Municipal panel discussion: How to unify municipal approaches and targets to help increase the pace of the retrofit sector
Date & Time
Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Emma Norton James Nowlan Christine Tu Alex Hill

Municipalities continue to face various obstacles in gaining support and approvals for sustainability projects. Community building retrofits sometimes lack the support required to see the project through. Building a strong business case, sharing best practices, benchmarking, and identifying key potential financial and social benefits can all help to achieve a higher rate of success. 
Key areas to discuss: 

  • How are municipalities facilitating deep energy retrofit projects?
  • How can we create programs that support deep retrofits instead of piecemeal retrofits?
  • How can we prioritize equity and affordability? 
  • How to create a successful business case that can amass strong support amongst various stakeholders?
  • How to set greenhouse emissions targets for existing buildings that are fair but rigorous enough to stay without our carbon budget?
  • What will be the impact of carbon taxes? 
  • How can municipalities and provinces build approval processes which support the growth of the retrofit market?