British Columbia Green Buildings Map, 2017 editionEnergy-efficient homes and buildings power the clean growth economy

Publication - Aug. 23, 2017 - By Dylan Heerema

The British Columbia Green Buildings Map quantifies the jobs in the industry and pinpoints where energy-efficient homes and buildings are located in the province. The Pembina Institute has updated the map for 2017.

The latest research puts the number of jobs in the green building sector at 31,700 — up from the 23,200 counted when the map debuted in 2015, mostly due to growth in larger projects. Meanwhile, the number of green buildings in B.C. has risen to 20,100, with more than 750 of these built in the last two years.

The new B.C. government can ensure the green building sector continues to thrive by investing in programs that will accelerate the upgrading of our existing homes and buildings, and make constructing low-carbon, ultra energy-efficient buildings the norm. B.C. needs a comprehensive strategy to set a course for the building sector to help meet the province’s legislated 2050 climate target for carbon pollution.

Explore the updated map to learn more about B.C.’s growing green building sector.

Join the conversation on Twitter: #BCBuildings @Pembina

B.C. Green Buildings Map


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