Climate Ready Buildings

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, and we need your help. Visit engage.portmoody.ca/climate-ready to get involved. 

What do we mean when we say “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 that are linked to climate change such as heat-related illness, poor indoor air quality, or damage from flooding or windstorms. 

We want to know:

  • Have you considered or completed home/business improvements to increase energy efficiency, lower greenhouse gas emissions, or address risks related to climate change?
  • 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? 

Tell us about your experiences! We invite you to fill out a community survey and share your thoughts on making homes and buildings climate ready. Register to participate today! 

Engage Port Moody, our public engagement hub, is your source for information and the place where you can get involved. Visit engage.portmoody.ca/climate-ready to learn about the project and take one of our online surveys. Do you live in Port Moody? Fill out our survey for residents. Do you own or operate a business in Port Moody? Fill out our survey for businesses. If you are a resident and a business owner/operator, we encourage you to fill out both surveys! The last day to submit a survey is December 5, 2021. 

Our Climate Action Plan includes specific goals and targets for homes and buildings because they are Port Moody’s second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, due to the use of 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? A climate ready homes and buildings 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. Your input will inform the development of a community-wide plan. 

If you have any questions about this project, please email climateaction@portmoody.ca.