Towards Carbon Neutral Buildings in BC

The first, externally-reviewed report in this research initiative, “Towards Carbon Neutral Buildings: Framework for High-Rise Multi-Unit Residential Buildings in BC” was released June 13, 2012. This work was generously funded by the Real Estate Foundation of BC and the City of Vancouver, and BTY Group.
Drawing on European approaches, especially the internationally-leading success of Switzerland, the framework proposes to simplify the way in which building energy and carbon performance is regulated. The report presents clear and consistent performance targets for multi-unit residential buildings that would reduce the carbon footprint of new MURBS in the Lower Mainland.

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