Global Learning Forum 2017 Participants

Global Learning Forum 2017 registrants are invited to include their details, including a biography and information about their attendance, in a Directory of Participants. This Directory will be made available to Forum delegates in advance of the event.

This page draws a sample of information from currently registered delegates and includes delegate job titles and what participants would like to learn and share at Forum 2017. Over 75% of registrants choose to opt in to the Directory.

Last updated: April 7, 2017

City CountryPositionWhat would you like to learn from others at Global Learning Forum 2017?What expertise can you share with other participants at the Forum?
BallaratAustraliaChairWhat things spark innovation and entrepreneurship within renewing cities.Urban planning and strategic management.
BanffCanadaEnvironmental CoordinatorTwo researchers from the University of Calgary and I are exploring options and scenarios related to a municipality potentially committing to a goal of '100% Renewable Energy by 2050'.
BellinghamUnited StatesIndependent Energy AdvisorI look forward to learning even more about solar technology and applications. I am interested in learning about energy-efficient and sustainable products, services, and practices for residential and commercial uses.I am happy to share information about solar. I can also offer marketing and social media marketing resources and tips.
BostonUnited StatesDirector of Clean EnergyI look forward to to learning about strong policy levers, program designs, and practical applications of zero net energy action plans. I would like to learn of municipal and regional policies or business models that incentivize clean energy development. I hope to learn of new financing vehicles for municipalities looking to deploy clean energy.I can share experiences from our 6+ years of work helping cities and towns to procure, plan, and implement clean energy projects and policies. I can share the benefits of regional collective action. I can share lessons learned from navigating municipal and utility processes.
BoulderUnited StatesSecretary
BoulderUnited StatesPresidentTechnology information about renewable energy resources and technologies, including grid integration.
Bowen IslandCanadaMunicipal Councillor
BristolUnited KingdomReader in NeuropsychologyTalk to people from a wide range of backgrounds about the role active travelplays amongst other forms of transport within urban environments, learn fromtheir experiences whether and if so how this role has changed in recent years(successes and draw-backs). How do different forms of active travel (e.g.cycling versus walking) interact, in particular with regard to sharing publicspaces?The “walkability” of a city becomes now widely acknowledged as a key indicatorfor the quality of life and well-being of its inhabitants. Yet, walkability measureslittle consider latest evidence from the cognitive neurosciences about the complexinteractions between body, brain, cognition and the sensory make-up ofenvironment that influence human well-being. I will argue that we need a trulyholistic approach to make our environments more walkable and thus healthier andsustainable.
BrooklynUnited StatesPrincipalNew perspectives and initiatives focused on the water:energy:resources nexus.substantial experience in silo-busting systems thinking by municipalities about managing liquid and solid wastes as resources
BrooklynUnited StatesFounder and CEOHow to further transactive energy and community microgrids as well as discuss potential demonstration projectsUse cases for distributed platforms and community microgrids
BrunswickAustraliaProject ManagerInnovative ideas and projects that could be adapted to our local circumstances.Regional governance models, scaling up action, collective advocacy, renewable energy for low income households, building networks and partnerships
BurlingtonUnited StatesConsultantWhat strategies have cities and municipalities successfully used to gain public support and make measurable progress towards a larger share of the electric, thermal, and transportation sectors being powered by renewable energy? How has energy efficiency been incorporated in the goals? What barriers have municipalities and cities encountered and how are they proposing to overcome them? How can we engage EVERY city and municipality to strive for 100% renewable energy?Expertise in energy efficiency programs design and implementation; technologies supporting building systems and their performance; cost effectiveness calculations for efficiency and renewable energy approaches; renewable energy technologies, especially central, automated wood heat systems (wood pellets and chips); short and long term municipal energy plan development.
BurnabyCanadaDirector, Professional Programs and PartnershipsTo learn about the challenges in implementation of renewable energy strategies at the municipal level.Collaborative methods for co-designing governance in resource management
BurnabyCanadaAir Quality Planner
BurnabyCanadaLead Senior Engineeer
BurnabyCanada
BurnabyCanadaDirector, Electoral Area A
BurnabyCanadaSenior Project EngineerLooking forward to thought-provoking conversations on how to ensure that the move to renewable cities is beneficial to all residents.TBA
BurnabyCanadaSustainability + Engagement Team LeadI'm looking for new ways to think about the challenges we, as organizations, cities and communities, face and the solutions we create. Organizational based sustainability + engagement strategies.
