April 1, 2019

The case for zero-carbon buildings

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) recently released a report on the value of zero-carbon buildings.  “Making the Case for Building to Zero Carbon demonstrates definitively that zero-carbon buildings offer meaningful greenhouse gas reductions and positive financial returns,” the Council states. “Specifically, the study, a first of its kind in Canada, shows that Zero Carbon Buildings provide a positive financial return over a 25-year life-cycle, inclusive of carbon pollution pricing, and requiring only a modest capital cost premium.” The report is available at www.cagbc.org.