Launching our Deep Emissions Retrofit Dialogue Series: Best Practices for Large Buildings

Decarbonization of a Commercial Domestic Hot Water System
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Deep Emissions Retrofit Dialogue Series: Best Practices for Large Buildings

Past Event: Sep 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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Read the Case Study: Decarbonization of a Commercial Domestic Hot Water System

Overview

The Deep Emission Retrofit Dialogue Series brings together the local building community to discuss emerging solutions and barriers related to building retrofits. We kicked off this new series with our Sep 2021: Best Practices for Large Buildings event which was a collaboration with the Building Owners and Managers Association of British Columbia (BOMA BC). 

It’s a well-known fact that the biggest source of future operational emissions from the building sector will come from existing buildings, not new buildings. Building retrofits which target massive reductions in operational emissions are essential to address the climate crisis. Join ZEBx and BOMA BC for our first Deep Emissions Dialogue event featuring a variety of presentations on GHG-reducing initiatives, projects and strategies for commercial and residential buildings.

BOMA BC is a leader in advancing sustainability in commercial real estate. In the early 2000s, BOMA BC created the BOMA Go Green program (now the international BOMA BEST® program) for existing buildings. BOMA BC offers a range of sustainability programs for members including utility tracking and monitoring, energy training, waste management and more.


Dialogues and Speakers

Decarbonization of a Commercial Domestic Hot Water System / 1075 West Georgia Street, Vancouver BC

Nicky Arthur – Energy & Sustainability Manager, Colliers

Nicky provides energy management and sustainability services to Colliers’ Real Estate Management Services across Western Canada. Expertise includes green building certification (BOMA BEST, LEED, WELL and Fitwel), utility monitoring and analysis using specialist software (consumption, costs and emissions for gas, electricity and water), waste management and tenant engagement.

Before joining Colliers, Nicky provided energy management and sustainability services for the Richmond School District, BC. She has also worked for over 10 years as an Environmental Consultant, primarily related to contaminated site investigation, risk assessment and remediation.


Achieving Deep Emissions Reductions in a 1968 Office Tower / 1177 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

Kenric Lee – Director of Operations, Golden Properties Ltd

Kenric Lee is passionate about taking existing buildings through a journey of deep energy retrofits while primarily focusing on eliminating carbon emissions. He graduated from BCIT, School of Energy, Power and Process Engineering department in 2009 and holds a 3rd Class Power Engineer’s Certificate.

Kenric started operating and managing LEED certified buildings in 2006 and he was the Chief Engineer at Canada Place. In 2013 Kenric joined Golden Properties Ltd, where is continues as the Director of Operations with the family owned and operated real estate and development company located in Coal Harbour, Vancouver.


Achieving Deep Emissions Reductions in a Multi-Unit Residential Building / Semlin Gardens, Vancouver BC

Steve Fetterly, Lead Energy Engineer, Impact Engineering

Steve is a Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager motivated to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. With a focus on the residential sector, he is experienced in designing high efficiency HVAC upgrades and implementing engineered solutions in projects across BC.

Steve works to deliver real energy and carbon savings in multi-unit buildings while improving system reliability and occupant comfort. He is a Professional Engineer and Certified Passive House Designer.


Hosts

Damian Stathonikos – President, BOMA BC

Damian provides leadership for the largest commercial real estate industry association in BC, representing an industry that contributes almost $4 billion annually to the provincial economy. He and his team advocate on the industry’s behalf on government policies and regulations, as well as provide BOMA BC members with exceptional networking opportunities, webinars, industry news and reports.


Roberto Pecora – Director of Programs, ZEBx

Roberto’s journey through the building industry extends back almost two decades and includes stops in Ottawa and Montreal before settling in Vancouver ten years ago. He has extensive experience in both new construction and existing buildings.

Roberto has successfully taken on project management roles for subcontractors, a general contractor and a national project management firm. In the eight years before joining ZEBx, he worked in the building science group of a national consulting engineering firm, specializing in building assessments, capital planning, asset management and most recently, energy studies and energy management.

Roberto is very well acquainted with the real estate, property management, consulting and construction industries. Most importantly, he has a deep-rooted desire in transforming the building industry to reduce its impact on climate change.


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