Thank you for participating in our initial engagement
Metro Vancouver’s first phase of engagement on an approach for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from large buildings is now complete. We thank everyone who submitted feedback through our online feedback form, webinar series, and engagement meetings. Your input is important to us and staff will consider all comments in developing an approach to reduce GHG emissions from large buildings. A summary of the feedback received is expected to be shared to the Climate Action Committee in 2023.
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Metro Vancouver is developing an approach to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from large buildings. Large buildings are those over 25,000 ft2 (2,322 m2) and includes residential, commercial, office, and institutional buildings across the region.
Buildings are the second highest source of GHG emissions, contributing approximately 25% of the total GHG emissions in the region. Proven technologies are widely available to change the way we heat space and water in buildings and reduce or eliminate GHG emissions.
Metro Vancouver’s Climate 2050 Buildings Roadmap, developed with partners through the region, sets a goal for all homes and buildings to be zero emissions and resilient by 2050. In the interim, the target is to reduce GHG emissions from buildings by 35% below 2010 levels by 2030. Reducing emissions from large buildings will make a significant contribution to achieving this target.
Developing an approach to reducing emissions
The proposed approach to managing GHG emissions would require building owners to report the GHG emissions from their buildings on an annual basis to ensure that emissions fall below limits established by Metro Vancouver for specified building types and sizes. This diagram includes the elements under consideration: