Community housing in Canada is associated with high levels of GHG emissions due to aging buildings as well as widespread deferred maintenance. Canada’s National Housing Strategy aims to address these issues by improving building performance in the community housing sector. Improving building performance will have wide-ranging benefits including mitigating for climate change, increasing climate resilience, and co-benefit the people living in community housing. Dr. Runa Das is leading research into enhancing building performance in community housing.
This research is positioned within a larger CMHC-SSHRC Partnership Grant (awarded 2019) under the direction of Dr. Damian Collins at the University of Alberta. The Community Housing Canada Research Partnership sits within the Collaborative Housing Research Network. The partnership works in collaboration with the Canada Housing Evidence Collective.