Our Principles

The ReCover Initiative is guided by four driving principles.

Carbon Reduction

The race to be carbon neutral by 2050 is on.  ReCovering buildings lowers their carbon emissions by reducing energy demand, and also stores carbon in the building through responsible material choices.


Energy Poverty impacts 21% of Canadians and 37% of Nova Scotians.  We can do better. ReCover is focused on ensuring that people who need help the most get it first. 

Open Source

In order to get this retrofit solution rolled out at the scale and pace that is needed to get anywhere near our 2050 goals, we must develop solutions to be shared far and wide so that as many people as possible can help implement these kinds of solutions.

Local Production

The solutions we are developing need to be implementable as locally as possible. Local economies can benefit from being ReCovered, local industries can grow thanks to ReCover, and we can limit transportation emissions by sourcing materials close to home.