The use of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing is expanding across Canada with a current focus on existing residential buildings. This starting point makes sense as it enables broad accessibility, but it also raises the question: What is the potential application for new construction? This presentation will share insights gained from an early investigation of using PACE financing for new homes in Alberta. The session will also provide an opportunity for attendees to explore how PACE could be used across the country to accelerate the uptake of energy efficiency in new construction.
This presentation will summarize the key takeaways from OPEN’s and Vancity’s recently released report, and their structural recommendations for policy makers, retrofit and incentive program designers, and others with an interest in driving rapid and effective change.
Energy efficiency’s role in global climate plans is growing, and we need skilled workers now more than ever. Fortunately, there’s a community of dedicated professionals working on solutions like better insulation, smart home technologies, and thoughtful construction. During this panel discussion, Kirk Johnson, Sheri Young and Ricky-Lee Watts share their career stories and what they hope to see for the future of the energy efficiency sector.
At this point, most of us are familiar with Canada’s emissions reduction plans, which call for a reduction in emissions of 40 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050. But what does this mean for individual organizations? In this interview style edition of the DiscoverEE sessions, we’ll discuss how organizations can get started in their carbon neutral strategies, what some common hurdles are, what role Energy Efficiency can play, the costs associated with carbon neutrality, and more.
Learn how you can add your voice to StepUp’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion baseline study of Canada’s Energy Management sector
StepUp is undertaking a study that will include a survey and a corresponding report that aims to provide a baseline and recommendations for continuing to foster a more diverse and inclusive energy management sector in Canada.
This session will share the background of the study, its vision and outline how you can participate.