Provincial Green Party Leader David Coon says we have to increase the energy efficiency of our housing.
He has been suggesting ideas for Premier Brian Gallant to bring to the First Ministers conference in Vancouver this week.
Coon says there is lots of potential right here in New Brunswick.
"One of the things that's critical here is that we really take advantage of the knowledge and experience of our home building and commercial building sectors," says Coon. "It's important that government set the bar and put the conditions in place to ensure that people undertake the renovations, undertake the new construction that meets this kinds of high standards.
Coon says not only would that reduce our carbon footprint, but would also provide many jobs for New Brunswickers.