Developing solutions that reduce energy demand and emission in BC’s cities and towns while improving the quality of life for residence.
The built environment is a complex intertwined multi-scale system of cities, towns and neighbourhoods whose energy performance and emissions are shaped by factors such as land use, building design, transportation and utility infrastructure and the behaviour of its inhabitants. In BC, 55 per cent of all GHG emissions originate in the built environment.
The project has two interconnected research streams: a policy and finance team evaluates existing and proposed policies and economic mechanisms, and 2) a community and building team models their application and impacts in different BC context
Big Five Project: Began January 1, 2015 / Project Duration: Four years