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.
Building the Canada we want in 2050: Efficiency Canada’s perspectives on the National Infrastructure Assessment
We welcome the opportunity to provide our thoughts and perspectives on the priorities laid out in Building the Canada We Want in 2050 Engagement Paper on the National Infrastructure Assessment. The Canada we want in 2050, with more inclusive and livable communities that offer affordable housing for all Canadians, can be achieved via wide-scale retrofits and net-zero new builds constructed with low and zero carbon building materials.
A new report outlines how to spark innovative approaches to building retrofits
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.
Everything you need to know about energy efficiency in today’s Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) announcement
Efficiency Canada has been calling for the CIB to make building retrofits part of its mandate since 2018