The Toronto Regional Green Building Festival is pleased to announce additions to the conference program. Christopher Sweetnam-Holmes, Principal of EcoCité Developments and Martin Stickland, Vice President of the Canadian Plenary Group will discuss the challenges and opportunities for financing sustainable buildings. The EcoCité Case Study and the Alternative Finance Procurement (AFP) Model will be featured as part of this year’s panel on Financing Green Building.
Featured as part of the Financing Green Building panel, Christopher Sweetnam-Holmes will present EcoCité’s mission to develop sustainable residences and the approach to financing he has taken as a green developer. EcoCité on the Canal condo meets LEED standards and exceeds the Model National Energy Building Code by 50%. Features include geothermal for in-floor radiant heating, high performance envelope and windows, passive solar design, ERVs, low water and energy consumption, and sustainable and healthy materials.
Presenting as part of the Financing Green Building panel, Martin Stickland will speak about the importance of having a fully integrated approach to building development, through the design, construction, operations and life cycle. The financing of these elements is critical in ensuring return on investment to the owner on projects, which are developed under the Alternative Finance and Procurement (‘AFP’) model. Review of all of the “whole life” costs is an important part of being able to provide a long-term, sustainable solution. There will also be discussion on funding infrastructure projects.
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