Learn how to accelerate deep retrofits and maximize the performance of existing buildings at this unique CaGBC forum.
In metropolitan centers, buildings are responsible for approximately half of all emissions. In fact, cities like Toronto attribute 53 per cent of their emissions to the built environment. We know that over 80 percent of Canada’s building stock today will be operational in 2030 and beyond. In order to reach a low carbon future, it will be essential to retrofit existing buildings.
In research commissioned by CaGBC, it was found that retrofitting large commercial, institutional and high-rise residential buildings can reduce GHG emissions by up to 44 per cent – equivalent to a 19.4 million tonne reduction from the 2005 baseline by 2030. This would result in $6.2 billion in energy savings; but in order to do so, we need to accelerate a robust and innovative retrofit economy.
To help guide the industry, the CaGBC is holding an Existing Buildings Summit in Toronto on April 6, 2017. This event will provide an opportunity to learn about exceptional deep retrofit projects; explore different approaches to optimizing building performance; and understand provincial and federal initiatives to drive the energy efficiency improvements for Canada’s existing buildings.