Achieving Net Zero With Energy as a Service

Achieving Net Zero With Energy as a Service

Public Webinar

Date: November 3, 2021
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern; 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific; Please note your local time zone for start time.
Location: Online via Zoom *Please note, registrants will receive login information to this webinar 1-2 days before it takes place.

Event Description

Innovative technology and financing solutions are needed to support asset owners and managers as they accelerate the transition of building portfolios to net zero. The extra cost of technology for a net zero project still presents a challenge to the business case. The lifecycle-costs business case can often justify the extra up-front costs over the long term, but in many cases it is still not enough to make the project feasible.

Utilizing an Energy as a Service (EaaS) model, these technologies can be delivered, but eliminated from up-front costs while keeping lifecycle costs neutral over the long term. 

Presented by Ameresco Canada, this session will explore how the EaaS model can help bridge the financing gap to achieve a net zero building and:

  • Integrate advanced renewable technologies 
  • Stabilize lifecycle costs
  • Off load performance risk

A case study on how this model helped fund Canada’s first operationally carbon neutral school will also be presented. 

  • Steven Costa – Director of Advanced Technology & Asset Development, Ameresco Canada
  • John Kononiuk – Retired Executive Manager of Facilities, London District Catholic School Board
  • Jim Sheffield – Principal, Nicholson Sheffield Architects
  • Joseph Meyer – Business Development Manager, Ameresco Canada










Session Sponsor


About CaGBC

The Canada Green Building Council is a not-for-profit, national organization that has been working since 2002 to advance green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada. The CaGBC is the licence holder for the LEED green building rating system in Canada and supports the WELL Building Standard and GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) in Canada.

Together with our membership of over 1,200 industry organizations and more than 2,500 individual Chapter members involved in designing, building and operating buildings, homes and communities, the Council has made excellent inroads toward achieving our mission of reducing the environmental impact of the built environment.

Acting as the voice of the green building industry, the CaGBC advocates for green building policies with all levels of governments and the private sector across Canada. The Council has also educated over 45,000 green professionals to answer the demand for knowledge and jobs this new green marketplace created. As a result of this advocacy, education and the hard work of our members, thousands of commercial and government buildings, schools, homes, community centres and historical structures have been retrofitted or newly constructed to green building standards.

11/3/2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
​Please Note:​ You must have a CaGBC account and be signed in to register for this course.