Emerging Green Professionals Speaker Series


Thu March 1, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WSP - Toronto, Ontario
Education (Chapter)


Date: March 1, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 8:30PM
Location: WSP, 21st Floor, 2300 Yonge St., Toronto
Speaker Series – Case Studies on Innovative Design Solutions
Come join us on March 1st for the Emerging Green Professionals annual Speakers Series. This year's speakers will be sharing insights and experiences on design and building solutions that boost the “green” characteristics of building through two in-depth case studies. This is a great opportunity to learn how passive design and climate engineering strategies are applied to reduce the impact buildings have on the natural environment while improving conditions for occupants.


Krista Palen
Design Lead, Transsolar Inc.

Krista brings to the Transsolar New York team a passion for design at the intersection of architecture, engineering, computation, and ecology. Her expertise in passive design includes daylight modelling, thermal simulation and natural ventilation design.  Krista’s varied education in environmental engineering, architecture and interdisciplinary design provides a unique skill set to manifest Transsolar’s mission of creating elegant high comfort low energy buildings. Before joining Transsolar Krista was a researcher with MIT’s Sustainable Design Lab, a designer for at the Harvard Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Design and a consultant with Hallsall Associates in Toronto. Her project Zaryadye Park with Diller Scofidio + Renfro recently won Building of the Year award in the category of Public Architecture on ArchDaily.


Cameron Laidlaw
Passive House Consultant, Peel Passive House Consulting

Topic: Cameron will present on a 57-unit affordable mixed-use residential building in Hamilton that currently under construction. This high-performance project was designed based on targeting EnerPHi and showcases many principles of Passive House retrofit design.

Cameron comes from a background in energy efficient design and construction. Having completed his Master of Building Science at Ryerson, he brings this knowledge to bear in helping to deliver projects that meet the Passive House standard.

Cameron primarily works in certification and consultancy, working closely with clients on Passive House projects around the world. His residential projects include single family homes, multistory apartment buildings, townhouses, retirement homes, and mixed-use developments. On the non-residential side, Cameron's projects include offices, retail spaces, restaurants, production facilities, libraries, galleries, and community centers.
$10 for Greater Toronto Chapter Members (Including EGP members)
$15 for Non-Members


2300 Yonge, 21st floor
Postal Code:
M4P 1E4