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Monday, July 22 • 9:15am - 11:30am
Energy Innovation and Infrastructure Resilience

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Co-Chairs:
Rick Glumac, MLA, British Columbia
Paul Manson, DC Grid Development Corp

The Pacific Northwest is a global leader in energy innovations and clean technology. This session will explore the latest technology and the best policies to support infrastructure resiliency, clean tech, and renewable energy.

The connection between infrastructure, energy innovation, and resilient cities
How do we prepare our buildings and infrastructure for disasters and climate change impacts? What are the next steps to create a resilient Northwest? How can resilient and low-energy buildings generate economic development while preparing the region for acute shocks and chronic climate-related stressors?

PNWER Roadmap to Resilient, Ultra-low Energy Buildings in the Pacific Northwest
PNWER is advancing the development of a “Roadmap” to improve resilience and energy efficiency for new and existing buildings through “net zero” emissions construction targets and deep energy retrofits of existing buildings by 2030. Efficient buildings encourage job creation, affordability, competitiveness, and resilience. Through consultations with all levels of government and the private sector, the Roadmap will develop market-driven strategies to promoting energy efficiency in each jurisdiction by focusing on policy options; market driven solutions; best practices; innovative technologies and construction materials; industry capacity building; and workforce developments.

Industry Leadership in Promoting Infrastructure Resilience:
Diane Warner, Executive Director Pacific Northwest Building Resilience Coalition

Panel:
Rick Glumac, MLA, BC
Rep. Gael Tarleton, Washington
Rep. Beth Dolglio, Washington (via phone)
Ian Loughran, President, Vereco Homes Inc.

Renewable Energy in Northern/Indigenous/Remote Communities 
Remote, indigenous, and northern communities face unique challenges and creative solutions in meeting energy needs for consumers and industry. Each panel participant will showcase the benefits of their project and address the technical, financing, and workforce challenges faced. Participants will discuss the best practices in energy efficiency and resiliency and how can they be applied in the rest of the PNWER jurisdictions.

Panel:
Dr. Greg Poelzer, University of Saskatchewan
Jenna Gall, Community Energy Project Manager, First Nations Power Authority
Chief Cadmus Delorme, Cowessess First Nation

More speakers TBD.

More information on the working group here.



Speakers
avatar for Rep. Gael Tarleton

Rep. Gael Tarleton

Legislator; Tourism Working Group Co-Chair, Washington State Legislature
After a decade working at the Pentagon on security issues affecting ports across the country and other critical facilities, Gael ran two international subsidiaries of a Fortune 500 company in Russia. She was responsible for creating disaster preparedness and emergency response plans... Read More →
avatar for Rick Glumac

Rick Glumac

Parliamentary Secretary for Technology; Energy and Environment Working Group Co-chair, British Columbia Legislative Assembly
Rick Glumac was elected MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam in 2017. Rick is the Parliamentary Secretary for Technology. Rick served as a city councillor for the city of Port Moody from 2011 to 2017 and has chaired the city's Economic Development Committee, Environmental Protection Committee... Read More →
avatar for Paul Manson

Paul Manson

CEO; Energy and Environment Working Group Co-chair, DC Grid Development Corporation
Since 1988, Paul Manson has held executive management positions with several development companies in the natural resource industries, and currently serves as CEO of Vancouver-based DC Grid Development Corporation. Paul is the former President of Sea Breeze Power Corp. and founder... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Greg Poelzer

Dr. Greg Poelzer

Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan
avatar for Jenna Gall

Jenna Gall

Community Energy Project Manager, First Nations Power Authority
avatar for Chief Cadmus Delorme

Chief Cadmus Delorme

Chief, Cowessess First Nation
avatar for Rep. Beth Doglio

Rep. Beth Doglio

Legislator, Washington State Legislature
avatar for Diane Warner

Diane Warner

Executive Director, Northwest Cement Council; Pacific Northwest Building Resistance Coalition


Monday July 22, 2019 9:15am - 11:30am
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