What are CEEM Tools? Community-scale Energy and Emissions Modelling (CEEM) tools enable the analysis and comparison of future energy consumption and GHG emissions resulting from projected land use changes, transportation patterns and other decisions that will affect the built environment.
Depending on the tool, CEEM can provide information in a variety of formats that best suits each local government’s needs (e.g., visualizations, maps, data tables, charts or graphs).
Why Use CEEM Tools? CEEM tools assist local government staff, elected officials and other community stakeholders to either set or revisit community-wide greenhouse gas emission reduction targets policies and actions.
On The Ground A growing number of BC communities are benefiting from the insights that CEEM provides to relevant community planning processes (Official Community Plans, Regional Growth Strategies, Community Energy and Emissions Planning and Integrated Community Sustainability Planning).
The following BC communities provide a small sample of a range of models and approaches used. Read their stories here:
• City of North Vancouver
• Central Kootenay Regional District
• Fraser Valley Regional District
• City of Prince George
Get Help Training, Contacts and Resources about Community Energy and Emissions Modelling: www.toolkit.bc.ca/ceem
Questions regarding CEEM? Please contact:
Ted Sheldon Special Advisor, Communities
Climate Action Secretariat, BC Ministry of Environment
T: 250-387-1359; firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Storzer Senior Planner
BC Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
t: 250 356-5515; email@example.com