Task Force Applauds Kyoto Funding
An industry Green Building Task Force of which ACEC is a founding member welcomed the recent announcement made by the Prime Minister that the federal government was investing $129 million in incentive...
An industry Green Building Task Force of which ACEC is a founding member welcomed the recent announcement made by the Prime Minister that the federal government was investing $129 million in incentive programs for the commercial building sector to increase energy efficiency and the environmental performance of buildings.
Although the Task Force welcomed these announcements, given the relatively large share of greenhouse gases emitted by commercial buildings, the Task Force will continue to press for additional investments in incentives. In addition, it will monitor the implementation of these new funds to ensure that they are being used in the most effective manner, and to maximize the number of buildings that can qualify for the incentives.
“We are extremely pleased to see that the government has heeded the message of our Task Force by recognizing that the commercial building sector can play a major role in contributing to Canada’s climate change commitments,” stated Mr. Claude Paul Boivin, ACEC President. “We are committed to working with the federal government to ensure that our collective membership is aware of these new opportunities and, of course, to ensure that the bulk of these funds are directed to small and large building owners to increase the environmental performance of their buildings.”
In addition to ACEC, the other members of the Industry Task Force on Climate Change and Green Buildings are the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA), the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).