Accelerating to Zero Summit


Thu March 28, 2019, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Evergreen Brickworks - Toronto,
Education (Chapter)


Accelerating to Zero Summit: Building Solutions for a Low Carbon Economy
Date: Thursday, March 28th 2019 
Time: 8:30am* - 6:00pm  
Location: Evergreen Brick Works - Future Cities Centre, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON. 
*Please note registration begins at 8:00am


CaGBC presents “Accelerating to Zero,” a series of events and education sessions that explore the policies, programs and innovations needed to achieve zero carbon buildings. Canada has ambitious goals to reduce the country’s carbon footprint. The path forward needs to be flexible to ensure that every building type is accommodated.
CaGBC has developed a series of events that will educate, inform and inspire individuals in the green building industry and help them leverage new opportunities presented by the low carbon economy. Participants will benefit from content addressing:
  • Findings from CaGBC’s new “Zero Carbon Buildings Costing Study,” which outlines the business case for zero carbon in different building types across Canada.
  • Updates on CaGBC’s zero carbon pilot program.
  • Discussions on the policies, programs and ideas needed to encourage zero carbon development.
  • Highlights from international zero carbon projects and learnings from recent zero carbon certifications.
  • Strategies for reducing embodied carbon.
  • Networking opportunities with government and industry.



Matt Carlsson
Building Science Consultant,
Morrison Hershfield

Barbara Rodriguez Droguett
Research Fellow,
Project Drawdown

Aman Hehar
Energy Efficiency Manager, Humber College

Mark Hutchinson
Vice President, Green
Building Programs – Canada
Green Building Council
Dirk Kestner
Principal / Director of Sustainable Design,
Walter P Moore
Lisa King
Senior Policy Planner,
City of Toronto
Meghan Lewis
Global Supply Chain Sustainability Manager, WeWork
Fin MacDonald
 Manager, Zero Carbon
Building Program – Canada
Green Building Council

Antoni Paleshi,
Senior Energy Performance Specialist,
WSP in Canada
David Potter
Chief Building Official, Corporation of the Town of Newmarket
Jeff Ranson
Regional Director,
Canada Green Building Council, GTA
Sheena Sharp
Coolearth Architecture

Kenny Smith
Managing Principal,
Integral Group
Lisa Westerhoff
Integral Group
Frances Yang
Structures and 
Sustainability Specialist,


  Member       Not-yet Member EGP/ Students
Early Bird* $100 $175 50% Discount
Regular $175 $250 50% Discount

*Early Bird pricing ends on Thursday, March 14th 2018.

** EGPs and Students get 50% off the regular pricing. Please email with proof of student status to get this special pricing.

If you are an employee of a national member company, please sign in to and join the Chapter for free, to become eligible for member pricing. If your company is not a national member, you can join the Chapter as an individual, or encourage your company to become a national member. 



We have opportunities for CaGBC member companies to participate as a vendor at this event through tabletop rentals. If you are interested in learning more or in renting a tabletop, please contact Yvonne at
Please note number of tabletops are limited and will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.


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Breakfast and Lunch will be served at this event. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Yvonne at





Evergreen Brickworks
550 Bayview Avenue
Postal Code:
M4W 3X8