We have committed to eight actions and 19 indicators under the “Low-carbon government” goal.
Each action has a set of indicators — with clear, concrete and measurable targets — to evaluate success. The status of each are as reported in the 2020-2021 annual report.
2.1 Audit energy use in NCC buildings.
|Audit at least 75% of NCC buildings|
2.2 Analyze greenhouse gas emissions from construction projects.
|Adopt a means of analyzing greenhouse gas emissions|
|Analyze greenhouse gas emissions in at least 75% of projects|
2.3 Track the energy use, water use and greenhouse gas emissions of NCC properties.
|Track at least 75% of NCC buildings in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager|
|Reduce our CO2 emissions by 40% (compared with a 2005 baseline)|
2.4 Adopt minimum energy- and water-efficiency standards for NCC construction projects.
|Adopt minimum energy- and water-efficiency standards|
2.5 Purchase zero-emission or hybrid vehicles for the NCC fleet.
|At least 75% of new light-duty vehicles purchased for the fleet each year are zero-emission or hybrid vehicles|
2.6 Launch a green purchasing policy.
|Adopt a green procurement policy that includes life cycle|
2.7 Invest in low-carbon transportation for employee travel.
|Track CO2 emissions from NCC business travel|
|Increase the percentage of staff commutes using low-carbon forms of transportation by 10% (based on a 2012 baseline)|
|Increase the percentage of local staff business trips taken using low-carbon forms of transportation by 10% (based on a 2012 baseline)|
2.8 Reduce landfill waste created by NCC sites and operations.
|Each year, prevent at least 90% of the waste from building demolitions on NCC sites from going to landfills|
|Each year, prevent at least 80% of the waste from Rideau Canal Skateway activities from going to landfills|
|Each year, prevent at least 60% of NCC office waste from going to landfills|
|Each year, prevent at least 50% of the waste from major events on NCC sites from going to landfills|
|Each year, prevent at least 60% of the waste along the Rideau Canal corridor from going to landfills|
|This action is complete or is on track for the target to be met on time.|
|Work toward this action has begun, but issues have arisen that have delayed the project beyond its deadline, or that will make it difficult to attain the target.|
|The target for this action will not be met or has not been met.|
|Work toward this action has not yet begun.|