Client: Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Completion Date: 2015
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change was considering a water pricing regime to encourage conservation of water in the province. We were contracted to estimate the amount of water that would be conserved by the pricing regime and its impact on economic activity. To conduct the analysis, we adapted GEEM to explicitly represent how different industries use water as an input into production.
Client: Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST)
Completion Date: 2010
QUEST is a non-profit organization interested in the development of communities that improve energy efficiency, enhance reliability, cut costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We were contracted by QUEST to analyze the potential for integrated urban energy policies to reduce Canada’s urban energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollutant emissions. These types of policies are designed to increase urban density, direct development toward mixed use corridors serviced by rapid transit, and promote the use of district energy systems. The study involved sequential analyses using land use, transport and district energy models, with the results integrated using the CIMS and GEEM models.