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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
    • “Building a Sustainable Legacy”
      Discussion on Two Aspects:
      Corporate Strategic Plans
      Engineering-Related Initiatives
    • CORPORATE PLANS
      Corporate GHG Emissions Inventory (2004)
      5,161 Tonnes in 2000
      Buildings 43%, Fleet 36%
    • 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
    • CORPORATE PLANS cont’d
      Corporate GHG Emissions Reduction Plan
      10% Reduction (2000 levels) by 2012
    • 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
    • CORPORATE PLANS cont’d
      TOL Sustainability Charter
      Vision
      Principles
      Goals
      Social
      Economic
      Environmental
      Policy Framework
    • Sustainability Charter
    • Sustainability Charter
    • Engineering Initiatives
      Facilities
      Fleet
      Transportation
      Solid Waste
      Utilities
      Asset Management
    • 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)
    • 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
    • FACILITIES cont’d
      ENERGY EFFICIENCY INTITIATIVES
      Contributions from
      BC Hydro PowerSmart
      Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program
      General Revenue
    • 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
    • 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”
    • FLEET
      Biodiesel
      Full fleet and equipment
      B20 blend
      Plan to pilot higher blends in the future
    • FLEET cont’d
      Using fuel efficient, appropriately sized compact vehicles
      • The Township has purchased two SmartCars, three hybrid Honda Civics and three hybrid Ford Escapes
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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%
    • TRANSPORTATION
      Planning Initiatives
      Updated Master Transportation Plan (2009)
      Bicycle Plan (due 2011)
    • 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
    • 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
    • TRANSPORTATION cont’d
      Pedestrian Improvement Program
      Goal to enhance walkability
      Improved connectivity
      Sidewalks and crosswalks
    • 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
    • SOLID WASTE
      Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan Implementation – Metro Vancouver
      Organics Collection (starting April 2011)
      Increased Diversion
      Recycling
      Use of CBSM to encourage participation
    • 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)
    • UTILITIES
      Water
      Water Management Plan
      Quality – agriculture, well management
      Quantity – conservation
      Education
    • UTILITIES cont’d
      Water
      Water Management Plan
      Quality – agriculture, well management
      Quantity – conservation
      Education
      Sanitary Sewer
      Inflow and Infiltration Reduction Program
    • 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
    • ASSET MANAGEMENT
      1970 Dodge
      Challengers
    • ASSET MGMT cont’d
      2010 Dodge Challenger
    • 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
    • ASSET MGMT cont’d
      Seven Steps to Asset Management
    • ASSET MGMT cont’d
      Seven Steps to Asset Management
      TOL – 2010
    • ASSET MGMT cont’d
      Infrastructure has a limited life and we need to plan for its renewal / replacement
    • 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
    • “Building a Sustainable Legacy”
      QUESTIONS?
    • “Thank-You”