Mentor Mixer - May 10, 2017

This popular event came back for another year! On May 10, 2017 industry up-and-comers had the opportunity to meet and interact with some of Toronto’s biggest movers and shakers in the Green Building Industry. Participants enjoyed sitting down with each leader from various sectors to hear their stories and share advice for career development, speed dating style! This year we had the following mentors:

Alexander McIssac, Director, Business Development, Nrstor Inc.
 
Candice Luck, Director of Strategy, Buildability Corporation
 
Craig Applegath, Partner, Dialog
 
Maurice Wager, President, Collecdev
 
Trish Nixon, Director of Investments, Co-Power
 

Introduction to Resilient Cities - March 9, 2017

On March 9, 2017 the Emerging Green Professionals held a two speaker event discussing what makes a city resilient, how Toronto is doing on the resilience scale, and what is on the agenda for our city on the path towards resilience. EGPs had the opportunity to learn about the social and physical aspects of resilience, how to get involved, and gain a higher understanding of urban resiliency.


2016 EnviroSCULPT Competition - September 29, 2016

The EGB Committee of the Canada Green Building Council - Greater Toronto Chapter have already started preparations to host the annual enviroSCULPT competition. A fun and exciting contest for students and young professionals, enviroSCULPT aims to promote awareness of the importance of diverting materials from the waste stream and is designed to encourage the creative exploration of turning re-purposed materials into beautiful works of art. All finalists receive free admission to the CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Gala and Awards!


Greenbuilding Bike Tour - August 20, 2016

The annual Green Building Bike Tour is the EGP's biggest summer attraction and has gained significant popularity over the last few years. The tour focused on buildings within the Greater Toronto Area with exceptional sustainable features, providing attendees with the opportunity to learn and be inspired. Cyclists visited 2-4 buildings and listened to representatives from each project team as they lead each tour. After a day of exploring the city, the tour ended at a public green space, perfect for sharing a drink / snacks with participants and enjoyed spectacular views of Toronto's landmarks.


Mentor Mixer Event - May 5, 2016

This popular event came back for another year! On May 5, 2016 industry up-and-comers had the opportunity to meet and interact with some of Toronto’s biggest movers and shakers in the Green Building Industry. Participants enjoyed sitting down with each leader from various sectors to hear their stories and share advice for career development, speed dating style! This year we had the following mentors:

 Hazel Farley, Regional Director, Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council
  
 Eddie Camilleri, National Energy and Sustainability Program Manager, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions
  
 Dan Stone, Senior Associate, Planscape
  
 Jeanne Medland, Director, Sustainability, KingSett Capital
  
 Subhi Alsayed, Innovation Manager, Tridel
  
 Chris Phillips, President, Greening Homes

 


Entering the Green Building Industry - February 4, 2016

On February 4, 2016, EGP's gathered at the Entering the Green Building Industry Event. Guests heard from Andy Schonberger - Business Development Manager at Cisco Systems Canada, and Jim Lord - Principal at Ecovert Sustainability Consultants. EGP's had the opportunity to learn about the Green Building Industry, how to get involved, and gained a higher understanding of the industry itself and where things are heading.


2015 EnviroSCULPT Competition

The EGB Committee of the Canada Green Building Council - Greater Toronto Chapter have already started preparations to host the annual enviroSCULPT competition. A fun and exciting contest for students and young professionals, enviroSCULPT aims to promote awareness of the importance of diverting materials from the waste stream and is designed to encourage the creative exploration of turning re-purposed materials into beautiful works of art. All finalists receive free admission to the CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Gala and Awards!


Green Building Bike Tour - June, 2015

The annual Green Building Bike Tour is the EGB's biggest summer attraction and has gained significant popularity over the last few years. The tour focuses on buildings within the Greater Toronto Area with exceptional sustainable features, providing attendees with the opportunity to learn and be inspired. Cyclists will visit 2-4 buildings and listen to representatives from each project team as they lead each tour. After a day of exploring the city, the tour will end at a public green space, perfect for sharing a drink / snacks with participants and enjoying spectacular views of Toronto's landmarks.


