Breakfast Panel: Best Practices on Energy Efficiency

The City of Vancouver, Carbon Talks and the Canadian Passive House Institute invite you to attend a breakfast presentation on Municipal Best Practices on Energy Efficiency for Existing Buildings. The city’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. With that in mind, the city has partnered with BC Hydro and the Consulate of the United States in Vancouver to host representatives from leading U.S. jurisdictions to share experiences on best practices for municipal policies and programs that 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 local private and public sector leadership. Be there to hear representatives from the cities of Austin New York, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle, along with speakers from the Institute of Market Transformation and Lawrence Berkeley Labs, share information about developing and implementing building energy benchmarking policies and programs. It happened Friday, October 27 as part of the Passive House North 2013 Conference,  7:15 – 8:15 a.m. at the Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver. Admissions is $37.50 (free for conference registrants) and includes access to the conference exhibit. Contact Jaclyn Jimenez at