BurnabyCanadaSenior Sustainability Advisor- New initiatives and case studies demonstrating how to shift towards renewable energy; - Get inspired by other change makers; - Learn how others overcome challenges; - Economics and the market reality of shifting to renewable energy.- Best practices and lessons learned on employee and tenant engagement programs; - Use of mindfulness and compassion practices for building inner resilience;
BurnabyCanadaEngineering ManagerFVB Energy's significant experience successfully implementing District Energy across Canada and around the world over the past 25 years.
CalgaryCanada
CalgaryCanadaStudentAnything I can that will help Banff get a clearer vision of its low-carbon future.
CalgaryCanadaMSc StudentI am working with the Town of Banff on a research project related to their intiative to use 100% renewable energy by 2050. I'm interested in international best practices and leading examples of energy efficiency initiatives in comparable municipalities. The goal will be to identify the opportunities and constraints to applying these programs and initiatives in Banff.My background includes 14 years of experience in IT, with a specialization in systems integration. I am half-way through my studies in the University of Calgary's Sustainable Energy Development Program, which has provided me with exposure to wide range of topics related to energy and sustainability.
Campbell RiverCanadaCommunity Energy AdviserThrough a collaborative effort, I hope to gain global insight into best practices in order to more effectively implement our city's community energy and emissions plan. With its engaging, participatory, solutions-focussed format, I see the Renewable Cities’ Global Learning Forum as an incredible opportunity to further develop my understanding of energy efficient and low-carbon communities and more effectively advance climate initiatives in my municipality.My broad ranging experience in working for an NGO, in academia, both private and public (provincial and municipal) sectors, as well as independently, provides me with a universal perspective that permits better appreciation for the challenges associated with advancing climate initiatives. Having visited over 40 countries and spent over five years outside of Canada, I consider myself a global citizen that can easily appreciate and connect with many cultures and practices from around the world at the Global Learning Forum.
CanmoreCanadaManager of FacilitiesI would like to network with and learn from experts in the areas of green technology, innovation and development. I would like to get a broader understanding of national and international trends in sustainable development and GHG reduction strategies so I can work toward similar goals in the community I work and reside.Municipal representation for the past 10 years on the implementation of LEED Silver buildings, Canada's first Eco Industrial Park, how to plan/budget/impellent green initiatives.
ChicagoUnited StatesChief Sustainability Officer
ChilliwackCanadaConsultantLearn about integration of space heating loads in 100% renewable energy systems,GHG mitigation costs and operational characteristics of renewable energy gases. I also have knowledge related to local biofuel systems.
ChilliwackCanadaCouncillor
Chula VistaUnited StatesDeputy City ManagerI'm interested in learning what new projects or policies are being considered by other agencies. I look forward to networking and building relationships that will assist us in our mission to move the City towards 100% renewable energy.Our municipality has a long history in addressing climate change, starting with joining ICLEI in 1994. The City has passed ordinances aimed at increasing energy efficiency of buildings, making thermal and PV solar systems easier to install, and helping new homes re-use graywater. Adding to our success of our enhanced building codes we are working to require some solar on all new homes built here as well as providing easy access to EV charging infrastructure.
CoquitlamNew technology that is on the horizon for green, sustainable energy generation. What companies are doing to make the transition to green (i.e. what programs have been implemented and/or companies have they hired to help in the transition). Renewable Energy Generation
DenverUnited StatesClimate & GHG Program LeadLearning how other local governments have approached renewable solutions in the transportation and heating sector is a top priority.Denver was party to an important settlement agreement with our Investor Owned Utility, and a number of renewable energy providers to achieve increases in renewable energy in our community.
DortmundGermanyHead of Innovation Management
East HamptonUnited StatesExecutive DirectorInnovative and successful solutions to the 100% renewable energy transition, pro-active stakeholder engagement, best practices in municipal efforts on community wide 100% RE goals.The steps that led from a radical idea to a regional study, adoption of a community-wide 100% renewable energy targets by a small town, the return of 'wind mills' pictured in the Town seal, and a Governor adopting a 100% renewable energy goal.
