The Northern Building Retrofit Economy

This paper describes an ambitious but achievable program of accelerated energy efficiency retrofits, switching low-carbon fuels, and developing renewable energy resources. This program would reduce local air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, and would reduce GHG emissions by 121,000 tonnes of CO2e by 2030, taking the territories further toward its emissions reductions goals. It would save building owners a cumulative total of $120 million in utility bills by 2030 – a 9% return on investment – helping to reduce the cost of living.