UDI Webinar Recording: City of Vancouver Climate Emergency Action Plan and Green Building Updates

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Name: UDI Webinar Recording: City of Vancouver Climate Emergency Action Plan and Green Building Updates
Date: October 7, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM PDT
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Event Description:

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Join our panel of City of Vancouver representatives on October 7 to learn more about their climate emergency action plan and important green building updates. This morning session will be moderated by Lisa Westerhoff of Integral Group. She will be joined by Patrick Enright, Matt Horne, Sean Pander and Andrea Wickham of the City of Vancouver. The panel will discuss the following topics:   
Climate Emergency Action Plan:  

  • Transportation and Transit: Updated parking requirements for new buildings  
  • Electric Vehicles: Updated EV-readiness requirements for new non-residential buildings 
  • Retrofits: Retrofit Strategy 
Embodied Carbon Strategy  
  • Initial findings on reductions measures  
  • Mass Timber next steps in Vancouver Building By-law (VBBL 
  • Mass Timber barrier removal in zoning and development by-law (Z&D)  
2021 Rezoning Policy: Introduction  
  • Zero Emissions Heating and Hot Water, Embodied Carbon, and Climate Resilience 
  • Research questions and known challenges (e.g. electrical upgrades, cost, performance/reliability) 
  • Consultation timeline and opportunities 

Featured Panel:


Patrick Enright - Senior Green Building Engineer, City of Vancouver 

Patrick Enright is a Green Building Engineer with the City of Vancouver's Sustainability Group, where he works on green building policy and code updates for large new buildings. Current priorities include the implementation of the Zero Emissions Building Plan, and creating a policy to reduce embodied emissions in the construction sector. Patrick is a professional engineer with years of experience in the building industry, including a number of years with a Vancouver firm in mechanical design and energy modeling. Before moving to Vancouver, Patrick worked in the national project management office of Defence Construction Canada located in Ottawa. 
Matt Horne ? Climate Policy Manager, City of Vancouver 
Matt Horne is the City of Vancouver?s climate policy manager. He is responsible for delivering on the City's commitment to have 100% of the energy used in Vancouver come from renewable sources by 2050. He also advises senior management, and mayor and council on climate change policy issues. Prior to joining the City, Matt worked for the Pembina Institute helping to advance climate change policy in B.C. and across Canada. He has a Master of Resource Management degree from Simon Fraser University, and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from Dalhousie University. 
Sean Pander - Green Building Program Manager, City of Vancouver 
Sean 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.    
Andrea Wickham
Andrea Wickham is the City of Vancouver?s Green Buildings Planner. In this role, Andrea is responsible for developing policy and regulations - related to zoning and development - to support the development of green buildings, more specifically, zero emission buildings and mass timber construction. Her current projects include developing relaxations to Vancouver?s zoning to facilitate Passive House building, and exploring policy barriers to Passive House. Previous projects include traditional urban planning projects, major project redevelopment in Vancouver?s downtown core, and heritage revitalization work.

Lisa Westerhoff - Principal, Integral Group (moderator) 

Lisa leads the Sustainability Policy and Planning team at Integral Group in Vancouver, where she works with local governments, universities, developers, and industry organizations to create policies and strategies for a low-carbon built environment. Lisa holds a PhD in urban sustainability from UBC, during which time she conducted an evaluation of the success of Vancouver?s Olympic Village as a sustainable urban neighbourhood.

She now brings her expertise in climate change, sustainability and resilience planning in coordinating projects ranging from zero emissions buildings plans, to post-occupancy evaluations, energy and carbon disclosure policies, and city-wide climate and energy strategies. She has designed and led several stakeholder and community engagement processes in planning for climate, energy, and sustainability policy. An excellent writer and communicator, Lisa?s background makes her highly proficient in integrating and communicating ideas from across diverse sectors and disciplines. Lisa is the author of several academic publications on strategies for increasing climate change resilience and energy and emissions reductions, and an EcoDistricts Accredited Professional. Lisa also holds a Master?s degree in climate change resilience and adaptation, and was the winner of the Canada Green Building Council?s Green Building Champion Award in 2019.

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