Past Chapter Events

Date:  Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Location: Online

Event Details 

Spring Open is an opportunity to learn about new green buildings in Southern Ontario that are pushing the envelope! Register to see rapid-fire pecha kucha presentations highlighting the newest and most sustainable buildings in Southern Ontario.  


Building Blitz Projects

  • Canoe Landing Campus, Toronto, ON
    Presented by Peter Duckworth-Pilkington, Principal, ZAS Architects + Interiors

  • Building Nx - Humber College, Toronto, ON
    Presented by Aman Hehar, Energy Efficiency Manager, Humber College

  • Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building - York University, Toronto, ON
    Presented by Barry Sampson, Principal, Baird Sampson Neuert Architects

  • 110 Yonge - The Toronto Studio of Perkins and Will, Toronto, ON
    Presented by Zeina Elali, Senior Sustainability Advisor, Associate, Perkins and Will
  • Aqualina NetZED, Toronto, ON
    Presented by Adrian Wang, Director of Innovation & Sustainability, Deltera

  • The Ken Soble Tower Transformation, Hamilton, ON
    Presented by Graeme Stewart, Principal, ERA Architects

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. EST Sign-in begins at 7:30 A.M.
Location: Lennox Hall East, Toronto Region Board of Trade - 77 Adelaide St West, Toronto, ON (Map)

Event Highlights

For this critical decade of climate action Canada must work collectively to lower carbon emissions in order to meet the country’s global commitments. The building industry is responsible for 17 per cent of all GHG emissions – but that number can be as high as 30 per cent if one accounts for embodied carbon from construction materials and processes.
The event will explore how the industry embeds embodied carbon minimization into the design process. The morning with feature a presentation of the newly launched Version Two of the Zero Carbon Building Standard which introduces greater flexibility to support the goal of transforming all buildings to zero carbon while ensuring higher performance by raising the bar on key metrics, including embodied carbon, energy efficiency, and innovation. 
The event will include educational presentations, an interactive moderated panel and networking opportunities. 
Speakers Include:
  • Scott Armstrong, Project Principal - Building Sciences, WSP (Presentation)
  • Adam Auer, Vice President, Environment & Sustainability, Cement Association of Canada (Presentation)
  • Fin MacDonald, Manager, Zero Carbon Building Program, CaGBC (Presentation)
  • Annie Bevan, Global Head of Sustainability, Superior Essex & Brent Trenga, Director of Sustainability, Kingspan Insulated Panels (Presentation)
  • Suzanne Wiltshire, Business Developer, Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada Inc.(Presentation)

About the Innovation Series

The Innovation Series encourages education and dialogue around leading-edge solutions to the green building industry’s biggest challenges in creating high-performing and resilient buildings, communities, and cities of the future. The content is aimed at green building leaders who are interested in taking advantage of the many opportunities created by the emerging low-carbon economy.
Supporting Sponsors
Cement Association of Canada                            Kingspan