This webinar is part of a seminar series offered in partnership with BC Hydro and in support of actions under Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Climate Change Action Plan. This series is aimed at enabling knowledge sharing between attendees and building sector professionals with first-hand experience in deep energy building retrofits, with a goal of removing barriers and increasing the confidence and capacity of architects and engineers to take on existing building energy and emissions retrofit projects. The first and second events in this series provided an introduction to deep retrofits and an overview of heat pump technology assessments in deep retrofits.
- How to approach deep retrofits from a whole building perspective;
- Linkages to the Practice Advisory on Climate Change Considerations for Building Enclosure Engineers;
- The critical role that building enclosure plays in meeting increasingly stringent energy and emissions requirements;
- Technical implications of deep enclosure retrofits in relation to the Code considerations, occupant comfort, energy performance, and resiliency;
- Identifying and communicating the value proposition to include enclosure retrofits as a part of deep retrofits; and,
- Case studies of completed projects, lessons learned, including analysis of most impactful solutions/approaches.
- Registrants working in the buildings sector looking to get engaged in deep retrofit work (e.g., design/consulting engineers, architects, sales engineers);
- Organizations providing or procuring services in developing building retrofit strategies (e.g., building operators, portfolio managers, energy managers, corporate ESG managers, etc.); and
- Engineers, architects, technologists, geoscientists working in the field of climate change, or those wishing to learn more about deep retrofits as a potential opportunity for climate action.
Principal, RDH Building Science Inc.
Warren joined RDH when it was founded in 1997 and continues to play a key role in the evolution of the company. He has led projects that have gained industry recognition, including the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia Sustainability Award. His influence on the industry has also previously included roles as the President of the BC Building Envelope Council and Director of the National Building Envelope Council. He is currently the Chair of the Building Enclosure Advisory Group for Engineers and Geoscientists BC and a member of the Resilience Guidelines on Health Facility Design & Operations Task Force.
Principal, ZGF Architects Inc.
Passionate about the wellness of people, our planet, and our resources, Iain realized early in life that he wanted to make a difference. After studying Ecology Resource Management as an undergraduate and completing a master’s degree in Environmental Architecture, he focused his energy on the AEC industry. Iain’s system-based thinking supports his drive to find the best building performance solution for each situation. As a project leader dedicated to partnership and knowledge sharing, Iain’s ideas are translated into built outcomes that benefit everyone, pushing clients, colleagues, and the industry forward.
Innes is a professional engineer and resource management consultant with twenty-five years of experience in energy efficient low carbon buildings for new and retrofit projects. Innes is also an experienced facilitator with ongoing projects that combine technical and financial analysis balanced by values-based stakeholder input to support improved outcomes.