Past Chapter Events

Lunch & Learn with the Ontario Tire Stewardship

On March 5, 2013 the Chapter hosted a Lunch & Learn in collaboration with the Ontario Tire Stewardship. The theme of the presentation was Local Ontario Recycled Tire Building Products: Meeting Sustainability Objectives for Heavy-Use Facilities. This lunch and learn discussed the properties of products made from recycled tires (commonly referred to as tire-derived products or TDPs) and opportunities to meet sustainability objectives for heavy-use facilities such as schools, municipal sites, hospitals and sports and recreation sites.

The presentation provided an overview of TDP applications and design strategies that can be utilized to help achieve sustainable building certifications and meet evolving building code and green planning and development standards in Ontario. With the aid of indepth case studies, the attendees were provided with practical guidance on specification, sourcing, use, maintenance and end-of-life considerations for tire derived materials, as well as insights into technological advancements and emerging applications.

WHAT'S UP TORONTO? - November 2012

On November 29, over 50 Chapter Members joined us after Construct Canada to discuss the hot topics the green building industry is facing as we move into 2013. We explored our region’s top issues and projects in the green building sector through a series of tailored break-out sessions.  Each group was moderated by a subject matter expert to lead and deepen the conversation about where our region is at the end of 2012, and in which direction we are heading.  There was a light buffet dinner available with a cash bar.  The event was free for Chapter Members, and $15 for Not-Yet-Members. 
 

Chapter Boat Cruise - September 2012

On September 12, more than 200 people joined fellow Chapter Members and green building supporters at the Greater Toronto Chapter Boat Cruise. This fun evening included a waterfront tour, dinner, lively music, an amazing view of the city and fabulous networking.Cruising Toronto’s waterfront with great company and inspirational guest speakers was definitely a unique way to say goodbye to the summer. Click here to see photos from the event! 

Legacy Gala - November 2012

Over 250 industry professionals joined us on November 8, 2012 for an energizing evening in support of the Greater Toronto Chapter of the CaGBC’s continuing education and training programs. The theme of the third annual Legacy Gala was "Building Our Water Legacy". The objective of the Gala was to raise awareness about the importance of creating sustainable water systems and deploying synergistic strategies to reduce demand and find alternative sources of supply. Our water legacy will be to recognize the interconnectedness of water and wastewater, and understand water-energy nexus. Thanks to the support from our sponsors and volunteers, the 2012 Legacy Gala was a terrific success! 

Chapter Barbecue - June 2012

On June 13, more than 150 people joined fellow Chapter Members and green buildling supporters at the Greater Toronto Chapter annual barbeque. Not only did we host a party to wrap up the National Conference at the beautiful lakeside Harbourfront Centre, but we also showcased updates to our interactive green buildling map and launched our Ontario Green Policy Hub (OGPH). We can't wait for next year's event!

Photos can be viewed here

Annual General Meeting - May 2012

Thank you to those Chapter Members who joined us at the Greater Toronto Chapter's 2012 Annual General Meeting on May 15. Members were introduced to the Board's three re-elected and three newly elected Directors and were also able to hear about the Chapter's achievements the past year as well as plans for the upcoming year. We also would like to thank Haworth for hosting and hope to see you at next year's meeting!

Spring Open - April 2012

On April 25th, we kicked off spring at Evergreen Brick Works with over 170 people at our first large networking party of the year.  Our guests got the chance to play with our interactive green building map (on at 4'x6' touch screen!) and listened to eleven presenters blast their way through 2-minute presentations on local green building projects.  View photos here!

On March 21st, more than 70 students join us for a Career Development Evening at Seneca College’s Newnham Campus. Delivered in partnership with ASHRAE, we covered how to become a LEED professionnal, how to earn ASHRAE certification, and how to advance your career by getting involved in local professional associations. 

 

WaterglassOn March 28, more than 110 people j
oined the Emerging Green Builders and CaGBC-GTC Members for an evening presentation and up close look at "third-generation" renewable technology: Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) systems.  The presentation explored the details of the transformation of Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre, one of the best current demonstrations of BIPV in Toronto and the only solution in the world that combines BIPV with heat mirror glass and glass artwork.

On February 28th, more than thirty people joined us for OBC 2012: Where are we headed? at Duke of Wellington Pub in Toronto.  Doug Cane of Principal of Caneta Research Inc. / Caneta Energy, led us through the changes to the Building Code, specifically as it applies to energy.  We looked at how OBC 2012 positions Ontario compared to the rest of the provinces and the rest of the world, as well as what’s on the horizon for building codes and for LEED.  A focus was placed on Net Zero Energy – if that is where we heading, and what it would take to get there.   The event sold out in under 48 hours!