December 3, 2020: Passive House Canada has teamed up with Efficiency Canada to call on the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development to clearly mandate the codes development community to develop a highly energy efficient, zero carbon, outcomes-based model building code to address emissions in new buildings. We have submitted a joint letter the Minister.
November 30, 2020: City of Richmond Concerns on Recent Changes to BC Step Code
Advances Toward a Net-Zero Global Building Sector
On October 19, 2020, an international study was published that sheds light on advances in the global building sector and what’s required to reduce emissions in buildings to achieve our climate targets. It finds that the technologies and skills needed to build net or nearly zero energy buildings already exist today and at costs similar to conventional buildings around the world for most building types and climates. The study is co-authored by several IPCC Assessment Report authors including Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Luisa F. Cabeza, and Dr. Radhika Khosla.
Strengthening Canada’s Building Code Process
October 16, 2020: Efficiency Canada’s new report shows the growing disconnect between Canada’s climate objectives — as laid out in the Paris Agreement — and the outcomes the national model building codes are intended to achieve.
Energy Efficiency and a Competitive Canada
On February 4, 2019 Efficiency Canada, along side supporters from across Canada send Minister Morneau a letter urging the Minister to leverage the power of energy efficiency in Budget 2019.
Building a Competitive Economy through Energy Efficiency
Efficiency Canada Report on Building a Competitive Economy through Energy Efficiency. The report is built upon the Generation Energy Council Report and Pan-Canadian Framework and outlines priorities for the 2019 Federal Budget.
Construction sector welcomes B.C. climate plan as good for business
Building companies and organizations: Roadmap to zero carbon by 2050 needed for certainty