Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Housing
BILD Alberta has established a Residential Construction Energy Efficiency Accelerator (RCEEA) Steering Committee. The RCEEA Steering Committee provides input and expertise for projects and initiatives relating to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in housing, that will go through the RCEEA process. This process and related projects and initiates will assist in shifting to energy efficient homes in a cost-effective manner, with risk mitigation in mind. The RCEEA process includes five steps:
- Determining priorities
- Baseline data and research
- Collaboration and demonstration
- Outcomes and advocacy
- Refocusing of the plan
The purpose of the RCEEA is to:
- Move the industry toward cost-effective, risk mitigated, energy efficient construction, development, and renovation.
- Create a repeatable process and visible focal point for the industry for planning, initiating, communicating and tracking challenges and solutions.
- Establish partnerships with post-secondary institutions, research bodies, municipalities, and other levels of government.
- As a tangible entity, be held up to government as the focus for industry efforts and commitment on GHG reduction.
A firm has been hired to conduct a consumer sentiment survey on energy efficiency in homes to understand consumers’ decision-making, willingness to pay, and willing tradeoffs when considering energy efficient upgrades or net zero homes, specifically in Alberta. This survey will also gauge consumers’ knowledge of what a net zero home is, and what it…
BILD Alberta is working with the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance (AEEA) on a CEIP for new homes program. The CEIP for new homes would support affordable, energy efficient upgrades and net zero building in new home construction. Similar to the existing homes program, homebuyers could choose energy efficient upgrades to be included in their new…
BILD Alberta has compiled a document of funding opportunities available to builder and renovator members through grants and rebates. BILD Alberta has also created a document with information on funding programs that homeowners and homebuyers can directly participate in. These are living documents and will be updated accordingly as new opportunities arise. Members interested in…
In late-2020, BILD Alberta commissioned a study from Joan Maisonneuve to develop An Industry Approach to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Housing. The purpose of this work was to identify proactive strategies that would allow the residential construction industry to take a visible leadership role in housing innovation to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions while…