The City is developing a Better Buildings Ottawa Strategy to accelerate the retrofits of existing industrial, commercial, institutional and multi-unit buildings. This strategy is one of 20 priority projects identified in Energy Evolution.
Existing buildings are the single biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Ottawa. In 2019, industrial, commercial and institutional buildings contributed to 22 per cent of Ottawa’s greenhouse gas emissions. Most of these emissions are from space heating.
Better Buildings Ottawa focuses on reducing heating demand and fuel switching to maximize the carbon and financial returns. We’re looking for input from building owners, managers, occupants, and service providers to help us finalize the details of the strategy.