SWITCH is a network of businesses, research and educational institutions, public sector participants, energy professionals, students and community volunteers dedicated to making Southeastern Ontario a leading centre in sustainable energy.
WELCOME to newly elected SWITCH Board Member Ian Arthur, and re-elected Board Members Shannon Claggett and Spencer Kelly. For more information, visit our Board of Directors and Staff page.
Clean Air Partnerships
Addressing GHG emissions from buildings through home energy efficiency retrofits is critical for municipalities to reach their GHG reduction targets.
A no net cost tool that municipalities can use to encourage retrofits is Local Improvement Charge (LIC) financing.
Clean Air Partnership (CAP) is a charitable environmental organization launched in June, 2000. CAP’s mission is to help municipalities become sustainable, resilient, vibrant communities where resources are used efficiently, the air is clean to breathe and greenhouse gas emissions are minimized.
CAP achieves this mission through research, knowledge transfer, and by fostering collaboration among all orders of government, academia, NGOs and a range of additional stakeholders.
Vanessa Cipriani is a Project Coordinator at Clean Air Partnership. Vanessa is coordinating the Climate Action Support Centre project, which works with a group of municipalities in Southern Ontario to advance implementation of green development standards for new low-rise buildings, and to create a pilot program for home energy efficiency retrofits for existing low-rise buildings. Previous to her work at CAP, Vanessa worked as a policy advisor for the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. She is passionate about sustainable low-carbon communities, and the intersections between environmental justice and social equality.
This free event is supported by SWITCH members.
Location: St. Lawrence College Kingston, Innovation Hub
Please register to attend.
On the registration page you have the opportunity to submit a question for Vanessa in advance of the event.
SWITCH MISSION STATEMENT
Improving our local economies by adopting sustainable energy practices that foster both economic health and the health of its population.
To benefit the quality of life for all who live, work and visit, we:
Inform the public on programs, policies and investments that support sustainable energy development.
Sustain our community for long term prosperity as it trends to net zero energy impact.
Meet and connect:Through SWITCH open monthly meetings we connect community partners to leverage common resources for the benefit of all. We are a strong network of interested private and public institutions and individual members representing all facets of the sustainable energy community.
Deliver knowledge of sustainable energy resources available to the community and participate in program delivery with partners.