GHG Emissions from Community Buildings

Buildings account for a significant proportion of energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a community. Reducing energy consumption through energy retrofits and building more energy-efficient buildings creates less GHG emissions and saves money. The per capita GHG emissions from community buildings is a measure of how well industry, the commercial sector, and residents are doing to improve energy efficiency and tackle climate change. The City's target is to reduce GHG emissions from the residential sector by 20% per capita by 2020, and to reduce total community GHG emissions by 33% per capita in the same timeframe. Data source: BC Climate Action Secretariat.

See this and other sustainability indicators on the City's [Sustainability Dashboard] (http://dashboard.surrey.ca/#energysystems/energyuse_buildings).

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First Published Date March 18, 2014
Maintainer Sustainability Office
Data Update Frequency Yearly

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