Decarbonizing Canada's Large Buildings - A Pathway Forward
Date: Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
Duration: 2 Hours
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern; 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific. Please consult your local time zone.
Location: Online via Zoom *Please note, registrants will receive login information to this webinar 1-2 days before it takes place.
For Canada to achieve its 2030 and 2050 climate targets, building owners and operators will need to upgrade, retrofit, and ultimately decarbonize hundreds of millions of square metres of space.
While governments and real estate industry leaders generally understand the high-level case for deep-carbon retrofits, knowledge gaps remain around building-level assessments and implementation. Before developing policy or making investment decisions it is important for policy-makers and building owners understand building retrofit costs and the potential for carbon reductions and energy savings.
CaGBC’s most recent market study, Decarbonizing Canada’s Large Buildings: A Pathway Forward provides a pathway to make every large building a zero-carbon building. The study provides building owners and operators with actionable strategies for their buildings’ zero-carbon journey.
Join us as we discuss highlights from the study and unpack valuable insights to equip the building sector to scale up and accelerate necessary deep carbon retrofits.
- Mark Hutchinson, VP Green Building Programs, CaGBC
- Levi Higgs, Energy Management Advisor, CaGBC
- Steve Kemp, Principal, RDH Building Science
- Patricia Lightburn, Senior Consultant, Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors
- Aman Hehar, Associate Director, Energy & Climate Change, Humber College
- Kenric Lee, Director of Operations, Golden Properties
- Sarah Gray, Principal and Building Science Specialist, RDH Building Science
- Stephen Montgomery, Mechanical and Electrical Pursuits Manager, PCL Construction
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 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.