Since 2003

OUR PROGRAM

The Mayors’ Megawatt Challenge (MMC) is a network of municipalities that features events, benchmarking and assessment reports, on-going energy and water reporting, analytical tools, and awards and recognition.

By joining the Mayors’ Megawatt Challenge (MMC), municipalities can:

  • Learn strategies to save energy and reduce utility costs
  • Compare energy and water use with other municipalities
  • Establish energy use targets and estimate cost savings potential
  • Access expert advice on and support with technical and regulatory matters
  • Network at forums and participate in webinars
  • Share knowledge and best practices
  • Be recognized for achievements through awards
  • Demonstrate leadership in energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction
  • Inspire organizations and individuals to take action towards healthier, more sustainable communities

Town Hall Challenge

The Town Hall Challenge was conducted from 2012-2015, with municipalities across Canada invited to work towards 20 ekWh/sq ft of total energy intensity by the year 2015. The initiative led to substantial energy efficiency improvements in participating buildings, several of which met the target. Winners (Mississauga Civic Centre and Moncton City Hall) were announced in 2016. We continue to work with Town/ City Halls using interval meter data to help point to where the biggest energy conservation opportunities are to be found.

Community Centre Challenge

The Town Hall Challenge was conducted from 2012-2015, with municipalities across Canada invited to work towards 20 ekWh/sq ft of total energy intensity by the year 2015. The initiative led to substantial energy efficiency improvements in participating buildings, several of which met the target. Winners (Mississauga Civic Centre and Moncton City Hall) were announced in 2016. We continue to work with Town/ City Halls using interval meter data to help point to where the biggest energy conservation opportunities are to be found.

Bringing municipalities together to improve energy efficiency and environmental performance in their own buildings and contribute more broadly to mitigating climate change and making their communities more sustainable.

member municipalities

municipal facilities

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Member Municipalities

Participating municipal facilities include administrative buildings, community centres, fire halls, ice rinks, pools, police stations, libraries, cultural facilities, waste and wastewater facilities, and transit facilities:

  • City of Barrie
  • City of Brampton
  • Township of King
  • City of Markham
  • City of Mississauga
  • City of Oshawa
  • Region of Peel
  • Town of Richmond Hill
  • City of Toronto

2019 Awards

 

MMC members are eligible for leadership awards.

  • 10 Percent Club Award:
    For member municipalities who achieve more than 10% total energy savings from their baseline year in individual buildings
  • Town Hall Challenge:
    Recognizing the most energy efficient city and town halls from across Canada.
THIS YEAR’S

EVENTS

Municipalities that are members of MMC share and exchange ideas at our events. Please contact us for more information and to register for the events. Admission for non-member municipalities and industry guests is available.

  • 2019 Webinars

    Feb 6th, 12:30 – 2:00 pm EST
    September 11th, 12:30 – 2:00 pm EST
    October 9th, 12:30 – 2:00 pm EST

  • Mayors’ Megawatt Challenge Annual Forum 2019

    Monday, November 4, 2019 (8:15 am – 4:00 pm)

    Location: Mississauga Civic Centre, C Banquets 12th Floor, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C1 MAP

    View the 2019 Forum agenda

    You are invited to join municipal managers, government and utility company representatives, academic leaders and industry experts, working together to advance the understanding and practice of clean energy and environmental performance of municipal facilities.

    The Forum features the latest performance data, new thinking and best practices in dynamic presentations and panel discussions which enable each of us to come away with the insight and knowledge we need to play our part in building towards a sustainable future.

    Save the date! More details on tickets and registrations to follow soon.

    For more information, please contact Astra Vaz at nfgen.inm@rareyvsr.pbz, 416-915-1530 ext. 202.

Event details are subject to change.

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