Madi Kennedy is an analyst at the Vancouver office of the Pembina Institute, Canada’s leading clean energy think tank, supporting the green buildings program. In her role, Madi conducts research, engages with stakeholders, and advances policy supporting low-carbon buildings.

Prior to joining the institute, Madi worked for the B.C. Public Service, as a policy analyst for the B.C. Climate Action Secretariat, and an analyst for the B.C. Utilities Commission. In these roles, she provided research and analysis to support decision makers and contributed to the design of engagement processes.

Madi holds a master’s degree in public policy and an undergraduate degree in political science, both from Simon Fraser University. Her graduate research focused on displacing diesel electricity in remote communities.


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Madi Kennedy's Recent Publications

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Faster permitting and better retrofit projects Case study

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Dec. 17, 2020 - By Madi Kennedy

This case study illustrates how, by implementing a client liaison program, local governments can triage complex projects or projects with broad community benefits.

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Retrofitting with tenants in place Case study

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Dec. 15, 2020 - By Madi Kennedy

This case study illustrates how retrofits with tenants in place can benefit from having a tenant liaison who proactively integrates continual, consistent tenant relations for the duration of the project.

Time for B.C. to pick up the pace on building retrofits Government should act quickly on PACE financing to reduce carbon pollution and create jobs

Op-ed
Nov. 3, 2020 - By Muneesh Sharma, Madi Kennedy

Unlocking property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing early in the government’s new mandate is critical for building on the economic recovery investments expected to flow to retrofits.

Cover of PACE enabling legislation recomendations for BC

Property assessed clean energy enabling legislation Recommendations to the Province of British Columbia

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Property assessed clean energy (PACE) is an innovative tool that provides access to long-term financing for energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy, and resiliency measures for owners and developers of residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and multifamily properties. This backgrounder lists our recommendations for the Province of British Columbia to implement enabling legislation for residential and commercial PACE programs.

Accelerating B.C.’s economic recovery through building retrofits Submission to the Government of British Columbia

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July 28, 2020 - By Madi Kennedy, Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze, Ghazal Ebrahimi

Building retrofits can help us build back better by advancing multiple government objectives including housing affordability, climate mitigation and adaptation, poverty reduction, and public health.

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