The annual BUILD SASK GREEN Conference in the fall features education, training, and motivational sessions
on green building practices and trends. Attendees will learn from industry experts to enhance their knowledge
and build their professional relationships through networking opportunities.

In 2017, the BUILD SASK GREEN Conference will offer attendees current and relevant content on the
optimization of performance and operation of existing buildings and sustainable land use planning.

The Existing Buildings conference stream looks at carbon performance as a key metric in place of energy
performance and energy conservation measures that demonstrably lead to carbon savings, such as
re-commissioning to optimize the performance and operation of an existing building’s system and
deep energy retrofits to reduce energy consumption significantly.

The Sustainable Planning conference stream will explore creative green building solutions designed to meet
the challenges of urbanization, including the sustainable development and use of land, planning permission,
protection and use of the environment, and design strategies to balance science, aesthetics and community
interests in the planning of healthy urban environments.


BUILD SASK GREEN 2017 Registration Now Open until October 31, 2017

Please register by noon October 31, 2017. (Sorry, no late or walk-in registrations will be accepted).

Note: Registration for the November 1 Building Tour and Networking Social requires a separate registration.

3-Hour “Exam Cram” for LEED® Green Associate Exam

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: DoubleTree By Hilton Regina

We’ll help you cram for your LEED® Green Associate Exam at this 3-hour workshop. Registration is open until October 27.

LEED® Tour and Networking: École Connaught Community School

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time: 5:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: École Connaught Community School

Keep the learning going by joining our tour of a new $22M LEED® school -- École Connaught Community School. Then continue the dialog and have fun, drinks and food after at the networking social from 5:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Registration is open until October 28 and includes a tour, local beer tasting, and appetizers at networking social.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Education Workshops
1:30 p.m. to
4:30 p.m.
3-Hour “Exam Cram” for LEED® Green Associate Exam
We’ll help you cram for your LEED® Green Associate Exam at this 3-hour workshop. (Separate registration is required)
LEED® Building Tour & Networking
5:00 p.m. to
9:30 p.m.
LEED® Building Tour
5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

École Connaught Community School, 3515 13th Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1Z5 Join our LEED® tour of the new $22M LEED® school -- École Connaught Community School designed to be a 2-storey school, located within the existing Cathedral District of Regina. The school features 16 classrooms and houses approximately 425 students

Networking Social
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Greenwave Innovations “Automation Home” Networking Social, Unit B – 649 Solomon Crescent, Regina, SK S4N 6H9
(Separate registration is required - Local beer tasting and appetizers included in ticket price)
Thursday, November 2, 2017
7:45 a.m. Breakfast and Coffee
8:15 a.m. to
8:30 a.m.
Welcome from CaGBC Saskatchewan Chapter
8:30 a.m. to
9:30 a.m.
Opening Keynote "Green Building As a Climate Change Solution: Meeting 2030 Emissions Targets & Growing the Economy"
Thomas Mueller, President & CEO, CaGBC
Sponsored by aodbt architecture & interior design
Networking Break
Sessions Existing Buildings Sustainable Planning & Design
10:00 a.m. to
11:00 a.m.
1A: Carbon as the New Metric: CaGBC's Zero Carbon Building Standard
Mark Hutchinson, V-P, Green Building, CaGBC
1B: Planning for Sustainability: How Regina and Saskatoon are Using Policy to Support Long Term Sustainability
Jennifer Barrett, City of Regina
Tyson McShane, City of Saskatoon
11:15 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.
2A: Energy Saving Strategies for Existing Buildings
City of Saskatoon Buildings, Energy Efficiency Retrofits and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Chris Richards, City of Saskatoon

Retro-commissioning to maintain a building portfolio for generations
Ken Coutu, University of Saskatchewan
2B: Community-Based School Design
Borrowing Lean Principles: An innovative approach to community-based school design
Dallas Huard, Ellen Wardell, aodbt architecture & interior design

