Past Chapter Events

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Date: June 22,2017
Time: 6:00-10:00pm

Location: ShowboatPier 6, 207 Queens Quay West (Map)

Event Details

On June 22, guests came aboard the Showboat for the Greater Toronto Chapter Boat Cruise. This event, which was back by popular demand gave attendees an opportunity to have some fun and network while enjoying a scenic cruise through Toronto’s Harbour and Island Waterways. The evening was complete with DJ entertainment, food and drinks!

Agenda

6:00pm Registration and Boarding
6:30pm Departing
9:30-10:00pm Docking

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Date: June 13, 2017 
Time: 7:30-9:30AM 
Location: Territories Room, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St West, Toronto, ON (Map)

AGENDA

7:30 – Hot breakfast and networking
8:00 – Speaker Presentations
9:00 – Networking

EVENT DETAILS

Across Canada, policies and programs that focus on reducing carbon emissions from the building sector are being advanced. This breakfast session spoke to what we doing to champion the move to lower-carbon buildings and support Canada’s efforts to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 2030.

During this session, guests heard Lisa King present an overview of the two-phase study undertaken by the City of Toronto and The Atmospheric Fund to develop Toronto's new Zero Emissions Buildings Framework which sets out a performance pathway to near zero emissions by 2030 for Toronto's major building types. The presentation focused on energy, resilience, GHG and cost benefits of high performance buildings and updates to the Toronto Green Standard.

Mark Hutchinson introduced CaGBC’s new Zero Carbon Building program, the first of its kind to make carbon reductions the key indicator for building performance. Designed to be broadly applicable, the program focuses on annual verification of emissions while including targeted design criteria for new construction.

SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS

Lisa King, M.A. City Planning, City of Toronto

Mark Hutchinson, Vice President, Green Building Programs, Canada Green Building Council 

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Date: May 10, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: The Merchant, 181 University Ave, Toronto, ON

EVENT DETAILS

On May 10th, 2017 industry up-and-comers had the opportunity to mix and mingle with some of Toronto’s green building industry leaders. Leaders in Construction, Architecture, Energy, Finance and more came out to meet with participants to share their stories and advice for career development. Participants were placed into small groups and had the opportunity to sit down with each of the leaders, speed dating style. 

MENTORS:

1. Alexander McIssac
Director, Business Development
Nrstor Inc.
Industry Segment: Energy Storage

2. Candice Luck
Director of Strategy
Buildability Corporation
Industry Segment: Stakeholder Engagement

3. Craig Applegath
Partner
Dialog
Industry Segment: Architecture

4. Maurice Wager 
President
Collecdev
Industry Segment: Development & Construction 

5. Trish Nixon
Director of Investments
Co-Power
Industry Segment: Sustainable Financing

 

Date: April 27, 2017 
Time: 6:00-9:00PM 
Location: One York, 1 York Street, Toronto ON (
Map)

EVENT DETAILS 

At our first networking event of 2017 we had over 130 guests come out to see the brand new One York Street. We kicked off the evening with member exclusive tours and continued with networking, complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres, followed by our crowd pleasing Building-Blitz – 6 rapid-fire presentations highlighting the newest and most sustainable buildings in Southern Ontario. 

AGENDA

5:15pm – 5:45pm – Round 1 & Round 2: Member exclusive tour 
6:00pm – Registration and networking
7:15pm – 8:00pm – Building Blitz presentations
8:15pm – 8:45pm – Round 3: Member exclusive tour
9:00pm – Event concludes

BUILDING BLITZ PROJECTS

Bay Adelaide Centre (East Tower) & Deloitte Office – LEED Platinum for Core and Shell

Cooke Family Cottage – LEED Platinum for Homes

Evolv1 – Targeting LEED Platinum for Core and Shell and Net Positive Energy

Ryerson University Student Learning Centre – LEED Gold for New Construction

Spectrum Square Office Tower 1 – LEED Gold for Core and Shell

Women’s College Hospital – LEED Gold for New Construction

 

