Session 1, 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Education Program (Tuesday, June 7)

Program is subject to change. View full stream descriptions here.

Continuing Education Hours

Continuing education (CEU) hours will be attributed to each session. Be sure to have your delegate badge scanned by one of our volunteers as you enter each session (stream or plenary). GBCI hours will be reported automatically only if your badge has been scanned upon entry to a session. Delegates must self-report in order to collect hours for any other association (including OAA and AIBC) and may be required to provide proof of participation. Please email jeaton@cagbc.org after June 9 and she will provide you with the information you need.

 


Stream 1: Green Real Estate: Taking the Lead in Canada

Meeting Room 200 AB

Google and CaGBC Test the LEED v4 System

1 GBCI CE hour
Presented by: Kati Kallins, Real Estate and Workplace Services Team, Google; Doug Webber, Sustainability and Energy Director, WSP Group; Martin Nielsen, Principal, DIALOG; Marsha Gentile, Construction Sustainability Specialist, Ledcor Construction Limited
Description: Interior Design and Construction under LEED v4 – what’s changed for the project team? Join Google, WSP, DIALOG and Ledcor as they highlight the key differences on two of the first projects attempting LEED v4 ID+C in Canada; Google’s Waterloo office and CaGBC’s new Vancouver office. The audience will learn from the perspective of an owner, a sustainability consultant, a designer, and a contractor. Panelists will provide a short summary on key differences with their LEED v4 project, their successes, and their lessons learned. A Q&A session will follow with the four panelists.


Stream 2: The Climate Change Imperative: Getting to Zero/Low Carbon Buildings

Meeting Room 206 A

How to Wisely Invest in your Building Envelope

1 GBCI CE hour
Presented by: Mark Lucuik, Principal, Director of Sustainability, Morrison Hershfield; Christian Cianfrone, Principal, Morrison Hershfield
Description: Learn about the real quantified energy use impact of building envelope variables which will be demonstrated by an innovative and colourful new tool using parametric energy simulation methodology.  The base model will be a building with ten stories, the same HVAC and lighting systems, and the same occupancy. Variables will include insulation thickness, thermal breaks in balconies, residential/commercial, window-to-wall ratio, glazing type, climate, and more. The tool is intuitive, easily understood, and reliable, and attendees will leave with a better understanding of the real impacts of the envelope on energy use.


Stream 3: Getting in on the Ground Floor: Health and Well-being Takes Off

Meeting Room 206 B

Supporting Healing and Inspiring Health through Innovative Green Buildings

1 GBCI CE hour
Presented by: Jeff Long, Project Superintendent, PCL Constructors Canada Inc.; Jackie Eli, Senior Director, Rehabilitative Care and Complexity Medicine, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare
Description
: Part of the Sinai Health System, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare encompasses a 680,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art health facility and the 150-year old restored Don Jail. In this session, learn how Bridgepoint and PCL Constructors Canada Inc. partnered to build the hospital’s vision of a campus of wellness for patients living with complex health conditions through the collaborative expertise of healthcare professionals and the design-build team to deliver a purpose-built facility that has operationalized a new model of clinical care to support recovery, provide adequate treatment and therapy spaces for patients and families, and support workflow for clinical teams.


Stream 4: Solutions for Greening the Multi-residential Sector

Meeting Room 206 C

Improving MURB Sustainability via Cross-pollination: Transferring Knowledge between Condos and Dormitories

1 GBCI CE hour, LEED Specific, BD+C, Homes
Presented by:
Grant Peters, Manager of Green Building Services, Fluent Group Consulting Engineers, Inc; Saher Fazilat, Executive Director of Facilities Development and Engineering, Western University
Description: 
MURBs can generally be grouped into two categories: those built by a developer (e.g. condominiums) and those built by an owner or institution (e.g. dormitories). Each is unique, representing different contexts and characterized by decision makers with varying motivations, priorities, and protocols. The result is distinctive design trends, unique to each category, that can dramatically alter building performance. This session compares and contrasts MURB categories with the aim of cross-pollinating knowledge and lessons learned between contexts. A summary of ownership structures, market conditions, technology choices, and design processes sets the stage.  Then, drawing on first hand experience, the presentation will outline proven sustainable design strategies that successfully translate between MURB categories.


