Following the great success of our first Retrofit Canada Conference
in 2021, the first and only retrofit conference in Canada is coming back, stronger than ever this coming June 2022.
Aligned with Canada's 2050 net-zero emissions goal, the plan to retrofit more homes has been accelerated and a program to help owners manage the disruptive deep retrofit process while reducing costs by bundling similar retrofits across homes is very much needed. The target is to retrofit around 4.5 million homes by 2030, a third of buildings built before 2010.
Renewable energy company Noventa Energy Partner is developing, in partnership with UHN and the support of Enbridge Gas, a $42.9 million Retrofit Project of Toronto Western Hospital. This Project will provide 90% of the hospital's heating and cooling requirements.
Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) and Fiera Private Debt have recently announced an investment of $200 million retrofit project with The Société de financement et d'accompagnement en performance énergétique du Québec s.e.c. (SOFIAC). This project will retrofit a big number of commercial, industrial, and multi-residential buildings in Quebec, making SOFIAC the largest energy efficiency initiative in Canada.
The second annual Retrofit Canada Conference will focus on:
- Recent laws and regulations
- Financing large scale retrofit projects
- Market trends and new technologies
- Project updates and investment opportunities
- Partnership models and sustainability.
High-level decision makers from the government, key municipalities and authorities, project owners, facilities managers, financiers, sustainability experts, technology providers and consultants will all gather in one room to discuss all the above and more.
Who should attend this event?
Heads of Facilities Management/ Building Consultancy/ Maintenance/ MEP Division/ Sustainability, Energy Solutions Engineer, HVAC Engineer, Operations Director, Director of Engineering and Project Directors from:
- Facility Management
- Technology & Solution Providers
- Banks and Investors
As well as Heads of Marketing, MDs, Heads of sustainability, Heads of innovation & Heads of Business Development from :
- Technology and software providers including: HVAC Systems, Chillers, Lighting systems, Water saving systems...
- Automation and technology reducing energy consumption
- MEP companies
- Real estate companies
"Retrofitting our existing buildings and homes will in large part determine how effectively we reduce emissions in this country. We need conferences like Retrofit Canada Conference that empower us with examples and ideas on how to scale up change."
VP, Market Engagement and Advocacy, Canada Green Building Council
"We are all aware that 75% of Canada's buildings will still be here in 2050 and that they contribute significantly to energy waste and carbon emissions... AND that we are not doing enough to address this mounting issue. Energy Services Association of Canada and its members are delighted to participate in a conference dedicated to addressing this problem. Working closely with our US counterpart, NAESCO and other allied Canadian organizations, towards a North American solution to retrofitting our building stock in a responsible manner."
Chief Executive Officer, Energy Services Association Canada
"A conference dedicated to retrofitting existing buildings is needed now, more than ever. Our aging buildings are due for an overhaul, and we expect more than half of them will still be in operation as of 2050. We need to get fossil fuels out of our homes and buildings and prepare them for extreme weather in a changing climate."
Senior Analyst, Buildings and Urban Solutions, Pembina Institutes