Course Type: Complimentary Session
Course Length: 1 hr
The federal government recently announced specific targets for reducing GHG emissions to 40% below 2005 levels. The carbon price is set to rise from $50 per tonne of emissions to $170 by 2030. Real estate investors, specifically institutional capital are facing pressure to demonstrate ESG governance and targeted GHG reductions. How do we design new buildings and communities with these objectives in mind? How do we repurpose existing buildings to meet these commitments? We will be exploring these ideas with our expert panel.
Gord is the National Practice Leader, Building Science and Sustainability (BSS) group. Gord holds an Honours Diploma in Building Construction Engineering Technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and is a Registered Engineering Technologist with the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta. Gord has more than 35 years of building envelope and roof consulting experience and has undertaken projects throughout Canada and parts of the USA, and he has completed one assignment in Africa. Gord’s experience in project management and project administration together with knowledge of construction contracts, specifications, and financial analysis / reporting has made him a valuable addition to the BSS group. Gord provides senior management and key technical support for all building science projects.
Elizabeth Linley is sustainability professional with 18+ years of experience in energy management, corporate sustainability and GHG management. Elizabeth is the Director, Sustainability & ESG at Dream , an international real estate investment and development company Prior to working for Dream Elizabeth worked or was contracted by Ernst and Young, TD Bank, and City of Vaughn. Elizabeth is a professor of GHG Accounting at Niagara College. Elizabeth has an undergraduate degree in Environmental University from Ryerson University and a Masters in Sustainable Carbon Management from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC.
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