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Retrofit your building to reduce its energy use

Discover ways to improve the energy efficiency of your building.

What are building retrofits?

Retrofitting refers to modifying a building’s systems or structure after its initial construction. It’s a broad term that includes changes to your heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC), roofs, windows, lighting, water, elevators and building control systems. Retrofits can increase the energy efficiency of your building and help fight climate change.

The benefits of building retrofits

You don’t have to own your building to make a difference. Maintenance and a few small changes can make a big difference, even for renters and tenants. Most spaces can become more energy efficient without a costly major retrofit. And by making your building more efficient, you’ll be also reducing your environmental footprint.

If the rooms in your building always feel too hot or too cold, your equipment keeps incurring high maintenance costs, or your electricity bills are skyrocketing—it’s time to explore building retrofits.

Positive impact on your business

Roadmap to a building retrofit


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Natural Resources Canada: Energy efficiency for buildings

Find information on integrated design, energy codes, building life cycle, commissioning, recommissioning, retrofitting.

Natural Resources Canada: Green building certifications in Canada

Learn about the green building standards and certification programs available in Canada.