Efficiency Canada’s submission to the Government of Canada

Pre-budget consultations in advance of the upcoming federal budget

August 7, 2020

Policy Work | Submission

List of Recommendations   

  • Recommendation 1That the government provide $1.5 billion in funding to expand green building workforce training. 
  • Recommendation 2That the government provide $10.4 billion over three years to the low-carbon economy fund to expand provincial and municipal energy efficiency portfolios. 
  • Recommendation 3: That the government provide $13 billion to capitalize a building retrofit finance platform implemented through the Canada Infrastructure Bank, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and other relevant partners. 
  • Recommendation 4: That the government provide $2 billion for large-scale building retrofit demonstration projects. 
  • Recommendation 5: That the government of Canada provide additional incentives to provinces that adopt higher energy performance tiers of the 2020 model national building codes, with a plan to achieve a 90% compliance rate. 


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