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Bala Gnanam, Director, Sustainability and Building Technologies, BOMA Toronto
Rosemary Martin, Chief Sustainability Officer, First Capital Realty Inc.
Tim Stoate, Vice President, Impact Investing, Toronto Atmospheric Fund
Buildings are our largest users of energy and producers of GHGs. Research at the University of Toronto and elsewhere has shown that our greatest efficiency gains, and returns on energy dollar invested can be achieved by addressing energy usage in buildings. However, many owners and property managers are reluctant to make these investments and changes. What are the drivers and barriers to creating net energy positive buildings or retrofitting existing structures? What new programs, technologies and incentives have been developed that will spur investors in this area? What policies, knowledge, skills, and incentives are needed to improve our building efficiencies in a profitable way? How close are we to a world where we convert our buildings from being net energy negative to net energy positive?
BOMA Toronto Over 800 of Toronto’s most influential Property and Facility Managers, Developers, Leasing Agents, Service Providers, Industry Influencers and Commercial Real Estate Professionals in its membership roster, representing 80 per cent of all commercial and industrial real estate companies in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.
FIRST CAPITAL REALTY INC. [TSX:FCR] is Canada’s leading owner, developer and manager of well located, high quality urban retail-centered properties where people live and shop for everyday life.
Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) is Toronto’s $23 million pioneering investment fund formed to address greenhouse gas (GHG) and air emissions issues. Research and efforts since 1991 have resulted in a focus towards energy efficiency in buildings. Tim Stoate, VP, Impact Investing at TAF, and 2014 Clean 50 award recipient, will describe the significance of energy usage in buildings, important developments in related research, and several programs that TAF has launched to make a difference while increasing returns for their fund and investment partners.
11:30 – 12:00 Registration and Networking
12:00 – 12:45 Welcome & Presentation during lunch
12:45 – 1:30 Discussion, Q&A
1:30 – 2:00 Networking
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