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Workforce Requirements for Low-carbon Buildings

Workforce Requirements for Low-carbon Buildings

The building sector workforce, as presently composed, is not adequately equipped to
deliver the scale and scope of green building construction and retrofitting that is required to meet Canada’s greenhouse gas reduction targets.

Together with the Canada Green Building Council, we developed a simple “placemat” to describe the problem and propose some recommendations.

Canada’s Climate Retrofit Mission

Canada’s Climate Retrofit Mission

Retrofitting our buildings at the scale and performance required to confront climate change calls for market re-shaping innovations. This report defines a climate retrofit mission for Canada and proposes a way to organize the public sector to achieve it.

2019 Canadian Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

2019 Canadian Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

A national low-carbon transition requires a tripling of energy efficiency from current levels. Energy savings will be largely driven by the provinces and territories, because they have jurisdiction over the most relevant policy areas, such as public utility regulation and building energy codes.

Ontario backgrounder

Ontario backgrounder

The Ontario government promised to reduce electricity bills in the recent election campaign by “moving conservation programs to the tax base”. Efficiency Canada's Brendan Haley discusses their election promise, and makes recommendations for the inclusion of energy...

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