This event took place on October 4, 2017, 12:30-3:30 PM
The objective of the session was to receive input from a large group of stakeholders on the beginning draft of a Theory of Change to reduce Ottawa’s GHG emissions through Green Buildings. Several presentations on key concepts such as possible finance models, the state of the municipalities own Energy Evolution process, and the state of the Collective Impact process this event was part of set the stage. Participants then broke into small groups to begin discussing and developing different aspects of the Theory of Change according to their individual interest, which were then collected for the steering committee and core team to later synthesize and incorporate into a revised Theory of Change to be presented to the funders.
Agenda From Oct 4th: Greening Buildings In Ottawa Agenda
Video and Slides from Oct 4th:
Energiesprong Video (Chris Weissflog):
Collective Impact Stakeholders Presentation:
Collective Financing Presentation (OREC):
Original Event Posting
At the end of May, over 50 groups passionate about green buildings convened at the RA Centre in Ottawa to learn about the current state of the City, current opportunities, and to work collaboratively towards a solution.
View a short intro to the Collective Impact process that brought us together here.
This was the first step in the Theory of Change process that we, Building the Ottawa Energy Evolution, are working on. Buildings are responsible for 40% of Ottawa’s GHG emissions, and most of the buildings we have are going to be around for many more decades. We need to find creative, practical ways to drastically reduce the emissions levels from these structures. Building the Ottawa Energy Evolution is a network of groups and individuals from many sectors passionate about greening buildings in Ottawa.
The outcome of the May event was a lot of communication, a lot of discussion, and a lot of valuable feedback on the original Problem Statement created by the group organizers.
Reducing GHG emissions through deep greening of existing buildings is an idea whose time has come. With the alignment of three levels of government, massive interest, and access to exciting new technologies, these improvements are possible. All we need is a map of how to get there!
This map is sometimes called a Theory of Change. We know that all groups may not have the capacity to commit to working deeply on this map, and we have a core group of highly committed individuals who can handle a lot of the hard stuff – but we want to make sure everyone interested has a voice in the process.
That’s why we’re inviting you to join us on October 4, 12:30-3:00 PM, at the RA Centre (Outaouais Room). If you’re part of the core team, come for some fresh input and new connections. If you’re part of the larger group, or just curious, come to learn more and have your say.
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