Ecole Connaught Community School: Creating a sustainable building
Greg Hasiuk, Number TEN Architectural Group
Networking Lunch
1:30 p.m. to
2:30 p.m.
3A: How to Locate, Validate, and Achieve GHG Reductions in Large Existing Portfolios
Gavin Maher, Ontario Public Service
3B: Environment And Social Based Design
Make the Local Global - I say LEED, You say protect Mother
Heather Bretz, Zoe Rezac, Stantec
Networking Break
3:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m.
Closing Keynote “Winter City Design & Radical Incrementalism”
Simon O'Byrne, Vice-President Community Development, Stantec
4:00 p.m. to
4:15 p.m.
Closing remarks from CaGBC Saskatchewan Chapter

Download BUILD SASK GREEN 2017 Presentations

École Connaught Community School LEED® Tour Presentation [PDF: 1.6 MB]

Existing Buildings Stream Presentation [PDF: 126.5 MB]

Sustainable Planning & Design Presentation [PDF: 35.7 MB]

Continuing Education Credits (CECs)

Saskatchewan Association of Architects (SAA)
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
3 hours workshop (core)
1 hour building tour (self-directed)

Thursday, November 2, 2017
5 hours (conference sessions - core)

Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute (SPPI)
All education sessions qualify for Learning Units (LUs) for SPPI members: each hour of education equals one hour of LUs.

Green Building Certification Inc. (GBCI)
BUILD SASK GREEN 2017: course ID 0920014835, was approved for 11 Continuing Education hours. To self-report log-in to your account at www.usgbc.org.


Each year, BUILD SASK GREEN is hosted alternately between the cities of Regina and Saskatoon. BUILD SASK GREEN 2017 will be held at the eco-conscious DoubleTree by Hilton Regina, located at 1975 Broad St, Regina, SK S4P 1Y2.

The first hotel in Saskatchewan to partner with Bullfrog Power, Hilton by Double Tree Regina received a 4 Green Keys rating from the Hotel Association of Canada’s Green Key Eco-Rating Program. Conference attendees can participate in green initiatives such as drinking water contained in reusable, designer glass bottles, using 100% compostable coffee stir sticks, using multi-stream recycling receptacles and E-V charging stations, and eating fresh herbs grown onsite.

$149/night Conference Hotel Room Rate
Reserve your room here to receive the hotel conference rate. (A room block is open until Sunday, October 22, 2017.For phone reservations, guests can call 306-525-6767 and quote the booking code: GBC


We have created a number of opportunities that are easily customized with a la carte options to help provide your organization with the benefits of promotion and access to key decision makers that matter to you.

Click here to view our BUILD SASK GREEN 2017 sponsorship prospectus. For any sponsorsip inquiries, please contact Karyn Mossing.


For any information or questions regarding
BUILD SASK GREEN 2017, please contact:

Karyn Mossing
Chapter Engagement Specialist

BUILD SASK GREEN 2017 Sponsors

Bullfrog Power is the green power supplier of BUILD SASK GREEN 2017!
This means that Bullfrog Power's generators put 100% green power onto the grid to match the amount of conventional electricity the event uses, displacing energy from polluting sources. Across Canada, Bullfrog's green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities. For more information on Bullfrog's green energy, visit www.bullfrogpower.com

GreenWave Innovations is the in-kind sponsor of the local beer tasting
GreenWave Innovations offers real-time energy (electrical, gas & water) monitoring solutions for both consumption and production metrics. Using accurate data, GreenWave assists client's in changing behaviours, scheduling and making ROI based decisions to reduce their energy usage and carbon footprint. For more information on GreenWave Innovations, visit www.greenwaveinnovations.ca

HDA Engineering is the Networking Social Sponsor of BUILD SASK GREEN 2017!
HDA Engineering designs and supervises construction of both retrofit installations and new construction. Its HVAC systems are designed to balance energy efficiency and user friendly operation. These installations have received a number of LEED Certifications. For more information on HDA Engineering, please go to www.hdaeng.comm

Silver Sponsors