EdmontonCanadaProject AnalystAt Global Learning Forum 2017 I hope to be able to gather valuable lessons from the leading jurisdictions around the world in implementing sustainable initiatives. I am looking forward to receiving feedback on the programs offered by our organization and determining where they can improve.Our organization has a unique expertise in program design and delivery for the municipal sector, and an understanding of the barriers that exist to implementing sustainable initiatives specifically for Alberta municipalities. I hope to be able to share this information in a way that is useful for determining solutions to jurisdictions facing similar situations.
EdmontonCanadaBranch ManagerShare experiences and insights with peer organizations. Lesson learned and best practices.City of Edmonton's experience in directing and influencing change in energy use and demand.
FAIRBANKSUnited StatesDirectorI am interested in learning about policies undertaken by municipalities to encourage energy efficiency and renewable energy development, examples of demand-side management or demand-side response strategies that have been successful at the utility level, learning about microgrid-related projects, and utility scale energy storage applications. We have expertise in hybrid renewable microgrid applications, focusing on testing and project design for systems integrating high penetration levels of renewable resources for communities and industrial sites. We also have experience with hydrokinetic energy applications (in-river and tidal), low temperature geothermal energy, and biomass gasification.
FreiburgGermanyDirector
Glossodia , Sydney . Australia AustraliaCo-Founder & ConvenorWhat other countries are doing with sustainability and empowerment projects
GoldenUnited StatesPrincipal Laboratory Program ManagerI would like to gather information from participants on what the current challenges are for implementing high penetrations of renewable energy. I want to hear about technology and policy challenges that have been overcome! Solutions!NREL developed a dataset of subsector energy use for ever city in the United States, and used that information to build a model of impact that cities can have at the national scale. We've worked with over 1,500 jurisdictions on understanding their energy options and meeting their energy and environmental goals. I would like to share that!
Ho Chi Minh CityVietnamStudentI would expect to learn from others about emerging policies and incentives to realize the 100% RE target, as well as to learn innovative technologies and business casesI can share my expertise on RE project development and financing, as well as policy framework development from a developing country and emerging markets in Asia.
HuenstettenGermanySenior Advisor Sustainable Development
InternationalSenior Programme Manager Climate Energy and CitiesWhat kind of support do local government staff and policy makers need to succeed in transitioning to 100% RE?International expertise on how different juristictions rolled-out 100% RE strategies and what policy elements are crucial for a sustainable transition.
KamloopsCanadaProgram Coordinator, Water & Wastewater Technology Program, School of Trades & TechnologyBest Practices by Cities in renewable energy applications.Energy Management as applied to Municipal Utilities
KamloopsCanadaInstructorI would love to learn what other cities are working on to provide Renewable Energy options as well as to spread the word of our organization's dedication to Renewable Energy and Sustainability.I am a licensed Electrical Contractor and I have installed several Solar arrays. I have received some formal solar training, as well as having made some valuable contacts in Kamloops within the circle of Renewable Energy and Sustainability.
KasselGermanyHead of Sustainable Development
KitimatCanadaResearcherI'm particularly interested in the training needs and job opportunities that renewable energy use in rural towns could create.Solid understanding of key issues related to sustainability and entrepreneurship. Good knowledge of business conditions in northern British Columbia
Lake OswegoUnited StatesDirector, Climate and Energy ProgramHow best to ensure elected officials, labor, businesses and environmentalists can work together to ensure a rapid uptake of renewable energy.
