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SWITCH Open Meeting - October 2019 - Vanessa Cipriani

  • 04 Oct 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • St. Lawrence College- Innovation Hub Kingston


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Join Kingston's sustainable energy community at this free meeting featuring a presentation by a sustainable energy expert, introductions, sector news, networking, and refreshments.  Please bring your own mug.


Vanessa Cipriani

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.
  • The City of Toronto offers a LIC program to finance home retrofits.
  • How this LIC tool can be used by municipalities, and the program design elements that must be considered by a municipal government.
  • Significant barriers that must be addressed in order to offer scalable, affordable, accessible programs across Ontario.

Municipal Leaders for Climate Action Peer-to-Peer Network


  • 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. 

Clean Air Partnership Presentation

For more info: here.

Advancing climate action at the community level isn’t only about reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fighting climate change; it is about advancing community livability and resilience and the financial sustainability of our communities.

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Location:  St. Lawrence College, Kingston. 

Main Room of the Innovation Hub.   

Located on the second floor of the main building.  Just take the stairs at the kiosk just inside the main entrance and follow signs the Innovation Hub.  Don't forget to bring parking change for the main front lot.


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c/o Kingston Economic Development Corporation

420 - 366 King St. E., Kingston, Ontario, K7K 6Y3

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