BUILDINGS, CONSTRUCTION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTIONS
The PVQ wants to require that all new construction follow the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards and, if possible, the principles of passive buildings. In particular, buildings would be oriented to maximize energy efficiency, take advantage of solar energy, be well insulated and use geothermal energy wherever possible.
UPGRADING EXISTING BUILDINGS
The Green Party of Quebec supports a broad energy efficiency program that will offer significant subsidies to help homeowners to better insulate buildings, replace fossil fuel-based heating with electricity and set up renewable energy projects.
The Quebec Green Party supports subsidies and interest-free loan programs to spread solar, geothermal and home wind energy technologies as widely as possible in an effort to reduce our ecological footprint and promote sustainable development.