Federal regulations, innovative financing can help all buildings reach net-zero
Canada will also need to adapt regulations and policies and make significant investments in energy grid optimization and advanced technologies.
Canada urgently needs a retrofit building code that is ambitious and focused on carbon to provide guidance to the building sector. However, there is no confirmation yet that the anticipated federal retrofit code will target energy efficiency and carbon emission reductions. Given the code is not expected until 2030, in the end, it could be too little and too late, writes Thomas Mueller. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay