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ENERGY EFFICIENCY 

 

Indication of management commitment (e.g., energy efficiency standard operating procedures; 
board/executive management energy efficiency policy, including quantitative goals developed 
and shared with stakeholders)  

 

Energy audit/benchmarking conducted to identify priorities for energy efficiency improvements  

 

‘Energy teams’ established and individuals empowered within the utility for energy efficiency 
activities (e.g., an “energy advocate” or “energy champion”)   

 

Energy management-related training provided to plant staff 

 

Utilization of energy conserving operational methods (e.g., optimization of primary 
sedimentation to reduce utilization of pure oxygen) 

On July 11 2014, Metro Vancouver Board endorsed the Corporate Energy Management Policy of the 
organization in identifying and implementing opportunities to improve energy performance at Metro 
Vancouver, developing accurate and systemic energy use and greenhouse gas emissions tracking 
systems, as well as policy evaluation, analysis and development. 

Metro Vancouver Climate Action Committee is the standing committee of the Metro Vancouver Board 
that provides advice and recommendations on policies, bylaws, plans, programs, budgets and issues 
related to the Air Quality & Climate Change service, and the Environmental Planning function within 
Regional Planning. 

Policies are carried out via the Energy Management System, which closely follows the ISO 50001:2011 – 
Energy Management System, and which is executed by the Energy Management System Task Force and 
Working Groups. 

The Energy Management System Task Force is made up of several full-time staff to develop procedures 
for evaluating, on a triple bottom line basis: energy performance improvement projects, greenhouse gas 
emissions reduction projects, and opportunity projects for transitioning to renewable sources of energy 
throughout Metro Vancouver. 

Performance Measures & Results