Quispamsis is committed to being good stewards of the environment by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs, and actively promote climate change awareness through its Partners Climate Protection Local Action Committee.
For the past 20 years, energy efficiency has been top of mind for the town of Quispamsis, continuing a longstanding commitment towards applying energy efficient practices within its municipal operations. In 1994, Quispamsis became the first municipality in New Brunswick to join the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. And the town is proud to be recognized for its efforts. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has developed a Case Study “Quispamsis Trims Energy Use” based on the town’s Energy Management Plan for Municipal Operations.
Today, Quispamsis continues to pursue and incorporate green friendly practices, such as its anti-idling policy for municipal vehicles, and most notably the LEED gold certified design of the qplex Recreation and Conference Centre, in an effort to help slow down climate change and reduce its overall carbon footprint.
By completing energy efficiency upgrades through Efficiency NB’s Existing Homes program, Quispamsis residents
reduced greenhouse gas emissions in the town by 1,165 tonnes of CO2e per year, the equivalent of taking 280
cars of the road. Also, homeowners who completed the Existing Homes Program in New Brunswick are saving, on
average, $975 a year on energy costs.
What are you waiting for? For more information on how to start saving money and the
environment, contact Efficiency NB at 1-866-643-8833 or visit www.efficiencynb.ca.
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This month’s energy efficiency tip…
Install and use a clothesline to dry clothes on sunny days. Line drying will save you money and your clothes will last longer – where do you think dryer lint comes from?