Green Building Breakfast Series - Sustainability Beyond Commercial Buildings

Date: November 23, 2017 
Time: 7:30-9:30AM 
Location: Territories Room, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St West, Toronto, ON (Map)


7:30 – Hot breakfast and networking
8:00 – Panel discussion with Q+A
9:00 – 


Join us at our final Green Building Breakfast Session of the year for an in-depth panel conversation that will explore energy conservation and sustainability programs in asset classes beyond commercial office buildings. Industry experts from the industrial, retail and high rise residential classes will discuss hot topics such as; what are key stakeholders asking for from the sustainability and/or energy management perspective? What is the value of sustainability programs or initiatives within your portfolio and how are these initiatives impacting the non-office asset classes? Looking forward, where do you see energy management in your sector? As new energy conservation mandates are implemented, all asset classes are affected, this is a session you won't want to miss. 



Karen Jalon
Senior Director, Sustainability & Energy Management at The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Karen is an award-winning strategist that leads Cadillac Fairview’s corporate responsibility, sustainability, energy management and smart building technologies platforms and programs.  Karen has contributed to the development of countless industry-wide sustainability standards and is a long-standing member of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s Responsible Investing Committee. She actively influences change and positively impacts the industry and communities across the CF portfolio, resulting in strong client/customer relations, risk mitigation, and national operational efficiencies.  Prior to joining Cadillac Fairview, Karen held key positions in electrical design, commercial real estate development & construction as well as policy development.  Karen holds bachelors in science in electrical engineering from Queen’s University and is a LEED accredited professional.


Anika de la Flor
Sustainability Manager, QuadReal Property Group

As sustainability manager at QuadReal Property Group, Anika manages the creation and implementation of new programs while developing and communicating the corporate strategy throughout the portfolio. Focusing on the key areas of efficiency, community, health, and innovation, she is currently supporting the team’s transition with ambitious energy targets while developing QuadReal’s new tenant and corporate community engagement programs nationally. Anika has experience in brand management and more recently directed diverse social development projects in the Andes of Peru, her home country. Fully bilingual, Anika holds a BCom from the University of British Columbia and an MSc from Maastricht University in the Netherlands, where she won the Kremers Award for her investigative thesis. Anika is currently working within the Enterprise Resources & Innovation Team to ensure QuadReal becomes a global sustainability leader in the industry.

Liviu Craiu-Botan 
Manager, Energy and Technical Services, Oxford Properties

Liviu Craiu-Botan is Manager, Energy and Technical Services at Oxford Properties - one of Canada’s leading commercial real estate firms with a portfolio that extends to over 50 million square feet of office, retail, industrial, hotel, and multi-residential assets in Canada, USA, and Europe.

He is responsible for Oxford’s industry-leading Energy Management program established in 2009; program that achieved in excess of $50M avoided energy costs over the past eight years.

Liviu is active across a range of professional associations and technical committees in Canada and internationally, such as ASHRAE, Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), Canadian Standards Association - ISO 15000 Energy Management System Standard Technical Committee, BOMA Toronto Energy Committee, and Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).

He has extensive experience in Design, Operations & Maintenance best practices in Industrial, Transportation and Commercial Buildings, Existing Buildings Commissioning, and has successfully developed and implemented numerous energy efficiency improvement programs for commercial buildings.

He has an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering, is a registered Professional Engineer in Canada, and holds the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certification by Association of Energy Engineers.

Subhi Alsayed
Mattamy Homes, Vice President, Sustainable Development    

Subhi is a sustainable buildings expert and a driver of innovation and technology adoption in the real-estate industry. Throughout his career, Subhi has focused on building strong business case for change, and finding innovative ways of introducing and 'de-risking' new methods and technologies.

Subhi is Mattamy’s Vice President of Sustainable Development, working with the leadership team to develop and implement strategies for Mattamy’s sustainable communities. Prior to Mattamy, Subhi was the head of innovation at Tridel, Ontario’s largest high-rise developer, and the Director of Projects at TowerLabs, a Tridel and MaRS Discovery District initiative to explore the viability of various clean technologies in real world multi-residential buildings.

Subhi also co-founded netZED, net zero energy dwelling, the first branded net zero energy concept in high-rise living. Subhi is a MBA grad from Ivey Business School, a Professional Engineer, LEED Accredited Professional, and a Certified Energy manager.


Members$55 +HST
Emerging Green Professional (EGP)*: $40 +HST
Non-Member: $75 +HST

*please email GreaterTorontoChapter@cagbc.org for your EGP discount code. 


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