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dc.contributor.supervisor Van Vliet, David (City Planning) en_US
dc.contributor.author Friesen, Andrei
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-22T20:58:55Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-22T20:58:55Z
dc.date.issued 2014-04-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/23549
dc.description.abstract In light of pressing challenges including climate change and energy security, urban planners are increasingly being required to make decisions that can be attributed to reductions in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Energy mapping is an emerging approach used to make improved energy-related decisions and predict energy performance, although at the time of writing, has not been applied within a Manitoban context. Informed by promising practice utilized in other Canadian locales, this research creates an energy mapping process for use in the City of Winnipeg’s residential sector. The Ebby-Wentworth neighbourhood is analyzed to develop and test the mapping process. The process begins with determining baseline energy use for the neighbourhood, and is then compared to three development scenarios, which include the use of retrofits, and new construction on an adjacent development site. The results of applying the energy mapping approach in Winnipeg demonstrates this to be a key decision-making tool for planners looking to make informed decisions related to energy-using equipment, building and site design, and land use and infrastructure. Recommendations include: increased use of the energy mapping approach as a decision-making tool through enhanced collaboration between federal and provincial authorities, municipalities, and utilities; incorporating energy considerations into the planning and development process through revised and updated energy legislation, policy and programming; and, further refining and testing of the energy mapping process designed for this research to develop a best-practice approach for mapping energy use within the Province of Manitoba. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Dwelling archetypes en_US
dc.subject Ebby-Wentworth en_US
dc.subject energy decision-making tool en_US
dc.subject energy mapping en_US
dc.subject energy mapping process en_US
dc.subject energy planning en_US
dc.subject Fort Rouge Yards en_US
dc.subject GIS en_US
dc.subject Manitoba Hydro en_US
dc.subject Winnipeg en_US
dc.subject Manitoba en_US
dc.subject Winnipeg Residential Energy Mapping Process (WREMP) en_US
dc.title Energy matters: evaluating the use of the energy mapping approach in Winnipeg, Manitoba en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline City Planning en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Platt, James (City Planning) Alec Stuart (Manitoba Hydro) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of City Planning (M.C.P.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2014 en_US


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