In this presentation, the executive director of EnviroCentre will walk listeners through the basics of residential retrofits as a path to emissions reduction in Canada. The talk will explore targets, strategies, obstacles and solutions, and will round out with an exploration of Ottawa’s newest retrofit pilot project, an approach that EnviroCentre hopes will pave the way for an emerging retrofit industry and the scale of retrofits required to meet our emissions reduction targets here at home.
Sharon is the Executive Director of EnviroCentre, an Ottawa-based environmental not-for-profit that focuses on emissions reductions. Her work focuses on creative strategies to engage and catalyze local residents and businesses to significant climate action and drive a sustainable low-carbon transition. She has a keen interest in the intersection of energy policy and sustainable development, and the practical implications of each for our local communities, both today and for future generations. She is also the driving force behind the new Ottawa Climate Action Fund-Supported residential retrofit pilot, the Ottawa Future Home Project.