A Vision for Vancouver
The City of Vancouver has set aggressive targets to be the Greenest City in the world by 2020. The advancement of low carbon district energy is an important element to achieving our greenhouse gas reduction targets and Greenest City Action Goals. This presentation will provide an overview of the vision and objectives for low carbon district energy within Vancouver what’s happening today and what we envision moving forward and the associated impacts and opportunities that this presents to the development community. Different approaches to achieving our low carbon energy goals, from site-specific low carbon solutions to broader neighbourhood scale systems, will be discussed.
In this compelling discussion, Glenn Stainton and co-host Alexandra Baxter will be covering such topics as energy consumption, and management.
11:00 A.M. – 2 P.M. Thursday September 27th, 2012
Sutton Place Hotel, 845 Burrard ST, Vancouver
Alexandra Baxter is a Renewable Energy Planner with the City of Vancouver’s Engineering Department with experience spanning the renewable energy and resource management sectors. Ms. Baxter currently provides project management oversight of the City’s portfolio of district energy opportunities under investigation, ranging in scale from large redevelopment sites to broad neighbourhood-scale district energy initiatives. Ms. Baxter holds a B.Sc. in Geophysics, an M.Sc. in Environmental Science and Engineering, and an MBA, and is a Registered Professional Geoscientist with APEGBC.
Glenn is the General Manager and Vice President of Operations, responsible for the day to day operational and design issues for one of the few operational District Energy providers within British Columbia.