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Metro Vancouver looks to curb GHG emissions from large commercial buildings

By District Energy posted 09-07-2023 12:54


Vancouver Sun


Metro Vancouver has set its climate sights on large commercial buildings as it tries to get a better control of greenhouse gas emissions.

Large commercial buildings make up just two per cent of building stock in the region but account for 35 per cent of their GHG emissions.

And those emissions are on the rise, up 10 per cent, to 2.4 million tonnes, last year from a stable 2.3 million tonnes from 2019 through 2021, according to Metro Vancouver reporting.

“The single biggest change to get to zero-emissions buildings is to transition the heating and cooling systems to electric heat pumps or clean, renewable district energy,” Blair said.

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