The Canadian government is aiming to have its buildings be powered by green electricity by 2025.
Eco-friendly buildings currently make up 26 to 33% of the total residential market, but green electricity in every government building is a lofty goal.
The pledge is part of a bigger initiative by the federal government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 40% by 2030.
According to Market Business News, the Canadian government wants to exceed this goal by 2025, racing ahead of its original deadline.
Scot Brison, president of the Treasury Board, announced the plan in the House of Commons at the beginning of the month.
Officials are taking steps to inform the public and have said that their initiative will not only help the environment, but that it will help create more middle-class jobs in the nation.
The intention is to make buildings greener and more efficient at the same time. Many organizations have accomplished both of those things already.
In fact, one organization has already implemented greener building technology in London.
Arup, an international consulting firm, has created a method of scaffolding that reduces visual and noise pollution during renovations that take place in close quarters.
The scaffolding is outfitted with grass, flowers, and even strawberry plants in an effort to make it not only more visually appealing, but to make it more environmentally responsible and healthier, as well.
Arup is calling the scaffolding wall “Living Wall Lite,” which is being manufactured by Green Fortune, a Swedish living wall specialist.
Living Wall Lite is also fitted with sensors to monitor how well it’s muffling noise and absorbing air pollution in the immediate area.
While the technology is still in its testing phase, it’s safe to say it could be a big asset in Canada’s mission to go completely green by 2025.