Transitioning Buildings, Cities and Countries to 100% Clean, Renewable Energy for All Purposes Worldwide
Global warming, air pollution, and energy insecurity are three of the most significant problems facing the world today. This talk discusses the development of technical and economic roadmaps to convert the energy infrastructures of buildings, cities, and countries of the world to those powered with 100% wind, water, and sunlight for all purposes, namely electricity, transportation, industry, and heating/cooling, after energy efficiency measures have been accounted for. Aside from mitigating global warming, these roadmaps have potential to eliminate 4-7 million air pollution deaths annually, stabilize energy prices, reduce catastrophic risk, and reduce international conflict over energy.
Mark Z. Jacobson is Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment and of the Precourt Institute for Energy. He received the 2005 AMS Henry G. Houghton Award and the 2013 AGU Ascent Award for his work on black carbon climate impacts and the 2013 Global Green Policy Design Award for developing state and country energy plans. In 2015, he received a Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences for his work on the grid integration of 100% wind, water and solar energy systems. He has served on an advisory committee to the U.S. Secretary of Energy, appeared in a TED talk, appeared on the David Letterman Show to discuss converting the world to clean energy, and co-founded The Solutions Project.
The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion that will focus on global approaches to zero carbon buildings.
- Kevin Hydes, CEO, Integral Group
- Veronica Silva, Director General, Service Lead, Technical Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada
- Alec Saltikoff, Global Director of Sustainability, JPMorgan Chase
- Terri Wills, CEO, World Green Building Council
A pioneer of sustainable building systems’ design, Kevin Hydes'
to advancing its cause began over 20 years ago with one of the earliest
examples of innovative, green design, the C.K. Choi Building at the
University of British Colombia. This is one of the early seeds planted
by sustainable design pioneers, who forged new standards for healthy
design, construction and operations. Completed prior to the development
of USGBC and Canadian Green Building Councils’ LEED Rating Systems,
this project serves as an inspiration for future sustainable
developments and the foundation for many of the currently adopted
principles of sustainable design. Since then, Kevin has led teams to
achieve the highest building ratings, from LEED Platinum to net zero and
beyond, on such significant projects as the Packard Foundation project,
which introduced the idea of Net-Zero and Living Buildings to the
industry at large.
As a senior management executive, Veronica Silva
has led transformational exercises to achieve efficiencies, clarify roles and responsibilities, and align the parts of the organization that she became responsible for to effectively meet the broader business objectives and strategic directions of the branch and the department. Her experience in the Federal Government of Canada has spanned 25 years and includes the delivery of national programs in fit-up, accommodation, interior design, architecture, national accessibility for the disabled programs, extensive work in our Parliamentary Precinct locations and international work in Germany, Japan and China, as the Federal Government’s Technical Authority for the design and construction of Canada’s Pavilions at the World’s International Expos events. She is currently responsible for the National Functional Direction to all of the department’s regional delivery arms for Architecture & Engineering Services ( including Heritage Conservation) all areas of expertise), Environmental and Health & Safety Services, and Geomatics Services. She is also responsible for the operational project delivery and program delivery support for all the Technical areas and accountable for all Compliance to Health & Safety and code requirements for the departments role as custodian for all of our assets (buildings, sites/lands, engineering assets (bridges and dams), and to develop the oversight framework and ensure continuous improvement processes for the work done by a service providers.
As Global Director of Sustainability at JPMorgan Chase, Alec Saltikoff
oversees programs related to energy efficiency, sustainability, renewable energy and maximizing synergies for the firm’s Global Real Estate division. Alec’s areas of focus include reducing the firm’s energy costs and carbon footprint through utilizing alternative energy procurement methods, synthetic PPA’s, maximizing building efficiency, energy investment projects, and cutting overall real estate expenditure through promoting and driving a sustainable, responsible, and cost efficient operating environment for the firm’s global real estate portfolio.
is CEO of the World Green Building Council, a global network of Green Building Councils in over 70 countries. WorldGBC’s mission is to create green buildings for everyone, everywhere, enabling people and planet to thrive today and tomorrow. Previously, Terri was with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group where she spearheaded C40’s networks that have had a direct impact on policy in over half of C40 cities. She also served as the London City Director for the Clinton Climate Initiative, worked with the Government of Ontario, Canada, on clean technology and creative industry development, and worked for the BBC as a Head of Strategy.
founded and heads Avison Young’s Global Investment Management practice which is active across all major and select specialty property types in Canada, the US, Mexico, Germany and UK on behalf of major institutional investors. Prior to joining Avison, she was CEO of IGRI. Amy is a member of Avison’s Executive Committee, and leads its Investment Committee. She is a founding member of both the Sustainability and Fund Governance committees of REALpac, and participates in its CEO council. She serves on the Ontario Board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, and is a past board member of several publicly traded Canadian REITs. She is also an active member of the ULI Responsible Property Investing Council, the Carbon Impact Initiative, and serves on MIT’s Educational Council.