LexingtonUnited StatesStrategic InitiativesWhat do communities need to support reaching aggressive carbon reduction goals?Zero energy buildings, community based energy efficiency efforts, electrification, electric vehicle programs
MelbourneAustraliaPolicy Lead - Climate Changeexamples of innovative policies to support ambitious renewable energy targets at the sub-national level, as well as holistic climate change programs that have co-benefits for business and local governmentbackground in supporting cities with 100% RE plans; currently working on ambitious climate change policies and program design with Victorian state government in Australia
MenoraAustraliaManaging DirectorInnovative ideas in action - implementation of cutting edge programs, projects and deployment of new technologiesAdoption rates of technology and identifying thresholds for arrival of disruptive technology
MilwaukieUnited StatesElected officialHow to reach our newly minted vision of being a Net Zero Energy City by 2040 with a tiny budget.How to create a council that will work as a team to achieve big and important goals
MinneapolisUnited StatesAssociate ProfessorI would like to learn about innovative community scale models of integrated energy planning and urban planning, as well as about how we can more fully engage the public and stakeholders on energy issues.I can share expertise related to community planning processes, including implementation tools that can be used to advance integrated energy and urban planning. I can also share expertise about approaches to community engagement that meaningfully engage the public and stakeholders and draw on their knowledge to make better decisions about energy and other issues.
MontpelierUnited StatesVice President for US ProgramsAnything related to helping cities accelerate their transition to 100% clean, renewable energy!Good command of urban sustainability field/movement in the US...Specific experience/expertise accelerating solar markets, making solar affordable/accessible, community-scale energy planning, using solar to enhance community resilience.
Mountain ViewUnited StatesStaff Software EngineerI want to find out how the data Google has can best be analysed and presented, so that it can guide decision-makers who are considering renewable energy strategies - from individual homeowners deciding whether to go solar, to government-level organisations considering how to broaden their energy portfolios. What can we do beyond the tools we've already built?Sunroof's goal is to unlock the value of Google's extensive geospatial databases, so that they can be used to speed up renewable energy adoption. I can describe what resources we have to work with, and what we've done and are planning to do with them.
New YorkUnited StatesSenior Manager, Cities Love how SFU team facilitates and inspires! Also, in absence of U.S. leadership, retraction, what can we do at city and state level Joining the panel on collaboration with private sector
New York CityUnited StatesSenior Policy Advisor
North VancouverCanadaLands and Policy Planner
North VancouverCanadaSection Manager - Community Planning
North VancouverCanadaSection Manager, Environmental SustainabilityLearn from others experiences and best practices in community energy planning and community engagement around climate action.Developing community energy & emissions plans, electric vehicle charging infrastructure policies and programs, and developing dedicated municipal climate action funds.
North VancouverCanadaExecutive DirectorWhere citizens can effectively engage in the planning and policy development for driving communities to be 100% renewable.An understanding of behaviour change programs, renewable energy developments and policies.
Oak ParkUnited StatesExecutive DirectorStrategies, models and plans for moving small and mid-sized cities and towns toward renewable energy development and 100% renewable energy procurement.Through a two-community sustainability planning and implementation initiative called PlanItGreen, Seven Generations Ahead has developed a multi-pronged strategy for meeting goal targets within the plan, including community solar development.
OaklandUnited StatesDirector of Strategic Relations
orlandoUnited StatesSenior Project ManagerI want to learn new things - outside my realm of expertise. Things that may compliment what I know and am involved with currently. I want to pursue new ways of seeing things and find a passion.Discussion of initiatives in terms of the renewable-sustainable city concept and framework.
OttawaCanadaCity Councillor
OttawaCanadaManager, Climate Change Program | Green Municipal FundWhat are the steps to achieving a 100% renewable energy transition, how can we break down the transition into tasks, policy shifts and behavioural changes that can be undertaken at all levels of government. Examples of municipal leadership, policies, projects and plans supporting climate action and community energy planning. Opportunities for funding to support communities in these areas.
OttawaCanadaCouncillor
OttawaCanadaTeam Leader - CommunitiesDistrict Energy
OttawaCanadaProgram Manager, Natural Systems and EnvironmentLearn from other municipalities what they are doing to address issues, policy and regulation around renewable energy including supply, efficiency and conservation.Urban planning policy, development, natural systems, climate change, intermunicipal and regional planning experience.
Peshawar, PakistanPakistanElected Member Town-1 CouncilKnowledge sharing, Learning experiences, Case studies of best practices in the forum as well as the innovative initiatives in renewable energy.I'd also learn from peer to peer networking and learning about initiatives and lobbying by elected leadership. I can share first hand information of present situation of my electorate and constituency.
PortlandUnited StatesmemberWhat is being done in other places.Organizing stratagies
PortlandUnited StatesCo-chairWhat unions outside Oregon think about climate change and what are they doing about it.Union perspective on Just Transition from a fossil fuels to a renewable energy economy.
