Welcome to ZEBx’s Building Electrification page.
A hub for all the latest news and events associated to building electrification, including the April 2021 Building Electrification Road Map launch
- April 27, 2021
BC Building Electrification Coalition Program Manager Background ZEBx serves as an industry Centre of Excellence that strengthens the public, private, and civic capacities for zero emission […]
- April 21, 2021
Past Event: Apr 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am The Building Electrification Road Map was launched at this online event to about 130 participants […]
- April 6, 2021
Reducing Emissions in BC’s Building Sector Buildings in British Columbia (BC) emit approximately 6.9 million tonnes of GHG emissions on an annual basis. This represents approximately […]
Reducing Emissions in BC’s Building Sector
Buildings in British Columbia (BC) emit approximately 6.9 million tonnes of GHG emissions on an annual basis. This represents approximately 10.7% of the provinces’ total emissions, and makes the building sector one of the highest sector emitters – exceeded only by road transportation (27.1%) and the oil and gas sector (17.6%). Unlike transportation and oil and gas, the building sector is regulated entirely by provincial and local governments. It therefore represents one of the most straightforward opportunities for a rapid transition to a low- carbon market sector.
Why Building Electrification?
Electrification is recognized by all levels of government as a critical strategy for decarbonizing BC’s building sector. The Building Electrification Road Map is a tool through which the necessary set of tactical actions for building electrification have been identified, including the right sequence and steps to ensure that BC’s building sector reaps the benefits of a clear and coordinated market transformation for both the existing building and new construction sectors.