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Municipal Best Practices on Energy Efficiency for Existing Buildings

Municipal Best Practices on Energy Efficiency for Existing Buildings

September 27, 2013

The City of Vancouver and its partners, BC Hydro the Consulate of the United States in Vancouver, are hosting representatives from leading US jurisdictions to share experiences on best practices for municipal policies and programs to encourage energy efficiency in existing buildings.

Breakfast Presentation

When:  Friday, September 27, 7:15 - 8:15 AM

Where: Westin Bayshore Hotel – venue for the conference: Passive House North 2013: Affordable energy efficiency for a changing climate

RSVP: Jaclyn Jimenez at jaclyn.jimenez@vancouver.ca

Cost: $37.50 (cash or cheque payable to the Canadian Passive House Institute)

The City of Vancouver’s “Greenest City Action Plan” (GCAP) includes a commitment to reduce energy use in buildings and greenhouse gas emissions by 20% below 2007 levels by 2020. Vancouver’s peers in the United States have adopted similar targets, such as the City of Seattle. The City of Vancouver and its partners, BC Hydro the Consulate of the United States in Vancouver, are hosting representatives from leading US jurisdictions to share experiences on best practices for municipal policies and programs to encourage energy efficiency in existing buildings. 

Energy reporting and disclosure of energy performance is a key policy action being implemented by municipal climate action leaders in the United States. The launch of the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager tool in Canada in July 2013 presents an opportunity for private and public sector leadership. 

Representatives from the United States (from: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Austin, New York, Lawrence Berkeley Labs and the Institute of Market Transformation) will share information about developing and implementing building energy benchmarking policies and programs.

Photo credits: courtesy of Flickr/BASF