Jurisdiction Options for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Buildings
The Pembina Institute Sustainable Energy Solutions
43 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2013
Date Written: May 25, 2010
This Jurisdiction Options Discussion Paper is one of the research reports providing technical information for the Green Building Leaders Project. The purpose of the Project is to generate technical and legal information to help participating local governments (both municipalities and regional districts) understand how existing local government jurisdiction can be used to implement high energy performance in buildings, and to engage with the provincial government on possibilities to enable local governments to take leadership in this area. The ultimate goal is to increase energy efficiency in buildings, reduce the amount of energy the building uses, and reduce GHG production.
The Green Building Leaders Project focuses on regulations for three promising green building policy approaches, and the law reform opportunities for their implementation. These priority green building policy approaches are:
1. Energy labelling and energy efficiency standards for existing buildings;
2. Renewable energy requirements for new buildings; and
3. Higher energy performance standards for new buildings.
The focus of this Discussion Paper is to describe existing local government jurisdiction for regulating buildings and renewable energy, and to propose law reform options for implementing the priority green building policy approaches.
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