The BC Energy Step Code is currently a voluntary provincial standard that provides an incremental and consistent approach to achieving more energy-efficient buildings that go beyond the requirements of the base BC Building Code.
CPS management discussions with domestic solar panel manufacturers have illustrated a need for a reliable local supply of high-quality solar glass to accommodate both current production and future growth plans.
As the impacts of climate change continue to be felt by Canadians with devastating effect, accelerating climate action could not be more important across all sectors.
Energy companies like BC Hydro and FortisBC have been working for years to encourage efficiency, offering information, tools and support and partnering with the Province to provide incentives and rebates.
The Canada Greener Homes Grant and US Expert Home Improvements Program will help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient, create new jobs across North America for energy advisors, grow our domestic green supply chains, and fight climate change.
The BC and Washington floods are a mere hint of what climate change could do to the food supply and Premier John Horgan’s statement to “Build back better”.
The Pacific Northwest’s updated climate plan for both BC and Washington state, the CleanBC Roadmap and MRSC Research – ECLEI global sustainable development, have created a strategic plan, promising to take important steps to close the gap between the province’s 2030-2035 emissions reduction target and its plan to get there.
The recent UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the International Energy Agency released its World Energy Outlook 2021 report highlighting key measures countries must take to close the gap between the amount of emissions that will be reduced under current plans and the amount of emissions that need be reduced to achieve the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.
Following a devastating summer, the government of British Columbia’s long-awaited upgraded climate plan will face intense scrutiny. Expected in October, it could position B.C. as a model for the rest of Canada — if it sets the province on track to achieve a net-zero economy by 2050.
Window Opening Control Devices (WOCDs) are specialised window hardware that can be installed on operable windows that are designated as emergency escape and rescue openings.