BuildGreen Atlantic 2017
WTCC, Halifax, NS – September 25, 2017

BuildGreen Atlantic will be held on September 25, 2017 at the World Trade and Convention Centre in downtown Halifax.  The event will featurea B2B tradeshow and will attract the green building sector including architects, engineers, designers, policy makers as well as students.  

Tradeshow and Sponsorship Opportunities 

For more information about sponsoring or exhibiting at BuildGreen Atlantic, please contact Lara Ryan at

BuildGreen Atlantic DRAFT SCHEDULE


WTCC, Halifax, NS

Monday, September 25, 2017

8:00 - 9:30 Breakfast
Conference Welcome by Mark Hutchinson, CaGBC VP of Green Building Programs

Keynote Address
The Coming of Age of a Smart Grid and Smart Buildings
Thomas Lawrence, ASHRAE Distinguished Speaker
9:30 - 10:20 Session 1A
Commissioning & Efficiency in New and Existing Buildings
Sam Natche, Efficiency Nova Scotia
Avery Kartes, Efficiency Nova Scotia
Claude Gautreau, CMHC
Session 1B
Building Green Education through Community Partnerships: a work in progress with the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts and NSCC
Chris O'Neill, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts & NSCC
10:20 - 11:10 Session 2A 
Sustainable and Energy Efficient Designs to increase LEED EB Certification
Troy Droesbrok, Smith + Andersen
Session 2B
Resilient Design: Achieving Green Building Standards with Air Movement
Max Beaumont, Big Ass Solutions
11:10 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:20 Session 3A
Thermal Envelope Testing and Upgrades
Rochelle Owen, Dalhousie University
Session 3B
Carbon Based Products Industry
Jennifer Wagner, CarbonCure Technologies
12:20 - 3:30 Lunch on the Tradeshow Floor
3:30 - 4:20 Session 4A - LEED Specific ConEd
CaGBC's Zero Carbon Initiative
Mark Hutchinson, CaGBC
Session 4B
Passive House: Affordable Sustainability or Sustainable Affordability?
Ramzi Kawar, Housing Nova Scotia
4:20 - 5:30 Wine & Cheese Closing Reception & Atlantic Chapter Green Building Awards Ceremony

Post Conference Workshops:

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

8:30 - 12:00 Post Conference Workshop - TBD
1:00 - 4:30 Post Conference Workshop - Understanding the WELL Building Standard

Pricing Table

Pricing – BuildGreen Atlantic 2017 Date Early Bird Member Early Bird
Non Member
Member Non-Member
BuildGreen Atlantic Conference & Tradeshow NS September 25, 2017 $225 $275 $275 $325
1/2 Day Workshop - TBD September 26, 2017 $150  $200 $175  $225 
1/2 Day Workshop - Understanding the WELL Building Standard  September 26, 2017  $150  $200 $175 $225 

Students - Please note that there is a student registration price of $50 for the 1/2 day workshops.  Also, before you pay, please note that CONA, MUN, NBCC, Holland College NSCC and Dalhousie University all have been assigned a number of complimentary registrations for the conference education sessions (does not include the 1/2 day workshop - those are $50).  

Please contact Lara Ryan at with proof of student status to receive a promo code to register or to be connected with coordinators at your post secondary institution.

Registration for NS Events Coming Soon