June 2, 2022

Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) and The Delphi Group launched the Canadian Green Retrofit Economy Study a report outlining how Canada can benefit from a vibrant and growing retrofit economy. Through green retrofits, Canada’s buildings can contribute to net-zero climate targets, make buildings more resilient to climate change and extreme weather events, and provide rewarding job opportunities while strengthening the domestic supply of low-carbon products and services.

Unveiled at Building Lasting Change, Canada’s premier green building conference, the study demonstrates that green retrofits that lower the carbon footprint of buildings have the potential to generate up to 2.1 million job years and help Canada meet its 2030 and 2050 climate targets. The report identifies the importance of enhancing expertise and knowledge across the retrofit spectrum, including among decision-makers, designers, financing experts and consultants, where efforts can address the complexity and capital constraints associated with investment.

This study was made possible with support from the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB), the Ontario Construction Secretariat, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

Interested in more information on how a green and circular economy strategy can help you meet your sustainability goals?

Contact: Ben Clark | Director, Green Economy bclark@delphi.ca