City Operations

We’re finding ways to make our operations more sustainable. Some of the things we’re doing or planning to do include:
  • Using high efficiency LED lights in all traffic signals
  • Promoting waste diversion programs like using compostable cutlery/dishes at special events
  • Double-sided printing and using recycled paper in all offices
  • Installing drip bags around trees on City property to reduce water use
  • Using recycled tires in the development of Fuhr Sports Park’s playing field
As well, City Council has adopted two formal policies:

City Hall renovation / retrofit

City Hall was renovated to improve customer access to services and minimize environmental impact. It is a LEED Certified building. (Learn more about Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design External). Project highlights include:

  • Increased insulation and natural lighting
  • Improved air quality
  • Low flow water fixtures and toilets
  • Water efficient landscaping
  • 20 per cent of the construction materials were locally purchased
  • Building materials were reused and construction waste was recycled where possible

What’s next?

Future opportunities include:
  • Corporate Environmental Strategy (under development)
  • New Public Works building / shop renovation
  • Options for a greener fleet
  • Energy audit of City facilities
  • Increased efficiencies in outdoor water use
  • Sustainability based data collection and analysis 
  • Expanded public education