Energy Efficiency for New Homes and BuildingsGreen Building Leaders report

Publication - April 19, 2010 - By Jesse Row, Paul Cobb, Matt Horne

This Green Building Leaders discussion paper provides a sampling of efforts to improve the energy efficiency of new buildings through local government or provincial regulation. The research is intended to support local governments considering similar approaches in British Columbia.

Currently, British Columbia has one of the more aggressive greenhouse gas reduction targets in Canada, and its energy efficient building strategy is one of the approaches being employed to achieve the target. The recent effort to include energy efficiency in the building code has resulted in some of the highest energy efficiency standards in the country for both residential and commercial buildings.


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