Learn

Learn

Plan

Plan

Collaborate

Collaborate

Implement

Implement

Celebrate

Celebrate

Conserve

Conserve
Community Energy Association (CEA) supports local governments in developing and implementing community energy and emissions plans (also known as climate action plans, community energy plans, and local action plans). We also help local governments with carbon neutral action plans for their operations. Current research and implementation includes biomass district heating, electric vehicles, home energy retrofits, and green economic development. CEA facilitates the BC Mayors Climate Leadership Council.

News

Community Energy Implementation Framework

QUEST, Community Energy Association and Sustainable Prosperity have just released a new tool, the Community Energy Implementation Framework, to help communities move Community Energy Plans from vision to implementation. The framework contains 10 strategies that provide advice on political, staff and stakeholder engagement; staff and financial capacity; and embedding energy into local government plans and processes. Laid out…

Read More

ENERGY STAR® for New Homes: Builder Workshops

vr-banner_image

CEA is delivering workshops across BC to support homebuilders with getting certified to build to ENERGY STAR for New Homes, and building officials with understanding more about the process. Attendees will earn CPD Credits, understand how to obtain Utility ENERGY STAR rebates, and benefit from local initiatives. Agenda and presenters vary per community, but each…

Read More

2016 CEA Award Winners & Applicants

The Honourable Mary Polak, Minister of Environment presented awards recognizing the leadership of the cities of North Vancouver, Coquitlam and Kimberley at the Union of BC Municipalities convention. “B.C. communities are key partners in the fight against climate change,” said Minister Polak. “These awards highlight the innovative actions communities are taking to achieve a sustainable…

Read More