Category Archives: Government

Green Building Standards

When looking to reduce their GHG emissions, many consumers look to transportation, by driving a more fuel efficient vehicle or simply driving less. However, the effect of buildings is often overlooked, “Buildings account for as much as 48 per cent of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions…” according to Thomas Mueller, president of the Canada Green Building Council. Continue reading

Climate Change Accountability Act (Bill C-311)

The Climate Change Accountability Act (Bill C-311) was recently passed in the House of Commons.

The passage of this bill could eventually result in some more government incentives for businesses/households to become energy efficient. The overall goal of the Bill is to “require the federal government to adopt annual climate change plans and regulations to reach science-based emissions targets”. Continue reading