Updated: Aug 3
Residential buildings contribute about 17% of total global energy-related CO2 emissions. The climate pollution from buildings comes from burning of fossil fuels for our heating, cooling, and domestic water needs. We need to act to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels. To achieve this, we need to reach global peaking of greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible to achieve a climate-neutral world by 2050. Energy advisors play an important role in the fight against climate change by performing home energy evaluation and providing recommendations to improve the energy efficiency and indoor air quality. This presentation will narrate the steps and requirements on how to become a certified energy advisor.
Norman A. Garcia, P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C
Norman is the founder of Mr. Peg Property Inspections and has been personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project to serve as a volunteer Climate Reality Leader. Norman graduated BS Civil Engineering in University of the Philippines Diliman and is currently practicing residential building energy modelling, energy efficiency, and net-zero energy design. Norman also sits as current director of the Sustainable Building Manitoba that advocates sustainable and fossil-fuel-free green buildings. Outside of work and family, he trains and competes in Ironman triathlons and ultramarathons on plant-based nutrition to reduce food carbon footprint.