The ZEBx Podcast
The ZEBx Podcast
Jan 18, 2023
Dialogue Four: Caution! Blind Spots Ahead. Deep Emissions Retrofit Dialogue Series, Jan 2022
Play • 1 hr 49 min

Season 1, Episode 4

Recorded on Jan 20, 2022

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

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