November 1, 2023
Existing buildings account for 39% of Burnaby’s GHG emissions—and represent one of the biggest opportunities for emission reductions.
April 21, 2023
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.
November 4, 2021
The City of Burnaby is developing an Urban Forest Management Strategy to protect, preserve and expand the forest canopy in the city, and deliver significant quality of life and climate action benefits.