This Heritage BC commissioned report was written as our submission to the CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 – Buildings Pathway. Heritage BC’s submission – Leverage Existing and Historic Buildings for Zero Net Carbon makes the argument that existing buildings are a vast resource that we can leverage, through proper stewardship. The report demonstrates how using existing buildings reduces major amounts of carbon emissions, increases overall sustainability and resilience, improves community place-making and continuity, and more.
Mark Thompson Brandt, Emily Guy, Catherine McBain, Melissa Lengies, of TRACE Architecture (formerly MTBA Associates) on behalf of Heritage BC.
This report provides information on how existing buildings can be leveraged to assist BC in meeting its CleanBC goals. It is relevant for heritage advocates, climate advocates, planners, architects and policy makers at all levels of government. It can and should be used to develop cases for adaptive re-use and other conservation plans for building re-use at the community, municipal, provincial, and federal levels.
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