Corporate Energy Management

The Corporation of Norfolk County is dedicated to improving the energy efficiency of municipal services, providing local leadership in sustainability and enhancing the quality of life of all who live, work and play in Norfolk County.

Corporate Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan

Norfolk County Council endorsed the 2019-2024 Norfolk County Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan (see PDF below) on May 21, 2019. Ontario Regulation 507/18 made under the Electricity Act, requires that all public agencies develop and implement energy conservation and demand management (ECDM) plans.
To achieve the energy vision for The Corporation of Norfolk County, five strategic goals have been established for the next five years:
• To reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of County operations in accordance with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement targets (30% below 2005 levels by 2030) (see PDF’s below)
• Increase energy efficiency of County operations
• Reduce annual energy costs of County operations
• Promote commitment to a sustainable Norfolk County
• Expand renewable and sustainable energy generation.
Further, The Corporation of Norfolk County has developed specific action plans to achieve the 2024 energy vision.

Norfolk County ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

ENERGY STAR certification is awarded to buildings that demonstrate a high level of energy Corporate Energy Management
The Corporation of Norfolk County is dedicated to improving the energy efficiency of municipal services, providing local leadership in sustainability and enhancing the quality of life of all who live, work and play in Norfolk County.
Corporate Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan
Norfolk County Council endorsed the 2019-2024 Norfolk County Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan on May 21, 2019. Ontario Regulation 507/18 made under the Electricity Act, requires that all public agencies develop and implement energy conservation and demand management (ECDM) plans.
To achieve the energy vision for The Corporation of Norfolk County, five strategic goals have been established for the next five years:
• To reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of County operations in accordance with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement targets (30% below 2005 levels by 2030)
• Increase energy efficiency of County operations
• Reduce annual energy costs of County operations
• Promote commitment to a sustainable Norfolk County
• Expand renewable and sustainable energy generation.
Further, The Corporation of Norfolk County has developed specific action plans to achieve the 2024 energy vision.
Norfolk County ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings
ENERGY STAR certification is awarded to buildings that demonstrate a high level of energy efficiency. Norfolk County currently has two ENERGY STAR certified facilities: Delhi Administration Building and the Delhi Community Centre Arena. Norfolk County’s Delhi Administration Building was one of the first buildings throughout Canada to be ENERGY STAR certified.

Norfolk County Energy Conservation Committee

Norfolk County has established an Energy Conservation Committee to promote energy awareness among staff, integrate strategic energy efficiency measures throughout the Corporation and to oversee the development and implementation of the Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan. The Committee meets quarterly and currently has ten members. The ten Committee members in 2019 include: Norfolk County Councillor Chris Van Paassen, Marlene Watson (Director, Facilities), Michael Simoes (Contracts Coordinator, Energy and Facilities), Adam Kannawin (Supervisor, Parks and Recreation Operations (West)), JJ Knott (Community Member), Mark Boerkamp (Supervisor, Trails and Cemeteries), Peter Klesch (Supervisor, Facilities Services, Norview Lodge), Scott Squires (Manager, I.T. Infrastructure), Michael Hawkins (Supervisor, Facilities) and Elizabeth Berestecki (Data Analysis Coordinator, Children’s Services)

Annual Energy Consumption Reporting

All public agencies are required to report energy consumption and emissions annually to the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (MOENDM) and make this report available to the public.
Norfolk County’s Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions MOENDM Report for 2018 (Due July 1, 2020)
Norfolk County’s Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions MOENDM Report for 2017
Norfolk County’s 2018 Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions for all energy consuming assets can be found here.
For more information on Norfolk County’s efforts to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions, additional energy consumption reports or to provide energy efficiency ideas please contact us at energy@norfolkcounty.ca.

2019-2024 Norfolk County Energy Conservation And Demand Management Plan
Norfolk County Energy Assets - 2018 Energy Consumption Emissions
Norfolk County Energy Consumption And Greenhouse Gas Emissions MOENDM Report For 2017