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BBOT Attends Unveiling of BCIT’s Green Buildings Program to Support Transition to Low Carbon Economy

Today the BBOT attended Minister Sim’s unveiling of BCIT’s new program that will support the provincial government’s CleanBC Government Buildings program.

The new CleanBC Government Buildings Program aims to make government facilities greener and smarter, and requires an increased need for skilled workers to help the Province meet this goal.

Under the program, the Province is taking action to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions at government facilities. An area of focus is to retrofit older buildings with more efficient heating and cooling systems and constructing better buildings that will make them energy neutral – producing  as much energy as they consume.

Quick Facts:

  • The CleanBC Government Building Program targets about 1,000 government buildings which account for about 8% of total provincial public-sector emissions.
  • By 2021 , all new government facilities will include EV charging stations. For existing buildings charging stations will be installed where there is demand.
  • By 2032 all new buildings in BC will be net-zero-energy ready. By 2050, the goal is to reduce emissions in core provincial buildings by 80% when compared to 2010 levels.
  • CleanBC Efficiency Rebates are available for people and businesses to improve their homes and buildings by installing new heating and cooling systems, upgrade major appliances, improve insulation and complete BC Hydro energy-saving evaluations.

Read more here.

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