Mentor Mixer Event - May 27, 2015

This popular event was back for a second year! Industry up-and-comers had the opportunity to meet and interact with some of Toronto’s biggest movers and shakers in the Green Building Industry. Participants were placed into small groups and had the opportunity to sit down with each leader to hear their stories and share advice for career development, speed dating style! This year we had the following mentors:

    Brian Tysoe, Associate, National Manager of Energy Modelling Services, MCW Consultants Ltd.

    Dawn Bazely, Professor, Department of Biology at York University and Director of IRIS, York University's Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability

    David Hewitt, Director, Professional Services, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions

    Eleanor McAteer, Project Director, Tower Renewal

    Jeffrey Ranson, Executive Director, Toronto 2030 District

    Michelle Xuereb, Senior Associate, Sustainability Strategist, Quadrangle Architects Limited


Entering the Green Building Industry - February 9, 2015

On February 9, 2015, guests heard from Charles Marshall – a Sustainability Consultant from DIALOG, and Jonathan Waltr – a key member of EllisDon’s Sustainable Building Services Department. With a combined experience of over ten years, Jonathan and Charles spoke about their lessons learned within the industry and gave advice on how to best get involved and kick-start a career in green building. At the end, the two joined efforts to address questions from the crowd, covering everything from their personal experiences, to their insight on the future of the Green Building Industry.


Innovation Seminars: Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Sustainable Architecture & Planning - February 5+6, 2013

The Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Greater Toronto Chapter’s Emerging Green Builders hosted a series of seminars aimed to inspire the next generation of architects, engineers, urban planners and construction managers. 

The seminar was led by Prof. Manfred Hegger, architect and associate professor at Darmstadt University of Technology. He discussed best practices in energy efficient and energy-producing buildings in Germany. In addition, leading German innovators presented their latest technologies and projects incorporating new kinds of energy efficient building solutions. The workshop closed-out with the Emerging Green Builders – an official committee of the Greater Toronto Chapter – who presented their newest work. The seminar was a unique networking opportunity and a great way for students and young professionals to connect their classroom studies to real-world products and services. More Information


Renewable Energy & Green Building Bike Tour - May 26, 2012

Emerging Green Builders partnered with TREC Renewable Energy Co-Operative to bring you this renewable energy bike tour. It was an opportunity to connect with the city and learn about some of its progressive renewable energy initiatives, such as North America’s first urban wind turbine at the Exhibition Place; the PV array atop the Horse Palace (the largest in Canada when it was installed) and a chance to step-foot in some amazing green buildings in the heart of Toronto. The tour ended five-storeys up, on the Planet Traveler rooftop bar.  It was the perfect place to share a drink and some food with fellow bike tour participants, take in spectacular views of Toronto’s famous landmarks and relax after a day of exploring the city.

Thank you to our Sponsor:
 

Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) - March 28, 2012

 
“BIPV represents an opportunity to develop unconventional renewable energy opportunities which can be incorporated with almost any structure.”
 
Join the Emerging Green Builders and CaGBC-GTC Members for an evening presentation and up close look at "third-generation" renewable technology: Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) systems. The presentation will explore the details of the transformation of Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre, one of the best current demonstrations of BIPV in Toronto and the only solution in the world that combines BIPV with heat mirror glass and glass artwork.
 
Presenters include Randy Sa’d, who leads Harbourfront Centre’s Sustainability Program, Livio Nichilo, from Internat Energy Solutions Canada, the Program’s technical partner, and Sarah Hall, Glass Artist. They will share the story of Harbourfront Centre’s inspiring sustainability journey and how the replacement of the Enwave Theatre’s envelope immediately became a focal aspect of the program developed.
 
For more details one that events an the presentation slides, please click here.
 
Thank you to our Sponsor:
 

EGB @ Seneca College -  March 21, 2012 

 
The Career Development Evening is an event hosted by Seneca College in partnership with ASHRAE – Toronto Chapter and Canada Green Building Council – Greater Toronto Chapter. This session was designed to provide students and building practitioners with information about professional certifications and career development programs.
 
