Deep Building Retrofits for Energy and Carbon


This presentation will provide case studies for a number of building retrofit projects that are targeting very high levels of energy and carbon reduction. These projects approach building retrofits from a whole building perspective to maximize energy and carbon reductions. The case studies will also cover solar and climate analysis, as well as system selection.


Rod Yeoh, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Widely acknowledged as a leader in integrated practice development and project management, Rod brings over 27 years of experience in a broad range of project types to DIALOG. His past success with multi-disciplinary design and delivery build on the leadership and growth of DIALOG’s integrated practice.

DIALOG is an integrated practice of Architects, Engineers, Planners, Urban Designers, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, and Sustainability Consultants providing collaborative solutions from studios in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, and San Francisco.

The success in Rod’s collaborative approach is exemplified by a portfolio of sustainable, high-performance buildings. These include the award winning City of Vancouver National Avenue Works Yard, the first building to be LEED certified by the CaGBC, the Fred Kaiser Engineering Building at UBC acclaimed for its energy efficiency and several BC Hydro field operations facilities designed to meet LEED Gold and Platinum equivalents.

Rod graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario and the Yukon and in the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah, Montana, and Colorado.

Rod is a sought after thought leader and speaker, having given presentations at Cascadia Green Building Council, Buildex Vancouver and Calgary, BOMA, NAIOP, ICSC, The Buildings Show, The Design Build Conference, and Greenbuild.
Topics that Rod has presented include Energy Efficiency, BIM, Radiant Heating and Cooling, Energy Modeling, Commissioning, LEED EB:O&M vs. BOMA BESt, Energy Efficient High Rise Buildings, The City of Vancouver’s New Low Emissions Rezoning Bylaw, Passive House and Net Zero Buildings.