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How to ready Canada’s buildings for the climate of tomorrow 

By Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze
Three approaches to making sure Canada's homes can stand up to extreme weather and slash their emissions

Imagine a home that can stand up to extreme weather, be it heat waves or water surges, while bringing your gas bill to zero and keeping your electricity bill manageable. Considering that buildings are responsible for 12% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, our building sector needs to stop imagining and act. Three main approaches could halve those emissions:  

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Readying Canada’s buildings for the climate of tomorrow

Ramp up green-building funding models over the next five years with the goal of retrofitting half of Canada’s buildings

We asked Canada’s thought leaders to weigh in with ideas for how the government should spend stimulus money as part of a Green Recovery. To read the entire report series, head to Planning for Green Recovery.

 

Imagine a home that can stand up to extreme weather, be it heat waves or water surges, while bringing your gas bill to zero and keeping your electricity bill manageable. Considering that buildings are responsible for 12% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, our building sector needs to stop imagining and act. Three main approaches could halve those emissions:

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