Tag Archives: greenhouse gas emissions

Carbon cost of replacing single-family homes outweighs benefits: UBC

Rising property values in Vancouver have resulted in the demolition of an unprecedented number of single-family homes in recent years, many of which were replaced with the same type of structure. Despite the better energy performance of the new homes, this cycle is likely to increase overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to an analysis from researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a British Columbia-based data analytics firm.

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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.

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