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Upcoming Webinar:
Electrifying Residential New Construction: Is the Grid Up to the Challenge in the Near Term?

Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 1pm ET

Bryan Flannigan, Executive Director, Building Decarbonization Alliance

Wil Beardmore, ​President and Founder, Bluewater Energy Inc. 
Aaron Ellis, Manager, Distribution Planning Lower Mainland, BC Hydro
Kirk Huntley,​ Senior Manager, Capacity Planning & Intelligent Grid, Toronto Hydro
Rod Nadeau, ​Managing Partner, Innovation Building Group 

There is an important conversation taking place across the country around how best to increase housing inventory and improve affordability. At the same time, efficiently meeting our net-zero goals means adopting electrification in all new builds as soon as possible, to avoid locking in emitting equipment or requiring expensive retrofits. The question is, are utilities in Canada able to meet these needs in the near term?

The short answer so far is yes, but as with many things, there are still challenges that we must acknowledge and that we have to get to work to overcome. Join us as BDA executive director Bryan Flannigan provides a summary of our analysis to date, followed by a panel session with utilities, builders and others from across the country to better understand how our electrical grid will meet the challenge of electrifying Canada’s buildings.

Pathways to Electrification

On April 17 and 18, 2024, our signature annual conference will bring together industry leaders, construction professionals, civil society representatives, government officials, Indigenous leaders, and others. The National Building Decarbonization Forum: Pathways to Electrification will explore the most promising pathways to achieve net zero through building electrification.

Through engagement, information exchange, and in-depth discussions, we will unpack the challenges and opportunities, and identify the immediate actions needed to accelerate the transition to net-zero buildings. Join us as we convene the lead actors driving market transformation.

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