This presentation addresses the question of how we develop public policies to improve energy efficiency while protecting and enhancing tenant rights. Improving the energy efficiency in rental units is a policy goal beset by tensions and fears of unintended consequences.
RDH has been leading deep retrofit work on existing buildings for 25 years. Sarah Gray will share case studies that showcase how we use lessons learned to move the industry forward.
During this session, Emma Hill and Brendan McEwan of Dunsky will present a rationale for EV-ready requirements in non-residential buildings.
Every house needs to breathe, hence builders have to allow a certain amount of infiltration or even better provide a mechanical ventilation system that brings in fresh air.
However, as the house gets older it becomes leakier.
Listeners would be quite aware of the fact that the current methodology used to quantify energy losses associated with air leaks in a house is through HOT2000 only. The whole house is modelled with the software, then blower door tests are conducted and the results processed through HOT2000 to generate an Energuide report which also contains infiltration losses.
Efficiency Canada has released a new guide for municipalities. Kevin will walk through what municipalities need to know about net zero emissions building codes, to prepare for the 2025 net zero emissions building code. Everyone is welcome, though this will be particularly powerful for municipal staff and elected officials. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of the tools and information you need to lead the implementation of net zero emissions building codes.
The Green Municipal Fund’s Community Efficiency Financing initiative funds financing programs for local low-rise residential retrofit programs. The initiative is mid-way through its funding envelope and taking stock of lessons learned and successful program models.
In addition, CEF is thinking beyond its funding envelope towards the ultimate goal of market transformation. This presentation shares early signs of market transformation and explores what market transformation will look like for community efficiency financing in the years to come.
Join this session to learn more about CEF, local efficiency financing models, and to explore the path toward market transformation.