Past Chapter Events

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
 
 
 

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Time: 7:30 - 10:00am
Location: Multiplex - Downtown Toronto Office, 200 Wellington St. W, Suite 1600, Toronto, ON (
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Event Description

The conservation landscape is moving faster than ever and keeping up to date is always a challenge. This event reviewed the most significant new and updated policies and programs related to building energy, carbon and sustainability in the GTA. 
 
Programs updates included:
  • City of Toronto: Toronto Green Standard V3, Green WIll, Emissions Strategy and BBP programs
  • Province of Ontario: Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking
  • Utilities: IESO & Enbridge
  • Other certifications and tools including LEED and the Zero Carbon Building Standard
Attendees learned about: 
  • Timelines for program launches and updates
  • New program or regulatory criteria
  • Who is impacted or eligible
  • Key contacts and resources for compliance and participation
 
 
Speakers
  • Moderator: Bryan Purcell, Vice-President of Policy & Programs, The Atmospheric Fund
  • Brandy Burdeniuk, Chief Customer Officer, GBCI Canada (View presentation)
  • Brian Byrnes, Senior Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Energy (View presentation)
  • Rob Edwards, Business Manager, Private Sector, IESO (View presentation)
  • Rae-Anne Miller, Manager - Public Energy Initiatives, Environment & Energy Division, City of Toronto (View presentation)
  • Carolyn Varady, Energy Advisor for Commercial New Construction, Enbridge (View presentation)
  • Jeff Ranson, Regional Director, CaGBC - GTA (View presentation)
 
 
The 2020 Green Building Breakfast Series is presented by:
 

 
Date: Tuesday, December 10
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Motley Kitchen, 70 Young St, Sudbury, ON
 
 
This event seeks to bring together local leaders in real estate, construction and city-building to explore the latest trends in green building, understand how buildings can help us meet our public and business sustainability goals, and build a stronger local community network of green building professionals. The focus of this event will be on the ongoing changing requirements for our existing building stock in Ontario.
 
This event includes lunch, presentations, and a tour of the McEwen School of Architecture, which is near the Motley Kitchen.
 
 
Presenting Sponsor
 
 
Acknowledging the importance of creating resilient buildings in the new climate reality, Enbridge has a number of industry-leading energy efficiency programs that can be customized to meet your project goals.
 
In particular, the Savings by Design program focuses on an Integrated Design Process (IDP) workshop which brings together teams of experts to discuss and evaluate strategies to improve the energy performance and sustainability of a new build, with all costs covered by Enbridge. Visit www.savingsbydesign.ca to find out more.
 
 
Event Partners
                               
 
 
 
 

 
Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Location: evolv1, 420 Wes Graham Way, Waterloo, ON
 
This event seeks to bring together local leaders in real estate, construction and city-building to explore the latest trends in green building, understand how buildings can help us meet our public and business sustainability goals, and build a stronger local community network of green building professionals. The focus of this event will be on the ongoing changing requirements for our existing building stock in Ontario.
 
The event will be hosted at Evolv1 in Waterloo, Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building-Design certified project.
 
Panelists will include:
  • Antoni Paleshi, Project Director, Performance Analysis, Sustainability & Energy, WSP
  • Derek Satnik, Vice President of Technology, Smart Communities, s2e Technologies
  • Jennifer Weatherston, Director of Sustainability, Timberworx Custom Homes

Agenda

6:00 P.M - 6:30 P.M: Registration and networking
6:30 P.M - 7:30 P.M: Introductions and panel discussion
7:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M: Networking
 
Presenting Sponsor
 
 
Acknowledging the importance of creating resilient buildings in the new climate reality, Enbridge has a number of industry-leading energy efficiency programs that can be customized to meet your project goals.
 
In particular, the Savings by Design program focuses on an Integrated Design Process (IDP) workshop which brings together teams of experts to discuss and evaluate strategies to improve the energy performance and sustainability of a new build, with all costs covered by Enbridge. Visit www.savingsbydesign.ca to find out more.
 
 
Event Partner