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Nick Poppell

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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Residing on the unceded traditional lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people in Vancouver, Nick was born and raised in the Lower Mainland and is currently a renter in the West End. He studied at the Universities of British Columbia and Victoria (BFA Theatre).

His career has spanned both the entertainment industry as well as educational institutions. His work in theatre, live events, TV and film have taken him from Haida Gwaii to Nova Scotia, and helped fine tune his technical and art management skills. His experience in educational institutions have led to a well rounded understanding of facility management. 

Nick is deeply passionate about Vancouver schools and students, and believes it is imperative that the incredible work in housing for students and staff by our previous Green trustees be carried on. With his experience in facilities management, Nick will help continue to push the provincial government to fulfill their seismic upgrade responsibilities to our schools, and hold the government to account on building new schools. Nick also has keen interest in developing sustainable food programs utilizing both community garden spaces, as well as the latest science and technology in urban farming. Utilizing his connections with arts organizations in the city, he will look to form new partnerships with them and school art programs, to ensure arts continue to flourish and grow in our schools.

Reason for running

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Nick Poppell is running so that younger generations can be excited about their futures, not fighting for them. He believes every child should have an inclusive and supportive environment to grow and learn in.

Drawing on his experience as a facility manager, Nick will push the provincial government to fulfill their seismic upgrade responsibilities to our schools, and hold the government to account on building new schools. Nick has keen interest in developing sustainable food programs and believes in educating and empowering students to make the healthiest life choices. Nick has also worked in the arts for nearly two decades, and will work to protect and grow arts in our schools while building new relationships with arts organizations in the city.

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