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New Energy efficiency incentives.

The Canadian government is poised to provide a new package of Kyoto-related measures that will provide rebates and incentives to commercial building owners as well as homeowners to upgrade their energy performance.

And a task force of building, design and construction industries likes what it sees. The Industry Task Force on Climate Change and Green Buildings is comprised of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada (ACEC), the Building Owners and Managers Association, Canada (BOMA), the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).

The group has long stressed that commercial buildings must factor prominently in the funding package. It has been calling upon the federal government to provide building owners with enhanced incentive programs as the most direct means to encourage the building sector to reduce its greenhouse gas emission levels.

Although it admits incentives for homeowners are a positive measure, the Task Force has stressed that buildings in the institutional, commercial and industrial sectors also face financial and institutional barriers to reducing energy consumption and incorporating non-traditional renewable energy technologies in buildings. They insist that any comprehensive Kyoto strategy must also include incentives for buildings in that sector.

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Title Annotation:Canadian government to provide rebates and incentives to commercial and home owners to upgrade energy performance
Publication:Natural Life
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Sep 1, 2003
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