New Energy Management Policy New Energy Management Policy <div class="ExternalClassCE38BE93F61A4DE5801B75B2165BF694"> <p>In signing on to B.C.’s Climate Action Charter in 2007, Metro Vancouver committed to pursue carbon neutrality in its operations. To accomplish this target, staff developed the <a target="_blank" href="/services/air-quality/climate-action/our-operations/corporate-action-plan">Corporate Climate Action Plan</a>, which identifies the strong link between greenhouse gas emissions and energy performance. </p> <p>Since 2007, we have made progress in energy management while determining that an organization-wide approach was required to achieve our commitment toward setting and achieving goals related to energy and greenhouse gas emissions reduction. This new policy will commit us to continuously improve energy performance in our operations, and enhance production, generation and recovery of energy from, for example, waste streams and drinking water.</p> <p>In 2013, Metro Vancouver spent $14 million for energy to heat, cool and light its buildings, to power its utility infrastructure and processes, and to fuel its fleet of vehicles. This energy use resulted in 7,500 tonnes of CO<sub>2</sub>-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions. Our new Corporate Energy Management Policy will provide the framework to set energy performance improvement targets, to track progress toward meeting those targets, and to facilitate our transition to renewable energy sources. We look forward to providing regular reports on how we are achieving our targets.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/CorporateManagement.jpg2014-09-01T07:00:00ZGP0|#a034b42c-1781-40ae-b748-435ae38ef7b4;L0|#0a034b42c-1781-40ae-b748-435ae38ef7b4|Issue 1;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass512BEC541DE64B3E8AB290AAFEB253FB"> <p>Metro Vancouver’s new Corporate Energy Management Policy will enable us to improve our energy performance and ensure sustained progress on all of our energy initiatives.</p> <p>The policy covers promoting energy efficiency and conservation in Metro Vancouver operations, identifying clean and sustainable energy sources that can be generated and recovered from our operations, and managing energy performance of our regional utilities (water treatment and supply and wastewater collection and treatment) and other functions in an efficient and accountable manner.</p></div>