Healthy Buildings in a Changing Climate: Improving health with multi-unit residential building retrofits

2024 – Pembina Institute.

Healthy Buildings in a Changing Climate underscores the urgent need to retrofit existing buildings to protect Canadians’ health and safety. As extreme weather events grow in frequency and intensity, strategic investments in deep retrofits are essential to mitigate health risks and ensure resilient homes and buildings now and for generations to come.

Buildings constructed for yesterday’s climate are no longer able to handle today’s extreme weather events, such as heatwaves, flooding, and wildfire smoke. Deep retrofits, which include upgrades to ventilation, heating, cooling systems, and building envelopes, can significantly enhance occupant health and resilience. Investing in these upgrades now is crucial to safeguard our communities.

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