Sustainability Screening Report
At the Town, much of the work being done is focused on sustainability. The Town committed to The Natural Step (TNS) for a Sustainable Canmore in 2004. The Natural Step provides a framework to help communities make smart economic decisions to move them step-by-step towards a successful and sustainable future.
The Sustainability Screening Policy is an example of our commitment to sustainability. The SSR process asks the development community to present a report to Council or the Planning Commission outlining the net environmental, social, and economic benefits of their project as it relates to community sustainability. An applicant must provide a narrative describing their project, and also fill out an Impact Offset Matrix. The Impact – Offset Matrix is a spreadsheet in which the applicant inputs details of the proposed project. The spreadsheet will then create a numerical “Impact,” which is the estimated impact resulting from the proposal. The Impact – Offset Matrix also requires you to select from a wide range of “Offset” criteria that produce a corresponding numerical result.
Your file manager can provide you with a copy of the Impact-Offset Matrix or you can obtain a copy by submitting an online request to the Planning & Development Department.