Green Infrastructure Program

This is a multi-year capital investment program. The program aims to reduce carbon emissions from Yukon government buildings and assets.

A diverse range of projects

Our Clean Future, Yukon’s strategy for climate change, energy and green economy, outlines:

  • the government's 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target; and
  • a broad set of action items to get there.

Highways and Public Works manages the Green Infrastructure Program. The program focuses on meeting GHG reduction targets for public infrastructure owned by the Government of Yukon.

To do that, we are supporting a diverse range of projects:

  • clean and renewable energy generation;
  • building envelope improvements;
  • electrical and mechanical system retrofits;
  • efficient building design; and
  • performance-based recognition program.

Project themes

  • Biomass district heating systems
  • Solar power generation at off-grid buildings
  • Renewable energy installations
  • Energy retrofit projects

A holistic approach

Our work is guided by a 5-pillar framework.

GHG reductions

Projects definitively and substantially reduce GHG emissions.

Long-term certainty

Success of capital investments depends on the long-term reliability of the supply chain. This includes fuel, equipment, contractors and others involved in supporting the system.

Reliable operations

Systems can be operated, maintained and serviced in a predictable and cost-efficient manner.

Value for taxpayer dollars

Proposed projects have established a business case to prove value and to justify cost impacts.

Localized economic benefits

Efforts to reduce GHG emissions result in opportunities for local businesses.

Our vision

Our vision is to come together as leaders to address climate change. We'll do this by building thriving, resilient communities powered by clean energy and supported by a sustainable green economy.

Contact: 

For more information, contact the Energy Management Unit by email at hpw-emu@gov.yk.ca