Climate Ready Homes and Buildings

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We’re developing a plan that will outline specific actions the City, residents, and business owners can take to make homes and buildings in Port Moody climate ready. What is “climate ready”? A climate ready home or building is one that has been designed or modified to:

  • meet low carbon and high energy-efficiency standards; and
  • manage many of the risks related to climate change such as heat-related illness, poor indoor air quality, or damage from flooding or windstorms.

Please note that definitions for words in bold type can be found in our list of key terms.

Why are we developing a climate ready homes and buildings plan?

City Council has declared a climate emergency and we are in the process of implementing the City’s Climate Action Plan. The Climate Action Plan outlines a path that could see Port Moody reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by more than 40 per cent (when compared to 2007 levels) by the year 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The City’s goals include reaching specific targets related to buildings:

  • by 2030, all new and replacement heating and hot water systems are zero emissions
  • by 2030, all oil and propane heating and hot water systems have been replaced with zero-emissions systems
  • by 2050, heating and hot water systems have been replaced with zero-emissions systems in all buildings

We are committed to taking bold action because the future of our community and our planet depends on it. But to make a difference, we need everyone to get involved – builders, homeowners, property managers, business owners, and more. That’s because homes and buildings are responsible for a significant proportion (46 per cent in 2016) of GHG emissions in Port Moody. Reducing these emissions can have a big impact, whether we’re talking about smaller structures like single-family homes and small businesses or larger ones like multi-family dwellings and industrial buildings.

The majority of GHG emissions produced by homes and buildings come from fossil-fuel-powered heating, cooling, and hot water systems. The key to reducing emissions is to build or renovate structures so they meet high energy-efficiency and low carbon standards. We also need our homes and buildings to last, which means they need to be able to withstand the effects of climate change such as extreme rainfall events, extreme heat, drought, wildfire, poor air quality, and sea level rise. How can we as a community achieve these goals? Our plan will help us take collective action to improve our homes and buildings, so that we can build a better future for everyone who chooses to live or work in Port Moody.

How can you get involved?

We invite you to fill out a community survey and share your thoughts on making homes and buildings climate ready. Have you considered or completed home/business improvements to increase energy efficiency, lower greenhouse gas emissions, or address risks related to climate change? Tell us about your experiences! Did you encounter any barriers along the way? What key considerations should the City keep in mind when developing or implementing programs or policies to help our community prepare homes/buildings for changes to our climate?

Your input will inform the development of our community-wide plan. Register to participate if you haven’t done so already – it only takes a couple of minutes – and then fill out a survey today.

Do you live in Port Moody? Take our survey for residents.

Do you own or operate a business in Port Moody? Take our survey for businesses.

If you are a resident and a business owner/operator, we encourage you to fill out both surveys! They will remain open until December 5, 2021.

Find out more

Click on the Background tab below to take a look at our resources. Learn more about:

  • sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Port Moody
  • why it's important to make homes and buildings climate ready
  • ways to make your home or workspace climate ready



We’re developing a plan that will outline specific actions the City, residents, and business owners can take to make homes and buildings in Port Moody climate ready. What is “climate ready”? A climate ready home or building is one that has been designed or modified to:

  • meet low carbon and high energy-efficiency standards; and
  • manage many of the risks related to climate change such as heat-related illness, poor indoor air quality, or damage from flooding or windstorms.

Please note that definitions for words in bold type can be found in our list of key terms.

Why are we developing a climate ready homes and buildings plan?

City Council has declared a climate emergency and we are in the process of implementing the City’s Climate Action Plan. The Climate Action Plan outlines a path that could see Port Moody reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by more than 40 per cent (when compared to 2007 levels) by the year 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The City’s goals include reaching specific targets related to buildings:

  • by 2030, all new and replacement heating and hot water systems are zero emissions
  • by 2030, all oil and propane heating and hot water systems have been replaced with zero-emissions systems
  • by 2050, heating and hot water systems have been replaced with zero-emissions systems in all buildings

We are committed to taking bold action because the future of our community and our planet depends on it. But to make a difference, we need everyone to get involved – builders, homeowners, property managers, business owners, and more. That’s because homes and buildings are responsible for a significant proportion (46 per cent in 2016) of GHG emissions in Port Moody. Reducing these emissions can have a big impact, whether we’re talking about smaller structures like single-family homes and small businesses or larger ones like multi-family dwellings and industrial buildings.

The majority of GHG emissions produced by homes and buildings come from fossil-fuel-powered heating, cooling, and hot water systems. The key to reducing emissions is to build or renovate structures so they meet high energy-efficiency and low carbon standards. We also need our homes and buildings to last, which means they need to be able to withstand the effects of climate change such as extreme rainfall events, extreme heat, drought, wildfire, poor air quality, and sea level rise. How can we as a community achieve these goals? Our plan will help us take collective action to improve our homes and buildings, so that we can build a better future for everyone who chooses to live or work in Port Moody.

How can you get involved?

We invite you to fill out a community survey and share your thoughts on making homes and buildings climate ready. Have you considered or completed home/business improvements to increase energy efficiency, lower greenhouse gas emissions, or address risks related to climate change? Tell us about your experiences! Did you encounter any barriers along the way? What key considerations should the City keep in mind when developing or implementing programs or policies to help our community prepare homes/buildings for changes to our climate?

Your input will inform the development of our community-wide plan. Register to participate if you haven’t done so already – it only takes a couple of minutes – and then fill out a survey today.

Do you live in Port Moody? Take our survey for residents.

Do you own or operate a business in Port Moody? Take our survey for businesses.

If you are a resident and a business owner/operator, we encourage you to fill out both surveys! They will remain open until December 5, 2021.

Find out more

Click on the Background tab below to take a look at our resources. Learn more about:

  • sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Port Moody
  • why it's important to make homes and buildings climate ready
  • ways to make your home or workspace climate ready



  • If you live in Port Moody, please fill out this survey. Thank you!

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    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
  • If you own or operate a business in Port Moody, please fill out this survey. Thank you!

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