MONCTON (NEW BRUNSWICK) – APRIL 29, 2021
Building energy demands, especially heating and cooling make up about 25% of Canada’s energy consumption. Improving the efficiency of buildings and energy systems presents some challenges that if overcome, could help cities reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and reduce GHG emissions.
PUBLIC PANEL EVENT OUTCOMES
The public panel was held on April 29th 2021 and focused on exploring small-scale green energy solutions. To that effect, stakeholders in the business and not-for-profit sectors were invited to discuss the topic. The discussions revolved around the current and future states of the housing market and pioneer projects starting a transition towards small-scale green energy solutions.
For this event, one challenge was defined by the City of Moncton for participants to work on during the Design Thinking training: how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels used in residential buildings. At the end of the training, the groups’ findings clearly pointed at education as the main lever to have an impact on the challenge, so that citizens, local businesses and the municipality could then implement impactful actions.
ABOUT THE ECOHACK-A-CITY SERIES
Municipalities are in a unique position to make real strides in the fight for a more sustainable future. The EcoHack-a-city initiative is designed to strengthen the ties among stakeholders who can support this ecological transition!
To discover the next themes addressed in the EcoHack-a-city public panel events, click here.
To participate in an EcoHack-a-city training, click here.
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