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Opinion: Invest $1 billion in zero-emission buildings instead of electric buses


June 29, 2021
By Canadian Biomass

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Investing in electric city buses is a good way to help achieve zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but a better plan – and in the long run, cheaper – is to convert buildings to zero GHG emissions, says an an architect and president of Ottawa-based Architects DCA.

The City of Ottawa is looking at spending $1 billion on a fleet of municipal transit buses, but Toon Dreesen says if the same amount was spent modifying buildings, it would prove to be a smarter investment in the long term.

Buildings last longer than vehicles and don’t require significant re-investment into the future.

To read the full story from the Ottawa Citizen, click here.

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