Lightning round: Equity and Financing
Date & Time
Thursday, June 13, 2024, 1:45 PM - 2:55 PM
Ehsan Haghi Eric Visser Peter Amerongen George P.R. Benson Eliana Chia

The lightning round will showcase 6 case studies from a series of speakers who will each have 10 minutes to present their update on: Problem, challenge + solution. There will be a short group Q&A with the audience at the end.

  1. Lessons learned in accessing funding for energy efficiency upgrades across First Nation communities
    Ehsan Haghi, Community Energy Specialist, Musqueam Indian Band
  2. Case study: Delivering financing for energy-efficient retrofits or green buildings 
    Eric Visser, Director, Commercial Real Estate, Vancity Community Investment Bank
  3. Navigating the complexity inherent in retrofits
    Peter Amerongen, Retrofit Canda
  4. What role does the ESCO business model play in electrification and could this increase access to funding and equity in retrofits?
  5. A Landscape View of Innovative Financing Approaches for Retrofits     
    George Benson, Vancouver Economic Commission
  6. Update: Building capacity through the First Nations Home EnergySave program
    Eliana Chia, Fraser Basin Council