Sustainable Building PD Day


Thu February 20, 2014, 8:00 am - 5:00 am
Department of Architectural Science - Toronto,
Education (Chapter) , Education


Sustainable Building PD Day 
February 20, 2014
Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
325 Church Street
Toronto, ON (directions)
Looking to earn CE hours for your LEED credentials? Attendees of the Sustainable Building PD Day can elect to register for one-day or half-day sessions and workshops focused on sustainable building.


Full Day Course / 2 Half Day Courses
Chapter Member - $440
Not-yet Member - $540
(receive a $50 early bird discount
if you register by Feb. 10, 2014)



Half Day Course
Chapter Member - $295
Not-yet Member - $345
(receive a $75 early bird discount
if you register by Feb. 10, 2014)

All registrations include lunch & coffee/tea.


·  Registration & Coffee/Tea – 8:00-9:00am 

·  Welcome  – 8:30-9:00am 

·  Morning Session – 9:00-12:15pm

·  Lunch – 12:15-1:00pm 

·  Afternoon Session – 1:00-4:45pm

·  Conclusion – 4:45-5:00pm 


Green Economics: Financially-Viable Deep Green Buildings 

This one-day workshop is a detailed examination of how to build financially viable deep green buildings. It describes how to build a business case for building green as well as manage green building cost premiums. Case studies allow participants to apply their knowledge in planning the greening of existing buildings and the building of new green projects. This workshop draws extensively from the presenters’ experience working as development managers on numerous LEED platinum projects across Canada.

6.5 GBCI CE hours

Project Site Factors: 0.5, Water Management: 0.5, Project Systems and Energy Impacts: 2.0, Improvements to the Indoor Environment: 1.0, Stakeholder Involvement in Innovation: 1.5, Project Surroundings and Public Outreach: 1.0


Green Buildings That Work: Case Studies of Real-Life, High Performing Green Buildings

How do you measure the success of a green building? What makes it work? This ½ day course will consider these questions as they relate to the energy and water efficiency of a building, as well as considering occupant satisfaction. This course will build on experiences gained from working on several successful LEED projects, and share the thought process that went into selecting the right strategies to meet each project’s goals. An emphasis is placed on selecting points that help to drive building performance, not just achieving a LEED score.

3 GBCI CE hours


Growing Green Neighbourhoods: An Overview of the LEED-Neighbourhood Design (ND) Rating System for Canada

Get up to speed quickly on the LEED-ND rating system and learn about the new alternative compliance paths for Canada. The LEED 2009 for Neighbourhood Development Rating System with Canadian Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) addresses sustainable development at the community scale. This course is aimed at anyone seeking to enter into, or know more about, the sustainable community development market. This course will be of particular interest to planners, developers, municipal officials and politicians, civil and transportation engineers and green building consultants/designers. While this is not an exam preparation course, it may still be of value to individuals studying for the LEED AP-ND exam.
6.5 GBCI CE hours (general or LEED specific ND)
Building a Toronto 2030 District
The 2030 Challenge planted a flag for long term building performance targets that have been adopted by the AIA, OAA, ASHRAE, and the USGBC. in 2010 Seattle created the first 2030 District, moving the challenge from the building scale to the community level. There are now five 2030 Districts across the US, including Seattle, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Denver and L.A.  A consortium of conservation groups and industry associations seeks to make Toronto the sixth 2030 District, the first in Canada and the largest to date.
This workshop will explore the objectives of the 2030 challenge at the District scale and engage participants in defining how best a 2030 District can support conservation activities in Toronto. The session will include case studies on the application of energy analytics to influence design and building management, discuss the role of benchmarks and baseline performance across the district and identify opportunities for innovation and collaboration.
Facilitator: Jeff Ranson, Interim Executive Director - the Toronto 2030 District
3 CE hours

Sustainability and the Built Environment

As a green building professional, you know a lot about green buildings (water efficiency, energy efficiency, renewables, non-toxic material, locally sourced, etc.), but what if all the buildings in Canada were suddenly green, would we then live in a sustainable society? Is a green building product really a sustainable product? And how does LEED relate to sustainability? Join us for a fun and interactive session with other professionals in the green building sector to explore the relationship between sustainability and the built environment through dialogue, hands-on exercises and stories. Also, learn how innovative sustainability-minded green builders are using the Natural Step Framework to drive innovation within their companies and transform the building sector.

Facilitators: John Purkis and Caroline Nolan, The Natural Step
3 CE hours
LEED Outside The Box - Using Low Impact Development (LID) Techniques for Outdoor Design

Often we focus on the building components of our projects and pay less attention to the practical design of storm drainage and stormwater management systems.  Parking lots, walkways and gardens often rely on standing water and snow melt quickly disappearing from surfaces for safety and liability reasons.  Through the use of Low Impact Development practices we can make these elements simultaneously come to life and serve to protect the environment.  In this session, through the exploration of new guidelines, case studies and practical design considerations we will explore onsite water quantity and quality issues, site aesthetics and environmental improvements, all while improving the life cycle of our  infrastructure, addressing operations and  maintenance requirements and gaining a few LEED points at the same time. 
Facilitator: John Nemeth, Program Manager - Business Strategies, Infrastructure Programming and Studies, Transportation Division - Region of Peel - Public Works
3 CE hours
Special thanks to our Platinum Event Sponsor!


Department of Architectural Science
325 Church Street