Norm Connolly | Sustainability Manager, MCIP, RPP
Norm Connolly, MCIP RPP, is an urban planning professional and Sustainability Manager at the City of Richmond, where he leads a motivated team that is implementing actions from the City?s Community Energy & Emissions Plan, and spearheading development of broad Climate Action Strategy for Richmond. Previously, he was the City of New Westminster's Community Energy Manager, initiating energy efficiency and GHG emission reduction programs for new and existing buildings through the City?s Energy Save New West initiative. Norm is actively involved with the Step Code Council and stakeholder initiatives that are assisting BC's Step Code transition.
Zachary May is the Director of Strategic Policy for the Province of British Columbia, with the Building and Safety Standards Branch. He is a member of the national standing committee on Energy Efficiency with the National Research Council of Canada. In BC, Zachary is the Chair of the BC Energy Step Code Council and leads the team that is tasked with implementing a provincial code for alterations to existing buildings.
Sean Pander, Green Building Program Manager for the City of Vancouver is a professional engineer with a background in urban planning. He is a member of the BC Energy Step Code Council, is chair of the Zero Emissions Building Exchange, and is a recipient of Canada's Clean50 award.
Sean managed the development of Vancouver's global award winning Greenest City 2020 Action Plan and its Zero Emissions Building Plan. He leads the City's Green Buildings Team tasked with implementing two of the Climate Emergency Response's "Big Moves".
The team is currently developing and implementing programs, policies and regulations to reduce carbon pollution associated with new building construction and operations as well as emissions from existing buildings.
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