Existing buildings will, in large part, determine whether or not Canada meets the climate change objectives outlined in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change. The majority of buildings which will be standing in 2050 have already been built and there is strong interest from federal, provincial and local governments to incentivize changes that will significantly improve the performance of existing buildings.
Vancouver | Building Lasting Change 2017 | May 31 – June 1, 2017
Targeted Actions for Existing Buildings, Stream 2
Existing buildings are critical in reducing carbon emissions from the building sector and stimulating the economy. Building on the CaGBC’s proposal to reduce 40% of GHGs from existing buildings, this stream will focus on how these GHG savings can best be realized including operations, deep retrofit, renewable energy options and fuel switching. Attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of federal and provincial policies under development for existing buildings, get insight into energy, reporting and benchmarking policies and best practices from leading jurisdictions in Canada and the United States, and hear from experts on innovative project. to achieve low carbon performance in existing buildings. One session is reserved for the Emerging Green Professional Innovation Challenge.