About Build Green Atlantic
September 30 | Halifax, NS | Halifax Convention Centre

Build Green Atlantic 2019 is a conference, trade show and networking event created to advance the design, construction, and operation of green buildings in Atlantic Canada.

This year, Build Green Atlantic will be held in Halifax, NS on Monday, September 30, 2019. The theme of this year’s conference is Retrofits, Energy Benchmarking and Accelerating to Zero. Build Green Atlantic attracts the green building sector including architects, engineers, designers, policy makers and students and focuses on sharing best practices from across the industry.


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Program at a Glance

Build Green Atlantic 2019  will have three education streams focused on Retrofits, Energy Benchmarking and Accelerating to Zero.

Build Green Atlantic 2019 will feature exciting speakers and innovative projects. Stay tuned for details on the breakfast keynote, education sessions, closing plenary, tradeshow and Atlantic Chapter Leadership & Green Building Awards Ceremony. The BGA 2019 organizing committee is planning a schedule that includes project profiles, product demonstrations, and construction best practices that address the continuum of sustainable building from residential to commercial and industrial projects.

Halifax Convention Centre | Monday, September 30, 2019
7:30 - 8:00
Conference Registration
8:00 - 9:30
Breakfast, Conference Welcome & Keynote Address
Convention Hall C1-C2A

Building as a Conscious Act: Finding Opportunity in Health, Resiliency and Community
Eric Corey Freed, Morrison Hershfield & Organic Architect

9:30 - 10:20
Ato Z - Session 1A
Room 106 & 107
Innovative Solutions for Zero Carbon Buildings, Lisa Westerhoff & Mike Godawa, Integral
Retrofits - Session 1B
Room 108
Market Transformation: The Path for Existing Buildings to a Zero Carbon State, Andrew Penner, BGIS
Energy Benchmarking - Session 1C
Room 109
Carbon Drawdown & Storage in Low-Rise Buildings, Chris Magwood, Endeavour and Green and Natural Building for High Impact, Mark Lakeman, The City Repair Project
10:20 - 11:10
A to Z - Session 2A
Room 106 & 107
HVAC Design Patterns for Low/Zero Energy and Carbon Buildings, Steve Kemp, RDH
Retrofits - Session 2B
Room 108
Retrofit to the Max: Elite Performance is Not Just for New Builds, Aman Hehar, Humber College & Steven Murray, Morrison Hershfield
Energy Benchmarking - Session 2C
Room 109
Energy and Carbon Benchmarking: Perspectives from Ottawa, Carolyn Johanson, WSP
11:10 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:20
A to Z - Session 3A
Room 106 & 107
Embodied Carbon – the next Net-Zero? Keith Robertson, Solterre
Retrofits - Session 3B
Room 108
Net Zero at University of Calgary: MacKimmie Complex Retrofit Case Study, Adam Stoker, University of Calgary
Energy Benchmarking - Session 3C
Room 109
Utilizing Renewable Energy Purchasing Agreement to Meet Climate Goals, Susanne Fratzscher, CFR  & Steve Lanou, MIT
12:20 - 3:00
Lunch on the Tradeshow Floor | Convention Hall C1-C2A 
3:00 - 4:30
Closing Plenary
Convention Hall C1-C2A
Accelerating to Zero - Making the Case for Building to Zero Carbon - Fin MacDonald, CaGBC & Antoni Paleshi, WSP
Presentation & Panel
4:30 - 5:30
Wine & Cheese Closing Reception & Atlantic Chapter Green Building and Leadership Awards Ceremony | Convention Hall C1-C2A

Call for Exhibitors

Thank you to Build Green Atlantic’s many exhibitors, for showcasing their products and services at our industry trade show.

Read our Exhibitor Prospectus »



Sponsor Build Green Atlantic 2019

Build Green Atlantic wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our Sponsors. Learn how you could sponsor Build Green Atlantic 2020.

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For any information or questions regarding Build Green Atlantic 2019, please contact:

Lara Ryan
Regional Director - Atlantic Chapter
Direct: (902) 440-0296