This guide provides communities outside of Metro Vancouver with information and resources to create a
localized platform for exploring community energy.
CEE Initial Interview / Feedback Report
Feedback through interviews from various sectors relating to community energy and planning (conducted in 2018):
1.2. Other Relevant Resources
Prepared for the City of Vancouver with an overview and recommendations on the use of thermal
imaging for energy efficiency retrofits that can promote the uptake of energy efficiency measures
Energy Retrofit Bundling
Prepared for City of Vancouver, this report reviews existing policies and practices from other jurisdictions to
identify the potential for implementing a building energy retrofit program for low-rise residential buildings in Canada.
Specifically, the report focuses on the potential of single family homes in Vancouver to meet its carbon emissions reduction goals.
Social Mobilization Research
Prepared for the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), this report explains “what works” and “what doesn’t work” in engaging
the public and motivating people to act on climate change solutions. Included in this report is a brief summary of the BC context for social mobilization,
as well as key findings from the literature on psychology of behaviour change, social movements, social learning and place-based approaches.
The Urban Forestry Toolkit is a structured, visual and fun guide for people to engage their blocks on issues
and solutions related to urban forestry and climate change. The project will develop tools and guides to gradually
ramp up community engagement through conversations, maps, visioning and action.
Future Delta 2.0
The Future Delta 2.0 (FD2) videogame enables real-time exploration and querying of local climate change scenarios
in the player’s own backyard, addressing issues such as sea-level rise, extreme weather, dikes, community energy,
environmental refugees, etc. The game experience hopes to mobilize discussions around the realities of climate
change, as well as stimulate action on possible adaptation and mitigation solutions.
Pando.sc is an online community with a collaborative focus, where researchers and sustainability practitioners share knowledge, network, and work toward solutions that can be enacted at the community level— solutions such as green building, reduction and recycling of local waste, water management, participatory democracy, land use, and much more
4.5. Skeptical Scientist
Comparison between atmospheric concentration of CH4 and CO2, How do we know this climate change thing
is even real? (video), Contribution of different factors to CO2 emission