January 5, 2024

Burnaby introduces stronger climate requirements for new construction

On January 1, Burnaby introduced new standards for emissions reductions which will keep Burnaby’s construction industry on track to meet the City’s long-term Climate Action goals.
November 1, 2023

City unveils strategy to tackle emissions from existing buildings

Existing buildings account for 39% of Burnaby’s GHG emissions—and represent one of the biggest opportunities for emission reductions.
April 21, 2023

BC Energy Step Code changes coming for new single- and two-family dwellings

Effective May 1, all new building permit applications for Part 9 residential buildings must meet Step 3 of the Energy Step Code.
March 28, 2023

District Energy Utility would provide clean, affordable energy to local homes and businesses

Burnaby City Council has directed staff to continue work to develop a District Energy Utility that, once established, would take clean thermal energy captured from Metro Vancouver’s Waste-to-Energy facility to provide heat and hot water to Burnaby homes and businesses.
February 7, 2023

City Council supports developing Green Recycling and Organics facility

As part of strengthening the City’s commitment to climate action and resilience, Burnaby City Council has directed staff to continue work on design, costing and rezoning for the creation of a Green Recycling and Organics (GRO) facility in the Big Bend neighbourhood.
November 28, 2022

Burnaby to create seamless link for pedestrians and cyclists over Highway 1

The City of Burnaby has approved a location for a new pedestrian-cyclist overpass over Highway 1, which will create a critical north-south link between key regional trail networks and destinations within Burnaby.
August 16, 2022

Burnaby adopts new construction and demolition waste bylaw

The City of Burnaby is taking a significant step towards its climate action commitments with the adoption of its new Construction & Demolition Waste Diversion Bylaw, which mandates that at least 70% of waste created as a result of building demolitions must be diverted from landfills.
July 13, 2022

Burnaby’s new 100-charger EV parking lot to accelerate City fleet electrification

The City of Burnaby has completed construction on one of the largest designated electric vehicle parking lots in Canada, accelerating the City’s ability to transition to a zero-carbon City fleet.
March 1, 2022

Burnaby buildings contributing to greater understanding of emissions in B.C.

Burnaby continues to be a strong supporter of a voluntary pilot program that is compiling data on carbon emissions from buildings across British Columbia.
January 27, 2022

City of Burnaby endorses Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

Burnaby City Council voted unanimously to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, recognizing the existential threat posed by climate change and the urgent need for our society to transition away from fossil fuels.