Buildings are a major contributor to our emissions and the most practical action we can take today is to begin electrifying end-uses in buildings across Canada.
Canada will not reach its climate targets without decisive action to address the carbon emissions produced by buildings. Launched in 2023, the Building Decarbonization Alliance is aimed at accelerating the electrification of residential, institutional, and commercial buildings across Canada, bringing together key players from building from across the sector to convene conversations, conduct original research, and identify structural barriers to electrification—and work with its partners to overcome them.
Join the movement to decarbonize Canada’s buildings: Become a BDA partner today.
Bryan joins the Transition Accelerator to lead building decarbonization initiatives as Executive Director of the Building Decarbonization Alliance. He brings to the role over 30 years of leadership and consulting experience with governments, utilities, and businesses to find technical, program and policy solutions to reduce emissions and improve the energy efficiency of the built environment.
Prior to joining The Transition Accelerator, Bryan played leadership and expert advisor roles with some of Canada’s leading energy and environmental consulting firms, including ICF International, Posterity Group and Econoler Inc. He was Senior Manager of Operations at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and helped successfully launch the Green Municipal Fund. His early career was built on a foundation of technical and engineering roles including Director of Technical Services at Del Property Management Solutions and Energy Engineer at Siemens Building Technologies. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, and is a Professional Engineer licensed in the province of Ontario.
Moe Kabbara is an experienced energy and climate professional with close to a decade of experience working at the intersection of technology, policy, and markets. Moe brings expertise in the areas of transportation electrification, renewable energy, energy storage, and energy efficiency. He is also a sought-after voice on zero-emission vehicle supply chain issues and has spearheaded the establishment of Accelerate, Canada’s zero-emission vehicle supply chain alliance, bringing together private and public sector players to leverage Canada’s opportunity in global ZEV manufacturing.
Prior to joining the Accelerator, Moe was a Managing Consultant at Dunsky Energy + Climate. He was also a Senior Investment Officer at the Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada. Moe also was the co-founder and CEO of a thermal energy storage start-up in Atlantic Canada.
James Meadowcroft, PhD, is professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University where he has held a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Governance for Sustainable Development. He has written widely on environmental politics and policy, democratic participation and deliberative democracy, national sustainable development strategies and socio-technical transitions. Recent work focuses on energy and the transition to a low-carbon society and includes publications on carbon capture and storage (CCS), smart grids, the development of Ontario’s electricity system, the politics of socio-technical transitions and negative carbon emissions.