In July of 2016, the City of Vancouver announced it’s Zero Emissions Building Plan
, which aggressively targets using renewable energy in all new buildings by 2030, and all new and existing buildings by 2050.
This plan will significantly change the type of HVAC systems used in future buildings, resulting in a major reduction of gas-fired systems. In our opinion, an increase in heat pump mechanical systems in various forms will be the leading technology that can meet performance requirements.
But how does COV’s plan compare to other cities? Just last month, New York City announced a mandate
to dramatically reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in existing buildings.
Here’s a summary of how the plans compare between the two cities: