Kevin Lockhart

Kevin Lockhart

Efficient Buildings Lead

Cutting emissions in the buildings sector through Canada’s national model codes

Cutting emissions in the buildings sector through Canada’s national model codes

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Supported by the sector, a national model code objective has been put forward that recognizes the impact of operational and...
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Ontario’s approach to tiered code adoption highlights the need for federal supports

Ontario’s approach to tiered code adoption highlights the need for federal supports

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In this blog, we dig into the intent of the 2020 model building codes, how Ontario is adopting and harmonizing...
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Proposed Changes to Ontario’s Building Code

Proposed Changes to Ontario’s Building Code

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This past January, Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced proposed changes to the Ontario Building Code(OBC)intended to harmonize...
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Making a net-zero emissions building code by 2024 a reality

Making a net-zero emissions building code by 2024 a reality

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The federal government has committed to developing a net-zero emissions model building code for provincial/territorial adoption by 2024. Here's how...
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Want net-zero building codes in Canada? It’s time to create the Net-Zero Building Acceleration Fund

Want net-zero building codes in Canada? It’s time to create the Net-Zero Building Acceleration Fund

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A Net-Zero Building Codes Acceleration Fund will further acceleration code adoption and compliance through support for market readiness for net-zero...
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We need a national retrofit code sooner, rather than later

We need a national retrofit code sooner, rather than later

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Canadians can expect Alterations to Existing Buildings (our national retrofit code) in 2030.
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The building blocks of minimum energy performance standards

The building blocks of minimum energy performance standards

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In this blog, we look at some of the core considerations for policymakers as they seek to design and implement...
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Plugging the gaps: Part 1 — The current state of play

Plugging the gaps: Part 1 — The current state of play

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Buildings account for nearly 18% of Canada’s total GHG emissions and can make up as much as half of emissions...
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Green Development Standards: Helping municipalities act now to increase efficiency in the buildings sector

Green Development Standards: Helping municipalities act now to increase efficiency in the buildings sector

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Green Development Standards (GDS) can act as a low-cost, effective way to act on the the climate emergency.
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We want YOU to make building codes work for climate action

We want YOU to make building codes work for climate action

Blogs Buildings News
The places we live, work, play and gather will play a critical role in Canada’s transition to a net-zero economy
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Canada’s model building code isn’t on an airtight path to net zero

Canada’s model building code isn’t on an airtight path to net zero

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Airtightness testing is a critical measure needed to ensure that unintentional airflow does not cause energy losses, structural damage, or...
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Without compliance, do new building codes matter?

Without compliance, do new building codes matter?

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The best time to plan the “how” in compliance, is before the updated codes are in force across Canada. To...
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Canada’s national model building codes delayed until December 2021

Canada’s national model building codes delayed until December 2021

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Canada’s national model building codes can now be counted among the public processes across Canada that continue to be affected...
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