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What is a Community Energy Plan (CEP)

A CEP is a roadmap for taking action on energy saving and reducing greenhouse gas emissions within a city or a specific community. This roadmap describes what actions have to be implemented, when, and what are the different implementation strategies to do so. A CEP must be aligned with the emissions reduction goals a city has, and it has to be grounded in the local context.

Emissions reduction, energy savings, costs, and also benefits are estimated to evaluate the plan holistically, to make sure the best decisions are made not only from an environmental point of view, but also from a financial and social perspective.

Markham Centre CEP

Markham Centre’s CEP will guide energy-related decisions for both buildings and transportation and align new development with Markham’s goal for net-zero emissions by 2050.

How will the CEP impact you?

The CEP is evaluating a wide range of actions and policies which can reduce energy and GHG emissions, at the same time reducing energy costs.


Sample Actions


Action name

Description

Optimized urban form

Design the configuration of and shape of buildings to maximise solar gain, free energy, for heating and lighting.

Energy efficient building code

Ensure new buildings and homes use as little energy as possible and minimise GHG emissions.

Low-carbon construction

Use building materials with a lower carbon footprint.

District Energy

Provide low-carbon district energy to buildings

PV solar energy

Install solar PV on buildings, maximizing local energy generation.

Parking prices for EVs

Provide differentiated pricing for EVs in certain areas.

Clean vehicle zones

Evaluate zero emissions transportation zones.

Car-free zones

Evaluate car-free areas

Parking minimums

Reduce or eliminate parking minimums.

Autonomous buses

Implement autonomous buses.

Integrated transit system

Ensure all levels of transit work together seamlessly.


Markham Centre Banner

What is a Community Energy Plan (CEP)

A CEP is a roadmap for taking action on energy saving and reducing greenhouse gas emissions within a city or a specific community. This roadmap describes what actions have to be implemented, when, and what are the different implementation strategies to do so. A CEP must be aligned with the emissions reduction goals a city has, and it has to be grounded in the local context.

Emissions reduction, energy savings, costs, and also benefits are estimated to evaluate the plan holistically, to make sure the best decisions are made not only from an environmental point of view, but also from a financial and social perspective.

Markham Centre CEP

Markham Centre’s CEP will guide energy-related decisions for both buildings and transportation and align new development with Markham’s goal for net-zero emissions by 2050.

How will the CEP impact you?

The CEP is evaluating a wide range of actions and policies which can reduce energy and GHG emissions, at the same time reducing energy costs.


Sample Actions


Action name

Description

Optimized urban form

Design the configuration of and shape of buildings to maximise solar gain, free energy, for heating and lighting.

Energy efficient building code

Ensure new buildings and homes use as little energy as possible and minimise GHG emissions.

Low-carbon construction

Use building materials with a lower carbon footprint.

District Energy

Provide low-carbon district energy to buildings

PV solar energy

Install solar PV on buildings, maximizing local energy generation.

Parking prices for EVs

Provide differentiated pricing for EVs in certain areas.

Clean vehicle zones

Evaluate zero emissions transportation zones.

Car-free zones

Evaluate car-free areas

Parking minimums

Reduce or eliminate parking minimums.

Autonomous buses

Implement autonomous buses.

Integrated transit system

Ensure all levels of transit work together seamlessly.


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