Groups join call for energy efficient buildings

By ReNew Canada 06:31AM August 09, 2016



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A group of 11 Canadian associations and NGOs have joined together in a call for a national plan for creating energy efficient buildings.

In a letter to Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna, the group calls for immediate action to create strong incentives to push the development of increased energy efficiency in current and existing residential and commercial building stock.

The group presented the following five recommendations in the letter:

1. Set an ambitious goal of improving Canada’s buildings sector.

2. Create impetus to act with accessible information on energy use and reporting.

3. Protect consumers and provide industry with certainty through the progressive application of codes and standards.

4. Incentivize private investment in energy efficiency and carbon reduction through strategic use of public funds.

5. Lead by example and use public sector investments in public buildings to accelerate demand and innovation

The letter was sent by signatories of the following organizations: Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, Pembina Institute, Toronto Atmospheric Fund, Architecture Canada, Association Québeécoise pour la Maîtrise de l’Énergie, BOMA Toronto, Council for Clean Capitalism, Environmental Defence, Équiterre, MaRS Advanced Energy Centre, and Passive House Canada.

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