Ottawa developers built 'net zero' homes as province eyes 2030 deadline - Ottawa - CBC News

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By Susan Burgess, CBC News Ottawa, June 18, 2016

Ontario's environment minister is dreaming of a day when all new homes generate as much energy as they use, but the people who build such homes say meeting his target date of 2030 won't be easy.

Glen Murray announced the goal for "net zero carbon" homes in the new provincial climate change strategy in early June. He's promising changes to the building code to come into effect by 2030 at the latest, as well as consultations on how best to achieve the targets.