The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) provides technical assistance and expertise to municipalities on actions to increase the energy efficiency of operations and improve community-wide conservation.
In February 2010, the AAMDC, AUMA and Alberta Environment announced the establishment of a Municipal Climate Change Action Centre. with the help of a $2 million grant from the Government of Alberta. The MCCAC is an attempt to address the concerns outlined by AAMDC municipalities in the environmental scan report conducted in 2009, available at http://www.aamdc.com/advocacy/reports and entitled “Rural Municipal Action on Climate Change”. In 2011, the MCCAC launched the Taking Action to Manage Energy (TAME) Buildings Initiative. Through this initiative, municipalities can submit information on one or more municipal buildings, and receive dashboard reports on current energy consumption then have the opportunity to proceed through the TAME Buildings Initiative towards full energy assessments and implementation measures designed to reduce energy consumption, with funding available to assist in these efforts. The TAME Buildings Initiative was fully subscribed as of last year.
Now in its final year of operation, the MCCAC has provided a valuable service promoting and implementing climate change for a number of municipalities. Please visit www.mccac.ca for more information.