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Date: April 6, 2017 
Time: Presentations 8:30am-4:30pm & Reception 4:30-6:00pm 
Location: 
St. James Cathedral Centre, 65 Church St, Toronto, M5C 2E9 (Map)

EVENT DETAILS

Attendees of this event learned how to accelerate deep retrofits and maximize the performance of existing buildings at this unique CaGBC forum.
In metropolitan centers, buildings are responsible for approximately half of all emissions. In fact, cities like Toronto attribute 53 per cent of their emissions to the built environment. We know that over 80 percent of Canada’s building stock today will be operational in 2030 and beyond. In order to reach a low carbon future, it is essential to retrofit existing buildings.
To help guide the industry, the CaGBC held an Existing Buildings Summit in Toronto on April 6, 2017. This event gave attendees an opportunity to learn about exceptional deep retrofit projects; explore different approaches to optimizing building performance; and understand provincial and federal initiatives that drive the energy efficiency improvements for Canada’s existing buildings.
Please see below for links to available presentations by our guest speakers and panelists:

Exceptional Building Retrofits
Moderator: Robert Edwards, Business Manager, Private Sector, Conservation & Corporate Relations, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
 
Ontario's Energy Benchmarking Regulation
Instructor: Eric Chisholm, Technical Lead, WSP Canada
Speaker: Brian Byrnes, Senior Advisor, Conservation Programs and Partnerships, Ministry of Energy 
 
Securing Retrofit Financing
Speaker: Ron Dizy, Managing Director, Advanced Energy Centre, MaRS
This event was approved for 5 CE hours. Please email education@cagbc.org to receive your reporting code.

AGENDA

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Date: March 9, 2017
Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Location: Student Learning Centre (SLC) Room 508, Ryerson University, 341 Yonge Street, Toronto (
Map)

EVENT DETAILS 

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.

SPEAKERS 

Stewart Dutfield, Project Lead, Resilience - City of Toronto

Phil Fung, Professor - Sustainable Buildings Design & Energy Modeling, Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Managing principal, SRS Consulting Engineers Inc. 
Topic: Resilient buildings is the foundation of a resilient city.

 

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Green Building Breakfast Series I: Carbon 101 What You Need to Know

Date: March 2, 2017 
Time: 7:30-9:30AM 
Location: Library Room, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St West, Toronto, ON (Map)

AGENDA

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

EVENT DETAILS

On March 2, 2017 attendees of the first Green Building Breakfast Series of the year learned what the commonly used terms carbon and greenhouse gases (GHGs) actually mean, according to the experts.  This session provided guests with the opportunity to discuss why we are hearing these terms now, tracking the statistics, and how they relate to buildings, regulations and government. 

Industry experts provided an up-to-date overview on new greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations and what it means for building owners and operators. In addition, this session introduced Net-Zero buildings and their design process and provided an analysis gathered from net-zero targeted case studies from across Canada.

SPEAKERS

MODERATOR

Bryan Purcell, Director of Policy and Programs, The Atmospheric Fund (TAF)

SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS

Livio Nichilo, Engineering Manager, Internat Energy Solutions
Sheena Sharp, Principal, Coolearth Architecture Inc.
Trevor Nightingale, Principal Research Officer, National Research Council Canada 

Continuing Education (CE) Hours 

This course has been approved for 1.5 CE hours - please email greatertorontochapter@cagbc.org after the session to access your discount code. 

 

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Using Urban Wood Forum

Date: January 17, 2017 
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: 
Council Chambers Members Lounge, City Hall, 100 Queen St W, Toronto (Map)

EVENT DETAILS

On January 17, 2017 participants gathered to explore the initiatives that have been established to support urban wood utilization and showcase valuable end uses including furniture and green building designs. Designers, architects and other industry experts spoke about their salvaged wood designs and experiences working with diseased ash wood. Following the speaker session, a reception was held in the City Hall Rotunda where the IIDEX Woodshop Exhibit displayed the 15 prototypes. 

