Efficiency Canada is responding to the Government of Canada’s Request for Information (RFI) pertaining to regulatory, policy and market impacts on Canada’s electricity grid modernization. In the response, we reference relevant research that we believe will be useful to the federal government as they seek to accelerate the pace of electrification and achieve national clean energy and climate goals.
Every house needs to breathe, hence builders have to allow a certain amount of infiltration or even better provide a mechanical ventilation system that brings in fresh air.
However, as the house gets older it becomes leakier.
Listeners would be quite aware of the fact that the current methodology used to quantify energy losses associated with air leaks in a house is through HOT2000 only. The whole house is modelled with the software, then blower door tests are conducted and the results processed through HOT2000 to generate an Energuide report which also contains infiltration losses.
We strongly support the CBHCC for its efforts to include objective(s) for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to enable provincial and territorial regulation into the 2025 codes.
Efficiency Canada has released a new guide for municipalities. Kevin will walk through what municipalities need to know about net zero emissions building codes, to prepare for the 2025 net zero emissions building code. Everyone is welcome, though this will be particularly powerful for municipal staff and elected officials. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of the tools and information you need to lead the implementation of net zero emissions building codes.
How the federal government can improve energy efficiency while protecting and enhancing tenant rights.