Sustainable Homes and Buildings

Homes and buildings are responsible for 56% of greenhouse gas emissions in our community. The City of Fredericton has an important role in reducing that percentage by shaping future development projects and planning neighbourhoods that are accessible, sustainable, use no/low carbon fuels, and reduce energy use through design.

Solar Energy

With 294 days of sunshine per year, Fredericton has a higher solar energy potential than Moncton, Saint John, and Halifax. Coupled with provincial and federal incentives and rapidly falling prices, there’s never been a better time to invest in solar panels for your home.

Solar Potential Map

Developed by MyHeat, this interactive map shows you the solar potential of your home, what rebates are available to you, and the likely return on your investment. 

View the Solar Potential Map

* The map is for informational purposes only, but don’t hesitate to contact if you have any questions.

What is the city doing?

  • Investigating incentive programs to encourage energy efficient buildings and behaviour
  • Establishing policies and programs to support a local, sustainable food system
  • Implementing the Growth Strategy and Growth Boundary (PDF) outlined in the Municipal Plan to reduce urban sprawl
  • Encouraging the development of dense, walkable neighbourhoods with a diversity of housing, amenities, greenspaces, and other community facilities

Tracking our progress

Interested in knowing what actions the City of Fredericton is taking to meet its climate goals? The Environmental Dashboard is where you can learn more about our climate initiatives, track our progress, and find out how you can help. The information on the dashboard is updated annually and will grow when new initiatives are undertaken. 

View the Environmental Dashboard

What can you do?