Getting to Low Carbon Buildings: The New Toronto Green Standard and CaGBC's Zero Carbon Building Standard


Tue June 13, 2017, 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Fairmont Royal York Hotel - Toronto,
Education (Chapter)


Date: June 13, 2017 
Time: 7:30-9:30AM 
Location: Territories Room, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St West, Toronto, ON (Map)


7:30 – Hot breakfast and networking
8:00 – Speaker Presentations
9:00 – Networking


Across Canada, policies and programs that focus on reducing carbon emissions from the building sector are being advanced. What are we doing to champion the move to lower-carbon buildings and support Canada’s efforts to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 2030? Come to this breakfast session to learn about new programs from the City of Toronto and the CaGBC!

During this session, Lisa King will 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. In this presentation you will hear about the energy, resilience, GHG and cost benefits of high performance buildings and updates to the Toronto Green Standard.

Mark Hutchinson will introduce the 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.


Lisa King, M.A. City Planning, City of Toronto

Lisa King is a Senior Environmental Policy Planner for the City of Toronto, City Planning Division's Strategic Initiatives Policy and Analysis section practicing in the areas of sustainable development, energy policy and climate change. Lisa leads new environmental policy agendas for the City Planning Division in efforts to ensure high performance buildings and communities in a City experiencing unprecedented growth. She is the staff lead for the Toronto Green Standard, a two-tier new construction standard and Toronto's new zero emissions buildings framework. 


Mark Hutchinson, Vice President, Green Building Programs, Canada Green Building Council 

Mark Hutchinson has worked with the Canada Green Building Council for the last eight years. As Vice President of Green Building Programs, he oversees the strategic direction and operation of the LEED building certification program in Canada. He currently serves as Immediate Past Chair of the USGBC’s LEED Steering Committee, which oversees the development and application of the LEED program globally. He also participates in the LEED International Roundtable and the LEED Canada Steering Committee. Mark oversees the development and application of new certification programs, and is currently working on the development of the CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Buildings program.


Emerging Green Professional (EGP)*: $40 +HST
Members$55 +HST
Non-Member: $75 +HST

 *Please email for your EGP discount code. 

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