BC’s Building to Electrification (B2E) Coalition Launch

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Building to Electrification (B2E) Coalition Launch Event

Past Event: Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Other Resources:

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Read the Building Electrification Road Map (BERM): HERE

Read the BC Hydro / Province Low Carbon Electrification News Release: HERE

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Sign the member declaration: HERE

Certificate of Attendance:

Complete your details for an association learning credit ‘certificate of attendance’ and we’ll cross-reference with our attendee lists (this process is not necessary for AIBC members)HERE


B2E is a new BC-based member-driven coalition working towards electrifying space heating and domestic hot water systems in BC, in pursuit of a province-wide shift to low-carbon buildings. Its purpose is to create opportunities for stakeholders to work collaboratively to identify and address barriers to electrification and take actions that contribute to a meaningful market shift to low carbon building electrification. B2E is a key initiative identified in the Building Electrification Road Map (BERM) and is supported by ZEBx.

This launch event featured speakers from BC Hydro, California’s Building Decarb Coalition, and the Mechanical Contractors Association of BC (MCABC) and highlighted much of BC’s BERM.


Keith Anderson is the Vice President of Customer Service for BC Hydro, British Columbia’s largest electric utility. Keith will speak about BC Hydro’s commitment to advancing affordable electrification throughout BC and provide highlights of the building sector measures included in the utility’s new low carbon electrification plan.

Tom Berkhout is co-author of the BC Building Electrification Road Map (BERM). He will be sharing highlights of BC’s BERM and discuss opportunities for coordination and collaboration.

Panama Bartholomy is the Executive Director of California’s Building Decarb Coalition and has experience working on climate solutions in 30 different countries. Panama will be sharing successes and lessons learned from California.

Kim Barbero is the CEO of the Mechanical Contractors Association of BC (MCABC), a trade organization whose members represent 10 of the major mechanical contracting trades responsible for installing, servicing and retrofitting mechanical systems in the ICI, high-rise and multi-family residential sectors. Kim will be sharing an industry perspective on building electrification and speaking to her involvement with B2E.


Mariko Michasiw is the Building Electrification Coalition Program Manager at B2E. Mariko has dedicated her career to advancing climate action through conservation and energy management in BC. Working in the municipal realm for nearly a decade, she has developed a keen understanding of both the challenges and opportunities related to building electrification in the commercial and residential sectors.

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