Wednesday, May 29, 2019
1:30 p.m. – Registration opens
3:00 p.m. – Plenary: Welcome and Opening Address—From Cities and States to Cities with States
To successfully enable the clean energy transition, shared policy frameworks between local and senior levels of government are necessary. This session will explore the leadership role of cities around the world and opportunities for collaborative governance.
- Alex Boston, Executive Director, Renewable Cities
- Elder Margaret George, Tsleil-Waututh First Nation
- David Miller, North America Regional Director, C40 and former Mayor of Toronto
3:30 p.m. – Plenary: Net zero buildings in B.C.—Collaboration, innovation and market transformation
British Columbia’s Energy Step Code, an innovative policy framework developed to rapidly move new building construction to near net-zero, has generated a boom in new net-zero construction and is rapidly accelerating the market transformation process. But its innovation also extends to its development, where it was collaboratively shaped by diverse private and public stakeholders and provides a model for successful multi-level governance. In this session, stakeholders will speak to the collaborative process, policy architecture, challenges, successes and impacts.
- Facilitator: Alex Boston, Executive Director, Renewable Cities
- Fiona Famulak, President, Vancouver Regional Construction Association
- Chris Frye, Senior Policy Advisor, Housing Division, Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada
- Zachary May, Director of Building Codes and Standards, Province of British Columbia
- Sean Pander, Green Building Program Manager, City of Vancouver
- Robyn Wark, Team Lead, Sustainable Community Program, BC Hydro
5:00 p.m. – Networking