As places of residence, work, service, leisure, education and more, buildings differ as much in their type of use as in their age and size. To ensure the energy transition in such a diversified sector, which is responsible for one third of Québec’s energy consumption, innovative and bold solutions are needed, whether they are operational or strategic. This session is an opportunity to discover such solutions!
Thursday, November 24, 2022 – morning
The energy transition in buildings, a collective effort!
Data at the service of climate regulation
To reduce emissions from buildings, which accounted for more than 26% of Montréal's GHG emissions in 2018, decisive action must be taken quickly. The new regulation on the disclosure and rating of GHG emissions from large buildings, adopted in 2021, aims to raise awareness among building owners to continuously and broadly reduce their GHG emissions by sharing and comparing information on the energy consumption of their buildings. The regulation lays the foundation for the disclosure, rating and performance system announced in the Climate Plan and detailed at the Montréal Climate Summit.
Data analytics: a valuable tool for the energy transition
Sustaining energy efficiency and decarbonization efforts requires the judicious collection and analysis of evidence, benchmarking against targets, highlighting trends, and applying proactive actions to ensure continued progress. This conference will present a dynamic tool to support best practices in energy management.
Thermal storage: Combining peak power management and decarbonization
Thermal storage is a tool to consider for the energy transition in commercial and institutional building heating. This conference presents findings and recommendations on the efficient use of centralized thermal accumulators from case studies conducted in educational institutions. These results are based on work done at the Laboratory of Thermal and Building Science of the École de technologie supérieure, on behalf of the ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles.
When energy transition rhymes with Government exemplarity!
The Québec government has set ambitious targets for energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for its own building stock (over 12,000 buildings). A change in culture is thus underway. It is mobilizing the players and getting them to contribute to the reduction efforts in each of the actions affecting real estate. At the heart of these strategies is the shift towards the priority use of renewable energy. The presentation will describe this approach and present the concrete criteria that support it.