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Lois Chan-Pedley

Climate Change

Energy-Efficient Buildings & Retrofits

Green's policies

Easier, faster permitting for new net-Zero Emissions Buildings.
Make retrofitting easier for building owners by collaborating with the Metro Vancouver Zero Emissions Innovation Center

to create resources such as how-to guides, comprehensive lists of grant and funding options, recognized/certified practitioners and trades companies.

Prohibit gas hookups in all new buildings including for cooking and fireplaces, not just for heating and hot water.
Move from “solar-ready” to “solar-required” in the City’s Building Code, where sunlight permits.
Pursue funding sources to help support energy retrofits of private buildings - such as Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing
Create easier, faster permitting processes for building retrofits that reduce GHGs,

 especially to net zero, including for removing gas heating and appliances and provide modified requirements for older character buildings.

Expand green roof options in the building code for single family and duplex-zoned areas

to absorb and reduce stormwater runoff and keep buildings cooler in the summers and warmer in winters.

Ramp up retrofits of all city-owned buildings to reduce emissions and save public money spent on energy.
Create safe havens in every neighbourhood for people to retreat to during extreme weather

 by retrofitting key public buildings with climate-smart heating and cooling systems (e.g., Seniors’ Centers, Family Places, Neighbourhood Houses).Include educational displays of how much energy is produced, GHGs reduced, and money saved on energy bills.

Urban Heat

Green's policies

INCREASE TREE CANOPY CITY-WIDE : to a minimum of 30% tree cover in every neighbourhood, as called for by the Parks Board,

Greens believe in the 3-30-300 rule for a healthier, greener city: every resident should be able to see a minimum of 3 trees from every home, enjoy 30 percent tree canopy cover in every neighbourhood and be within 300 metres of the nearest public park or green space. 30% is a minimum - we'll aim to match Metro Vancouver’s goal of 40% city-wide tree cover with tree species that excel at sequestering GHGs and can cope with changing climate.

Create safe havens in every neighbourhood for people to retreat to during extreme weather

 by retrofitting key public buildings with climate-smart heating and cooling systems (e.g., Seniors’ Centers, Family Places, Neighbourhood Houses).Include educational displays of how much energy is produced, GHGs reduced, and money saved on energy bills.

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Biography

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By day, I'm a mother to two school-aged kids and run an agency making websites for progressive nonprofits and advocacy campaigns. I live in Little Mountain Cohousing with my husband, kiddos, and a dog named GIR. In my free time I meditate and train in martial arts (I have the second lowest belt in taekwondo, watch out).

Reason for running

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I believe the toughest problems faced by future generations need to be solved by people working together. I'm running to show my kids and all students that it's possible to make big decisions ethically and with kindness.

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