Janice Ashworth - City of Ottawa
Lynne J Strickland - Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA), National Office
Sharon Coward - EnviroCentre
This session will include a review of some international examples of business models and how they are helping to engage and incentivize and offer equity to new stakeholders at scale, particularly single-home residences and community housing projects. The session will then open up to discuss how to take these key learning opportunities forward in Canada.
• Energiesprong – The Netherlands / UK
• NYSERDA: Retrofit NY, New York
• Rocky Mountain Institute, REALIZE
• How do these models help to broker deals between portfolio owners and solution providers and how prefabrication facilitates performance warranties?
• How do these models help to alleviate the burden on homeowners?
• What has proven to be more effective financial incentives or penalties? And is this only part of the picture?
• How could these models be adapted to the Canadian market whilst avoiding the risk of inflated costs?
• What is required in terms of mandatory building rating systems and appliance performance standards?
• Should individual homeowners shoulder the financial burden of retrofits?
• What additional infrastructure would need to be in place to scale it up (IE market mechanisms in the form of concierge services)?