Corporate Energy & GHG Reduction
In 2008, the City of New Westminster completed PCP milestones #1, 2, and 3 for its municipal operations. The resulting Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management Plan states that the City can reduce its 2007 corporate greenhouse gas emissions quantity by 1,311 tonnes CO2e, or 15% by 2017.
The City is currently implementing energy conservation measures and regularly reports to Council on the progress of its Plan. More information on the Plan's details and recommendations can be found in the Corporate Greenhouse Gas Plan Executive Summary.
In 2009, the City adopted a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Gold policy for new civic buildings. In 2013, the expansion to the Queensborough Community Centre became the City’s first LEED Gold constructed building. Opening in 2014, the City’s Anvil Centre will be the second facility designed to LEED Gold.