RETROFITS: Beyond Energy Efficiency

DURATION: 9 hours
This includes sessions delivered during Day 4 of CaGBC's 2020 annual Conference, Building Lasting Change (BLC), delivered in Fall 2020.

Over 80 per cent of all buildings standing in 2030 have already been built. As a result, today's buildings represent the greatest opportunity for immediate net reductions in carbon emissions. Without tackling existing buildings, Canada cannot reach its emissions reduction goal. Large building retrofits create jobs, spur economic growth, and deliver cost savings to owners. This stream recognizes that large building retrofit must be a driving force in Canada's transformation to a low-carbon economy and will address a range of asset classes where the most significant gains can be made, including offices, retail, multi-residential, and institutional buildings. Presentations include the latest research on retrofit, project case studies with hands-on experience, retrofit best practices to combat project challenges, and financing solutions for retrofit projects.

  • Keynote - Leading the Charge in a Green Recovery. Presenters: Thomas Mueller, President and CEO, CaGBC; Frederic Bettez, Managing Director, Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  • Decarbonizing Toronto's Existing Buildings. Presenters: Eric Stein, City of Toronto; Lisa Westerhoff, Integral Group; Antoni Paleshi, WSP.
  • Building Up Canada's Retrofit Capacity: How the Investor Confidence Project can ignite Canada's retrofit market potential. Presenters: Caroline Rauhula, Vancity Community Investment Bank; Matt Zipchen, Efficiency Capital; David Ramslie, Concert Properties.
  • 30,000 tonnes by 2030: Aligning Digital Technology, People, and Processes to Drive a Carbon Neutral Campus. Presenters: Adam Stoker, University of Calgary; Jay Campo, University of Calgary.
  • Renovating a Heritage Designated Building for Sustainability and Net Zero Ready: Westinghouse HQ. Presenters: Joanne McCallum, mcCallumSather; Christina Karney, mcCallumSather.
  • How to Take an ICP Project from Start to Finish. Presenters: Chantal Daigle, CaGBC; Peter Whitred, GBCI Canada.

  • PLUS
  • Discussion Pod with Mitsubishi: Accelerating Multi-residential Retrofits. Presenters: Huston Eubank; Suzanne Wiltshire, Mitsubishi; Suneel Gupta, FirstService Residential;Aaron Thornell, CoEnergy Co-op.
  • Discussion Pod with FCM: Financing Building Energy Retrofits. Presenters: Benjamin Koczwarski, FCM; Joe Rogers, FCM.
  • Discussion Pod with Minto: Where are the savings? Why MURBs need to focus on operations. Presenters: Jamie Gray-Donald, QuadReal Property Group; Joanna Jackson, Minto; Karen Frizzell, Minto; Brendan Slyne, Toronto; Community Housing Corporation; Mike Mulqueen, Parity.


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    Member (National or Chapter members) price: $75

    Non member price: $100

    Regular price: $100.00