Green Buildings and Infrastructure

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The Goal

Reduce environmental impacts of private and City-owned buildings and infrastructure. 

City owned buildings: Make new buildings 50% more efficient than the National Energy Code (NECB) 
Achieve 50% ...
City owned buildings: Make building retrofits with a 20 year or longer lifespan 30% more efficient than the NECB 
Achieve 30% ...
New buildings in Whitehorse to be 30% more efficient than the NECB, National Building Code (NBC) or achieve comparable targeted EnerGuide Ratings Change requirements by 2029  Current requirement is EnerGuide 82
Reduce per capita water consumption 10% decrease by 2020  420 litres per person per day pumped (2014)
Manage all infrastructure, buildings, and natural assets in asset management system 90% completion by 2020  not available



Improving the performance of buildings and infrastructure in Whitehorse to reduce energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, operating costs, and environmental risks.


High. The City manages its public infrastructure and buildings. The City also regulates new building and infrastructure construction, but has limited influence over existing buildings, unless they are renovated.


Moderate. Energy efficiency standards through the Building and Plumbing Bylaw have been adopted. New City building projects have aggressive targets and will increase overall energy efficiency of City owned buildings. The City is in the early stages of establishing an asset management program. 

More information

Read more about the Building and Plumbing Bylaw , energy efficiency requirements, and our water system.