Past Chapter Events

Date: December 7, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 9:00PM
Location: Galbraith Building, University of Toronto Campus, 35 St. George Street
 
EVENT DETAILS
 
The Emerging Green Professionals’ (EGP) executive committee was proud to present: “Young Sustainability Professionals Speaker Panel”, aimed at helping students, new graduates and emerging professionals in the sustainability sector discover effective ways of building their personal career brand, networking and making connections, getting their foot in the door, and most importantly, successfully establishing and advancing their careers in this sector.
This speaker panel featured 5 young professionals currently working in the sustainability sector who have successfully navigated their way into their respective positions at reputable companies who are doing great work in various fields - such as green building construction, renewable energy, and sustainability consulting.
 
Panel discussion included topics like:
  • How to discover your personal strengths and career interests
  • Importance of networking and mentorships
  • Advice for professional development
  • Essential skills and attributes needed to succeed at the job
  • Common career paths in the field
  • Lessons learned and general career advice
  • And more!

PANELISTS

Anureet Kaur
Business Operations Analyst at Internat Energy Solutions Canada

Joanna Kipp
Consultant at Quinn and Partners
 
Matthew Tokarik
Building Energy Consultant & Certified Passive House Consultant
 
Nick Brown, Team Lead
Lumenix
 
Nithya Vijayakumar
Senior Advisor, Pembina Institute 
 

Date: November 30, 2017
Time: 5:00 - 7:30PM 
Location: Room 713A, Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto

EVENT DETAILS

Resilience planning and design is emerging as a new challenge of our age. In addition to carbon reduction strategies, practitioners must re-imagine a more adaptable built environment. This session highlighted the physical, social and economic opportunities and challenges of planning an ever growing, resilient city with a focus on transformative strategies for smarter buildings and neighbourhoods.

AGENDA
 
5:00 PM Welcome Reception 
5:45 PM Panel Session 
6:45 PM Closing Reception 
7:30 PM Event Ends 
*One complimentary drink included & cash bar to follow 
 
SPEAKERS

Dr. Blair Feltmate
Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo

John Malueg
Senior Principal, Manager of Resilient Programs, Stantec

Stewart Dutfield
Project Lead, Resilience - City of Toronto

Date: November 23, 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 – Panel discussion with Q+A
9:00 – 
Networking

EVENT DETAILS

Our final Green Building Breakfast Session of the year made for an in-depth panel conversation that explored energy conservation and sustainability programs in asset classes beyond commercial office buildings. Industry experts from the industrial, retail and high rise residential classes discussed hot topics such as; key stakeholders requests from the sustainability and/or energy management perspective, the  value of sustainability initiatives and how  these initiatives impact the non-office asset classes. 

SPEAKERS

MODERATOR

Karen Jalon
Senior Director, Sustainability & Energy Management at The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

SPEAKERS

Anika de la Flor
Sustainability Manager, QuadReal Property Group

Liviu Craiu-Botan 
Manager, Energy and Technical Services, Oxford Properties

Subhi Alsayed
Mattamy Homes, Vice President, Sustainable Development    

 

Presenting Sponsor

Silver Sponsor 

Partner

 

Date: October 12, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Location: Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, 8th Floor (Map)

EVENT DETAILS

On October 12, 2017, the Chapter welcomed 300 industry professionals to the Arcadian Court for its 8th annual gala event. The night kicked off with an elegant reception, followed by a sit-down dinner while guests saw the winners to the 2017 Innovation Awards revealed. The Innovation Awards were introduced in 2013 and recognize projects and individuals that demonstrate advancement in the green building industry in Southern Ontario. Click here to see the winners of the 2017 Innovation Awards.

We truly thank everyone who took this opportunity to support the Chapter and attend one of the largest green building networking events in the Greater Toronto Area!

 

AGENDA
 
06:00 PM  Registration and Welcome Reception
07:00 PM  Dinner and Individual & Innovation Awards Presentation
08:00 PM  Dessert 
10:00 PM  Event Ends 

MASTER OF CEREMONIES 

Ian Jarvis, President, Enerlife Consulting. 

Ian Jarvis has been President of Enerlife Consulting since 2001, and is an authority in the fields of energy conservation and green building performance. He has pioneered the development of building performance analysis for nearly three decades. Ian has helped to initiate and currently co-chairs the working group of CivicAction’s Race to Reduce, a large-scale, collaborative program among landlords and tenants aiming to substantially improve the energy and environmental performance of office buildings. He is also a member of the National Advisory Council on Energy Efficiency, and an adjudicator of the annual NAIOP Real Estate Excellence Green Award for commercial buildings.

Ian served as founding chair of the Canada Green Building Council in 2003-2007, and as a director of Milton Hydro in 2000-2007. From 1992 till 1999 he was CEO of a leading energy performance contractor (ESCO), responsible for many of the largest energy retrofit projects in North America.

