“Stuck: Why home electrification is lagging in British Columbia and what must be done to break the deadlock on residential carbon retrofits”—summarizes the findings of 9 months of market research conducted by OPEN Technologies and Vancity Credit Union.
is a free, web-based, and cloud-enabled optimization platform that unlocks the full potential of parametric whole-building energy modelling. Developed in partnership with Dr Ralph Evins and his team at the University of Victoria.
Sixteen of British Columbia’s largest municipalities – representing ~75% of the eligible large buildings in the province – participate in this multi-year pilot, which is also administered by our affiliated OPEN Green Building Society.
Building Benchmark BC is supported by participating jurisdictions plus NRCan, Real Estate Foundation of BC, and CleanBC Building Innovation Fund
GRID helps jurisdictions run energy benchmarking and disclosure programs, providing a data backbone to inform policy development in service of energy and carbon efficient cities.