Our government understands that making our homes and buildings more energy efficient is the quickest, cleanest and cheapest way to meet our international climate commitments and fulfill Canada’s energy needs. In fact, over one third of estimated GHG emissions reductions in the Pan Canadian Framework are from energy efficiency measures.
That’s why we are investing $182 million to increase these efficiencies, including $48.4 million over eight years to fund innovative research for the development and implementation of new building codes in Canada to make both new and existing buildings more efficient.
We are looking for innovative partners as our government develops and puts in place new building codes to improve energy efficiency in Canada. If you, or anyone in your network are interested in answering this call for proposal, I encourage you to visit: goo.gl/4rkMkE
The benefits of these investments go well beyond lowering energy costs, improved health, comfort and productivity. The most important gain will come from the reduction of harmful greenhouse gas emissions, helping our country address climate change.
For more on Minister Jim Carr‘s announcement, please visit: goo.gl/dnsquR