Deep green retrofits in Alberta
07 Dec. 2022
Retrofits of existing buildings can improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions, increase a building’s asset value, lower utility costs, optimize occupant comfort, and minimize risk against future market conditions. Deep green retrofits aim to significantly improve a building’s performance through major HVAC system upgrades and replacements as equipment approaches end-of-life. Additional upgrades include lighting, building envelope, and other components, targeting more than 50 per cent energy savings and 30 per cent carbon reductions, up to ‘net zero.’
Governments at federal, provincial and municipal levels are actively developing and implementing greenhouse gas reduction targets and regulations, and there are ample opportunities to take advantage of incentive and funding programs for deep retrofits of existing buildings. Some of the drivers promoting deep green retrofits include financial benefits, building modernization, climate resilience, achievement of ‘net zero’ targets, asset value, and aging equipment replacement.
This session will provide attendees with an understanding of deep green retrofit pressures, opportunities and approaches in Alberta, through multiple case studies across a variety of building types.
Date: Wednesday, 7 December 2022 (registration deadline Monday, 5 December 2022)
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. MST
Format: Zoom webinar – login information will be sent out to all registrants shortly after you receive your order confirmation email1.
1 When registering for the webinar, please ensure you proceed to checkout to confirm you are fully registered. If you do not receive an order confirmation email (please check any junk or quarantined folders), please contact Alison Carter, Manager, Events.
About the presenters
Lucas Maidens, P.Eng., CPHC
Lucas Maidens, a professional engineer and a certified passive house consultant, is an associate with Integral Group’s mechanical engineering team. He has worked on a wide variety of buildings including commercial, residential, educational, health care, and municipal projects. Lucas applies a deep green lens to the projects he designs as an engineer, and uses energy modelling to optimize building performance through design analytics.
Eric White, LEED AP, WELL AP, CPHC
Eric White is a LEED accredited professional, a WELL accredited professional, and a certified passive house consultant. At Integral Group, his focus on deep green building design and performance has been instrumental in connecting team members to ensure that every project’s sustainability goals are achieved. Eric has been part of integrated design teams for education, healthcare, cultural, civic, commercial and residential projects.
Lexy Relph, P.Eng, MBA, LEED AP
Lexy Relph has been a green building engineer and consultant for almost 25 years, working in mechanical engineering design, sustainable building certification program development, and energy and carbon management for new and existing buildings. She has worked in the public and private sectors across a wide range of property types and clients. Lexy’s current focus at Integral Group is on deep green retrofits of existing buildings, including individual projects and portfolio-wide decarbonization strategy and implementation.