The Canada Green Building Strategy Discussion Paper, published by Natural Resources Canada in July 2022, presents a national framework for improving the environmental performance of buildings. The paper outlines the benefits of green buildings, identifies gaps and challenges in the current building industry, and proposes strategies to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and promote sustainable building practices across Canada. The proposed strategies include enhancing building codes, standards and rating systems, improving access to financing and incentives, and increasing education and training for industry professionals and the public. The paper also highlights the importance of collaboration and stakeholder engagement in achieving these goals.

Keywords: Building Retrofits, Climate Change, Energy Efficiency/Management, HVAC & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Intelligent Building, Large Building Controls/Automation, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Zero Net Energy, workforce, decarbonizing, Sustainable Finance, deep retrofit, Natural Resources Canada

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