Afternoon Education Session:

Taking the First Steps Towards Lower Carbon Buildings

In order to meet Canada’s carbon reduction obligations, all sectors must act now. It is well known that buildings are one of the main contributors to Greenhouse Gas Emissions. While there have been significant emission reductions from residential buildings, emissions from commercial buildings have not seen the same decline. Building Owners want to do their part by reducing operational carbon from buildings but may not know where to start. Phil Dompierre and Kathleen Tiede from Crosier Kilgour will discuss where the industry is right now, where building and energy codes are headed in terms of carbon targets and the first steps building owners can take to reduce their operational carbon.

Phil Dompierre is a Principal of Crosier Kilgour, operating the building commissioning/sustainability arm of the company. Phil provides overall project management and technical direction on all of our commissioning, energy management and sustainability projects. He is a skilled problem solver and relationship-builder, both of which form the foundation of our commissioning and energy management philosophies. Phil is registered as a Professional Engineer with EGM and APEGS and is an active memberof the Building Commissioning Association (BCA).

Kathleen Tiede is Crosier Kilgour’s Senior Sustainability Project Manager. Over the past 13 years, Kathleen has worked on over 50 LEED, Green Globes projects and Net Zero Carbon projects. Recently, she has helped non-profits and First Nations with the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings Fund requirements. Kathleen has a history of building strong relationships with her clients to find sustainable solutions that meet both the client’s needs and green building policy requirements. Kathleen is registered as a Professional Engineer with EGM and was one of the first class in Canada to earn the Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment Accredited Professional designation through BCIT.

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