Transition 2050 Residential Retrofit Acceleration Project

2018 – 2020

In alignment with British Columbia’s CleanBC climate strategy, Transition 2050 is a new approach to government and industry collaboration to develop a model for accelerating energy retrofits and emissions reduction.

City Green collaborated with multiple municipalities throughout British Columbia to assess methods and develop approaches to achieving the sustained market transformation needed to produce long-term business opportunities for the home performance industry, and the volume and type of retrofits required for governments to meet future targets.

Currently, BC governments are committed to making deep cuts in emissions, and BC industry is developing roadmaps for growing the market for emissions reduction products and services. A new opportunity presents itself: to enable the industry-government collaboration which will be essential to accelerating the design and implementation of the strategies and initiatives required to drive innovation, grow and sustain a robust retrofit industry, create a clear and motivational pathway for homeowners, and achieve the transition to 2050.

This project was designed to have broad local and national significance and to enable collaboration, innovation, scaling up, acceleration, and replication. This will be achieved through: integrating strategies and roadmaps; diverse partners; strategic partnership with industry, multi-pronged implementation strategies, innovating with new – and variations of – rebate incentives, formal connections and broad networks; and information sharing and replicability.

Direct Program Partners

  • City Green Solutions
  • Home Performance Stakeholder Council
  • Capital Regional District
  • City of Victoria
  • District of Saanich
  • District of Central Saanich
  • City of Campbell River
  • Regional District of Nanaimo
  • Comox Valley Regional District
  • Township of Esquimalt
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District

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