Retrofitting Canada's Building Sector: Efficiency Canada’s Corey Diamond in Conversation
April 22, 2022

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For Canada to reach its goal of being net zero by 2050, we’re going to have to retrofit our entire building sector, cutting emissions from residential, commercial and industrial real estate by about half by 2030 and down to zero by 2050. It’s a monumental task, involving a tripling of the current scale and pace.

Join Susan McGeachie, Head of the BMO Climate Institute, as she hosts this special, Earth Day podcast with Corey Diamond, Executive Director of Efficiency Canada, to discuss a reframing of the Canadian real estate energy paradigm within a generation.

In this episode:

  • Why retrofitting Canada’s building sector must be a national mission

  • Why the role of Government is absolutely vital in decarbonizing Canadian real estate

  • Why a retrofit plan needs to consider the 20 percent of Canadians living in energy poverty

  • On the paradigm shift in Canadian real estate and Efficiency Canada’s Four-Step Plan

  • On the retrofit incentives built into Canada’s 2022 Federal Budget

  • Why Canada is on the right path to reach net zero by 2050

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