Climate, Energy and Buildings
While Saskatoon has many favourable features that result in excellent air quality, sources of pollution make ongoing monitoring important.
The City of Saskatoon local government has a role to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations and showing leadership in our community.
Developing alternative energy projects can mitigate the negative environmental impacts associated with the City's operations, save money over the long term, and demonstrate leadership in our community.
Greenhouse gas emissions from the community as a whole reflect the combined impact of businesses, institutions, and residents.
Saskatoon households and businesses are installing solar panel arrays to generate cleaner electricity, an important step toward meeting our greenhouse gas emission-reduction commitments.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building system rates buildings based on energy and water conservation, waste handling, and other factors related to sustainability.
Affordability is a household's ability to pay utility fees without limiting access to essential goods and services.
The City's Climate Action Plan includes proactively preparing itself to face impacts and mitigate risks to key infrastructure, programs and services posed by a warming climate and more frequent and intense storms.