Canada’s national model building codes can now be counted among the public processes across Canada that continue to be affected by COVID-19. Despite the delay, provinces and territories have opportunities to pave the way for building energy code adoption now.
This summer, we have already experienced the usual heat waves that have already become a life-and-death impact of climate change in Canada: there has never been a better time to have a national conversation about building codes, energy efficiency, and heat stress.
Across Canada; from coast to coast and in the arctic; municipally, provincially, federally and internationally; from NGOs to coalitions to trade allies, diverse voices are demanding a clean and resilient economic recovery.
Canada’s economic recovery could be a boon for women in the energy efficiency sector, if we play our cards right
We must make energy efficiency workplaces inclusive, create opportunities, and expand the promotion of women in energy efficiency, so that others can see role-models, encouraging more women to join
We can build a more energy efficient economy after the COVID-19 crisis ends. Work can start now — existing programs are ready to ramp up quickly — and energy savings present a long-term path for sustainable growth
New benchmarking data shows Canadian jurisdictions could catch up to leading American states in energy efficiency