The buildings sector plays a vital role in Canada’s ability to mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts. Climate change is threatening the health and safety of Canadians and will challenge housing affordability.
Canada’s buildings sector currently accounts for 12% of Canada’s total emissions. Additionally, hot temperatures and heavy precipitation are likely to threaten communities across the country, while wildfire days are expected to increase 2-3 times over the next century.
Studies are examining the affects of embodied carbon embodied carbon from building construction and transitioning to low carbon assets. Procuring infrastructure projects that take into account life cycle assessments and implementing regulations to quantify embodied carbon are moving further into government’s purview.
Global Advantage Consulting Group has conducted comprehensive ecosystem analyses of housing innovation and climate change. These include examining the roles and activities of stakeholders in housing innovation and communities and climate change.