Green building and renovating
Vancouver will soon lead the world in green building design and construction, thanks to the innovative Greenest City initiative.
As part of this initiative, the City is working to reduce the amount of energy consumed by the city's new homes 33% by 2020, with the goal of making all new buildings "carbon neutral" by 2030.
At the same time, greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings will be reduced by 20% over 2007 levels.
How we are meeting these green building targets
The City is implementing a wide range of green building programs and policies to help reach this ambitious target, including the Green Homes program.
You can help, too. There are many incentives and programs available to you that will help you make your home more energy efficient, so you can reduce your utility bills, carbon footprint, and help Vancouver become the world's greenest city by 2020.