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Leading energy efficiency projects with a Municipal Energy Champion

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Join us on December 3 to learn about the Municipal Energy Champions Program and how to apply.

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The Municipal Energy Champions Program helps small municipalities manage energy use by providing free support for municipalities interested in delegating a staff member to become a municipal energy champion.

The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre will discuss how to select an energy champion and how your energy champion will help improve municipal operations and reduce energy costs with energy efficiency projects.

Join us on December 3 to hear from Sandra McIntosh, Climate Adaptation Specialist for Brazeau County. She'll talk about her experience in the Municipal Energy Champions Program, lessons learned and initiatives Brazeau County is moving forward with.

Participating in this program will help your municipality:

  • Understand the importance of energy use and management
  • Complete energy assessments
  • Move forward in the energy planning process
  • See financing options to offset the costs of energy projects
  • Identify opportunities for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
  • Develop an approach for energy management initiatives

Municipal Energy Champions commit approximately 10 to 15 hours a month to complete the six-step program over six months through webinars, workshops, phone calls and more. They will:

  1. Learn the basics of energy management
  2. Gather preliminary data of municipal energy consumption
  3. Design an energy-consuming systems map
  4. Build an energy profile of the municipality
  5. Complete a macro-energy audit
  6. Understand how to construct an implementation plan

Sandra McIntosh

Sandra is the Climate Adaptation Specialist (and Economic Development Officer) for Brazeau County. Sandra is new to the role of Climate Adaptation but is immersing herself in the wide world of energy efficiency.

With her background in Economic Development, she brings those existing research skills to benchmark the current energy uses of Brazeau County buildings, streetlights and fleet fuel. This data is then used to determine where Brazeau County can go forward in more energy efficient opportunities. It is through the success of the Municipal Energy Champion Pilot Project that she was able to enhance an implementation plan being developed for different climate adaptation possibilities.

Municipal Climate Change Action Centre

The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre was founded in 2009 as a collaborative initiative of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, Rural Municipalities of Alberta, and the Government of Alberta.

We deliver funding, technical assistance, and education to help Alberta municipalities, school authorities and, community-related organizations advance actions that lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve climate resilience.

Learn more at mccac.ca

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