Transportation & Environment Services



Municipal Energy Efficiency Program (M.E.E.P.)

The City of Saint John has been an early adopter of implementing energy efficiency measures in relation to municipal and water facilities. The City was one of the first, and one of the few, Canadian municipalities in Atlantic Canada to embark on creating a Municipal Energy Efficiency Program (MEEP).

The following are a list of environmental and economic benefits as of 2017:

  • Reduced energy cost by over $2.3 Million
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions by over 9400 tons of CO2 or 24%
  • Reduce Energy consumption by approximately 8.6 Million KWH and 35,000 GJ of Natural Gas and oil/propane or 30 %
  • Received over $22 Million in Grants & Loans
  • Implemented over 100 environmental initiatives

M.E.E.P. has been recognized regionally and nationally as best practice.

  • 2013    Community Recognition Award - Province of New Brunswick
  • 2012    Top 7 Intelligent Communities Award - Intelligent Communities Forum (ICF)
  • 2011    Premier’s Award for Energy Efficiency, project – Commercial New Construction (Saint John Transit)
  • 2011    Premier’s Aware for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Champion – Commercial Sector
  • 2010    Milton F. Gregg Conservation Award, Conservation Council of New Brunswick, Saint John Sustainable Energy Management Team
  • 2008    CH2M HILL Sustainable Community Award - Federation of Canadian Municipalities