Date: Wednesday, February 6th 2019
Time: 7.30am - 10.00am
Venue: Lennox Hall, Toronto Region Board of Trade, 77 Adelaide St. West, Toronto ON (Map)
Building performance benchmarking and disclosure programs are rolling out across Ontario and Canada ushering in a new era of transparency. This trend will create both a tremendous resource in data and challenges as properties begin to participate in these new programs. The CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter’s first Green Building Breakfast session of the year provided some major updates on benchmarking and disclosure programs, and showcased new tools for the real estate and design community. Topics include:
Ontario’s Mandatory Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking policy:
What was learned from the first EWRB reporting period in 2018 and what do you need to know for phase 2 in 2019.
Brian Byrnes, Senior Advisor at Ministry of Energy (Presentation)
Brian has been involved in the development and management of conservation and renewable energy initiatives including the Municipal Energy Plan Program, Broader Public Sector Reporting, the Home Energy Savings Program (HESP), the Ontario Solar Thermal Heating Initiative and is currently the lead on Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB). Prior to joining government Brian worked in the real estate development. Brian has a B.A. from University of Waterloo and an MES in Urban Planning from York University.
Neal Bach, President at Energy Profiles Ltd (Presentation)
CaGBC Disclosure Challenge:
Leading real estate firms including Quadreal, Concert Properties and Triovest have committed to voluntary disclosure of energy and GHGs across their portfolios. Learn how their efforts are shaping national market transformation.
Dave Ramslie, Vice President of Sustainability at Concert Properties (Presentation)
Dave Ramslie is the Vice President of Sustainability for Concert Properties, responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of Concert’s Sustainability Framework. Prior to joining Concert, Dave worked extensively on climate and sustainability issues in both the private and public sectors for clients all over the world. Dave is member of Canada’s Clean 50, and his work has been recognized by the World Green Building Council, the Canadian Institute of Planners, and the Canadian Green Building Council. In 2014 Dave was specifically recognized by the Natural Resources Defense Council as one of nine global champions fighting climate change in cities.
Anika de la Flor, Sustainability Manager at QuadReal
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.
New Tools in Benchmarking:
Exciting new tools on the market are enabling public reporting and driving action in the marketplace.
- EnergyCompass.design – A free tool that unlocks the power of benchmarking in building design by leveraging the wealth of information in energy simulation model.
- 2030 Platform – Harnessing big data at the community scale to increase market engagement
- ARC - A digital platform that uses data to help measure and improve sustainability performance across the built environment, from buildings to cities and beyond.
Amanda Smith, Managing Director at Canadian Urban Institute and Executive Director at Toronto 2030 District (Presentation)
Amanda's work focuses on supporting lower carbon and more resilient communities and improving resource management. She leads teams, conducts research, produces events and connects with stakeholders to develop tools, resources and plans to respond to these complex issues. Before joining CUI she led the development of several LEED hospital projects and the stadium venues for the 2015 Pan Am Games while at Infrastructure Ontario. She is a past Director and Secretary of the Board of the Canada Green Building Council – Greater Toronto Chapter and has undergraduate and masters degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto
Brandy Burdeniuk, Chief Customer Officer at GBCI Canada (Presentation)
Chris Frankowski, Sustainability Consultant at RWDI (Presentation)
Chris is a Sustainability Consultant within RWDI’s Sustainability and Energy Modelling group. Chris is the lead developer of EnergyCompass.design, an energy benchmarking tool for modelled building energy performance. Chris also provides a variety of services for clients including data visualization, developing and implementing the LEED certification plans for projects, as well as modelling of building energy performance and providing feedback to the design team. Prior to joining RWDI, Chris worked as an Energy Manager in the brewing industry, where he identified and implemented energy and water conservation measures and forecasted utility usage and costs.
Jennifer Harmer, Sustainability Specialist at RWDI
7:30 – 8:00am: Registration and hot breakfast
8:00 – 8:10am: Introduction
8:10 – 9:10am: Speaker presentations
9:10 – 9.40am: Panel discussion and Q&A
9:40 – 10:00am: Networking