State-City Collaboration on Clean Energy Transformations, takes place from May 29–30 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The draft agenda will be updated at regular intervals. See the speaker list here. Receive the latest conference news by subscribing to Renewable Cities’ mailing list.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

1:30 p.m. – Registration opens

3:00 p.m. – Conference opens

3:30 p.m. – Plenary: Net zero buildings in B.C.: Collaboration, innovation and market transformation

British Columbia’s Building Energy Step Code is an innovative policy framework developed to rapidly move new building construction to near net zero by 2032. Under the B.C. Government’s stewardship, the Step Code was collaboratively shaped by diverse private and public stakeholders who will speak at this session to the collaborative consultative process, policy architecture, challenges and successes.


  • Fiona Famulak, President, Vancouver Regional Construction Association
  • Chris Frye, Senior Policy Advisor, Housing Division, Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada
  • Matt Horne, Climate Policy Manager, City of Vancouver
  • Zachary May, Director of Building Codes and Standards, Province of British Columbia
  • Robyn Wark, Team Lead, Sustainable Community Program, BC Hydro

5:00 p.m. – Networking

Thursday, May 30, 2019

9:00 a.m. – Opening plenary: Details to be announced

10:15 a.m. – Parallel breakout sessions

12:15 p.m. – Lunch

1:30 p.m. – Parallel breakout sessions

3:30 – Break

4:00 p.m. – Closing plenary: Details to be announced

5:00 p.m. – Reception

This draft agenda will be updated at regular intervals. Visit the State-City Collaboration on Clean Energy Transformations webpage for more information on the conference. Subscribe to Renewable Cities’ mailing list for event news.

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