Nova Scotia BuildingsWorking Group
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The objective of QUEST’s Nova Scotia Buildings Working Group (BWG) is to improve the energy and environmental performance of buildings while advancing integration with other systems such as transportation, land use planning, and renewable energy, to create Smart Energy Communities. The BWG is focused on Nova Scotia but is open to supporters and stakeholders working in the building energy space from across Canada.
Working Group Participants
Ecology Action Centre
Halifax Regional Municipality
Armstrong Fluid Technologies
Office of the Fire Marshall
VanCity Community Investment Bank
Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables
BUILDING ON SUCCESS SINCE 2015
60+ participants engaged
Developed a network that provided a unified and respected voice in NS on the environmental performance of buildings
Convened stakeholders around priority issues and acted as a central resource for information gathering and sharing on energy management in buildings with presentations from BC Hydro on the BC Energy Step Code, Simptek on Efficiency as a Competitive Advantage, etc.
Buildings are responsible for about 13% of Greenhouse Gas emissions in Nova Scotia.
Energy efficient buildings last longer, perform better, cost less to run, and require less maintenance. They’re also safer, healthier, and more comfortable for residents and tenants.
Investments in energy efficiency produce more jobs per dollar spent than any other energy sector.
DID YOU KNOW?
Enabling Meaningful Climate Action in the Building Sector Across Nova Scotia
The recommendations contained in this brief were developed by the members of the Buildings Working Group over the course of two meetings coordinated by QUEST in January and March 2021. QUEST developed five themes that captured a broad scope of building-energy related issues and opportunities to explore.
The Nova Scotia Buildings Working Group is made possible thanks to financial support from the Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Energy and Mines.