Building a Competitive Economy

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.

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Build Smart: Canada’s Buildings Strategy 2017

An outline of how energy-efficient buildings are a key drivers of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change

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Guide to Low Thermal Energy Demand for Large Buildings (2018)

This guide aims to broaden the common understanding of how large buildings can meet higher levels of performance as required by Passive House, BC Energy Step Code, City of Vancouver Zero Emission Building Plan and City of Toronto Zero Emissions Building Framework. This guide has a focus on current Canadian code requirements, construction

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High Performance: Making the Buildings-Energy Equation Sustainable (2017)

Practices, paths and technologies available now to achieve transformative building and energy innovation. Produced by Dr. James Freihaut, Professor of Architectural Engineering, Penn State University and Lisa Tryson, Director of Corporate Communications, Danfoss.

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Developer’s Guide to Passive House Buildings (2017)

This guide outlines the process and resources that will enable you to become a successful Passive House developer.

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Passive Design Toolkit for Larger Buildings (2014)

Developed by the City of Vancouver, the toolkit details ways to reduce energy use in new larger buildings, which are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in Vancouver.

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Passive Design Toolkit for Homes (2014)

Developed by the City of Vancouver, the toolkit details ways to reduce energy use in new buildings, which are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in Vancouver.

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UN Economic Commission for Europe Framework guidelines for energy efficiency standards in buildings (2017)

The UN Economic Commission for Europe, Committee on Sustainable Energy approved its framework guidelines for energy efficiency standards in buildings in November 2017. It targets global transformation of buildings in the built environment by framing the design, delivery and operation of buildings as integrated, thermodynamic and environmental systems.

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The Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change: Canada’s Plan to Address Climate Change and Grow the Economy (2016)

The federal and provincial collective plan to grow Canada’s economy while reducing emissions and building resilience to adapt to a changing climate.

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Build Smart summary 2017

The info-graphic summarizes the key points of Canada’s Building Strategy

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Market transformation strategies for energy-using equipment in the building sector 2017

This report outlines government goals for ambitious but achievable energy-performance levels for residential windows, space heating and water heating equipment.

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Encouraging Market Transformation Through Collaboration on Energy Efficiency Standards: Intergovernmental Action Plans 2017

An update to the 2016 common intergovernmental goals that energy-efficiency standards support and the principles that define an effective and coordinated regulatory system and guide the development of joint priorities.

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Long-Term Strategy for Developing and Implementing More Ambitious Energy Codes (2016)

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes’s position paper identifies and examines policy issues related to developing and implementing a long-term strategy for more ambitious energy codes.

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The B.C. Climate Leadership Plan (2016)

B.C.’s plan to meet 2050 emissions reduction target of 80 per cent below 2007 levels, while building a clean economy.

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B.C. Energy Step Code (2016)

The B.C. Energy Step Code supports the B.C. Building Act, by providing a consistent provincial standard for energy efficiency to replace the wide range of existing policies and programs developed by local governments.

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City of Vancouver Green Buildings Policy for Rezonings (amended 2014)

This green rezoning policy will increase the number of third-party certified green buildings in Vancouver; transform the market, by increasing consumer choice and awareness of green buildings; develop a process that is workable for industry participants who wish to rezone their properties; nurture an already rapidly growing green building industry in Vancouver.

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City of Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Building Plan (2016)

This Plan lays out four action strategies to require the majority of new buildings in Vancouver to have no operational greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 and that all new buildings have no greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

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City of Toronto Zero Emissions Buildings Framework (2017)

This report presents the results of a two-part study designed to identify an effective means of updating the Toronto Green Standard greenhouse gas and energy efficiency measures that is both feasible for the construction industry and that addresses the city’s climate, energy and resilience goals.

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City of Toronto Green Standard (v. 2.0, 2015)

This standard focusses on improving to environmental, energy performance and resilience in new construction.

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