PortlandUnited StatesSenior AssociateLessons from cities that are quite advanced on the 100% renewable transition that could be applied to cities in the Global South.An understanding of energy access in the Global South.
Prince GeorgeCanadaProgram Manager at UNBCI would like to learn more about how others view "sustainability" and cities.I can share what I know about the importance of considering the "bigger picture" when it comes to addressing larger environmental problems such as climate change.
Prince RupertCanadaMayorWould like to know more about community owned renewable energy systems, City policy development and realistic clean energy investment goals in the face of larger infrastructure deficits. Would like to see examples of how other northern or small communities are taking the lead with renewable energy in the face of budget issues.Would like to know more about community owned renewable energy systems, City policy development and realistic clean energy investment goals in the face of larger infrastructure deficits. Would like to see examples of how other northern or small communities are taking the lead with renewable energy in the face of budget issues.
Prince RupertCanadaManager of Community Development & Civic InnovationHow municipalities can attract and access private capital to invest in local energy projects.Municipal financing mechanisms for residential or commercial sustainability initiatives, local clean energy resource asset mapping strategies.
Red DeerCanada
Red DeerCanadaCouncillor
RevelstokeCanadaDirectorExperience with biomass district energy, and demand side energy management.
RichmondCanadaManager, Environment
RichmondCanadaCorporate Energy ManagerClear paths and ways that communities and organizations can effectively and productively increase their efficient use of energy and incorporate renewable energy use generation. Examples where real results have been achieved, less talk more results.Corporate energy management program development and implementation - from policy and target setting, to projects and infrastructure improvements.
RichmondSr. Manager, Sustainability & District EnergyGame changing, policy or market-solutions to scale up municipal GHG reduction effortsDistrict energy planning and funding; energy / GHG reduction programs for business; policies for energy efficiency; staff and council engagement techniques
Rio de JaneiroBrazilformer Deputy Chief Resilience OfficerHow to leverage political will towards renewables - arguments, possible hurdlers, etc. Development of a resilience strategy for a large city
Saint-LambertCanada
San DiegoUnited StatesDirectorShare ideas with other cities pursuing 100% renewable energy about economic benefits, lessons learned, and best practicesShare our experience so far in establishing and crafting a strategy around 100% renewable energy goal in the 8th largest US city.
San DiegoUnited StatesExecutive Director
San DiegoUnited StatesChief Sustainability OfficerShare ideas with other cities pursuing 100% renewable energy about economic benefits, lesson learned, and best practices.Can share our experience so far in establishing and crafting a strategy around a 100% renewable energy goal in the 8th largest US city.
Santa FeUnited StatesDepartment DirectorCost effective ways to save energy and promote renewable energy generation.Experience with energy efficiency and renewable energy at the municipal government level.
SaskatoonCanadaDirector, Environmental & Corporate Initiatives- Engaging stakeholders from various sectors of the community; - Developing a robust climate change / community energy plan; - Favorite programs (what worked best); - Role of civic government- Engagement approaches; - Planning approaches; - Approach to sustainability planning; - GHG inventory, waste characterization and environmental performance reporting
SaskatoonCanadaSustainable Electricity EngineerProjects, programs, and policies other municipalities are working on to promote and develop clean electrical energy solutions. Project management in a municipal government and an electric Utility.
SeattleUnited StatesProgram Officer
SeattleUnited StatesClimate Justice Coordinator
SeattleUnited StatesCoordinator
ShanghaiChinaAssociate Research Professor1. Renewable energies utilization in transportation, e.g. renewable energies vehicles or vehicle fuels.2. Renewable energies utilization in households, e.g. renewable electricity generating devices in the households and their connection to micro- or macro- electricity grid.I have done some research on low-carbon transportation in Shanghai, including renewable energy use in transportation
St. PaulUnited StatesExecutive DirectorHow to help cities in Minnesota and our entire state advance to 100% renewable energy or carbon-neutral.Many years in public policy leadership as a State Senator, Public Utilities Commissioner, and Governor's energy advisor; deep understanding of energy law and policy.
