Building Solutions to Climate Change

The CaGBC was invited to provide recommendations in response to the Vancouver Declaration on Clean Growth and Climate Change, which committed Canada to meeting or exceeding the federal government’s 2030 target of a 30 per cent reduction below 2005 levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The report outlines four key recommendations aimed at meeting Canada’s climate change targets while fuelling the growth of Canada’s sustainable building industry. The recommendations are substantiated by research from WSP Group and Acton White Associates, commissioned to examine the carbon savings potential of existing buildings and net zero buildings, and also to analyze the required investment and economic benefits.

The four recommendations include new data proving the effectiveness of these measures, if taken immediately:

The following infographic details some key findings from the Building Solutions to Climate Change report.

Building Solutions To Climate Change - Infographic