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Province advances low-carbon building technologies in B.C. |BC Gov News

Province advances low-carbon building technologies in B.C. |BC Gov News

May 31, 2021 at 7:37 am  BC, News, Politics

George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy –

“Innovation in B.C.’s clean building sector represents a multi-billion-dollar opportunity to support good-paying, clean jobs for people and local communities. Through our CleanBC Building Innovation Fund, we are forging a modern building sector in British Columbia with new skills that will transition our homes and offices from fossil fuels toward new low-carbon, energy-efficient technologies.”

Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation –

“In addition to strengthening economic recovery and job creation in B.C., our StrongerBC plan is promoting the development of new, clean technology for the building sector. We’ve added $8 million to CleanBC’s Building Innovation Fund, helping more people and businesses conserve energy and reduce power bills. Innovation, inclusiveness and sustainability are the pillars of our economic recovery.”

Henry Yao, MLA for Richmond South Centre –

“These low-carbon building projects will support people by boosting our local economy and reducing pollution here in the Lower Mainland. We should all be proud of the innovation and expertise in B.C.’s clean technology sector, which will be a key part of our economic recovery.”

Sav Dhaliwal, chair, board of directors, Metro Vancouver –

“Metro Vancouver is one of the largest providers of affordable housing in B.C., and is committed to enhancing the energy efficiency, safety and sustainability of our buildings, in keeping with our Housing 10-Year Plan and regional climate strategy, Climate 2050. We are grateful to receive support from the CleanBC Building Innovation Fund as we embark on a deep carbon retrofit of Crown Manor, a 28-unit residential building offering affordable housing in New Westminster, that aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80%.”

Chris Hill, president, BCollective –

“The B.C. building industry must make changes in order to meet provincial and municipal climate targets and goals. The funding from the CleanBC Building Innovation Fund will help BCollective advance the SEED Program; a complete building system that will be open source, usable to all and focused on high-efficiency buildings for single-family, multi-family, Indigenous and marginalized communities.”

James Dean, Oxygen8 –

“Oxygen8 is thrilled to receive support from the CleanBC Building Innovation Fund to expand manufacturing of our high-efficiency, energy-recovery ventilation systems into British Columbia. This is a great step for ventilation systems to be made locally, helping building owners improve the indoor air quality of their buildings and meet the energy-efficiency requirements of the BC Step Code.”

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