Supported by the sector, a national model code objective has been put forward that recognizes the impact of operational and embodied carbon emissions throughout the buildings’ lifecycle. This change could open the door for building code provisions that limit or reduce emissions from building operations as well as construction materials.
New polling data shows strong national support for low-income energy efficiency. However, the federal government still has no strategy to help most low-income Canadians in need.
A new report by Efficiency Canada benchmarks performance between the Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard and its American counterpart, the American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
In part one, we examined five high level themes that could help guide Canada’s new federal Green Building Strategy. Part two will examine specific policies and policy frameworks that the Strategy must consider to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.