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.
November 4, 2021
City of Burnaby developing strategy to enhance the urban forest
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.
October 7, 2021
City replaces aging Guichon Creek culvert to restore fish passage
The City of Burnaby has recently completed a culvert replacement project along Guichon Creek as part of the City’s ongoing work to restore safe passage for fish, improve habitat and enhance our local waterways.