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Energy Efficient Buildings

Liberal

  • Provide grants of up to $5K for home retrofits & interest-free loans up to $40K for deep retrofits to improve a home's energy efficiency.
  • Launch a National Net-zero Emissions Building Strategy to get to net-zero emissions from buildings by 2050.
  • Invest $250M to help low-income Canadians get off home-heating oil.
  • Require EnerGuide labelling of homes at time-of-sale.

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Conservative

  • Provide a regulatory & financial framework to facilitate building retrofits, modelled after the SOFIAC programme in Quebec.
  • Provide extra benefits for buildings that complete their retrofits prior to 2030.
  • Develop a Net Zero Foundations program.
  • Work with provinces, territories, & utilities to implement a Residential Building Retrofit Initiative.

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NDP

  • Retrofit all buildings in Canada by 2050, beginning with retrofitting all buildings built before 2020 within the next 20 years.
  • Require large scale building retrofits in all sectors.
  • Provide low-interest loans to help people make home improvements for energy efficiency & air quality.
  • By 2025, require every new building to be net-zero.

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Green

  • Create & implement a national green retrofit of existing residential, commercial, institutional, & industrial buildings.
  • Support agencies & institutions to create programmes to carry out green retrofits in different areas & for different communities.
  • Update the national building code to require all new construction & major renovations to older buildings meet net-zero standards by 2030.

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