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Post globe 2010 doug webber

  1. 1. G Post Globe 2010 Business and Green Building Doug Webber, P.Eng., LEED AP
  2. 2. Company Profile 300+ employees Voted one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for 5 years Work with clients in the property management, asset management, development & construction industries. 2 VISION • DEPTH • INNOVATION
  3. 3. What We Do Green Building Services: New buildings Existing buildings Planning (communities, policy work) Building Restoration/Building Science Audits & Capital Planning Structural Engineering 3 VISION • DEPTH • INNOVATION
  4. 4. A National Leader in Green Building Consulting Currently, we are pursuing certification for over 140 LEED projects including: • in excess of $3 billion in green building projects • 47,000,000 ft2 of LEED EB work on some of Canada’s premier buildings • 14,000,000 ft2 of LEED NC and CS projects • 600,000 ft2 of LEED CI projects • developing sustainability policies for 15 municipalities/communities We have also developed the LEED Canada-EB standard for the CaGBC VISION • DEPTH • INNOVATION
  5. 5. Why Does Business Care About Green? G VISION • DEPTH • INNOVATION
  6. 6. Converging Events 1 QBtu = annual energy output of 40 1,000 MW power plants • Source: Architecture2030.org VISION • DEPTH • INNOVATION
  7. 7. ROI - 39 percent of total energy use - 12 percent of the total water consumption - 68 percent of total electricity consumption - 38 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions Buildings most painless way to achieve CO2 reductions Source: www.vattenfall.com VISION • DEPTH • INNOVATION
  8. 8. Market Pressure Not (only) about payback: Energy costs are too low in North America to be the driver for real shift to Green Market Pressure – Tenant Demand for Green: Toronto Commercial office market precursor for other markets VISION • DEPTH • INNOVATION
  9. 9. Regulation Green Energy Act • Provide transparency to building energy performance • Feed in Tariff GHG • Alberta first N.A. jurisdiction to regulate GHG emissions • BC price of carbon: $25/tonne VISION • DEPTH • INNOVATION
  10. 10. Measures Beyond Financial are Emerging Pension Funds the first to demand green certification. VISION • DEPTH • INNOVATION
  11. 11. What Has Driven Green Buildings? G VISION • DEPTH • INNOVATION
  12. 12. Market Demands a Simple Answer to a Complex Question VISION • DEPTH • INNOVATION
  13. 13. Energy as the Metric Energy a simple target linked to carbon Benchmarking : • Compare against market means, and identify best practices • The Prius Effect – we pay attention to what is measured. VISION • DEPTH • INNOVATION
  14. 14. Energy Intensity of of Existing Office Buildings in Toronto Energy Intensity Existing Office Buildings in Toronto VISION • DEPTH • INNOVATION
  15. 15. GHG Intensity for Existing Toronto Office Buildings 12 Highest Emissions - 11.52 kg CO2e/sq ft 10 8 GHG Intensity (kg CO2e/sq ft) Toronto Mean - 6.97 kg CO2e/sq ft Your Building 6 Lowest Emissions - 4.48 kg CO2e/sq ft 4 2 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 Building VISION • DEPTH • INNOVATION
  16. 16. Transparency: Building Energy Labeling Poor performers will not remain anonymous. GBPI NRCan LEED EB Energy Star VISION • DEPTH • INNOVATION
  17. 17. What can be Learned from the Success in Green Buildings Successful businesses live to compete and the market wants a simple metric. • Create the rules of the game. • Announce the winners VISION • DEPTH • INNOVATION
  18. 18. Cities May Follow a Similar Pattern VISION • DEPTH • INNOVATION
  19. 19. Green Labelling • In development by ICLEI • Policy, practice, and performance based metrics • Designed to non-competitive VISION • DEPTH • INNOVATION
  20. 20. Products are Next • UK Carbon Trust leading labeling VISION • DEPTH • INNOVATION
  21. 21. AN INTRODUCTION TO LOOP 5 May, 2009 Helping you turn environmental responsibility into your competitive advantage Loop Initiatives Inc. – a carbon neutral company 210 Gladstone Ave. Suite 3001  Ottawa, ON K2P 0Y6  t. 613.237.1480 2300 Yonge St. Suite 2300  Toronto, ON M4P 1E4  t. 416.640.7760 e. info@loopinitiatives.com w. loopinitiatives.com
  22. 22. Questions? Halsall Associates Ltd. www.halsall.com Doug Webber 416.644.4925 dwebber@halsall.com VISION • DEPTH • INNOVATION

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