Canadians can expect Alterations to Existing Buildings (our national retrofit code) in 2030.
In this blog, we look at some of the core considerations for policymakers as they seek to design and implement the building blocks of an effective Minimum Energy Performance Standards.
Buildings account for nearly 18% of Canada’s total GHG emissions and can make up as much as half of emissions in Canada’s major municipalities. Clearly, the path to reaching our climate commitments must include existing buildings.
Efficiency Canada and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project’s Comments on the May 2021 Technical Bulletin
This letter constitutes the comments of Efficiency Canada and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP) on the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) May 2021 technical bulletin on amending the standards for appliances.
Building the Canada we want in 2050: Efficiency Canada’s perspectives on the National Infrastructure Assessment
We welcome the opportunity to provide our thoughts and perspectives on the priorities laid out in Building the Canada We Want in 2050 Engagement Paper on the National Infrastructure Assessment. The Canada we want in 2050, with more inclusive and livable communities that offer affordable housing for all Canadians, can be achieved via wide-scale retrofits and net-zero new builds constructed with low and zero carbon building materials.