The Canadian Green Retrofit Economy Study is a collaboration between The Delphi Group and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) published on June 10, 2022. This report is a summary of findings gained through primary and secondary research between March 2021 and June 2022, building on existing knowledge from thought leaders across Canada and globally. It shows the existing approach to retrofit projects will need to level up and transform into a more systematic ecosystem of aggregated project and investment opportunities. Building owners and managers will need expert support in developing and implementing transition plans to leverage building renewal cycles and market opportunities. It discusses the technologies available today and innovation in training the workforce. Both financing options and policy issues are covered and the different amounts of retrofit potential are shown.
Keywords: Building Retrofits, Energy Efficiency/Management, Healthy Buildings, HVAC & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Large Building Controls/Automation, Lighting Systems/Controls, Market Sizing, Post-COVID-19, Protocols/Standards, Renewable Energy, Training, Zero Net Energy, Policy, Financing, Workforce, SOFIAC, ESCO