The keynote speakers will provide information about what it takes to become a LEED Professional and how to obtain ASHRAE’s building design and operation system certification. They will also share advice about the benefits and opportunities for students to join the respective Chapters and get involved in their committee activities.
 
For more details one that events an the presentation slides, please click here.
 

Habitat for Humanity  “Adopt a Day” - December 10 ,2011

 
There are over 64,000 families on the waiting list for social housing in Toronto.  One out of every three people subsists below the poverty line. In one of Canada’s most affluent cities, tens of thousands of hard working families are trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty. With 190,000 children living at the poverty line, its time to do something to improve the lives of the less fortunate in our community. Volunteers are participating in a Habitat for Humanity Toronto build at 4572 Kingston Rd. We'll be building more than a house that day - we'll be helping to build healthier and happier families and communities.
EGB was pleased to participate in Habitat for Humanity’s ‘Adopt a Day’ program, were we signed up 15 volunteers to join Habitat for Humanity crew leaders to build one of the their homes currently under construction in north east Toronto. 
    

EGB Building Tour The Lassonde Institute of Mining - November 21, 2011

 
The Lassonde Institute of Mining at the Goldcorp Mining Innovation Suite serves as a site for interdisciplinary collaboration between industry and academic studies in engineering. Opportunistically sited within raw attic space of the heritage Mining Building (1905), the project establishes an independent identity for the Centre, while advancing sustainability and heritage preservation objectives.
 
Designed to exceed 2030 Challenge environmental benchmarks, energy reductions of 65% are targeted. Envelope systems are designed with an extended 40 year+ life cycle. Rooftop photovoltaic systems provide 'net zero' output for lighting and computer loads, while advancing an environmental identity for the Centre. Displacement ventilation and rainwater harvesting systems add to the list of unique design features of building.
Sponsor: CEL Gruen 
 
Thank you to our Sponsor:
 

EnivroSCULPT  - November 16, 2011

 
The Toronto Chapter of the Emerging Green Builders is hosting a contest for students and young professionals (within 5 years of graduation) to divert materials from the waste stream by re-purposing them and creating a sculpture! This contest is designed to encourage the creative exploration of using non-virgin materials to create in whatever medium that is chosen by the participants.
 
EnviroSCULPT Finalists Nikki + Ian Fotheringham, Marco Barakoski and Amy Lau + Monika Wizemann!! Our fabulous judges Charles Rosenberg, Devon Lowry & Chris Doyle selected 3 finalists to display their sculptures at the CaGBC 2011 Gala where they will be awarded their prizes by the Bank of Montreal and the Royal Bank!
 

EGB @ Centennial, Seneca, Humber 

More details to come.


Waterfront Toronto Revitalization - June 6, 2011

 
Waterfront Toronto is the public advocate and steward of waterfront revitalization. Created by the Governments of Canada and Ontario and the City of Toronto, Waterfront Toronto is mandated to deliver a revitalized waterfront. Lesley Sovran, from Waterfront Toronto will be joining us to discuss the waterfront revitalization projects.
                
Thank you to our Sponsor and Partner
 
 

EGB @ OAA Conference 

More details to come


Greening Existing Building - March 23, 2011

 
Buildings are the leading use of energy in North America and represent a tremendous opportunity to lower our environment footprint. Greening existing buildings means taking steps to improve building performance, energy efficiency and the indoor environment while saving money and decreasing our impact on the planet.
Panel of experienced industry professionals who will describe the process of retrofitting existing buildings. Overview of the process describe the current landscape of building retrofits in Ontario provide examples from their experience on a wide variety of projects.
 

Green Roof - February 10, 2010

Green Roofs: What are they? Why are they important? What can they do? Find out the answers to these questions and much more about green roofs! Topics included: Green roof design, construction and city by laws presented by Rick Buist and Shayna Stott.
 

Introduction to LEED

What are the LEED Rating Systems? How does a building get certified? What are the LEED Credentials? How do I become accredited? How will it help me? What is involved in the design and construction of a Green Building?
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating Systems are internationally accepted benchmarks for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. It provides building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. Listen to experienced young experienced young professionals answer these questions and more. Network with professionals, students and recent graduates from a variety of schools and companies in a relaxed and casual environment.