Canada Calls For Net-Zero Proposals

The government of Canada has launched its first call for proposals for the ‘Toward Net-Zero Homes and Communities’ program. This program offers funding for projects that explore and implement innovative technologies and practices that seek to improve the energy efficiency of homes and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Canadian communities and neighbourhoods. It is designed to help drive Canada's progress toward net-zero building emissions by 2050. This program is open to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations that are developing projects that target one of the following streams: addressing barriers to the adoption of energy-efficient technologies; capacity building in support of net-zero-energy-ready building codes; or facilitating home energy labeling and disclosure to encourage deep energy retrofits. The program will invest up to $14.6 million over the next four years and will build on the upcoming green buildings strategy, which will be focused on increasing the rate of building retrofits, ensuring buildings are resilient and net-zero ready from the start, and supporting systems change for the buildings sector of the future.