Canada's Climate Retrofit Mission

Efficiency Canada has produced an impressive report that looks at the challenge of retrofitting all the buildings in Canada to meet our nation's carbon-reduction commitments.

Retrofitting our buildings at the scale and performance required to confront climate change calls for market re-shaping innovations. Traditional policy tools and current market structures hold back achieving economies of scale and learning.

This report outlines a climate retrofit mission for Canada. Prepared for Carleton University and Efficiency Canada, authors Brendan Haley and Ralph Torrie quantify the retrofit potential and demonstrate the scale required to confront the climate emergency. They consider why the current market and policy structures for building retrofits must be transformed and review promising models and innovation pathways. They then apply a “mission oriented” policy framework to the building retrofit challenge. They define the mission and then propose a way to organize the public sector to achieve it.

Read the full report below:

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