Efficiency Canada is highlighting why low-income energy efficiency must be part of the federal government’s upcoming budget so all Canadians see the transition to a net-zero economy as a benefit rather than a burden.
Energy poverty is frequently blamed on carbon pricing and renewable energy transitions in the media, while the academic literature presents a more diverse picture that also includes the proliferation of inefficient buildings, rising income inequality and a lack of grid access as contributors
The best time to plan the “how” in compliance, is before the updated codes are in force across Canada. To reap the benefits of tomorrow’s tiered energy codes, we need to start planning and actioning compliance initiatives today.
Proposed changes to Canada’s Building codes will lay the foundation for Canada’s Net Zero Energy Ready model code, which is key to Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy.
The BC Energy Step Code is steadily transforming the province’s communities to reach net-zero energy-ready performance. A forthcoming report unpacks the lessons learned along the way.