Past Chapter Events

Date: Friday, October 26th 2018
Time: 8.30am* - 12.30pm.
Location: Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre (located inside the Exchange Tower)
                 130 King St W, Toronto ON, M5X 1K6 (Map)

THE ZERO CARBON BUILDING STANDARD WORKSHOP

Ready to take on the challenge of Zero Carbon?
This half-day workshop introduced participants to zero carbon buildings, with particular emphasis on the CaGBC's Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Standard. Participants were equipped with important foundational knowledge, as well as an understanding of how the ZCB Standard could potentially be used for their current or future projects. The workshop covered the requirements of the Zero Carbon Building Standard for both new and existing buildings. This includes:
 

  • The zero carbon balance;
  • The zero carbon transition plan;
  • Thermal Energy Demand Intensity (TEDI);
  • Energy Use Intensity (EUI)
  • Peak demand;
  • Renewable Energy; and
  • Embodied carbon


This workshop provided the opportunity to learn from a subject matter expert in a facilitated environment. Exercises and group discussion helped to reinforce the material. Note: This workshop was not intended to provide professional level knowledge on how to develop strategies or prepare supporting documentation for program compliance. 

This workshop provided 4 GBCI-approved Continuing Education (CE) hours.

WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR

MATTHEW TOKARIK, P.ENG., M.A.SC., CPHC 
SENIOR MANAGER OF ENGINEERING, SUBTERRA RENEWABLES

Matthew currently works with designers, builders, and developers across North America to deploy geothermal heat pump and renewable energy systems through financing and installation services, in pursuit of significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately reaching Net-Zero building operation. He has previous experience working as a Building Energy Consultant developing whole building energy models, conducting energy audits, and creating carbon reduction strategies for new and existing buildings and building portfolios. 

Matthew is actively involved in the North American Passive House community, and is passionate about extending Passive House construction practices to the commercial market as a primary means of reducing heating and cooling loads. He is also a Sessional Instructor at Ryerson University, where he leads courses and seminars in sustainability, building science, and energy modeling.