Building Conversations: Interview with Mayor Lori Ackerman: Why Passive House?


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Interview with Mayor Lori Ackerman: Why Passive House?

The Energy Council of Canada named Mayor Ackerman the 2019 Canadian Energy person of the year!
As one of Canada’s top energy advocates, she is admired for her leadership of a resource-driven municipality, striking a balance between energy development, community representation, and First Nations partnerships.

We will hear the Mayor explain why the City of Fort St John is in support of Passive House buildings and chat about where the city is now and how it is going to meet its future goals.

The City of Fort St. John has been working to address sustainability and climate change through a number of initiatives. Federal and provincial initiatives and legislation have been implemented to support local governments in taking action to advance energy efficiency, promote energy conservation and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

As the Energetic City, Fort St. John recognizes that an excellent source of energy is conservation. As an experiment on what can be accomplished in energy conservation – even in the north – the City embarked on a project to prove that homes here can be built to a high level of energy efficiency.

Over the past several years, the City of Fort St. John has made it a priority to conserve water and energy, and ultimately reduce both costs and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from its corporate operations and at the community level. The City has also adopted a community wide GHG reduction target of 12% below 2007 levels by 2030 and continues to maintain a carbon neutral status in its corporate operations.

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