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Speaker: Tom Rand, MaRS Advisor and Cleantech Practice Lead
Buildings are responsible for more than half of urban carbon emissions. Greening our buildings is clearly a cleantech priority - but what does "green" mean? Which technologies work, and which are window-dressing? What's possible by economic argument alone? This talk will take you through the technologies, decisions and problems of transforming a derelict building on our very own College Street into a modern, clean and green hotel. By "green" we mean an 80 per cent reduction of carbon emissions from business as usual. Planet Traveler will be "North America's Greenest Hotel." Planet Traveler: green, or green-washed?
Part of the MaRS Best Practices Series. For more information, including video, please see the event page here: http://www.marsdd.com/Events/Event-Calendar/Best-Practices-Series/green-hotel-06092009.html