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BCSEA Victoria Speakers Series - Energy and Buildings

Chapter Meeting
Nov 17 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Andrew Pape-Salmon

Join the BCSEA Victoria Chapter for the second speaker in their Energy and the Next Federal Election Speakers Series, Andrew Pape-Salmon, who will be discussing energy efficiency in buildings.

Energy efficiency upgrades for buildings achieve more than just energy savings. Energy efficiency:

  • improves housing affordability

  • reduces greenhouse gases

  • enhances business competitiveness

  • increases comfort for occupants

  • creates jobs

    In this presentation, Andrew Pape-Salmon, professional engineer and senior energy specialist with RDH Building Engineering Ltd., will highlight examples of super-efficient new building construction and "deep energy retrofits" in the Pacific Northwest region. He will also profile government policy best practices in the region, setting examples that could be enhanced through federal government policy.

    See the following for more on this important work:

    Pacific Coast Collaborative: The West Coast Clean Economy
    Pacific NorthWest Economic Region: Energy and Environment Group Launches New Net Zero Initiative City of Vancouver: Energy Retrofit Strategy for Existing Buildings
    City of Victoria Community Energy and Emissions Plan 

    1. Andrew Pape-Salmon, P.Eng., MRM, is an experienced leader in the implementation of energy efficient technologies, designs, and management practices for buildings, equipment and communities. He is an expert in government policy and utility demand-side measures that facilitate market transformation, leading to improved energy efficiency for buildings, equipment and systems. He has performed extensive technical, market, economic, policy and regulatory analysis related to energy efficiency.

      Prior to joining RDH, Andrew was a Director of the Energy Efficiency Branch of the BC

      Ministry of Energy and Mines. Additionally, Andrew fulfilled the role of Manager of Energy Efficiency and Community Energy Solutions (2005-2007) and the Senior Policy Advisor, Energy Efficiency (2003-2004).