Building Lasting Change 2019Presented by the Canada Green Building Council


May. 28, 2019 12:00pm to May. 30, 2019 6:00pm PDT Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, B.C. conference - Public event

Betsy Agar, senior analyst with the Buildings and Urban Solutions program at the Pembina Institute, will participate in a panel discussion at the Building Lasting Change 2019 conference.


Stream 4: Fuel switching retrofits at scale

East Meeting Room 10

Description: Retrofit programs and policies that concentrate on improvements in energy efficiency alone will be insufficient in meeting our carbon emissions reduction targets. That’s why industry actors, from local governments to building owners, must support and engage in deep emissions retrofits of existing buildings. This session explores some of the key components of fuel switching retrofits using the concept of market transformation. The session presents a roadmap that identifies the regulatory and other tools necessary to make the switch, as well as the experiences of two large owners – BC Housing and QuadReal – in achieving cost-effective retrofits at scale.

Presented by: Lisa Westerhoff, Integral Group; Betsy Agar, Pembina Institute; Jamie Gray-Donald, QuadReal Properties


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