Hamilton-Burlington Bay Area GHG Inventory and Forecast

Client Mohawk College
Location Hamilton-Burlington Bay Area, Ontario
Schedule June 2018 – December 2018

SSG led an analysis of energy, GHG emissions and energy costs from 2016 to 2050 for Burlington and Hamilton, which collectively are described as the Bay Area. The GHG emissions baseline was developed using SSG’s energy, emissions and financial model, CityInSight. This model was used to develop a baseline for 2016, and Business-as-Usual (BAU) and low carbon (LC) scenarios. The BAU scenario represents a continuation of current trends and policies. The LC scenario includes detailed actions that improve the efficiency of dwellings and buildings, fuel switches to electricity for heating and vehicles, increases local renewable energy including district energy, additional transit and active transportation and reduced waste generation. Each action was evaluated in terms of its impact on the overall energy system in the Bay Area and the associated energy savings were calculated.

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