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Blog (link) September 2021
Part 1 of this series introduced Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) as regulated standards that set limits on energy use or carbon emissions for existing buildings. Developed as progressive tiers and aligned with Canada's climate and energy objectives, MEPS use building performance benchmarks to identify those buildings with below-average performance - individually or in aggregate - and bring them up to a standard consistent with our national net-zero emission goals.
But first, much like a building itself, MEPS require a solid foundation upon which a sound structure can be built. In this article, we look at some of the core considerations for policymakers as they seek to design and implement the building blocks of an effective MEPS.