The NCC is reducing its carbon footprint and the amount of waste created on the lands it manages.

We have committed to eight actions and 19 indicators under the “Low-carbon government” goal.

Our actions

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.

Indicators Status
Audit at least 75% of NCC buildings White exclamation point in an orange circle icon

2.2 Analyze greenhouse gas emissions from construction projects.

Indicators Status
Adopt a means of analyzing greenhouse gas emissions White exclamation point in an orange circle icon
Analyze greenhouse gas emissions in at least 75% of projects White exclamation point in an orange circle icon

2.3 Track the energy use, water use and greenhouse gas emissions of NCC properties.

Indicators Status
Track at least 75% of NCC buildings in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager White check mark in a green circle icon
Reduce our CO2 emissions by 40% (compared with a 2005 baseline) White check mark in a green circle icon

2.4 Adopt minimum energy- and water-efficiency standards for NCC construction projects.

Indicators Status
Adopt minimum energy- and water-efficiency standards White exclamation point in an orange circle icon

2.5 Purchase zero-emission or hybrid vehicles for the NCC fleet.

Indicators Status
At least 75% of new light-duty vehicles purchased for the fleet each year are zero-emission or hybrid vehicles White check mark in a green circle icon

2.6 Launch a green purchasing policy.

Indicators Status
Adopt a green procurement policy that includes life cycle White hyphen in an dark grey circle icon

2.7 Invest in low-carbon transportation for employee travel.

Indicators Status
Track CO2 emissions from NCC business travel White hyphen in an dark grey circle icon
Increase the percentage of staff commutes using low-carbon forms of transportation by 10% (based on a 2012 baseline) White check mark in a green circle icon
Increase the percentage of local staff business trips taken using low-carbon forms of transportation by 10% (based on a 2012 baseline) White check mark in a green circle icon

2.8 Reduce landfill waste created by NCC sites and operations.

Indicators Status
Each year, prevent at least 90% of the waste from building demolitions on NCC sites from going to landfills White check mark in a green circle icon
Each year, prevent at least 80% of the waste from Rideau Canal Skateway activities from going to landfills White check mark in a green circle icon
Each year, prevent at least 60% of NCC office waste from going to landfills White exclamation point in an orange circle icon
Each year, prevent at least 50% of the waste from major events on NCC sites from going to landfills White exclamation point in an orange circle icon
Each year, prevent at least 60% of the waste along the Rideau Canal corridor from going to landfills White exclamation point in an orange circle icon


LEGEND:

White check mark in a green circle icon This action is complete or is on track for the target to be met on time.
White exclamation point in an orange circle icon 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.
White X in an red circle icon The target for this action will not be met or has not been met.
White hyphen in an dark grey circle icon Work toward this action has not yet begun.