Regulating Energy and Emissions in Existing Buildings

Author/Contributor: Efficiency Canada, Carleton University, LC3

Alberta Context: Tools discussed are evaluated with Alberta municipalities taken into consideration.


This guide offers municipalities and policymakers insights into the role existing buildings are expected to play in meeting Canada’s decarbonization goals.

It highlights two tools to regulate retrofit activity in existing buildings: 

  • The Alterations to Existing Buildings code (AEB) 
  • Mandatory Building Performance Standards (MBPS)


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