Stream 5: International Developments in the Green Building Sector

Meeting Room 206D

Global Progress & Innovation:  Green Building Councils Leading the Way

World Green Building Council, CEO Panel

1 GBCI CE hour
Presented by:  Romilly Madew, CEO, Green Building Council of Australia; Sundaresan Raghupathy, Executive Director, Confederation of Indian Industry; Christine Lemaitre, CEO, Germany Green Building Council
Moderated by: Thomas Mueller, President and CEO, Canada Green Building Council
Description: Join the Chief Executives of three of the largest Green Building Councils for this multi-national perspective on innovation in green building. Hear about how Australia, India and Germany are making progress on net zero energy building, health and wellness, affordable green housing and green real estate. Participants will learn about the common challenges and real pathways to change as these innovative GBCs work with their respective governments, industry stakeholders and supporters to achieve their ultimate goal of transforming the built environment.



Session 2, 11:05 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.


Stream 1: Green Real Estate: Taking the Lead in Canada

Meeting Room 200 AB

Achieving Real Change in Real Estate

1 GBCI CE hour, LEED Specific, O+M
Presented by:
 Fin MacDonald, Sustainability Analyst, Morrison Hershfield; Gregory Pheiffer, Regional Operations Manager, 20 Vic Management Inc.
Description
: While LEED EB: O&M provides information to assist with decision-making and demonstrates industry leadership in greening existing buildings, it can also act as a catalyst for owners in development of their climate change strategy or corporate social responsibility initiatives. This presentation will also review the LEED EB: O&M v4 hidden potential, in order to assist owners with their broader corporate greening strategies.

 


Stream 2: The Climate Change Imperative: Getting to Zero/Low Carbon Buildings

Meeting Room 206 A

From Concept to Operation: York Region's First Attempt at a Net-zero Energy Building in Ontario

1 GBCI CE hour
Presented by:
Denis Poncelet, Sustainable Building Engineer, The Regional Municipality of  York; Afshin Naseri, Senior Project Manager, The Regional Municipality of York
Description: The Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship & Education Centre is The Regional Municipality of York's most sustainable building to date, pursuing both Living Building Challenge and LEED Platinum certifications. The building, located in one of the Region's FSC certified forests, is approximately 360m2 in size and consists of corporate meeting space, classroom, hoteling and ancillary spaces. From the owner's perspective, you’ll hear details about the pursuit of their first net-zero energy building including challenges, solutions, how progress toward net-zero target is being monitored, results achieved to date and lessons learned that can be applied to future projects.


Stream 3: Getting in on the Ground Floor: Health and Well-being Takes Off

Meeting Room 206 B

Pursuing WELL: A Tale of Perspective and Partnership

1 GBCI CE hour
Presented by:
Barbara Ciesla, Senior Vice President, Strategic Consulting, People+Place, Jones Lang LaSalle; David Hoffman, General Manager, Cadillac Fairview; Martha MacInnis, Design Director, TD Bank Group
Description:
The WELL Building Standard has quickly become one of the most intriguing standards in the real estate marketplace. It works to support and enhance every businesses biggest cost – its people. In this session, learn how TD Bank and Cadillac Fairview worked together as tenant and landlord in pursuit of the WELL Building Standard, how they did it, what they achieved, and how this journey enhanced both of their respective organizations. It is a tale of twists and turns, varying perspectives and one that exemplifies the power of partnership and collaboration.


Stream 4: Solutions for Greening the Multi-residential Sector

Meeting Room 206 C

Value Proposition for Green Condos

1 GBCI CE hour
Presented by:
Wells Baker, Director of Conservation and Sustainable Design, Minto Group  Inc.; Brian DePratto, TD Bank Group; Jenny McMinn, Vice President, Build Green Solutions Inc.
Description: There are many paths available for implementing and valuing green measures in condos. During this session we will identify different perspectives on investment strategies for achieving green and highlight the potential value proposition for the condo owner and review a special report released by TD Economics on the Market Benefit of Green Condos. The research analyzed the resale data for LEED certified and non-certified condos in Toronto over the last 10 years to identify differences in pricing, timing, and maintenance costs. Then, we'll look at a developer-focused approach that contains any additional investment to the developer, yielding beyond-LEED condos at market rates. Technical and business models used on condos achieving LEED Platinum and/or carbon neutral will be highlighted.


Stream 5: International Developments in the Green Building Sector

Meeting Room 206 D

The CO2-neutral Society

1 GBCI CE hour
Presented by
: Paul de Ruiter, Directeur, Architectenbureau Paul de Ruiter bv (Master Speaker)
Description:
At Paul de Ruiter Architects they are convinced that sustainability issues can be resolved at the city level, not just individual buildings. By connecting buildings to each other, they're enabled to share energy in order to achieve a more intelligent and energy-neutral living environment. By blending functions and ensuring circularity, CO2 emissions can be limited, as well as water consumption and waste streams, resulting in healthier cities. Intelligent buildings have the power to affect society on all different levels. They are not only able to generate energy in technical terms, but also in terms of the human factor.


