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Climate Imperative Series: Net-Zero Buildings

December 20, 2022

The City of Calgary has declared a state of climate emergency. The Climate Imperative is a DIALOG initiative bringing design and city building professionals together to seek collaborative action. The public conversation series is part of this initiative. Discussions will take place in Calgary with a variety of climate topics affecting the building industry: Net-Zero Buildings, Energy Transition Strategies for Cities, and Energy Futures. 

Join us on January 10, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. MST for “Climate Imperative Part 1: Net‐Zero Buildings,” the first of a panel series hosted by DIALOG.

Event Details 

Date:                    Tuesday, January 10
Time:                   4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. MST
Location:            Calgary Central Library, Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall
Fee:                      Free

Registration for this event is now closed. For more information on upcoming events in this series click here.

Climate Imperative Part 1: Net-Zero Buildings

The panel brings together three leaders in the building industry who are seeking to create places that are future-proof and made for people:

  • Michael Emory, Founder, President, CEO, Allied Properties REIT
  • Joanne Perdue, Associate Vice President, Sustainability, University of Calgary
  • Mara Baum, DIALOG Partner, Architecture + Sustainability

Moderated by David Gray, former host of CBC’s Eyeopener, their conversation will inspire a new way of designing and building our cities to achieve urban resilience. They will discuss the future of buildings from the development, design and operator perspectives.


Climate Imperative Series Net-Zero Buildings
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Upcoming events in the Climate Imperative Series:

Winter 2023 = Part 2: Energy Transition Strategies for Cities

Spring 2023 = Part 3: Energy Futures