The Case for Building Electrification in Canada

The clock is ticking; we must act now to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Canada’s buildings and the systems that support them. With this impetus, it’s more important than ever for stakeholders to have clear and reliable information on the most effective pathways to decarbonizing our buildings. As governments, industry, and consumers seek to navigate the complex landscape of building decarbonization, the Building Decarbonization Alliance (BDA) has emerged as a coalition of stakeholders committed to promoting electrification as a practical and viable solution.

In this position paper, the BDA provides a case for electrification to achieve net zero and highlights some key challenges we need to overcome to make it happen.

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