Turning local climate action into national solutions.
LC3 guides draw on shared research and local experience.
Priority Municipal Actions to Enable Zero Emission Vehicle Adoption
Based on extensive modelling of municipal ZEV strategies coast-to-coast, LC3 and the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) co-created this guide with Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors to identify and prioritize the highest-impact municipal actions for electrifying how people, goods and services move around.
The Municipal Guide to Net-Zero Energy Ready Building Codes
Created by Efficiency Canada and funded by LC3, this guide contains content for municipalities to understand tiered codes, the advantages of adopting an ambitious tier, and how to use the new codes to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
From Climate Emergency Declaration to Net Zero Emissions Building Standards: A Roadmap for Municipal Action
Acknowledging varied circumstances in municipalities, there are priority actions they can take on their pathway to progress from declaring a climate emergency to adopting the upper tiers of the 2020 model codes or net zero emissions code.
LC3 case studies highlight innovative local initiatives.
Greater Montreal Climate Fund (GMCF): Propulsion Quebec’s School Bus Electrification Project – A Digital Guide for Operators
Quebec recently passed legislation and regulatory plans to accelerate school bus electrification by March 2024. The Greater Montreal Climate Fund and Propulsion Quebec have offered a solution for operators and managers, which are driven by local climate targets and community priorities. The Digital Guide for Operators maps the full value chain of electric school buses, defines the governance structure and more. This guide also specifically targets less-resourced, smaller-fleet owners.
In its development phase and through conversations with HCi3’s advisory group members, key stakeholders and partners, it was recognized that HCi3’s first grant program would need to differentiate itself from other existing local funding programs. HCi3 framed their grant program around challenge statements to address specific gaps in the market with a focus on GHG reductions at scale, community benefits, equity and partnerships.
Green Development Standards are one of the most powerful climate actions municipalities can take. TAF recognizes that assisting the scale out of this policy is a high-impact opportunity. In response, they set a target to cultivate and support champions in cities across the region and assist them in establishing their own local policies. In 2020 and 2021, they attracted and supported five separate grant initiatives and undertook multiple actions to support the policy’s adoption. TAF developed and promoted key recommendations to ensure that the design of standards are as high as possible.