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Environmental Leadership Roadmap

1996
The City of Saint John adopted a Municipal Energy Efficiency Program (MEEP), pre-empting Kyoto. The MEEP is a city-wide program to reduce municipal operations energy consumption. The program was initiated by conducting the first comprehensive annual analysis of energy consumption and related costs of municipal operations.
 2004
cama City of Saint John wins Canadian Association of Municipal Administrator (CAMA) Environment Award
 2006
fcm  City of Saint John joins Partners for Climate Protection (PCP)
 2008
arena City performs and energy audit on all four city arenas. By this time, more than 70 energy retrofit projects have been implemented in more than 50 buildings and facilities. A state-of-the-art Energy Management Control System (EMCS) allows for remote energy monitoring of individual buildings.
City awarded Federation of Canadian Municipalities-CH2M HILL Sustainable Community Award.
City of Saint John adopts Integrated Community Sustainability Plan.
 2010
biketrail  A trail and bikeway strategic plan is presented to Common Council.
Saint John Transit Unveils Parcobus
  Saint John Sustainable Energy Management Team awarded Milton F. Gregg Conservation Award by the Conservation Council of New Brunswick.
The City of Saint John is recognized among the Top 13 in North America for Best Energy Management Practices Commission for Environmental Cooperation.
2011
2011 award

City wins two provincial awards:

Premier’s Award for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Champion
Premier’s Award for Energy Efficiency, project – Commercial New Construction, Saint John Transit

2012
dashboard The first Public Energy Monitoring Dashboard System in New Brunswick using real time data was installed in 2012 at the City Hall to monitor and report on energy and water performance at the Saint John Transit building.
Saint John Common Council adopts the new Municipal Plan which includes energy and environmental policies and by-laws to address: Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Renewal Energy, Green Urban Design and Energy Monitoring
The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of New Brunswick recognizes the City of Saint John with the Showcase Award for Engineering Excellence for the Eastern Wastewater Treatment Facility.
 2013
peel plaza One Peel Plaza, the new HQ for the Saint John Police Force, is recognized with the Premier’s Award for Energy Efficiency. The Police Headquarters is a LEED Gold Building and received a $1 million grant and $10 million in low interest loans toward the energy efficiency measures.
  The MEEP program is recognized once again with the Community Recognition Award by the Province of New Brunswick.
 2014
 harbour The City of Saint John celebrates 100 per cent completion of the Harbour Clean Up Project.
 2015
lily lake lights

 

Saint John Energy donates a leading edge solar digital lighting system for Lily Lake Trail in Rockwood Park.

 

 

The City of Saint John, in cooperation with Saint John Energy and the Saint John Parking Commission, install the first Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station at Peel Plaza Parking.

The City's Parks and Recreation Service launches the Green Machine, a 14’ trailer equipped to support community cleanups.

2016
school City partners with Saint John Energy to launch an energy efficiency awareness program for elementary school students.
 2017
  Saint John Common Council adopts the Asset Management Policy and Roadmap that aims to integrate climate change into decision-making about infrastructure assets, such as roads, buildings, and water and wastewater systems.
  The MEEP program receives national recognition with the Quest Smart Energy Communities Award - Local Public Service Sector.
2018
  The Saint John City Market undergoes significant energy upgrades.
  The Pedestrian and Transit Strategy Reports are completed as part of MoveSJ.
2019
 

The City's Corporate and Community GHG and Energy Action Plans are adopted by Saint John Common Council. The Corporate Plan aims to reduce GHG emissions by 30% and the Community GHG emissions by 9% by 2025.

 2020
acap report 2020web Understanding Climate Change in Saint John: This report serves to inform residents, businesses and policy makers in the City of Saint John of the social, economical and environmental impacts of Climate Change. (Published by by ACAP Saint John)