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There are now 20,100 green buildings in British Columbia

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BC's Green Buildings Map shows where energy-efficient homes and buildings are located in the province

Press release received today from the Pembina Institute, a think tank which advocates for green building and energy-efficiency policies.

The job-creating power of the green building sector, a key driver of the clean economy, continues to grow in British Columbia.

Today, the Pembina Institute released an update to the British Columbia Green Buildings Map, an interactive resource that quantifies the jobs in the industry and pinpoints where energy-efficient homes and buildings are located in the province.

The latest research pegs the number of jobs in the green building sector at 31,700 — up from the 23,200 counted when the map launched in 2015, mostly due to growth in larger projects.

Meanwhile, the number of green buildings in the province has risen to 20,100, with more than 750 of these built in the last two years.

Learn more here.

The Pembina Institute is calling on the new BC government to ensure the green building sector continues to thrive — by investing in programs that will accelerate the upgrading of our existing homes and buildings, and make constructing low-carbon, ultra energy-efficient buildings the norm.


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