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Environmental Leadership Roadmap

For over 25 years the City of Saint John has been a leader in implementing best practices in energy efficiency.
2020       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)
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.
2018   The Saint John City Market undergoes significant energy upgrades.
    The Pedestrian and Transit Strategy Reports are completed as part of MoveSJ.
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.
2016   City partners with Saint John Energy to launch an energy efficiency awareness program for elementary school students.
2015   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.
2014   The City of Saint John celebrates 100 per cent completion of the Harbour Clean Up Project.
2013   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.
2012   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.
2011   City wins two awards:
Premier's Award for Energy Efficiency: Energy Efficiency Champion
Premier’s Award for Energy Efficiency, project – Commercial New 
Premier’s Award for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Champion
Construction, Saint John Transit
2010   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.
2008   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.
2006   City of Saint John joins Partners for Climate Protection (PCP)
2004   City of Saint John wins Canadian Association of Municipal Administrator (CAMA) Environment Award
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.