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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:
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 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)