Retrofit Roadmap: The Future of Buildings and Canada's Role

Event

When:
Wed October 18, 2017, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Category:
Education (Chapter)

Description

Date: October 18, 2017
Time: 8:30 - 9:30AM
Location: Jasper Room, Cisco Canada Headquarters, 29th Floor, RBC WaterPark Place, 88 Queens Quay West, Toronto (
Map)

EVENT DETAILS

On October 18, join industry professionals and stakeholders for this special event hosted by the CaGBC’s Greater Toronto Chapter. The CaGBC's A Roadmap for Retrofits in Canada demonstrates the critical role that existing buildings play in Canada's low carbon future. The report provides recommendations to retrofit large buildings that will contribute to achieving a reduction in GHG emissions of at least 30 per cent (or 12.5 million tonnes) by 2030, with the potential to reach 51 per cent or 21.2 million tonnes. Akua Schatz, Director, Advocacy and Development will explain how projects in the GTA can factor into Canada’s retrofit economy. 

SPEAKERS 


 

Akua Schatz, Director, Advocacy and Development, CaGBC

Existing buildings are key to a carbon-free future. They make up over 80% of Canada’s building stock which will continue to be in operations in 2030 and beyond. This presentation will showcase research findings that offer a roadmap for the role that large commercial, institutional and residential buildings can play in meeting climate change targets while fostering economic growth and energy savings. It will unpack the particular strategies that can be undertaken in the GTA to retrofit its existing building stock and set itself on the pathway to a low carbon future


Eric Chisholm, Technical Lead, WSP Canada 

Eric provides strategic direction and technical solutions to sustainability and energy management. His experience delivering carbon reduction strategies, energy audits, retro-commissioning, and LEED certification has supported more than five hundred properties across Canada including both individual facilities and property portfolios.

Eric is the practice leader for WSP’s national Existing Building Energy Management team, which conducts energy and water audits, retro-commissioning, retrofit design and implementation, energy metering, and related services. As a technical lead he sets direction, provides guidance and ensures technical quality for project delivery teams. He is a Certified Energy Manager with over ten years of experience in sustainability and energy management.

Eric was named an Emerging Leader in Canada’s 2016 Clean50.


COST

Members: $35 +HST
Non-Members: $45 +HST