SurreyCanadaCoordinator/Instructor, Policy Studies in Sustainability
SurreyCanadaCommunity Energy Planner
Sydney nswPresident
TokyoJapanPresident & CEO
TorontoCanadaI'd like to learn more about what other jurisdictions are doing to address energy efficiency in existing buildings. I'd like to find out which barriers are considered most challenging, what tools are currently available and how they're being received. I'd like meet government stakeholders at all levels, building owners, property managers and engineers. How performance contracting helps advance energy efficiency by financing up to 100% of upgrade costs while transferring performance risk away from building stakeholders. I have successful case studies to share and can explain what to look for when trying to finance energy efficiency projects in existing buildings.
TORONTOCanadaCHIEF ENVIRONMENT OFFICER/VPI am interested in learning about innovative ideas for developing smart, sustainable cities and for collaborative approaches to achieving our shared goals.I will be participating in a panel, sharing insights from our organization's journey to meet the 100% renewable commitment and from an initiative we undertook in Vancouver to procure renewable energy credits to account for 100 percent of the energy footprint (scope 1, 2 and 3) of our branches in Vancouver as well as a portion of our travel.
TorontoCanadaWhat are other cities doing to accelerate the pace of adoption in energy innovation.A structured approach to systems change, that addresses and reflects the perspectives and needs of different actors in the energy ecosystem.
TORONTOCanadaCEO
UrbanaUnited StatesEnvironmental Sustainability ManagerI’m interested in learning more about procuring wind and solar for city facilities and residents, developing the EV market and charging infrastructure, and establishing 100% renewable city plans.I've run commercial building energy challenges, bulk solar purchase programs, municipal electric aggregation programs, stormwater programs, greenhouse gas inventories, and written comprehensive plans.
VacouverCanadaStrategic AdvisorI am eager to learn about other successful community-based green energy and energy efficient housing initiatives. Learning about new technology and funding opportunities relevant to First Nations communities is also a priority for me. I am looking for strategic partnerships and opportunities for collaboration.I managed a green-tech start up that designed energy management systems and big data smart city systems for 5 years. I now assist First Nations communities as they pursue their energy efficiency goals and am passionate about the energy leadership they offer.
Vancouver
VancouverCanadaGranting Director
VancouverCanadaProfessor, Energy ManagementLatest renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives.Housing energy efficiency and energy management.
vancouverCanadaCEOall kinds of renewable energies and technologiesabout Distributed LNG and District enery system
VancouverCanadaManager, Science and Policy
VancouverProject LeaderI would like to learn more about how communities around the world have made the transition to renewable energy. I would like to better understand the socio-economic factors surrounding this transition.I can share my own experiences having been involved in campus microgrid and EV infrastructure projects.
VancouverCanadaManager, Resource Planning Modelling
VancouverCanadaAdministrator
VancouverCanadaSenior Director – Governmental and Regulatory Affairs
Vancouver
VancouverCanadaPolicies, technologies, business models that are working to advance renewable transport and distributed energy generationI have expertise in shared mobility, climate policy, communications, and sustainable transportation advocacy.
VancouverCanadaProgram Development ManagerI'm interested in learning how other countries and jurisdictions have faced the same challenges we face here and now in BC. I look forward to presentations and networking opportunities. The municipal slant interests me, as our Program is an excellent way for local governments to engage with "hard to reach" populations.I've had a long career with the gas utility so can share knowledge and experience gained there. In addition, the work we are doing with Empower Me is unique and valuable and will be of interest to others. My areas of expertise include relationship management, program development, community relations and communication.
VancouverCanadaGeneral Manager of Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability
VancouverCanadaPolicy AnalystWhat efforts exist at the community level to expand renewable energy capacity and increase public support for community scale renewable projects.Lessons learned from transit investment advocacy in Metro Vancouver.
VancouverCanadaAdvisor Government and Regulatory Affairs
VancouverCanadaManager of Environmental InitiativesHow does living in a dense urban environment impact consumer behavior as compared to a sprawling, suburban environment? Is consumer behavior more sustainable in one environment than the other? What are the desired, sustainable behaviours we should be encouraging?Corporate greening in the retail sector. Sustainable behaviour change in consumers and culture change in the office and retail stores.
