CIB TG66 North America Webinar 2010-10-12 1 Jonathan Westeinde


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The North American session of the international webinar series,"THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS POLICIES IN 5 CONTINENTS" was held on October 12, 2010 9:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00).

The agenda for the free 2-hour webinar was:

· North America: Public and Private Measures for Fostering the Adaptation of Green Building Practices, Jonathan Westeinde, Chair, Green Building Advisory Group, North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation

· United States: Country Report on Building Energy Codes & Standards Regulation in the United States, Darren B. Meyers, Technical Director, Energy Programs, International Code Council

· Canada: Canadian Energy Efficient Building Policies, James Clark, Buildings Division, Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada

· Mexico: Toward Energy Efficiency in Housing in Mexico, Evangelina Hirata, Consultant on Energy Efficiency in Housing

· United States: Beyond the Code -- Energy, Carbon, and Cost Savings using Conventional Building Technologies, Joshua Kneifel, Economist, National Institute of Standards and Technology

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CIB TG66 North America Webinar 2010-10-12 1 Jonathan Westeinde

  1. 1. A North American Response to Green Buildings
  2. 2. Overview
  3. 3. Advisory Group Members
  4. 4. The Key Findings• Improving our built environment is probably the single greatest opportunity to protect and enhance the natural environment;• This report is a blueprint for dramatic environmental progress throughout North America – mosty using tools and technology we have on hand today;• Green building represents some of the ripest ‘low – hanging fruit’ for achieving significant reductions in climate change emissions.• The report reinforces findings already documented by the IPCC and McKinsey Consulting
  5. 5. The Negative Impact of Buildings
  6. 6. The Benefits of Green Buildings1. Saving Energy Most efficient buildings today are achieving 70% better than conventional buildings with 30-50% easily attainable2. Saving Water3. Reducing Waste4. Building Stronger Communities5. Improving Human Health and Productivity
  7. 7. The OpportunityA rapidly increasing market uptake of currently available andemerging advanced energy-saving technologies could result inannual reductions of 1711 megatonnes (MT) of CO2 into theatmosphere in North America by 2030, compared to a business-as-usual approach. This is nearly equivalent to the entire CO2emissions from the transportation sector in the United States in2000 (1756 MT).This can be done with positive economics.
  8. 8. Marginal Cost Abatement
  9. 9. Modeling Aggressive Energy Saving Scenarios
  10. 10. Residential GHG Emissions in Canada
  11. 11. Residential GHG Emissions in US
  12. 12. Residential GHG Emissions in Mexico
  13. 13. Commercial GHG Emissions - Canada
  14. 14. Commercial GHG Emissions - US
  15. 15. Commercial GHG Emissions - Mexico
  16. 16. Barriers to Achieving Green Building Goals• Separate Capital and Operating budgets;• Split Incentives;• Higher Perceived – or Actual – First Costs;• Risk and Uncertainty;• Lack of Experienced Workforce;• Lack of Coordination and Consistency in Gov’t Policy Affecting Buildings;• Lack of Research and Development Investments.
  17. 17. Recommendations• Create national, multi-stakeholder task forces in each country, charged with achieving a vision for green building in North America;• Support the creation of North American set of principles and tools;• Set clear targets to achieve the most rapid possible adoption of green buildings in North America together with performance monitoring;• Enhance ongoing or new support for green building including investment and valuation;• Education;• Increased R & D, use of labels and better disclosure of actual performance.
  18. 18. Introduction to WindmillWindmill Development Group, Ltd. Ltd.Windmill Group (“Windmill”) is a visionary company focused on bringinginto commercial application green building practices that deliver acompetitive advantage over the traditional real estate model using atriple bottom line approach. Green development programsencompass innovations in water, air, energy and waste managementalong with smart building technologies. With a management team of technologies.proven leaders in the areas of construction, development andenvironmental technology, Windmill has under one umbrella theexpertise, execution ability and market presence to capture a leadershipposition in this strategic growth industry. Acqua-Vento Calgary, AB LEED Platinum Docksidegreen Victoria, BC LEED Platinum Target The Currents Ottawa, ON LEED Gold Candidate
  19. 19. OverviewThank You and Questions