Modernizing the business of Defence

Canada's Defence Policy will mark real progress toward streamlining defence procurement, improving the timely acquisition of much needed military capabilities, and increasing economic benefits and creating jobs for Canadians. It will also encourage modernized management of lands and buildings, support infrastructure renewal, and help meet greening targets for government.

Highlighted Initiative

New Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle facility

  • designed to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver standards;
  • integrates green building concepts, and;
  • all new infrastructure will meet industry-recognized standards, such as the LEED Silver certification or equivalent.

Defence Energy and Environment Strategy (DEES)

  • reduce the energy demand for Defence by increasing energy efficiency and conservation measures in all aspects of Defence business;
  • move to lower-emission and more sustainable energy sources such as hydropower, wind turbines and solar photovoltaic panels;
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts from the infrastructure portfolio, commercial and operational fleets, and equipment, and;
  • ensure systems and processes are in place to improve energy and environment management and to measure performance more efficiently.
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