Sam Lane is focused on providing clients with clear and consistent direction to achieve energy and sustainability goals. As an energy modeler, Certified Passive House Designer, and experienced sustainability consultant, Sam is a valuable partner through all stages of building design and construction. She excels at inspiring teams toward delivering energy efficient, low-carbon, and sustainable projects in a smooth and practical manner. Sam volunteers with the Canada Green Building Council – Alberta Chapter (CaGBC).

 

Presentation

Getting to Zero Carbon in Alberta through Building Retrofits

The Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change highlights how retrofitting existing buildings will play a key role in reaching Canada’s emission reduction targets. This session will provide an overview of the research on getting to Zero Carbon and how the CaGBC is working to shift the discussion from ‘energy efficiency’ to ‘carbon’ as the new metric of performance for the built environment.

Participants will work through a short facilitated exercise to explore the methods being deployed by the green building industry to achieve zero carbon in a building retrofit, using the MacKimmie Complex (University of Calgary) Zero Carbon Building Project as a working case study.

Zero Carbon represents the next cycle of innovation in green building, continuing Canada’s global leadership in taking tangible steps towards reducing carbon emissions from buildings.

 

Look for this presentation in the Thursday afternoon program at 2:00 pm. If you haven’t already, get your tickets to the 2019 Environmental Gathering!

 

Explore this environmental solution through the lens of these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

Alberta Ecotrust 2019 Environmental Gathering United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7 Affordable Clean Energy Alberta Ecotrust 2019 Environmental Gathering United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 9 Industry Innovation InfrastructureAlberta Ecotrust 2019 Environmental Gathering United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11 Sustainable Cities Communities Alberta Ecotrust 2019 Environmental Gathering United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 Climate Action