Past Chapter Events

 

EXISTING BUILDINGS SUMMIT

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.

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INTRODUCTION TO RESILIENT CITIES 

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.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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LEED Breakfast Series Session II - Understanding the True Value of LEED v4: A Google Case Study

Date: September 22, 2016
Time: 7:30am - 9:30am
Location:  Library Room, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto (map)
 

EVENT DETAILS

Transitioning to LEED v4 can be a big leap for all involved on a project. At our second annual LEED Breakfast Session of 2016, industry experts currently working on the new Google Office Phase 2, targeting LEED v4 CI Gold, plunged into the intensive certification process. Speakers explained the value of pursuing LEED v4 from the owner, consulting, architecture and commissioning perspectives.  

AGENDA

7:30 – Hot breakfast and networking
7:45 – Speaker Presentations with Q+A
9:00 – 
Networking

SPEAKERS

MODERATOR
Doug Webber, Vice President, Sustainability and Energy, WSP  

SPEAKERS
Andrea Janus, Facilities Manager, Google Canada 
Meaghan Kahnert, Project Manager, Green Planning and Design, WSP
Deanna Hayko, Partner, iN STUDIO
Adrian Sluga, Senior Vice President, Commissioning & Building Analytics, JLL Canada 

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Emerging Green Builders Green Roof Bike Tour

Date: Saturday August 20, 2016 
Time: 10:00AM-2:30PM
Starting Point: City Hall's Podium Green Roof
 100 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2 

Event Details 

On Saturday, August 20, 2016 Emerging Green Builders joined together as they tour Toronto's green roofs by BIKE. EGBs came to network with green building experts, be inspired by Toronto’s green roofs, and embrace pedal power.

The tour focused on buildings within the Greater Toronto Area with exceptional sustainable features, providing attendees with the opportunity to learn and be inspired. 

Buildings Featured: 

Starting Location: City Hall's Podium Green Roof 100 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2 
Please meet at the large Toronto sign in Nathan Phillips Square for registration. 

City Hall's Podium Green Roof 
Approximately 3,250 m2 (35,000 square feet) of concrete on the podium roof has been transformed into living vegetation to reduce the building’s environmental impact and for residents and visitors to enjoy all year around.

The Kooper Koo Family YMCA – Canary District
Brand new construction and fully accessible, having officially opened only a few months ago. The green roof was constructed by Restoration Gardens and local volunteers.

University of Toronto’s GRIT Lab
The Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory, or GRIT Lab, is located at the University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. A platform for multidisciplinary collaboration, GRIT Lab links the fields of Landscape Architecture, Biology, Hydrology and Building science, with the goal of investigating the environmental performance associated with ‘green’ & ‘clean’ technologies such as green roofs, green walls, and photovoltaic arrays.

Ryerson Urban Farm
As participants move through the farm observing each crop rotation, guides will cover the following topics:

  • History of the project
  • Overview of green roof benefits
  • Toronto’s green roof bylaw
  • Converting the green roof to a farm
  • Sustainable agriculture practices
  • Farm design
  • Integrated programming
  • Education and engagement

Enwave: Deep Lake Water Cooling - John Street Pumping Station
Enwave is the largest provider of district cooling from a renewable resource in North America, with over 30 buildings connected to the system and capacity to serve an estimated 100 buildings.

Enwave’s Deep Lake Water Cooling system began operation in July 2004 and helps keep downtown Toronto buildings cool year-round while enhancing the supply of potable water with a clean water source, decreasing electrical demand and consumption, increasing employment opportunities, and helping businesses and Toronto residents reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve outdoor air quality.”

 

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Drive for Change Golf Tournament 2016 

On June 9, 2016 was our first annual Drive for Change Golf Tournament at the Royal Woodbine Golf Course. Participants enjoyed a morning of golf, and finished off the afternoon with a hearty lunch and raffle draw for some amazing prizes. Guests took this excellent opportunity to network with fellow delegates, clients, friends and business associates at the close out of the 2016 CaGBC Building Lasting Change Conference.

On September 19, 2017 we be our second annual Drive for Change Golf Tournament at RattleSnake Point Golf Club.

Click here to save the date for our 2017 Drive for Change Golf Tournament 


2016 Drive For Change Golf Tournament

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ALECTRIC SOLAR
AMERICAN STANDARD CANADA
BROOKFIELD GLOBAL INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS 
B+H ARCHITECTS
ORCHESTRA MARKETING INC.
THE MITCHELL PARTNERSHIP INC.
SANDPIPER GEO-EXCHANGE
SUSSEX STRATEGY GROUP INC.
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On June 8, 2016, attendees of the Building Lasting Change Conference ended off the week with the Annual Chapter BBQ at the Allstream Centre. Chapter members and green building supporters from accross the country took the opportunity to cement relationships established over the conference! 

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