Policy and Advocacy

Updating EGSPA for a Prosperous Future in Nova Scotia


Fév 13, 2019

Updating EGSPA for a Prosperous Future in Nova Scotia


To ensure the successful implementation of renewed goals for sustainable
prosperity we present the five following recommendations:

  1. Accept the recommendations from the Round Table on Environment and
    Sustainable Prosperity.
    • With regards to recommendation #7, prioritize building energy
      benchmarking and labelling.

2. Make available to municipalities their energy data as per the guidelines outlined
in the Atlantic Canada Energy Data Roadmap.

3. Add energy efficiency targets for 2030 that are in line with the Generation
Energy Report.

4. Legislate new 2030 provincial electricity targets for locally sourced renewables
and for renewable energy.

5. Update building goals to be in line with the Canada Green Building Council’s
recommendations to:

  • Establish a provincial voluntary energy benchmarking program by 2020 in buildings over 25,000 sqft.
  • Require mandatory energy benchmarking in all buildings over 10,000 sq ft by 2025.
  • Establish a mandatory building energy labelling program for residential buildings as per NRCan guidelines by 2025.
  • Mandate all new buildings net-zero by 2030.
  • Mandate all buildings net-zero by 2050.


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