2015 Conference Program

Please note, the program is subject to change.

Day 1 - Wednesday
Plenary, Expo
and Gala
   
7:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Plenary including:

  • Product of the Year Award finalist videos
  • Remarks from Michael McSweeney, Honourary Conference Chair
  • Greening Commercial Real Estate: The Next Wave of Innovation. Real Estate Panel Discussion with the CaGBC, Oxford Properties Group, TD Bank Group and Brookfield
  • Buildings like Trees, Cities like Forests. Keynote Presentation by Professor Dr. Michael Braungart,Founder and Scientific Director of EPEA, Environmental Protection and Encouragement Agency in Hamburg, Germany. Braungart is one of the leading global authorities on healthy building materials, and the innovator behind the cradle-to-cradle movement.

 

East Ballroom ABC
 noon - 5:00 p.m.
Expo Floor Open
Lunch on Expo Floor from noon to 1:00 pm
East Exhibit Hall A
 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Leadership Awards Gala Reception
West Ballroom CD Foyer
 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Leadership Awards Gala Dinner followed by Keynote Presentation by Edward Mazria, Founder and CEO of Architecture 2030. Mr. Mazria will discuss the road to zero emissions and the transformation that is underway to address the most pressing issues of our time – urbanization, energy, and climate change.
West Ballroom CD

Day 1 - Education
Wednesday, June 3

Stream 1

Room 11

Stream 2

Room 12

Stream 3

Room 15

Stream 4

Room 10

Stream 5

Room 8

9:45 a.m - 10:45 a.m.

Product Transformation: The Manufacturer's Journey towards Transparency and Optimization
Better Sustainability Reporting and Benchmarking with GRESB
Lessons from Abroad: Sustainable Urban Development and the Future of Cities
Regeneration Generation
Performance Benchmarking of LEED Homes Using Hydro Data

11:05 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Master Speaker Series: The Power of Environmental Surfing for Human Health and Environmental Resiliency
Quick, Simple and Transparent Energy Modeling Tools for Designers
Healthy Buildings and the Bottom Line
Living Building Challenge in Affordable Housing: Findings from the Field
Innovation and Results - How to Stay on the Performance Track

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Life Cycle Assessment: A Better Way to Choose Materials (and a New v4 Credit)
Health and Wellness in Green Buildings: A Case Study of the WELL Building Standard Applied to a LEED Platinum Project City is Efficiency
Master Speaker Series: Changing the Storyline: From Green to Regenerative
Mind the Gap: Energy Models and Actual Building Performance
Day 2 - Thursday
Breakfast and Plenary Session

   
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast

 

East Meeting Room Foyer
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon and Energy Benchmarking Panel Discussion

  • The Drive Toward a National Energy Benchmarking Strategy in Canada. North America’s foremost energy experts will be providing a panel discussion about how energy benchmarking policies can play a strategic role in improving the efficiency of our building stock. The panel discussion will include an overview of the historical uptake and impact of energy benchmarking in the United States, and will also cover the growing interest and support for energy benchmarking policies in Canada – both by the public and private sectors.

 

East Ballroom ABC

Day 2 - Thursday
June 4

Stream 1

Room 11

Stream 2

Room 12

Stream 3

Room 15

Stream 4

Room 10

Stream 5

Room 8

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

The Policy Conundrum: Steering a Big Ship Toward Change
How Feasible are Passive House Heating Targets for MURBs in Canada?
California High Speed Rail: Regenerative Station Design
Business as a Regenerative Force
The CIRS Building: A Case Study of the Performance Gap

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Material Transparency: How to Research Materials
Master Speaker Series: Designing Buildings for Health and Wellness: Introducing the WELL Building Standard
Lessons from IAQ Monitoring in China
Regeneration from the Outside In: Eco-effective Skins for Net Positive Buildings
Discoveries at Net Zero

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Beyond Bins: What Certified Projects Tell Us About Design and Construction Waste Practices for LEED v4
ecoMetrics: Demystifying Energy Metrics, Targets and Striving for Net-zero
Master Speaker Series: An Investment Perspective on Green Building
Mosaic: Living Building Challenge and LEED Platinum Under Conventional Budget and Ahead of Schedule
Do our Green Buildings Perform as Intended?

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Is LEED Equivalency Equal?
Making District-scale Collaboration Work
New Developments from Austria
Regenerative Neighbourhoods: the Living Community Challenge and Integrated Urban Energy Systems
How does an  Institution Learn? Addressing the Performance Gap at UBC