AGENDA

6:00pm - Registration 
6:30pm - Presentations and Q&A
8:00pm - Reception in Rotunda

SPEAKERS

Robert Akermann, Facility Manager, Weston Golf & Country Club
Jeffery Forrest, Founder & Director, STACKLAB 
Miles Keller, Owner & Design Director, Dystil 
Daniel Kunanec, Green Industries Teacher, Toronto District School Board
Justin Nadeau, Green Projects Team Leader, Plant Operations and Sustainability, Toronto District School Board  
Joseph Rotondi, Property Manager, TRIOVEST
Tim Stainton, Supervisor, Facilities Management Services, TRIOVEST 


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LEED Breakfast Series Session III: Innovation in LEED Buildings 

Date: November 23, 2016
Time: 7:30am - 9:30am
Location:  Library Room, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto (map)

EVENT DETAILS

On November 23, 2016 participants gathered to learn why LEED is a driving force for greener management practices and technologies in buildings. As project teams work to achieve top energy, water or material performance – on Gold and Platinum projects – they investigate a lot of options. What are the most innovative technologies being used in Canadian LEED projects? What are the impacts they are driving? How do owners and project teams differentiate between “leading edge” and “bleeding edge” technologies? How do innovative management practices compare to new technologies in terms of impact? . These were some of the questions answered at this session.

AGENDA

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

SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS 

MODERATOR

Andy Schonberger, Director, Client Services, Intelligent Buildings, LLC  

SPEAKERS

Mike Anderson, Senior Associate, The HIDI Group
Dmitri Gerchikov, Global Director, Strategic Solutions, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions 
Geoff Olsen, Sales Executive, View | Dynamic Glass
Jennifer Sicilia, Vice President & General Manager, RYCOM

The course has been approved for 1.5 CE hours please email education@cagbc.org for your CE hour code. 

 

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CaGBC-Greater Toronto Chapter Gala & Awards Program 

On October 13th, 2016 we held our annual CaGBC-Greater Toronto Chapter Gala. This event is the Chapter's largest networking and fundraising event of the year, bringing together 300 industry leaders and supporters. Each year, the Chapter hosts its annual Innovation Awards program which distinguishes individuals in the green building industry, as well as projects in Southern Ontario which go above and beyond the normal scope of sustainable best practices. 

Click here to see the winners and finalists of the 2016 Innovation Awards Program.

The evening included an elegant reception, sit-down dinner and a special keynote presentation by David Miller, President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund-Canada.The Chapter continuined with the awards program, introduced in 2013, which recognizes projects and individuals that demonstrate advancement in the green building industry in Southern Ontario. 

            

CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Gala & Awards 2016

Browse through photos of the 2015 CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Gala here 

AGENDA
06:00 PM  Registration and Welcome Reception
07:00 PM  Dinner and Individual & Innovation Awards Presentation
08:00 PM  Dessert & Keynote Presentation 
10:00 PM  Event Ends 
 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
David Miller, President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund – Canada, Canada’s foremost conservationorganization. The WWF creates solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people and nature thrive.

David Miller was Mayor of Toronto from 2003 to 2010 and Chair of the influential C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group from 2008 – 2010. Under his leadership, Toronto became widely admired internationally for its environmental leadership, economic strength and social integration.  He is a leading advocate for the creation of sustainable urban economies, and a strong and forceful champion for the next generation of jobs through sustainability.

Mr. Miller has held a variety of public and private positions and university affiliations. He is currently an adjunct Professor at York University and a member of the Board of Directors for Centennial College. In his former capacity as Counsel, International Business & Sustainability at Aird & Berlis LLP, Mr. Miller advised companies and international organizations on issues surrounding the creation of sustainable urban economies.

David Miller is a Harvard trained economist and professionally a lawyer. He and his wife, lawyer Jill Arthur, are the parents of two children.

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