Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze is the director for buildings and urban solutions at the Pembina Institute, Canada’s leading clean energy think tank. Through fact-finding, convening, and coalition building, he facilitates the development and implementation of policies to reduce carbon pollution and energy waste from homes and buildings. Tom-Pierre has provided consulting services to local governments such as the City of Vancouver, Dawson Creek (BC), the town of Faro (YK), and the Sahtú Renewable Resource Board (NWT). He sits on resource planning and demand-side management advisory bodies for BC Hydro and FortisBC, on the City of Vancouver green building advisory committee, and on B.C.’s stretch code working group. Tom-Pierre’s prior professional experience includes six years of field research on alpine glaciers in the Yukon, leading camps for youth empowerment through the arts every summer, over 10,000 lines of computational physics code, and strategic facilitation for more than 20 organizations.

Tom-Pierre holds a physics degree from L'Université Laval and a master's in geophysics from the University of British Columbia, and is a LEED accredited professional.


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Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze's Recent Publications

For health, climate and jobs, Canada needs a major housing investment Deep retrofits can boost GDP, lower emissions

Op-ed
March 16, 2021 - By Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze, Dr. Anjali Helferty, Jay Nordenstrom

A major investment now in deep retrofits of Canada’s housing could increase GDP by $265 million, create about 125,000 jobs, reduce building-sector carbon emissions by 34%, and provide important health benefits for Canadians — all without increasing demand for clean electricity. Construction industry products are manufactured locally, and installed and maintained by people in Canada. A national clean housing effort is a win-win-win.

Action plan

A resilient economy and safe climate: Our vision for B.C. B.C. needs a plan to achieve net-zero by 2050

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Oct. 2, 2020 - By Karen Tam Wu, Tahra Jutt, Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze, Stephen Hui

Protecting the health of British Columbians, building a resilient economy, and taking strong action on climate change are different pieces of the same puzzle.

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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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Rebuilding a Resilient B.C. Action plan for economic recovery

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B.C. is being commended for its deft navigation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now B.C. has another opportunity to show leadership — by rebuilding the economy to ensure our province’s future resilience.

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