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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, tasks the federal government to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its buildings and fleets by 40% below 2005 levels by 2030 or earlier and by 80% by 2050.


Over the years, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has been successfully developing comprehensive methodologies, practices and tools to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the private and public sectors, including the federal government. In addition, since 1991, NRCan has offered support services to federal organizations engaged in reducing their energy and carbon footprint.

NRCan is enhancing its suite of services to help federal organizations achieve the ambitious 40% GHG reduction target. Guidance is provided to federal organizations in the establishment of strong governance to provide the leadership and structured approach necessary to achieve their carbon reduction goals in facilities and fleets. Services offered to achieve continued incremental savings include technical assistance for data collection, training, planning, project implementation and long term monitoring.


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



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