The federal government has committed to developing a net-zero emissions model building code for provincial/territorial adoption by 2024. Here’s how we can make this goal a reality.
The federal government has a clear mandate to accelerate GHG reductions and create a net-zero emissions future. To do that, we need to retrofit almost every building in Canada to be highly energy efficient and to use zero-carbon energy sources.
A Net-Zero Building Codes Acceleration Fund will further acceleration code adoption and compliance through support for market readiness for net-zero codes in provinces/territories and municipalities. Here’s more.
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.