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Markham receives retrofit funds


The City of Markham has received $55,000 to retrofit and upgrade several facilities to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve energy performance.

The money comes from the Green Municipal Fund‘s (GMF) Community Buildings Retrofit (CBR) initiative and will be put towards Markham’s fire and emergency services administration office, two fire stations, two cultural facilities, the Armadale Community Centre and the Markham Village Library.

The CBR initiative is part of a $950-million federal investment in Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) GMF and is designed to scale up energy efficiency and lower emissions across the country. 

“The CBR initiative will offer long- and short-term benefits to help municipalities fight climate change and reduce costs,” says Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault. “The partnership of the FCM and the Government of Canada through the GMF is helping communities transition to a healthy, net-zero emissions future. The smart investments we make today will help build a more sustainable and affordable world for years to come.”

Photo of the Armadale Community Centre courtesy of the City of Markham.

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