SvN Speaks (Ep. 5): Implementing carbon budgets in new and existing buildings

SvN Speaks (Ep. 5): Implementing carbon budgets in new and existing buildings

Earlier this year, the City of Montreal introduced a new bylaw requiring large buildings to measure and disclose their fossil fuel usage by June 30, 2022. This move toward energy consumption tracking and disclosure is the first step toward a more extensive carbon planning program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for existing buildings of all sizes. This new bylaw arrives on the heels of another aggressive climate action legislation implemented by the Province of Quebec that will prohibit new oil-based heating systems – and limit new natural gas systems – as of 2024.

In this fifth episode of SvN Speaks, SvN Principal Jonathan Tinney meets with Philippe Dunsky, head of Canada’s Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors to talk about Montreal’s plans to eliminate operational carbon emissions from all buildings in the city, beginning with new construction and extending to existing buildings by 2040.

From zero-carbon development applications to carbon budgets for existing buildings, Philippe and Jonathan will discuss insights from Montreal to Victoria, opportunities for new carbon performance programs, and the challenges and opportunities Montreal and other cities and provinces encounter when it comes to regulating energy sources and emissions.

Click here for the full interview.

Click here for the complete article in the October 2022 issue of Canadian Architect.

More News