VancouverCanadaUBC Program Manager
VancouverCanadaDirector
VancouverCanadaDirector
VancouverCanadaManager, Communications and Engagement
VancouverCanadaProgram Assistant
VancouverCanada
VancouverCanadaDirector of Granting and Operations
VancouverCanada
VancouverCanadaCommunity Energy ManagerLooking forward to attending relevant workshops and networking with peers towards achieving the goal of renewable cities.Energy and emission strategies for new and existing low and high-rise residential buildings.
VancouverCanadaPresidentEvaluating complex change processes; visualizing systems and modelling change
VancouverCanada
VancouverAssociate Regional Director
VashonUnited StatesDirectorI'd like to understand the challenges people face in building or retrofitting buildings to energy efficiency standards well beyond what is required by building code.I created a new transaction structure for energy efficiency which enables the cost effective building or retrofitting of highly energy efficient buildings.
VictoriaCanadaCEOThe steps they are taking to ensure buildings in their communities achieve the efficiency required to permit renewables to meet demand.How building energy efficiency can be transformed.
VictoriaCanadaManager, Corporate Engineering ServicesIdeas for programs and partnerships that increase actions and awareness in our communities.Sustainability and climate action program development and management. Municipal carbon and energy financing. Communication and engagement strategies.
VictoriaCanadaDirector, Cities & Communities
VictoriaCanadaAssociate ProfessorI'm hoping to learn more about the range of plans, in terms of details, being pursued by cities for achieving deep GHG reductions, and where fruitful research collaborations can be developed.I can share my knowledge around viable technology options, systems integration and GHG impacts, from detailed technical modeling through project organization and partner engagement.
VictoriaCanadaPhD CandidateDifferent ideas and insights how to achieve more sustainable energy (as well as social and economic) systems, and what my contribution could be. Sound understanding of engineering principles and system modelling, as well as experience fluid dynamics.
VictoriaCanadaProject ManagerBest practises in motivating and engaging residents, business and cities in transitioning our economy and lifestyles to a low carbon future.Many years of work experience in community energy, GHG, and air quality planning; experience working with a new tool for creating consumption-based emission inventories and carbon and ecological footprinting.
VictoriaAdministrative Officer
VictoriaCanadaSenior communications officerBest practice advancements in the shift to renewable cities in Canada and around the world, plus opportunities for new connections and networking. Knowledge advancements in PICS supported research and outreach activities.
VictoriaCanadaManager of SustainabilityAlternative mechanisms (funding/legislative) that municipalities can leverage within our jurisdiction to achieve zero carbon/100%RE target. How to engage separate agencies (e.g. transit) and gain commitment to supporting the RE vision. Opportunities for more significant community scale projects (District Energy, RE and existing building retrofit). The impact of federal subsidies and legislation in establishing a market/economic development and achieving change (from the UK/Europe), previous experience navigating a 'Step Code' (from the UK), zero carbon housing development, the focus of transit from a BC perspective.
VictoriaCanadaClimate Action Program Assistant
VictoriaCanadaAdjunct Professor, Schools of Environmental Studies and Business
VictoriaCanadaCommnications and Program ManagementLatest renewable cities updates, climate mitigation and adaptation plans as they relate to buildings, behavioural science and change making, and more. New and existing home and business energy efficiency, water conservation, and GHG reduction programs in BC.
VictoriaCanadaClimate and Environmental Sustainablity SpecialistGreat ideas and best practices I can apply to Victoria.Specialities in GIS and climate change adaptation.
WoodstockCanadaDeputy Warden
WoodstockCanadaWardenI want to learn some of the best practices of other municipalities in creating sustainable communities through public engagement and empowerment, creating the circular economy and building a clear vision of where we need to go for the future.My local political experience in addition to my personal commitment to reducing my greenhouse gas emissions ( from 21 tonnes of GHG from my household in 2008 to less than 3 in 2016, aiming for less than 1.5 by 2020
WoodstockCanadaManager, Strategic InitiativesStories of effective community engagement; leading technology applications; policy and regulatory transformations; thoughts on challenges and opportunities; hopes and fears; how to best collaborate to accelerate change for the better.Smart metering; energy management; off-grid experience; power quality; electrical design; policy and regulatory experience; 100% renewable energy planning; baseload research; Dashboard; Net metering.
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