Session 3, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Stream 1: Green Real Estate: Taking the Lead in Canada

Meeting Room 200 AB

Sustainability Training Presentation for Investment Managers (Collaborative Session)

1 GBCI CE hour
Presented by: Nada Sutic, General Manager, Bentall Kennedy
Description: 
This interactive workshop was developed by Bentall Kennedy and delivered to their own investment managers over the past two years. Facilitated peer-to-peer learning helps to establish a new norm that a strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework enhances long-term value by reducing risk, increasing net operating income and increasing tenant loyalty. The debrief focuses on explaining how the activity can help align and deepen the involvement of executives and investment managers to an ESG framework and actions.A final discussion will focus on how to engage non-sustainability people within an organization through adult learning/participatory learning techniques.


Stream 2: The Climate Change Imperative: Getting to Zero/Low Carbon Buildings

Meeting Room 206 A

Carbon Shift: Why carbon will overtake energy as the core performance indicator for green buildings.

1 GBCI CE hour
Presented by: Doug Webber, Sustainability and Energy Director, WSP Group (Master Speaker)
Description
: Energy is often used as the key indicator to assess building performance based on the assumption that it's an accurate indicator of carbon emissions. The truth, however, is not so simple, and there are signs that carbon performance will rightly come to play an increasingly important role in assessing green buildings. This change is being led by the new LEED Dynamic Plaque. The core metric used in its energy scoring methodology is carbon intensity. This makes it increasingly difficult to ignore the impact of buildings served by electricity grids with high carbon intensity. With the ability for properties to use power purchase agreements from renewable energy providers, it is becoming possible to choose your grid, and, with the advent of the LEED Dynamic Plaque, a building’s certification level will be affected not just by energy, but by carbon as well.

 

Stream 3: Getting in on the Ground Floor: Health and Well-being Takes Off

Meeting Room 206 B

Designing Circadian Light Systems for Healthier Outcomes (Collaborative Discussion)

1 GBCI CE hour

Presented by: Ed Clark, Sustainable Designer, ZGF Architects LLP; Marty Brennan, Sustainable Designer, ZGF Architects LLP
Description:
The lighting of workstations, workplaces, and homes play significant roles in achieving adequate exposure to the light resources that influence circadian rhythms, the primary synchronizer of our body clock to local time on Earth. When daylight may not be sufficient, electric lighting, coupled with colour shifting components, can supplementally support circadian entrainment. This session will cover basic concepts of circadian rhythms and spectral light, and how to how to use lighting software to investigate luminous environments that promote circadian entrainment to improve productivity and well-being.


Stream 4: Solutions for Greening the Multi-residential Sector

Meeting Room 206 C

Capturing the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency

1 GBCI CE hour, LEED Specific, BD+C, Homes

Presented by: Tim Stoate, Executive Vice President, Efficiency Capital Corp; Allison Annesley, Vice President of Energy Solutions, Efficiency Capital Corp; Jimmy Lu, TowerWise Coordinator, Toronto Atmospheric Fund

Moderated by: Fariha Husain, Efficiency Capital Corp
Description:
In 2050, 80 per cent of the buildings we’ll be using will be existing buildings, so energy efficiency retrofits are critical to reducing costs and climate pollution. Learn about emerging regulations as drivers, demand for green homes in the multi-residential sector, innovative financing options and the importance of energy monitoring, measurement and verification. The value proposition for energy efficiency and the opportunity cost of inaction will be explored and participants will identify barriers and solutions in a case study.


Stream 5: International Developments in the Green Building Sector

Meeting Room 206 D

Planning for Social Sustainability: Insights from Sustainable Neighbourhoods in Northern Europe

1 GBCI CE hour
Presented by: 
Meg Holden, Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University; Charling Li, Planner, Sustainable Solutions, Stantec Consulting; Daniel Sturgeon, Development Planning Technician, Simon Fraser University
Description: 
In this session, participants will learn about a new theoretical framework for evaluating the outcomes in sustainable neighbourhood planning, developed through the Ecourbanism Worldwide international research project. The audience will discuss how existing certification frameworks may better incorporate social sustainability.