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NHICE: A New Era of Energy Codes in Canada

April 26, 2018 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm UTC-5

NHICE: A New Era of Energy Codes in Canada

Christian Cianfrone, Building Energy Specialist, is presenting New Era of Energy Codes in Canada at the first International Conference on New Horizons in Green Civil Engineering (NHICE). This three-day conference takes place on April 25-27 in Victoria, British Columbia. The session will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 26.

Presentation Overview:

As local, provincial and federal governments commit to deep greenhouse gas reductions, building energy codes are adapting to support these outcomes. In addition to greenhouse gas reductions, developing durable, comfortable and resilient buildings are priorities for jurisdictions. Critical to the development of these new energy codes is identifying the appropriate metrics and administrative requirements to achieve all the desired objectives. Using the City of Toronto’s Zero Emissions Building Framework and the City of Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Building Plan as examples, this presentation will show how a combination of global best practice research, big data analysis, and stakeholder engagement can lead to a robust energy policy over the long term.

Register to attend the New Horizons in Green Civil Engineering here.

About the Presenter:

Christian Cianfrone, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C – Principal and Building Energy Practice Lead
With over a decade of focused experience, Christian is one of Canada’s industry leaders in building energy efficiency, energy code and energy simulation. Having worked on hundreds of projects across North America, Christian represents Morrison Hershfield on numerous technical committees. He sits on the Energy and Engineering Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the CaGBC, Chairs the USGBC Energy and Atmosphere TAG and has provided energy policy advice to some of Canada’s largest cities, including Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. Christian has also been instrumental in developing and delivering professional education on current industry topics relating to energy efficiency, simulation, codes and ventilation.


University of Victoria – Department of Civil Engineering
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University of Victoria – Department of Civil Engineering
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Victoria, BC V8P 5C2 Canada
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