Winners of 2012 Climate & Energy Action Awards Announced! Congratulations to Municipalities Surrey, Nakusp, and North Vancouver
On September 26, the Honourable Terry Lake, Minister of
Environment presented awards recognizing climate & energy
action taken by Surrey, Nakusp and City of North Vancouver at the
2012 Union of B.C Municipalities convention.
The City of Surrey won in the Community Planning and Development
category for the planning and development of Surrey City Centre.
Over the past ten years, City Centre has transformed into a
high-density, transit-oriented community - changes that have been
driven by vision, commitment and investment.
The Village of Nakusp won in the Corporate Operations category.
The Village has implemented renewable energy retrofit projects,
reduced GHG emissions and reduced energy costs. Capturing latent
heat from hot springs water, installing 6,500 W of solar power, and
a micro hydro project are just a few of the projects completed.
The City of North Vancouver won the Public Sector Collaboration
category for the Lonsdale Energy Corporation and School District 44
Education Service Centre/Arts for Kids project, which showcases a
geothermal heat pump system and recycling of surplus heat.
Honourable Mentions were awarded to:
- City of North Vancouver for its energy efficient buildings
density bonusing initiative.
- Regional District of Nanaimo for a regional memorandum of
understanding for corporate emission reduction projects.
- City of Rossland for the Rossland Energy Diet.
The awards are organized annually by the Community Energy
Association in partnership with the Province of British Columbia,
Union of B.C. Municipalities, B.C. Hydro and FortisBC.
Click here for more information about this year's award recipients
and all 2012 applications.