Meeting info

Re: EMTF Breakfast Presentation

October 3rd, 2018, 7am
Confederation Inn
3330 Fairlight Drive

Presentation - Pathway to PACE in Alberta
Participants will hear a description of what PACE financing is, the key characteristics that make it successful, the benefits it can deliver when properly structured and the success it is having in (some parts of) the USA. In addition, an update of the status of PACE in Alberta will be provided as well as lessons learned. Key points will be addressed on the barriers to bringing a PACE program into existence. Following the presentation, questions will be invited and addressed.

Brian Scott has been a partner at The Communitas Group ( Since 1982, a consulting firm which specializes in co-operative enterprise and co-operative housing development. Scott is an environmental and energy generalist who has embraced an integrated design philosophy and works closely with the owner, designer and contractor team stakeholders to holistically seek an optimized sustainable design. In 1999 Scott led the design team which ultimately resulted in the construction of the Grandin Green Strata Title Co-op, recognized by CMHC as one of Canada's most energy efficient high-rise developments. In 2009, with Equilibrium Communities grant funding from the Government of Canada, Scott led the design research team on the Station Pointe Greens Passive House development, a proposed 200 unit sustainable high-rise in Edmonton Alberta. The research results were presented by Scott at the 2014 UNEP-SBCI international conference (The Future of the Built Environment: Sustainability, Carbon Neutrality and Beyond) in Quebec City. Scott’s current passion is PACE financing and as such, is a founding director of PACE Alberta Coop Ltd. ( with the mission of ushering into existence Canada’s most successful PACE program.


7:00am – 7:15am – Arrive & register
7:15am – 7:50am – Breakfast, introductions, current events, open discussion
7:50am – 8:30am – Presentation
8:30am – 8:40am – Q & A

Martin Boucher (EMTF Saskatoon presentation comittee)

EMTF Saskatoon, c/o William Popiel (Webmaster),
242 Tennant Crescent, Saskatoon, SK. S7H 4Y8