Town to Newmarket- Retrofitting Existing Homes & Buildings- Building a Path to Succeed When so Many Fail
Well over 700 US and Canadian cities have climate action plan that call for comprehensive energy efficiency retrofit of most of their homes and buildings in the next 10 to 20 years. Few if any are delivering retrofits at a rate that will come anywhere close to meeting their own targets. The Town of Newmarket is embracing the challenge of ramping up the speed and scale of retrofitting the community’s homes and buildings. The presentation will describe the innovative approach to restructure the retrofit supply chain to create clear benefits for the town’s homeowners, contractors, economic development and, of course, climate mitigation goals.
Meghan White is a Senior Planner with the Town of Newmarket. She studied Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Waterloo and obtained a Certificate in Sustainability Management from Ryerson University’s School of Continuing Education. She has a broad range of experience as a planner in both urban and rural municipal government, and in private consulting. In her time with the Town of Newmarket, she has reviewed all forms of development applications and has focused on planning policy including the completion of one of the first Community Energy Plans in Ontario.