Past Chapter Events

 
Date: Thursday, November 14
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Location: Amit Chakma Engineering Building - Western University, 1393 Western Road, London, ON
 
This event seeks to bring together local leaders in real estate, construction and city-building to explore the latest trends in green building, understand how buildings can help us meet our public and business sustainability goals, and build a stronger local community network of green building professionals. The focus of this event will be on the ongoing changing requirements for our existing building stock in Ontario.
 
The event is hosted at, and will feature a tour of Western University’s Amit Chakma Engineering Building (pictured right), which received the "CaGBC National Green Building Excellence Award" for New Construction in 2019. 

Panelists

  • Andy Oding, Vice-President & Director of Building Science, Building Knowledge Canada
    Leading sustainability in Ontario’s new home construction market
     
  • Randy Van Straaten, Senior Project Engineer, RDH Building Science
    Perfecting the craft of enclosure design and construction
     
  • Josh Lewis, Engineering Manager, Nerva Energy
    Accelerating innovation and technology adoption for high performance buildings
     
  • Richard Hammond, Principal, Cornerstone Architecture
    Integrating sustainability into the practice of architecture
 
Presenting Sponsor
 
 
Acknowledging the importance of creating resilient buildings in the new climate reality, Enbridge has a number of industry-leading energy efficiency programs that can be customized to meet your project goals.
 
In particular, the Savings by Design program focuses on an Integrated Design Process (IDP) workshop which brings together teams of experts to discuss and evaluate strategies to improve the energy performance and sustainability of a new build, with all costs covered by Enbridge. Visit www.savingsbydesign.ca to find out more.
 
 
Event Partners
 
                           
 
Green Economy London is launching to transform London into a sustainable economy. Green Economy London will support businesses to increase their competitive advantage by providing the right resources, expertise, and networks to decrease carbon and create a sustainable economy in London. Business benefits for members of London include bottom line cost savings, risk mitigation, employee attraction, and enhanced brand. As the centre of London’s low-carbon economy, Green Economy London provides businesses with a full event season, support, tracking tools, and recognition of their efforts.
 
 
London Environmental Network is a non-for-profit organization, and a solution-based network focused on enhancing and protecting the environment. London Environmental Network brings together grassroots communities, non-profits, businesses and government to promote creative collaboration and environmental issues. Service offerings include, capacity-building workshops, member-focused networking and online communications for the sector”.
 

 
Date: Tuesday, November 12
Time: 7:30 - 9:30am
Location: St. Lawrence College - Event Centre, Room 13150, 100 Portsmouth Ave, Kingston, ON
 
This event seeks to bring together local leaders in real estate, construction and city-building to explore the latest trends in green building, understand how buildings can help us meet our public and business sustainability goals, and build a stronger local community network of green building professionals. The focus of this event will be on the ongoing changing requirements for our existing building stock in Ontario.
 
Speakers Include:
  • Gerard Wortman, MSc. National Capital Region Energy Team Leader, BGIS (Presentation)
    Greening Federal Buildings

  • Jeff Ranson, Regional Director, Greater Toronto Chapter, Canada Green Building Council (Presentation)

  • Beth Sills, Director, Facility Management Services at St. Lawrence College (Presentation)

  • Michael Flowers, Municipal Engineer, WSP & Chair, Leadership Board, Ottawa Chapter, Canada Green Building Council

 
Presenting Sponsor
 
 
Acknowledging the importance of creating resilient buildings in the new climate reality, Enbridge has a number of industry-leading energy efficiency programs that can be customized to meet your project goals.
 
In particular, the Savings by Design program focuses on an Integrated Design Process (IDP) workshop which brings together teams of experts to discuss and evaluate strategies to improve the energy performance and sustainability of a new build, with all costs covered by Enbridge. Visit www.savingsbydesign.ca to find out more.
 
 
Event Partners
 
                      

Date: November 7, 2019
Time: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Location: Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, 8th Floor (Map)

 
The CaGBC Ontario Awards Night brings together more than 250 industry leaders and supporters in Toronto. The Awards Night features an opening networking reception, gala dinner, and presentation of the Green Building Excellence and Leadership Awards at the elegant art deco Arcadian Court. 
 
The Green Building Excellence Awards recognize outstanding new projects and programs in Ontario that go above and beyond the normal scope of sustainable best practices. The Leadership Awards distinguish individuals that are advancing the green building industry in Ontario through innovation at the corporate, academic, and government levels. 2019 marks the Awards Night's 10th year anniversary!
 
The 2019 Awards Night is co-hosted by CaGBC's Greater Toronto and Ottawa Chapters, and the awards recognize projects, programs, and individuals across the province. Chapter Award winners are entered as finalists at CaGBC's Green Building Excellence and Leadership Awards, to be presented in Toronto in June 2020.
 
 
 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER / MASTER OF CEREMONIES 

Kofi Hope, Senior Policy Advisor, Wellesley Institute; CEO Kofi Hope Consulting

Kofi Hope is a change maker. He is a Rhodes Scholar and has a Doctorate in Politics from Oxford University. Currently, he is Senior Policy Advisor at the Wellesley Institute and runs a private consulting practice. He is an emeritus Bousfield Visiting Scholar for the University of Toronto’s School of Urban Planning. In 2017 he was the winner of the Jane Jacobs Prize and in 2018 he was named as A Rising Star by Toronto Life in their Power List. He is the founder and former Executive Director of the CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals, a charity based in Toronto. In 2005 he founded the Black Youth Coalition Against Violence, which became a leading voice for advocating for real solutions to gun violence in Toronto and led to him being named one of the Top 10 People to Watch in Toronto in 2006 by the Toronto Star.
 

 

 

Gold Sponsors

                                      

 

                                                              

 

                    

 

 

Silver Sponsors

                                      
 

                                                   

 
 
 
 
 
 

EVENT DETAILS 

This year’s EGP Design Charrette will focus on the development of the Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation community. The First Nation is in the early stages of redeveloping its Reserve Lands that were artificially and progressively flooded in the early 20th century. The effects of the flooding changed the topography of the lands, and plant and animal ecosystems, making it virtually inhospitable for over 75 years. This caused the people to abandon their lands, and move to surrounding urban towns and centres.

The people are now making a decided effort to return to redevelop and reclaim their reserve. They have always maintained a spiritual and cultural connection to their lands, even when there was nothing left.   

This year the EGP Design Charrette will assist Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation in exploring through a phased approach different sustainable redevelopment designs of the community. There will be a strong focus on the development of cultural, recreational, educational, community and housing areas and infrastructure with a strong emphasis on green technology, energy, building methods and sustainability. 

Due to the scale of this project the design charrette will span over three days and will culminate with presentations on morning of September the 15th.

Read about last year's Design Charrette event and the winning projects in the spring 2019 issue of our Toronto FOCUS magazine (page 29).

Locations:

Mixer (Sept 13, 6:30pm - 8:00pm): Jason George Pub, 100 Front St E, Toronto (Map)

Design Charrette (Sept 14, 8:30am - 5:00pm): University of Toronto - Lassonde Mining Building, 170 College St., Toronto, ON

Presentation (Sept 15, 10:00am - 1:00pm): Ryerson University - George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre (Rm. ENG101), 245 Church St, Toronto, ON

 

  GOLD SPONSORS  

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Registration Time: 7:00am
Tee Off: 8:30am