What is a "Carbon Neutral" Building?

This paper provides an insight into various ‘carbon neutral’ definitions as they are used worldwide in relationship to measuring, reducing and offsetting carbon energy used by buildings. As a follow-up to the Towards Carbon Neutral Buildings in BC: Framework for High-Rise Multi-Unit Residential Buildings—designed to help BC municipalities develop policies and regulations relating to carbon neutral building design and construction—this document looks at what needs to be considered when referring to carbon neutral buildings.



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Authors: Helen Carruthers, BSc, LEED AP and Tracy Casavant, MES, P.Eng.
Publisher: Light House Sustainable Building Centre Society, Vancouver, BC
Jun, 2013
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