy Emissions Plan (CEEP) (2011 completion)  2009 Community Emissions – 962,590 T  CEEP seeks to reduce GHG emissions through number of strategies and actions  Target reductions to be established for 2020 and 2030  Combination of TOL Actions / Resident Actions / Higher Governments
  7. 7. CORPORATE PLANS cont’d  TOL Sustainability Charter  Vision  Principles  Goals  Social  Economic  Environmental  Policy Framework
  8. 8. Sustainability Charter
  9. 9. Sustainability Charter
  10. 10. Engineering Initiatives  Facilities  Fleet  Transportation  Solid Waste  Utilities  Asset Management
  11. 11. FACILITIES  Civic Facility  LEED Silver (first Municipal Hall in Canada)  Geo-exchange (45-250’ deep wells)  Low flow fixtures  Waste & Recycling Collection (inc. food waste)
  12. 12. FACILITIES  Civic Facility  LEED Silver (first Municipal Hall in Canada)  Geo-exchange (45-250’ deep wells)  Low flow fixtures  Waste & Recycling Collection (inc. food waste)  Aldergrove Water Treatment plant  Heat recovery from ground water  95% Reduction in natural gas usage  $319 opposed to $6,500 for heat  Cost Approx. $158,000, payback 7 Years
  13. 13. FACILITIES cont’d  ENERGY EFFICIENCY INTITIATIVES  Contributions from  BC Hydro PowerSmart  Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program  General Revenue
  14. 14. FACILITIES cont’d  ENERGY EFFICIENCY INTITIATIVES  Contributions from  BC Hydro PowerSmart  Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program  General Revenue  Typical Projects  WC Blair Boiler Replacement  Low Flow and Automatic Water Fixtures  Lighting – LED and Flourescent
  15. 15. FACILITIES cont’d  ENERGY EFFICIENCY INTITIATIVES  Contributions from  BC Hydro PowerSmart  Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program  General Revenue  Typical Projects  WC Blair Boiler Replacement  Low Flow and Automatic Water Fixtures  Lighting – LED and Fluorescent  Use Grant Monies for EEI Projects – seed funds rather than going to “big pot”
  16. 16.  Biodiesel  Full fleet and equipment  B20 blend  Plan to pilot higher blends in the future FLEET
  17. 17.  Using fuel efficient, appropriately sized compact vehicles FLEET cont’d  The Township has purchased two SmartCars, three hybrid Honda Civics and three hybrid Ford Escapes
  18. 18. FLEET cont’d  E3 Fleet  Only the Third Municipality in Canada to Earn Rating – Silver  Developed Action Plan  Training  Awareness  Revised purchasing  Revised Operations and Maintenance Programs
  19. 19. FLEET cont’d  Anti-idling Strategy  One Minute Policy  Awareness campaign focused on staff training and posters  Clear vinyl window decals and bumper stickers on all units
  20. 20. FLEET cont’d  E3 Program Summary;  Median fleet fuel efficiency up 8.5%  Units with low utilization down 10%  Units reporting high fuel consumption down 52%  Overall GHG intensity down 6.1%
  21. 21. TRANSPORTATION  Planning Initiatives  Updated Master Transportation Plan (2009)  Bicycle Plan (due 2011)
  22. 22. TRANSPORTATION  Planning Initiatives  Updated Master Transportation Plan (2009)  Bicycle Plan (due 2011)  Infrastructure  Bicycle Infrastructure (with T/Link) - $160k PA  Transit Infrastructure (with T/Link) - $120k PA
  23. 23. TRANSPORTATION  Planning Initiatives  Updated Master Transportation Plan (2009)  Bicycle Plan (due 2011)  Infrastructure  Bicycle Infrastructure (with T/Link) - $160k PA  Transit Infrastructure (with T/Link) - $120k PA  Integrated Regional Signal System (IRSS)  Joint initiative with Surrey, MOT, City of Lgy  To reduce congestion, travel times, GHG
  24. 24. TRANSPORTATION cont’d  Pedestrian Improvement Program  Goal to enhance walkability  Improved connectivity  Sidewalks and crosswalks
  25. 25. TRANSPORTATION cont’d  Pedestrian Improvement Program  Goal to enhance walkability  Improved connectivity  Sidewalks and crosswalks  Neighbourhood Planning  Transportation Component to include multi- modal transportation options  Bike Lanes, Trails, Greenways, Traffic Calming, Pedestrians  Curreently updating Aldergrove Core Plan, Central Gordon and Latimar Plans
  26. 26. SOLID WASTE  Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan Implementation – Metro Vancouver  Organics Collection (starting April 2011)  Increased Diversion  Recycling  Use of CBSM to encourage participation
  27. 27. SOLID WASTE  Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan Implementation – Metro Vancouver  Organics Collection (starting April 2011)  Increased Diversion  Recycling  Use of CBSM to encourage participation  Working to Waste Reduction (not to Zero Waste perhaps)
  28. 28. UTILITIES  Water  Water Management Plan  Quality – agriculture, well management  Quantity – conservation  Education
  29. 29. UTILITIES cont’d  Water  Water Management Plan  Quality – agriculture, well management  Quantity – conservation  Education  Sanitary Sewer  Inflow and Infiltration Reduction Program
  30. 30. UTILITIES  Water  Water Management Plan  Quality – agriculture, well management  Quantity – conservation  Education  Sanitary Sewer  Inflow and Infiltration Reduction Program  Drainage  Water Quality  Integrated Storm Water Management Plans
  31. 31. ASSET MANAGEMENT  1970 Dodge  Challengers
  32. 32. ASSET MGMT cont’d  2010 Dodge Challenger
  33. 33. ASSET MGMT cont’d  Challenges  Balance aging Infrastructure with Demands from New Growth  Stopping Growth or Ignoring Aging I/F is not a Preferred Option  Temptation to defer / avoid Maintenance  Securing Sustainable Funding
  34. 34. ASSET MGMT cont’d  Seven Steps to Asset Management What do we own? What is it worth? What is its condition? What needs to be done? When do we need to do it? What is the cost impact? How will we pay for it?
  35. 35. ASSET MGMT cont’d  Seven Steps to Asset Management What do we own? What is it worth? What is its condition? What needs to be done? When do we need to do it? What is the cost impact? How will we pay for it? TOL – 2010
  36. 36. ASSET MGMT cont’d  Infrastructure has a limited life and we need to plan for its renewal / replacement
  37. 37. ASSET MGMT cont’d  Goals?  Sustainable Funding  Deliver sustainable and affordable levels of service to preserve asset value  Manage existing I/F and plan effectively for renewal / replacement
  38. 38. “Building a Sustainable Legacy” QUESTIONS?
  39. 39. “Thank-You”

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