ROCKWOOL, in conjunction with ERA Architects and RDH Building Science, present Building Energy Retrofits in Canada: The value, challenges and solutions—a webinar that takes a deep dive into the vast potential of energy retrofits as it relates to North America’s existing building stock. The webinar addresses the topic through a unique lens and first-hand direct learnings from North America’s leading experts in retrofit thought leadership, architecture, and building science.

Whether you are an architect, designer, specifier, contractor or building owner/operator, building energy retrofits impact your business and communities, as building codes and climate action legislation begin to target this key segment of the built environment. Retrofit activity is poised to reshape our urban landscapes, driving innovation in the building industry and bolstering economic growth, while preserving the environment and affordable living. Building better is important, and we know that new construction alone won’t move the needle far or fast enough. Although cities take up only two percent of the land surface, they generate more than 70 per cent of emissions and consume over two-thirds of the world’s energy. When it comes to the built environment and effect climate action, we need a comprehensive approach with retrofit front and centre. 

Join us as we examine the retrofit landscape in North America, as well as outline the opportunities, risks and challenges posed by retrofitting for energy efficiency in older buildings. Gain valuable insights and takeaways, as our expert speakers showcase practical strategies, solutions and learnings from forward-thinking projects that underscore the realities, real-world successes, and further possibilities that energy retrofits represent. The webinar will conclude with an interactive Q&A session.


Ya’el Santopinto OAA FRAIC  - Architect and Director of Research and Partnerships at the Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal (CUG+R) and an Associate at ERA Architects, where she leads ERA’s deep retrofit and affordable housing practice.

Graeme Stewart OAA FRAIC CIP RPP CAHP - Toronto-based architect, urban planner, and principal with ERA Architects. Graeme is also a founding director of the Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal (CUG+R). He is the recipient of the Jane Jacobs Prize for his ongoing research and design work related to Tower Renewal.

Sarah Gray, P.Eng., CAHP – Principal and Building Science Specialist at RDH Building Science Inc. Sarah’s work is focussed on heritage building rehabilitation, existing building condition assessment and renewal, building enclosure consulting and more.

Webinar Date

Tuesday June 8th


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