Retrofitting Social Houses and Buildings


    2023-03-08 16:00 - 17:00

    2023-03-8 10:00 - 11:00


View Calendar

This first online session of our Renovation Wave series will feature Dan Dicaire, Manager of Energy and Sustainability, and Melissa Jort-Conway, Planner II in Climate Change and Resiliency, both from the City of Ottawa. They will share their role in the Race to Zero to eliminate Ottawa’s GHG emissions by 2040, including the retrofit strategy for OCH’s 15,000 units and several projects which hold the blueprints to eliminating GHG emissions from their entire portfolio. We will talk about financing, long-term planning, and community partnerships, which are crucial for deploying and implementing these concepts. We will also hear from Paloma Bozman, Director of the Zaragoza (Spain) social housing department, who will add a European perspective to this kind of policies by sharing their experience promoting retrofit projects - both in the private and public sectors – as part of their local strategy towards Zero Emissions in 2030. A discussion with other IURC cities will follow the presentations so they can share their experiences and challenges in this field.



Presentation Retrofitting social houses and buildings - Ottawa - Melissa Jort Conway


Presentation Retrofitting social houses and buildings - Ottawa - Dan Dicaire


Presentation Retrofitting social houses and buildings - Zaragoza