The Community Energy & Emissions Inventory has a rich development history including research studies and stakeholder engagement materials that are provided as resources on the page below.
July 13 Webinar with RuralBC Secretariat
The 2007 CEEI Reports were the subject of the latest in a series of webinars produced by the RuralBC Secretariat on various topics designed to be of interest to local government staff, officials, and other community leaders across British Columbia. Presenters included staff from The City of North Vancouver, Regional District of Central Kootenay, Stantec Consulting, and members of the CEEI Working Group.
- Data Requirements for Community Energy and Emissions Inventories in British Columbia (PDF, 1.8MB), July 2008
This is an exploration of the emerging international inventory frameworks and protocols and the anticipated data requirements for a CEEI system; it presents recommendations for data inclusion and/or exclusion in the forthcoming CEEI reports.
- Secondary Indicators for Community Inventory Interpretation (PDF), June 2008
This report is an initial listing of supporting indicators (then called secondary indicators) for each of the sectors – land use, transportation, buildings and solid waste; it has subsequently been undertaken by the Ministry of Community Services.
- Community Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory: User Needs Research (PDF, 10.4MB), December 2007
This report surveys B.C. local and provincial governments, exploring their experiences and/or perceived needs for a provincially-sponsored community energy and emissions data warehouse, analysis and reporting system.
- Energy and Greenhouse Gas Inventories by Local Governments in B.C.: Implications for the CEEI Initiative (PDF), November 2007
This report provides a scan of corporate and community-wide energy and greenhouse gas emissions inventorying being undertaken by B.C. local governments.
- Best Practices and Better Protocols: Guidance for a comprehensive emissions inventory system from a high level review of international best practices (PDF, 2MB), November 2007
This report provides a high-level view of the typical protocols, systems and practices being used by a sampling of local governments in North America undertaking energy and emissions inventories.
- 2012 Floor Area Methodology, BC Assessment Building Information Report
This report provides the floor area methodology for residential, industrial and commercial buildings as derived from the BC Assessment Building Information Reports.
- Opportunities for Mapping Rooftop Solar Energy using LiDAR (PDF, 2.3MB), March 2013
This report is intended to familiarize local government staff and elected officials with the potential benefits of using LiDAR. The specific application of LiDAR to solar energy mapping is provided here, although this presents only one of many valuable products that can be generated from these datasets.
The intent of this study is to build upon information prepared by the Pembina Institute, with input from Enerficiency Consulting, that outlined available data sources and possible approaches that could be taken to develop oil and propane estimates for CEEI. Further investigation of the data sources was undertaken, and estimates of consumption were calculated for each local government. In addition to heating oil and propane, estimates of wood consumption have also been included.
- Vehicle Kilometres Traveled (VKT) Study (PDF), December 2008
The purpose of this study was to improve vehicle kilometres travelled (VKT) estimates for determining GHG vehicle emissions in different regions of the Province.
- Assessing Vehicular GHG Emissions: A Comparison of Theoretical Measures and Technical Approaches (PDF), November 2008
This report compares theoretical measures and technical approaches in models that estimate vehicle greenhouse gas emissions at the local level.
- Report on Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Generation from Landfills in British Columbia (PDF), February 2008
This report represents an inventory of greenhouse gas generation from the top 35 landfills in British Columbia.
Local Government Contributions
- CEEI Report Review and Comparison to Metro Municipalities (PDF), November 2009
The City of North Vancouver undertook this analysis of the CEEI as an initial exploration of how the CEEI will enable local governments to evaluate more accurately their current GHG contributions and support the Provincial mandate for substantial reductions over the coming decade.
- 2007 CEEI Reports - User Survey Results (PDF), May 2009
At the time that the draft 2007 CEEI reports were released in March 2009, this short survey was posted to solicit feedback from local government staff and others who might use the reports.
Community Energy and Emissions Planning Resources
- Community Energy & Emissions Planning: A Guide For B.C. Local Governments (PDF), September 2008
This guide is the outcome of a collaborative project of the Province of British Columbia and the Community Energy Association. It supports local government elected officials and staff to undertake an energy and emissions planning process.
Energy and GHG Modelling Resources
- Exploring Transformational Change: Local Government Climate Change Pathways to 2050 (PDF, 4.3MB), February 2014
The purpose of this paper is to compare the assertive greenhouse gas reduction targets (and related actions) that a select number of B.C. local government have taken with those of a few leading European communities, making a number of observations on the kinds of actions all B.C. local governments might consider on their path towards becoming a low carbon community.
- Community-scale Energy and GHG Modelling Tools: Informating Local Government Targets, Policies and Actions, September 2010
The Province of BC and Smart Planning for Communities present the following six case studies and webcasts. Each case study describes a distinct community-scale energy and GHG modelling tool highlighting the recent experience of five local governments in British Columbia.
- City of North Vancouver 100 Year Sustainability Vision: GHG Measurement and Mapping (PDF), January 2009
This report features one of a growing number of innovative methodological approaches to projecting future ‘urban form’ and the impact on greenhouse gas emissions in a community.
- Review of Energy and GHG Characterization Methods (PDF), March 2009
On behalf of the Technical Committee on Urban Energy Characterization (TCUEC), Natural Resources Canada commissioned this review and evaluation of available methods for energy and GHG characterization, including B.C.'s CEEI Initiative.
- BC Stats Population Data, 2016
This web page provides total population data for municipalities, regional districts and development regions.