Vancouver Zero Emissions Building Program Launching Soon

  12 December 2022

Is your housing co-op located in the City of Vancouver? If so, here’s something to consider.

As part of its Climate Emergency Action Plan, the City is aiming to cut carbon pollution from buildings in half by 2030 (based on 2007 levels). This will include the introduction of regulations that require large commercial and multi-family buildings to annually report their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

To assist residents in multi-family buildings, programs will be launched in the coming year to aid with access to retrofits that support emission reductions. For more information, visit https://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/green-large-commercial-and-multi-family-buildings.aspx.

Whether or not your co-op falls under the City of Vancouver’s upcoming initiative, it’s still a good time to look into energy tracking and benchmarking! Did you know that CHF BC can help?

Through our Energy Benchmarking Program, CHF BC members can measure and track energy use at their co-ops through an online tool called ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. We help co-ops set up an account in Portfolio Manager and link utility accounts for automatic upload of aggregated utility data. Best of all, it’s easy – and free!

For more information and eligibility criteria, visit the Energy Benchmarking Program webpage.