Mark Hartman  

Green Building Program Manager, The City of Vancouver

Mark works in the Sustainability Group at the City of Vancouver as the Green Building Program Manager. He is responsible for meeting city council's sustainability-related targets to lower the energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions in new and existing buildings. 

In addition to working on Vancouver's Green Homes Program and Vancouver's upcoming commercial and residential renovation by-law, Mark has established a number of community incentive and financing programs to encourage conservation in existing residential and commercial buildings to help Vancouver work towards its goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020. 

Mark has worked 25 years in the energy industry, holds an M.B.A. from Heriot-Watt University, and is a LEED accredited professional

"Becoming the greenest City in the world by 2020: how do we get there from here?"

This inspiring presentation will highlight the issues the City of Vancouver has been wrestling with as it strives to become the greenest city in the world by 2020. Its goal is to inspire a network of "greenest cities" that restore ecosystems rather than deplete the planet's resources. Mark Hartman, Vancouver's Green Building Program Manager, will walk through innovate programs that lower the city's carbon footprint by supporting the development of renewable energy, district energy, and green buildings.