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#coffeetalk: Decarbonizing Large Buildings with the City of Vancouver

  • April 11, 2024
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Virtual (via Teams)


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MCABC is pleased to host this timely discussion with City of Vancouver staff in our upcoming #coffeetalk!

The City of Vancouver is exploring regulatory measures designed to help transition large existing buildings to a low carbon and resilient future. In 2022, Vancouver City Council approved the Annual Carbon Pollution Limits for Existing Large Commercial & Multifamily Buildings report, which requires building owners of existing large commercial and multi-family buildings to measure and report annual energy usage and GHG emissions. Starting in 2026, the largest commercial and retail buildings will be subject to annual GHG intensity limits. City Council has directed staff to explore additional measures that would be needed to achieve the City’s 2030 and 2050 GHG reduction targets, including the expansion of GHG intensity limits to additional building types, as well as the regulation of equipment efficiency.

Don’t miss this opportunity to share your thoughts on the opportunities and challenges directly with staff, and to help shape the direction of future regulations, support programs and initiatives.

This #coffeetalk is sponsored by Ecco Supply


Micah Lang – Large Existing Buildings Team Lead, City of Vancouver

In his current role with the City of Vancouver, Micah is leading a team that is developing deep carbon reduction policies, regulations and programs for existing commercial and multifamily buildings. During his time at the City, Micah also helped develop the Zero Emission Buildings Plan for new construction, and served as the C40 City Adviser for Vancouver, fostering collaboration with global cities on building retrofits. Previously as a consultant, Micah worked for ten years assisting local governments around the world with planning and implementation of climate change mitigation programs. Micah holds a Master’s degree in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from The Colorado College.

Ashley St Clair – Senior Green Buildings Planner, City of Vancouver

Ashley has been involved in the sustainability and energy sector in British Columbia for over a decade. In her current position, she is a Senior Green Building Planner with the Sustainability group at the City of Vancouver with a focus on developing equitable carbon reduction policies for the commercial building sector. She began her work at the City in 2012 as Renewable Energy Planner with the Neighbourhood Energy Utility. She has a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy from the University of Calgary, and a Bachelor of Arts from St. Francis Xavier University. Outside of work, Ashley can be found exploring the local beaches and trails on foot, two wheels, or skis, with little ones in tow.

Brady Faught – Green Buildings Engineer, City of Vancouver

Brady is a Green Buildings Engineer who’s been with the City of Vancouver’s Sustainability team for 8 years. Specializing in new and existing building policy and regulation, Brady focuses on building electrification and decarbonization to meet the City’s Climate Emergency targets. He’s also working on summer cooling solutions research and other climate adaptation initiatives. Outside work, Brady enjoys running in North Vancouver's forests and talking about heat pumps and video games over coffee.

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