James Nowlan - The City of Toronto
Christine Tu - Region of Peel
Martin Tremblay - City of Montréal
Amber Weckworth - City of Saskatoon
Alex Hill - Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors
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 in municipal programs?
• What will be the impact of carbon taxes on retrofit business cases? How can a successful business case, that can amass strong support amongst various stakeholders, be achieved?
• How can provinces support municipalities to support the growth of the retrofit market?