A Selection of Our Past Chapter Events

Green Innovation Series:

Designing and Constructing an Airtight Building – Lessons Learned from Seattle

During this lunch seminar, the City of Vancouver and BC step code airtightness testing requirements were introduced, and attendees heard from experienced practitioners who are involved with the design, construction and testing of airtight buildings in Seattle, learning. what it really takes to design and construct an airtight building.

Patrick Enright: Patrick Enright, Green Building Engineer, Sustainability Group , City of Vancouver
Denali Jones, RDH Building Science Inc.
Brian Lenz, Quality Assurance Manager, Walsh Construction

The Adoption of Healthier Building Practices in the Commercial Property Sector in Canada.

Attendees joined us for a market update and lively panel discussion on the adoption of healthier building practices. During this event we heard the perspectives of leading figures from commercial property management, health and wellness consulting, and the Canada Green Building Council, in a discussion about the status of health and wellness actions and commercial buildings in Canada.

Thomas Mueller, President and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council
Ashley O’Neill, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, CBRE Limited
Peter Smith, Vice President, Delos Solutions at Delos®

Darryl Neate, Director, Sustainability, Oxford Properties Group

Evening Panel Discussion:

Approaches to Advancing Net Zero – CaGBC and City of Vancouver Perspectives

Thomas Mueller, President and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council
Sean Pander, Green Building Program Manager at the City of Vancouver

Dave Ramslie, Principal, Sustainability + Research at Integral Group

Emerging Green Professionals Events:

The CaGBC's Emerging Green Professionals (EGP) are dedicated to providing the next generation of green building industry professionals with the tools, information and connections they need to be successful.

BCIT Research Facility Tour and Social

The Canada Green Building Council EGP (Emerging Green Professionals) Committee invited guests to join them on this tour of the Building Science Centre of Excellence, within the School of Construction and the Environment at BCIT. BCIT conducts leading edge applied research and establishes best practices for the industry in building science and building engineering. The tour ended at the Habitat Pub, for an informal social.

The Green Building Industry: Inspiring Possibilities

This was the first event hosted by our EGP group in Vancouver. "Inspiring Possibilities" gave industry insight into the rapidly growing green building and alternative energy field. Designed to be an open and relaxed atmosphere, attendees had the chance to ask questions, hear the perspective of industry experts and network.

Bryn Davidson, Principal / Design with Lanefab Design/Build
Chris Higgins, Green Building Planner with the City of Vancouver
Sean Moore, Sustainable Building Analyst with Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Steffen Lee Trangeled, Energy Efficiency Engineer with SES Consulting
James Woodall, Sustainable Design Specialist with HCMA
Vanessa Jansen, Designer, Perkins and Will

Summertime Green Building Mixer

Attendees networked on the rooftop patio, and enjoyed short presentations on recent green building projects in BC, including:

  • TELUS Garden Office Tower (Goran Ostojic , Integral Group)
  • Stantec Office, Metrotower III (Megan Leslie, Stantec)
  • Queen Mary Elementary (James Kao , DA Architects + Planners)
  • Wood Innovation and Design Centre (Juan Monterrosa, MMM Group Limited)
  • Mt. Tolmie Community Branch 68 (Jeremy Trigg, Vancity)

You can view the pdf of these presentations here.

2016 Lunch and Learn Series:

  • Introduction to Energy Benchmarking, Victoria 
  • Introduction to the WELL Building Standard, Vancouver 
  • Resilience and Green Building, Vancouver and Victoria 
  • Introduction to the Material Credits in LEED v4, Vancouver