Peter Garforth

Track F: Creating High Performance Communities
Wed/PM 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Garforth International llc
United States
City of Brampton- Aligning Secondary Land Use and Energy Planning to Create a New Net-Zero Neighborhood

Communities around the world are under growing pressure to reduce their emissions to zero in less than 30 years. Most are struggling to create and implement credible energy and climate action plans. Following the successful development and approval of the city’s Community Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan (CEERP), the process of embedding the CEERP’s recommendations in many aspects of the City’s land-use and transportation planning is starting. The presentation will describe the approach underway to align land-use and energy planning in a major area of the city that will be developed in the next two decades to ultimately house 140,000 residents and host 40,000 jobs with the goal to build an effective pathway to a create a Zero Emissions Neighborhood.

Peter Garforth leads a specialist consultancy based in Toledo, Ohio, and Brussels, Belgium. He is also a founding board member of an affiliate consultancy in Guelph, Ontario. He advises major companies, cities, communities, property developers and policy makers on developing competitive approaches that reduce the economic and environmental impact of energy use. His specialty has been in profitable business development implementing energy productivity. He effectively strives to ensure that any recommended investment approach has a sound business basis and reflects the larger movements in the energy market. Peter is well connected in the energy productivity business and regulatory community around the world. Because of his reputation in the energy community, Peter is often asked to provide quotes and interviews as an expert advisor on the topic. He is also a published author and currently contributes a monthly column to Plant Services magazine as the “Energy Expert”.

Peter has long been interested in energy productivity as a profitable business opportunity and has a considerable track record establishing successful businesses and programs in the United States, Western and Eastern Europe, Indonesia, India, Brazil, China, Japan and elsewhere. He has held senior management roles around the world at Honeywell, Landis & Gyr (now Siemens) and, most recently was Vice-President of Strategy for Owens Corning, the largest U.S. manufacturer of insulation and other materials.

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