Canadian buildings’ energy efficiency must be improved, says leading Canadian architectural institute
Ottawa Citizen

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By Evelyn Harford, Ottawa Citizen, August 22, 2016

A number of architecture, energy and environmental stakeholders are calling on the federal government to create a national plan to improve the energy efficiency of Canadian buildings to help the country reduce greenhouse gasses and reach its climate change objectives.

Total energy consumption of buildings accounts for nearly one-quarter of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the 10 other organizations that penned a letter addressed to Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna.