The biggest source of future operational emissions from the building sector will come from existing, rather than new buildings. Retrofits which prioritize massive reductions in operational emissions are essential to address the climate crisis and will need to be scaled up dramatically over the next decade. In British Columbia, electrification is the most effective strategy to achieve deep, immediate, and real emissions reductions.
This Deep Emissions Retrofit Dialogue was co-hosted with BC Hydro and was the fourth in a six-part series focused on deep emissions retrofits. The three presenters kicked off the dialogue with presentations focused on managing refrigerants, ensuring affordability for low-income households and BC Hydro’s integrated resource planning.ZEBx co-hosted this event with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).
View the slide deck here to accompany this podcast
Dialogues and Speakers:
Managing Refrigerants as BC Scales up Deep Emissions Retrofits
Presented by Bhavin Degadwala and Justin TK Chin, Integral Group
Addressing the Affordability Impact of Deep Emissions Retrofits on Low-Income Households
Presented by Jordan Fisher, FRESCo Building Efficiency
BC Hydro’s Integrated Resource Plan: Flexible Resources for an Uncertain Future
Presented by Alex Tu, BC Hydro
Robyn Wark, Manager of Advanced Demand Side Management, BC Hydro
Roberto Pecora, Director ZEBx
Podcast Recording, Editing and Production:
Gordon Patrick Newell, Communications at ZEBx
- ZEBx is part of the Metro Vancouver Zero Emissions Innovation Centre (ZEIC) -x