LEED Breakfast, Session 4: LEED v4
On December 6, 2013 the Toronto Chapter hosted our fourth Session of the LEED Breakfast Series. Gathering for another delicious breakfast at the Shangri-La Hotel, building owners, managers, real estate developers, and other green professionals learned the latest LEED v4. Our knowledgeable speakers informed the audience of the changes and how they will affect the green building industry in Canada. Photos are coming up soon!
Where to TO? - December 2013
Legacy Gala and Awards Program 2013
On October 22, 2013, over 250 green building professionals and supporters joined the Greater Toronto Chapter at the Arcadian Court for our fourth annual Legacy Gala! The annual Legacy Gala supports the Greater Toronto Chapter’s continuing education and training programs and networking events that promote the success and viability of sustainable building practices.
NeighbourWood: Urban Wood Utilization Forum & Reception
On October 24, 2013, a panel of industry and municipal experts convened at Toronto City Hall to discuss urban wood utilization initiatives, challenges, and solutions from across North America. Click on the panelists to view their presentation.
LEED Breakfast Series, Session #3 - September, 2013
On September 18, 2013 the Toronto Chapter hosted our third Session of the LEED Breakfast Series. Gathering for another delicious breakfast at the Royal York Hotel, building owners, managers, real estate developers, and other green professionals learned about what it takes to achieve LEED Platinum for new and existing buildings. Our speakers from Halsall and Enermodal examined the 'rule of thumb' LEED Platinum performance requirements that owners can reference, and discussed how easy is it to transition from LEED C&S to LEED EB:O&M Platinum. Stay tuned for the final session of the LEED Breakfast Series coming up on December 6 at the Shangri-La Hotel!
Chapter Boat Cruise - September 2013
On September 11, 2013 Chapter Members and green building supporters set out to explore the revitalization project of Waterfront Toronto and watch the sun set aboard the Norther Spirit! This lively evening included a waterfront tour, dinner, great music, and an amazing view of Toronto's skyline. Continue reading to view photos from the event.
LEED Breakfast Series, Session #2: Green Building & Performance - June 2013
On June 19, 2013 the Toronto Chapter hosted the second session of our new LEED Breakfast Series. Over one hundred building owners, managers, real estate developers, and other green professionals gathered at the Royal York Hotel for a delicious breakfast and an informative presentation by Chris Pyke, Vice President of Research at USGBC. The theme of the session was "Green Building & Performance: The Emerging Era of Data Driven Practice" and the following questions were addressed: How does GBIG work? What data does it include? What is the data telling us about the connections between LEED certified buildings and performance? How will / can this data be used going forward?
Chapter BBQ - June 2013
On June 18, 2013 over 140 people joined us on the green roof of the beautiful, newly constructed, George Brown Waterfront Campus to ring in the summer. Highlights of the evening included included delicious local food, live music and a special member's tour of the Waterfront Campus. Continue reading to view photos from the event.
Spring Open - April 2013
On April 30, 2013 over 175 people joined us at the Steam Whistle Roundhouse to welcome spring and celebrate green building. The event launched Green Doors Open, an initiative to engage the public and building professionals in green buildings in their communities and across Ontario. We invited select green buildings to present in our Building Blitz - a concise, fast-paced and engaging presentation format in which presenters showcase their buildings in under 2 minutes.
LEED Breakfast Series, Session #1: LEED Certified, Now What? - April 2013
On April 3, 2013 the Toronto Chapter hosted the first session of our new LEED Breakfast Series. Over one hundred building owners, managers, real estate developers, and other green professionals gathered at the Royal York Hotel for a delicious breakfast and an informative presentation by Mark Hutchinson, Director of Green Building Programs at the CaGBC. The theme of the session was "LEED Certified, Now What?" and the following questions were addressed: How do you manage the goals and metrics included in your policies? What are the expectations for getting your building re-certified? What guidance does CaGBC have in this area?
Don't miss out on Session #2 - LEED + Performance: How strong is the connection? on June 19, 2013.