Our homes, commercial buildings and institutional buildings account for approximately 40% to 50% of the total greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in Bow Valley communities.
BVCA’s Buildings Group will be working to reduce these emissions by doing the following:
- Encouraging municipalities to use incentives and regulations to improve the energy efficiency of new buildings and retrofits of existing buildings
- Developing educational events and resources to assist builders and homeowners to become more familiar with advances in energy efficiency technology
- Encouraging the use of renewable energy sources in heating and powering our buildings
- Promoting the use of innovative financing mechanisms to reduce the initial capital burden of financing energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy deployment
With the amount of new building expected in the valley over the next few years the need to reduce the GHG impact of our buildings is urgent. We would welcome your involvement. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.