Full Name
Peter Amerongen
Job Title
Retrofit Canada
Speaker Bio
Peter Amerongen is one of the fathers of Net Zero Energy construction in Canada. Peter’s 45+ year career in construction has been celebrated with awards and accolades for his many accomplishments in the high-performance building sector. Peter is an inexhaustible collaborator, sitting on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations, and presenting at conferences across the continent.
Peter designed and built Canada’s first net zero energy, affordable multi- family project and Canada’s first net zero energy church in the Edmonton neighbourhood of North Glenora. His interest in affordable housing goes back a long way. He was at the founding meeting of the Edmonton Inner City Housing Society and subsequently renovated Projects 1 and 2. He went on to serve as society president and then chair of the Project Development Committee for several years. Combining that long-neglected interest in affordable housing with his commitment to sustainable building in the North Glenora project was so deeply satisfying that he sold his shares in Habitat Studio and joined Butterwick projects to work full time on affordable housing.
As a partner in Butterwick Projects Ltd, Peter is leading the deep energy retrofit of the 59-unit Sundance Housing Co-op in Edmonton. He is also consulting on a 40-unit net zero affordable housing project for Alberta Seniors and Housing that is under construction in Morinville, Alberta. Peter is an original member of Edmonton City Council’s Energy Transition Advisory Committee and of the CHBA Net Zero Council Management Committee. He is also a Certified Passive House Consultant (PHIUS and PHI) and consults on near zero emissions solutions for other projects. As an active member of NRCan’s Panelized Energy Efficient Retrofit (PEER) Industry Working Group he is deeply embedded in a national effort to bring this technology to market.
Peter Amerongen