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NRCan’s Greening Government Services

Government of Canada Leads by example

The 2016-2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS), under the Low-Carbon Government, commits the federal government to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its buildings and fleets. The Greening Government Strategy builds on this commitment by enhancing federal sustainability goals and sets the ambitious target to achieve 40% GHG emissions reduction by 2025, and net-zero emissions by 2050 throughout federal operations. NRCan’s Greening Government Services delivers support services to federal organizations aimed at achieving commitments set within the Greening Government Strategy.


Since 1991, NRCan has offered support services to federal organizations to reduce energy and carbon emissions through the Federal Buildings Initiative (FBI). Building on the success of the FBI, NRCan’s Greening Government Services program acts as a one-stop window to provide a wide variety of services to support federal organizations seeking to reduce GHG emissions within buildings and vehicle fleets.


Recommended methodology
A tested five-step approach.

Support for federal facilities
Find detailed information on NRCan’s tools and expertise, from awareness and training, to portfolio planning, projects implementation, financing mechanism and ongoing performance tracking.

Federal fleet
Information to support the federal government commitment to reducing carbon emissions from its own vehicles and fleets including the deployment of a greater number of Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) and supporting infrastructure

Become a qualified energy service company
NRCan’s Federal Buildings Initiative, as part of NRCan’s Greening Government Services program, provides opportunities to Energy Service Companies to qualify to bid on federal Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs).



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