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Green Municipal Fund Commits $9,725 to the Town of Woodstock for an Energy Audit and Action Plan


President Karen Titus of the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick (UMNB), representing the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), and Mike Allen, Member of Parliament (Tobique—Mactaquac), representing the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources, announced today a $9,725 Green Municipal Fund grant to help the Town of Woodstock conduct a detailed energy audit and develop an energy action plan for their municipal facilities and motorized vehicles. The energy audit will identify energy efficiency opportunities and provide an implementation plan complete with capital costs, energy savings, paybacks and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions. The action plan will be part of their Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) commitment to reduce GHG emissions.

“FCM’s Green Municipal Fund offers a range of resources and services that specifically address the sustainable community development needs of municipal governments,” said UMNB President Karen Titus, representing FCM. “The financing and knowledge provided by the Fund supports the development of communities that are more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.”

“Canadians want to see real results. Through the Green Municipal Fund, Canada’s new government is helping municipalities across the country deliver results,” said Mike Allen, MP. “Through projects such as this, we are demonstrating our commitment to a cleaner and healthier environment for Canadians.”

Potential energy saving opportunities will include lighting systems, building retrofits, heating, ventilation and air conditioning and energy management control systems. Water conservation may also be a direct result of this study through initiatives such as auto shut-off fixtures in public showers, washrooms, pool heating and dehumidification.

“The facilities included in the study currently produce an estimated 1,700 tonnes of GHG per year,” said Mayor Jeff Wright. By implementing energy-saving measures, we estimate that the Town can achieve savings in energy and GHG emissions of approximately 20 percent.”

PCP is a network managed by the FCM Centre for Sustainable Community Development. Through PCP, 148 municipal governments, representing 70 percent of the population, have committed to reduce greenhouse gases and act on climate change. FCM receives technical support for PCP from ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability. PCP receives financial support from the Green Municipal Fund.

The Government of Canada has endowed the Federation of Canadian Municipalities with $550 million to establish and manage the Green Municipal Fund. The Fund supports partnerships and leveraging of both public and private sector funding to reach higher standards of air, water and soil quality, and climate protection.

FCM has been the national voice of municipal governments since 1901. It fosters sustainable communities enjoying a high quality of life by promoting strong, effective, and accountable municipal government.

For information:

Town of Woodstock, NB

Ed Dickinson
Director of Administrative Services
Tel: 506-325-4600
Fax: 506-325-4308

Green Municipal Fund

Lucille Hodgins
Manager, Community Liaison
Green Municipal Fund
Centre for Sustainable Community Development
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Tel.: 613-907-6299
Cell: 613-447-0051
Fax: 613-244-1515

Natural Resources Canada

Kathleen Olson
Acting Director of Communications
Minister’s Office
Natural Resources Canada
Tel.: 613-996-2007
Fax: 613-943-0663

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