Renewable Cities Need Renewable Buildings @Light_House. SBC Renewable Cities - May 18, 2017 Vancouver, BC Tracy Casavant, Director, Resource Innovation, Light House Sustainable Building Centre Kaitlyn Gillis, Director, Wellbeing + Sustainability, Light House Sustainable Building Centre Molly Steinlage Cornet, Project Manager, Brussels Environment
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Renewable Buildings in Canada Province of British Columbia - Climate Leadership Plan (2016) City of Vancouver – Green Buildings Policy for Rezonings Living Building Challenge (LBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Canada Green Building Council – Zero Carbon Building Initiative
Emerald Lake, British Columbia Climate Action Plan The B. C. government has been committed to a low-carbon future since 2007. Released in August 2016, the B. C. Climate Leadership Plan proposes actions to meet the goal of reducing GHG emissions by 80% of 2007 levels by 2050. Included in these strategies is an action under Public Sector Leadership to promote the use of low-carbon and renewable materials in public sector buildings. For more information: https: //engage. gov. bc. ca/climateleadership/
City of Vancouver Green Buildings Policy for Rezonings – May 2017 Rezoning Application May 1 st, 2017 Residential Commercial Buildings (MURB) A. Near Zero Emissions Buildings (Passive House, NZEB) B. Low Emissions Buildings - Co. V 10 point A. Near Zero Emissions Buildings (Passive House, NZEB) B. Low Emissions Buildings - LEED ® Gold Co. V 10 point
City of Vancouver Green Buildings Policy for Rezonings – May 2017 From B. Low Emissions Green Buildings, Co. V “ 10 point”: - From “Green Buildings Policy for Rezonings (2016). Retrieved from: http: //vancouver. ca/files/cov/G 002. pdf
Bertschi Living Building Science Wing, Seattle, WA © Benjamin Benschneider/ILFI Living Building Challenge Materials Petal Imperative 11 – Embodied Carbon Footprint Projects must conduct an embodied carbon calculation of the building through construction and purchase a carbon offset from an approved provider.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Version 4 (LEED ® v 4) Materials and Resources Credit: Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction - Option 4: Whole-Building Life Cycle Analysis (3 points) Details: • LCA of Structure and Enclosure only. • Demonstrates a 10% reduction in at least 3/6 impact categories compared with a baseline, one of which is global warming potential in CO 2 e. • No impact category can increase by more than 5% over the baseline. Impact Categories Global warming potential (GHGs) in CO 2 e Depletion of the stratospheric ozone later, in kg CFC 11 Acidification of land water sources, in moles H+ or kg SO 2 Eutrophication, in kg nitrogen or kg phosphate Formation of tropospheric ozone, in kg NO 2, kg O 3, or kg ethane Depletion of nonrenewable energy sources, in MJ
Canada Green Building Council – Zero Carbon Building Initiative Targeting Commercial, Institutional and Multi-Family Residential Buildings in Canada Three phases: Phase 1: Development of a Zero Carbon Buildings Framework • Defined Zero Carbon Buildings • Established 5 key components of Zero Carbon buildings • One component is Embodied Carbon metric • Framework recommends that project teams start to track embodied carbon emissions from building structure and enclosure
Canada Green Building Council – Zero Carbon Building Initiative Targeting Commercial, Institutional and Multi-Family Residential Buildings in Canada Phase 2: Launch of the Zero Carbon Pilot Program • Two year pilot program • New and existing buildings • Help refine the Zero Carbon Building Standard Phase 3: Launch of Zero Carbon Building Standard • To be launched at Net Zero Carbon Buildings Summit, May 30, 2017 in Vancouver, BC More information: https: //www. cagbc. org/zerocarbon
Molly Steinlage Cornet, Project Manager, Brussels Environment Introducing BAMB: Buildings as Materials Banks PLEASE PRESS THE ‘PLAY’ BUTTON ON THE NEXT SLIDE (WHICH WILL APPEAR BLACK) TO PLAY MOLLY’S PRESENTATION
Group Discussion For Renewable Products: Group 1: What work do Cities need undertake to create baselines and targets? Group 2: How do Renewable Cities strategies need to change if we are considering materials? Group 3: What other policy levers can you think of that Cities may want to explore more to push renewable products? Time: 20 minutes. Present ideas at the end of group discussions.