LEED Platinum: What Does It Take?

Session #3: LEED Platinum, What does it take?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street West
Ontario Room
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The LEED Breakfast Series is a new series targeted at building owners and managers that have achieved – or are working towards – LEED certification.  Led by the Canada Green Building Council - Greater Toronto Chapter, the series is intended to foster a community of learning and elevated performance around LEED.

Join us at the third session, on September 18, 2013, where our speakers will examine what it would take to achieve LEED Platinum for new and existing buildings. 

Drawing on their experience delivering green buildings across Canada, Douglas Webber, from Halsall Associates, and Braden Kurczak, from Enermodal Engineering Ltd, will share what they have learned are the best strategies for achieving Platinum certification in both new and existing buildings. Are there minimum 'rule of thumb' LEED Platinum performance requirements that owners can reference? How easy is it to transition from LEED C&S to LEED EB:O&M Platinum?  



7:30 – Hot breakfast and networking
8:00 – Speaker Presentations with Q+A
8:45 – Networking
9:00 – Completion


Building Owners, Managers & Tenants
Real Estate Developers
Professional Service Firms
Product Manufacturers & Suppliers


Douglas Webber, Green Building Practice Leader, Halsall
Doug has worked in green development for over 20 years, the last 15 of which have been dedicated to helping Halsall enhance its sustainable design expertise and ethic. Doug has created green development policy for more than a dozen municipalities, carried out community energy modelling for new and existing neighbourhoods, and managed the LEED® process on over 100 projects, including hospitals, office buildings, multi-unit residential buildings, retail, and mixed use developments. He has worked on planning projects, including the Waterfront Toronto's LEED ND Gold project, and their Minimum Green Building Requirements (which received the 2012 Award for Excellence in Urban Sustainability from the GLOBE Foundation), new build projects, including Evergreen at the Brickworks, the PWC Tower in downtown Toronto, and the UBC Student Union Building in Vancouver, and existing building renewal projects, including Royal Bank Plaza and Waterpark Place. He is a member of CaGBC Faculty, leads Halsall’s LEED review team, and is a member of iiSBE Canada.
Braden Kurczak, Enermodal
Braden is the Manager of Enermodal’s Sustainability Group, which has certified more than 220 LEED projects in Canada and the USA, 15 of which achieved a Platinum level. He is recognized as a sustainable building expert in North America, having been named to two 'top 40 under 40' lists for the building design and construction industry. With a focus on real performance and through suggesting practical yet innovative applications of energy and water-efficient technologies to design teams, Braden has helped create some of Canada's most sustainable buildings and master plans. He is also a member of the CaGBC Faculty and leads Enermodal's LEED review team.


(includes a sit-down hot breakfast)
$50 Chapter Members (Login to receive your discount)
$75 Not-Yet Members
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The LEED Breakfast Series is a new series targeted at building owners and managers that have achieved – or are working towards – LEED certification. Led by the Canada Green Building Council - Greater Toronto Chapter, the series is intended to foster a community of learning and elevated performance around LEED. What is new with LEED? What are the best approaches to achieving and maintaining my LEED certification? What do I need to know to get my building re-certified? What are the most impactful and innovative credits from LEED? What is the link between LEED and performance? These are the questions that the LEED Breakfast Series will explore with owners, managers, developers and practitioners in the Greater Toronto Area.

Session IV    Re-Commissioning & LEED – How do you optimize the two? (November)
Topics above are preliminary and subject to change.  Speakers for each session are to be determined.