In this election, all political parties have energy efficiency-related policy commitments and we have compiled platform commitments from the four major national parties
Growing up amidst a climate crisis, these leaders are building a more sustainable future.
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.
A new report outlines how to spark innovative approaches to building retrofits
Green Development Standards: Helping municipalities act now to increase efficiency in the buildings sector
Green Development Standards (GDS) can act as a low-cost, effective way to act on the the climate emergency.
If Canada were to delay appliance energy standards, it would result in higher emissions and higher energy costs. By using Energy Star as a benchmark, we can be aligned – but ahead – of the US and be better prepared to align with the even higher standards likely to come.