City of Vancouver

The city of Vancouver is one of the fastest-growing low-carbon economies in North America and is considered one of the most livable cities in the world. Having pledged to become carbon neutral and achieve 100 percent renewable energy status by 2050, the city has focused considerable efforts on the buildings sector, which accounts for 54 percent of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. The aim of achieving zero emissions buildings has been encouraged through a number of innovative policies and tools.

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