Vancouver extends energy retrofit program to multi-family buildings

The city of Vancouver, BC has extended a program for energy retrofits and released a guide to the use of heat pumps for cooling and heating.

The Bring It Home 4 Climate program, which provides support and resources for residents to identify necessary energy upgrades and solutions, has been extended to owners and renters of multi-family buildings including apartments, condos and cooperative housing. The guide, Heat Pump Retrofit Guide for Strata and Co-op Buildings, offers information on heat pumps and their benefits, and advice for planning a low-rise multi-unit residential building heat pump retrofit project.

According to the city, nearly 60 per cent of carbon pollution in Vancouver comes from fossil fuels to heat and cool buildings.

Click here for more energy retrofit resources for multi-family buildings.