Presenting Sponsor
 
Award Sponsors
 
 
Gold Sponsors 
  
 
Silver Sponsor 

 

Partner 
 
 
 
 

Date: September 19, 2017
Registration Time & Breakfast: 7:30am
Tee Off: 8:30am

Location: RattleSnake Point Golf Club (Map)

Save the date for our 2018 Drive for Change Golf Tournament 

September 12, 2018

Click here to be notified when registration opens! 

Drive for Change Golf Tournament 2017

Event Details

On September 19, 2017 we held the second annual Drive for Change Golf Tournament at RattleSnake Point Golf Club. Over 100 guests took this excellent opportunity to network with fellow green building enthusiasts, win prizes and enjoy the sun. Participants enjoyed coffee & a light breakfast, followed by a morning of golf, and finally winding down with a hearty lunch all while learning their way through 18 holes, each with fun facts about sustainable building solutions.The event included over $20,000 in prizes and giveaways, including a Hole in One prize of a 2017 Giant Quick-E+ bike from Sweet Pete's Bike Shop, so everyone went home a winner! 

About the Golf Course 

RattleSnake Point Golf Club offers premium-quality golf and family activities in abundance. Featuring 36 championship holes, the nine-hole Rattler Academy Course, a state-of-the art 18-acre practice facility and a spectacular 35,000 square-foot clubhouse, RattleSnake Point Golf Club is the perfect for golf or business or pleasure.

 

Platinum Sponsor

Lunch Sponsor

 

19th Hole Sponsor 

Closest to the Pin 

Longest Drive 

Putting Contest Sponsor

Snack Sponsor

Hole Sponsors

B+H Architects
BGIS
Entuitive 
Enwave Energy Corporation
FirstService Corporation
Integral Group Inc. 
Intelligent Buildings
International Solar Solutions Inc.
Lumenix
MediaEdge Communications Inc. 
Orchestra Marketing
The Mitchell Partnership Inc.

Hole in One Prize 

2017 Giant Quick-E+ Bike from Sweet Pete's Bike Shop 

 
 
 

 

 

Greater Toronto Emerging Green Professional (EGP) Hackathon: Zero Carbon Retrofits 

Networking and Team Assembly Meeting - September 15, 2017 
Date: 
September 15, 2017 
Registration: 6:00 - 6:30PM
Networking and Team Assembly: 6:30 - 9:00PM
Location: Dublin Calling on Adelaide, 250 Adelaide St W, Toronto (
Map)

EGP Hackathon Main Event - September 16, 2017 
Date:
 September 16, 2017 
Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 AM
Main Event: 8:30AM - 7:00PM
Location: Ryerson Engineering Building, 245 Church Street, Room ENG LG21 (
Map)

EVENT DETAILS 

Interdisciplinary teams 3-4 were given one day to design and pitch their zero carbon retrofit. The team with the best 5- minute pitch was selected by our panel of green building professionals and will attend the CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Gala and Awards to accept their award. 

All registrants must fill an EGP Greater Toronto Chapter participant information form upon registering. Please click here for the participant information form

Hackathon Judges

David MacMillan
Consultant, City of Toronto, Environment & Energy Division 

Holly Jordan (B. Arch. Eng., M. Arch., OAA, EIT, LEED AP BD+C, MRAIC)
Senior Associate, B+H Architects

Umberto Berardi (M. Sc., Ph.D.)
Associate Professor, Ryerson University

Winners
Team 2 
By: Daniel Carey, Deva Veylan & Yazan Zafar
Finalists
Team 4
By: Khan Rafsanjani, Shishir Handa & Tony Ferguson
Team 5 
By: Francisco Contreras, Jelena Madzarevic, Jordan Beardy-Singh & Mariem Kadhim 

Thank You to Our Food Sponsor 

Green Building Breakfast Series Session II 

Date: September 12, 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 – Panel discussion with Q+A
9:00 – 
Networking

EVENT DETAILS

This breakfast session focused on designing and building collaborative workspaces that go beyond standards. Panellists discussed where the industry is in terms of wellness programs, successes and failures of implementation, how property owners and managers attract and engage tenants, and most importantly, what tenants are asking for. 

SPEAKERS

Moderator 

Lisa Fulford-Roy
Managing Director Workplace Strategy, National Occupier Services Group, CBRE Limited

Speakers

Andy Delisi
Architecture and Design Manager, Envirotech Office Systems

Lee-Ann Kosziwka
Health Promoter, Workplace Health Team, Peel Public Health
Ruth Weiner  
Senior Manager, Energy & Environment, Royal Bank of Canada 

Presenting Sponsor

 

Partner

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Date: June 22,2017
Time: 6:00-10:00pm

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

 

Chapter Boat Cruise 2017

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

 Presenting Sponsor

Event Co-Promotion

 

Partner 

 

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 

Presenting Sponsor

Partner 

 
 
 
 
 

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