Most of today’s housing stock will still be standing in 2040, the date we target to have achieved an 85% overall reduction in Canada’s carbon emissions, so retrofitting Canada’s existing stock of buildings for energy conservation is critical.
Green Party MPs will:
Develop a national energy retrofit standard designed for a post-carbon economy that will reduce energy use in existing buildings by an average of at least 80% below that of 2009 average structures;
Develop timelines and targets for raising existing building stock to the new standard with the goal of retrofitting 100% of Canada’s buildings to a high level of energy efficiency by 2030;
Promote the adoption of this high efficiency standard by:
Work with provinces and territories to develop and implement within two years, and update annually after that, a new national building code that: