Tag Archives: Climate Change

CaGBC’s roadmap for building a robust retrofit economy

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has published a roadmap for improving the performance of existing buildings and creating new economic opportunities for Canadians. The report, “A Roadmap for Retrofits: Building Strong Market Infrastructure for the Retrofit Economy,” sets out a series of comprehensive actions for industry, non-profit organizations, and governments to build a world-leading retrofit economy by 2030.

+ Read More

Canada invests in healthier homes and buildings

Last week, Jim Carr, Canada’s natural resources minister, announced a $182-million investment to increase energy efficiency and address climate change by improving how homes and buildings are designed, renovated, and constructed. The federal government is working with provinces, territories, and industry on energy code development, data sharing, research and development, and market transformation strategies for the building sector.

+ Read More

Designing buildings for climate change

Canada’s building codes have historically been formulated, at least in part, based on accumulated historic climate data that ultimately provides the essential criteria for most key building component performance characteristics. However, there are indications climate may be beginning to change. If buildings do, in fact, experience different environmental conditions over the next 40 years, these changes could potentially have a significant impact on our building stock.

+ Read More