The CVRD and other South Island communities are working together on the Transition 2050 Residential Retrofit Acceleration Project. (Black Press file)

Grant sees CVRD partner with Greater Victoria on Emissions reduction program

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is one of 10 local governments to receive a grant up to $400,000 as part of a province-wide program aimed at reducing emissions.

The Transition 2050 Residential Retrofit Acceleration Project is an initiative offered through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program.

“The time for action is now,” said CVRD chair Ian Morrison. “We have already started to see significant climate impacts in our region. Lowering emissions to help reduce impacts in our communities is a complex process and will require a coordinated effort with our partners across British Columbia.”

Saanich, Campbell River, Victoria, the Nanaimo, Capital, and Comox Valley Regional Districts, the District of Central Saanich and Township of Esquimalt are the other partners.

Through the Energy Retrofit and Emissions Reductions Strategy, opportunities include training and educational programs to support builders in understanding changes in provincial regulations, enhancing the knowledge base of building inspectors so they can be more effective, according to Keith Lawrence, a senior environmental analyst with the regional district.

The strategy will also help the local governments on Southern Vancouver Island work share information and enhance communications with constituents.

“At the end of the day this will result in more effective policies, incentives for energy use reduction and educational programs to benefit the people who live in the homes in our communities,” Lawrence said.

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