Urban Development Institute

UDI Seminar: Getting Your Project to ZEN (Zero Emissions New Building Plan)
March 31, 2016 - 7:30am - 9:30am
Oceanview Suites Pan Pacific Hotel
999 Canada Place

Is your next project aligned with the 2020 Green Building targets?

Join this panel discussion about the roadmap of actions and expectations on transitioning new construction to near Net Zero Buildings, provide input to the plan and learn how this will impact your future business decisions and consumers.

Listen and participate in a seminar discussion on: 

  • Proposed time-stepped greenhouse gas and energy use limits for new buildings in Vancouver and proposed under Provincial Stretch Code
  • Prescriptive requirements 
  • Actions to build industry capacity
  • Role of incentives and financial mechanisms
  • Interim target of carbon neutral buildings by 2020
  • Process and implementation
  • Public sector buildings
Featured Panel:

Sean Pander – Green Building Program Manager, City of Vancouver

Sean will provide an overview of the development of Vancouver’s Carbon Neutral Building Strategy, its focus on improving the energy performance of building envelopes, and potential implications for UDI members.

Sean is a professional engineer with urban planning training. He has been at the forefront of local energy conservation and renewable energy planning and policy work for the past 15 years. He was integral in implementing the City’s original Climate Protection Plan and more recently led the team in the development of the City's Greenest City 2020 Action Plan. Sean currently leads the City’s Green Building Program team tasked with developing strategies, programs, policies and regulations aimed at having greenhouse gas emissions from all existing buildings and industries reduced by 20% and to achieve carbon-neutral new construction by 2020.

Dave Ramslie, MSc, LEED AP - Principal, Integral Group

With over a decade of experience in the green building industry, Dave is a leader on urban sustainability issues and policy. He is widely regarded as one of the most innovative policy makers in the Pacific Northwest, due to his track record of delivering effective programs and building lasting partnerships. As a pragmatic problem solver and a highly engaging public speaker, Dave has presented his findings to a variety of audiences.