Building codes impact a significant proportion of energy use in buildings and, as such, they are the quickest, cheapest and cleanest way to improve energy efficiency in the building sector and a key contributor in Canada’s transition to a low-carbon future.
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Given the sector’s potential, Haley fully admitted that Efficiency Canada put out the scorecard with an eye to “trying to get some friendly competition going amongst the provinces to improve energy efficiency.”
Alberta went from zero to sixth place in all of Canada in energy savings.
New Brunswick has scored near the bottom of a new national scorecard on energy efficiency, thanks to what the authors describe as weak provincial targets.
Policy director Brendan Haley says the top rank is largely due to B.C.’s green building code, ambitious natural gas savings and significant progress in vehicle electrification. But it says there’s still room for improvement when it comes to electricity savings, an area where B.C. is dropping compared with other provinces.