2023 POST EVENT REPORT
The 3rd Annual Retrofit Canada Conference ran in Montreal in June 2023, and feedback from speakers, sponsors, and attendees has been that the year's event set the tone for impactful change across Canada.
Download the Post Event Report to view what you missed at the event, including testimonials, event stats, attendees, roundtable recommendations, and more.
Following the continued success of our second annual Retrofit Canada Conference in June 2022, we are delighted to announce that Canada's only retrofit conference will head to Montreal on June 13-14, 2023. The theme of this year’s event: What market transformation is required to scale up the retrofit sector across Canada?
Aligned with Canada’s 2050 net-zero emissions goal, the plan to retrofit more buildings needs to be accelerated and scaled up. To start meeting the latest industry targets of 4-5% annual retrofits, the industry requires a transformation. The ongoing electrification and energy efficiency strategy is critical to achieve grid stability. Resilience is also a priority for future-proofing real estate, due to increasingly unpredictable and extreme weather, and this upgrade can be combined with efficiency and decarbonization plans.
The Government of Canada is investing $1.5 billion over five years towards green and accessible retrofits through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program, including the Resilience Montreal building to make it more energy efficient. Over 10% of funding is allocated to projects serving First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities, including Indigenous populations in urban centres.
The call for applications for two new initiatives to accelerate building retrofits: the Deep Retrofit Accelerator Initiative (DRAI) and the Greener Neighbourhoods Pilot Program (GNPP) has been launched. The $200-million Deep Retrofit Accelerator Initiative will invest in projects that support the development of deep retrofits in commercial, institutional or mid- or high-rise multi-unit residential buildings across Canada. The $35.5-million Greener Neighbourhoods Pilot Program will support up to six communities across Canada in developing integrated approaches to deep energy retrofits — or a major building renovation project — such as upgrading building walls and insulation or upgrading space heating equipment.
With a number of important nationwide policy and regulation updates for existing buildings on the horizon, the 3rd annual Retrofit Canada Conference will bring together the key stakeholders - non-profits, private firms, civil society, municipalities, provinces and territories, and Indigenous organizations and groups - from the country's retrofit sector to discuss what is needed to transform this market.
What's New in '23?
- Advisory Board of key stakeholders from the retrofit community who guide the agenda to ensure the event is developed by the industry for the industry
- An update on how the government is responding to retrofit challenges and opportunities from Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Natural Resources and to Minister of Environment and Climate Change, NRCan, City of Vancouver, City of Toronto, Ville de Montreal, City of Saskatoon, Prince Edward Island (PEI)
- A cross-industry real estate developer and owner focus, including multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs), commercial and office spaces, industrial, community housing and public sector buildings, from Dream, Ivanhoe Cambridge, ONE Properties, Kingsett Capital, Cadillac Fairview, and Avenue Living
- Interactive Round Tables where attendees can engage and share their experiences to generate industry recommendations which will be recorded as part of the Post-event report
- Lightning round case studies and lessons learned logs from TAS Impact, United Way Greater Toronto, WoodGreen Community Services, The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), OPEN Technologies, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and Morgan Solar
Did you know that according to Canada.ca...
- Buildings and homes contribute approximately 18 percent of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions.
- Retrofits are a critical part of the Government of Canada’s Green Building Strategy, including the $200-million Deep Retrofit Accelerator Initiative, proposed in Budget 2022.
- The Emissions Reductions Plan advances climate resiliency through the development of the $150-million Canada Green Buildings Strategy.
- The $182-million Energy Efficient Buildings Program is a part of the $180-billion Investing in Canada Plan, supporting the reduction of buildings emissions nationally.
2023 FEATURED SPEAKERS
Vice President Housing and Homelessness Services, Asset Sustainability and Development.
WoodGreen Community Services
2023 REGISTRANTS INCLUDE
2023 ADVISORY BOARD
Policy and Program Design Lead, Canada Green Building Strategy
Natural Resources Canada
The 2023 Retrofit Canada Conference is fast approaching, and we want you to be a part of our community as we head into Canada’s only retrofit conference. Our LinkedIn group is growing fast, so join today and be part of the conversation!
2022 POST EVENT REPORT
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