Hosted in Saskatoon, BUILD SASK GREEN 2018 attendees will learn the importance of reducing global carbon emissions, basic principles surrounding zero carbon building, and key strategies that are being introduced to target Canada's carbon emissions in CaGBC's Zero Carbon Building Standard.


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Pre-Conference Agenda

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Education Course
2:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Understanding How NECB 2015 Affects Your Work

Instructor: Yichao Chen, Building Energy Consultant, Building Specialty Services Group, Morrison Hershfield (MH)
Level 4 Conference Room
(separate registration fee required–limited space)
Sponsored by Complex Energy Analysis Limited
Building Tour/Reception
6:15 - 10:00 p.m.
Remai Modern Tour/Reception

Level 3 Galleria & Lounge
(separate registration fee required–appetizers and art gallery admission included in registration price)


Thursday, October 18, 2018
7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
Registration & Buffet Breakfast

Hosted by CaGBC Sask Chapter Emerging Green Professionals
8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Welcome from CaGBC Saskatchewan Chapter
Greetings from City of Saskatoon - Mayor Charlie Clark
City of Saskatoon’s Climate Change Initiatives
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Opening Keynote “Sustainability of the past informs the future: Making Wanuskewin Canada’s première cultural destination”

Dr. Ernie Walker, University of Saskatchewan
Sessions Zero Carbon Building - Energy Efficiency & Performance
Zero Carbon Building - Energy Efficiency & Performance
10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Local Sustainability Case Studies
Wanuskewin Heritage Park: A Renewal Strategy
Mitch Strocen, aodbt architecture + interior design, Marilyn Gould, Hanna Crosby & Associates

Saskatoon Bus Rapid Transit
Rob Dudiak, City of Saskatoon
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Networking Lunch

GreenTalk 12:20–12:30 p.m.
What are Renewable Rides?
Sponsored by Saskatchewan Environmental Society
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
“Arc 2018: Using data to benchmark against other projects and improve performance” Case Study
Nellie Cheng, Managing Director, Green Building Certification Inc. (GBCI) Canada

Energy Performance Contracting and Performance Monitoring
Blaine Knoblauch, Geraldine Sadia, City of Saskatoon
Sponsored by Kindrachuk Agrey Architecture
1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
“The Code is coming--what will the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2015 look like?”

Case Study from a Modeler’s Perspective
Cindy Perrot, Thurston Engineering Services

Energy Stakeholder’s Group Report
Kresten Krogsgaard, City of Regina, Sheldon Goertzen, City of Saskatoon
Sponsored by Integrated Designs
2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Networking Break

GreenTalk 2:55 – 3:05 p.m.
How can building owners reduce energy costs and increase profit?
Megan Patterson, SaskPower
(Riverside Room)
3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closing Keynote “CaGBC Zero Carbon Building Pilot-MacKimmie Complex Redevelopment Design, University of Calgary: re-energized central hub of academic learning and office spaces” + IDEAJam
Adam Stoker, University of Calgary

In the interactive IDEAJam, be empowered to develop solutions to design and operational challenges in zero carbon buildings through a collaborative rapid-idea generation activity.
Sponsored by 1080 Architecture Planning + Interiors

Don't miss your opportunity to connect with Saskatchewan's green building leaders
and learn more about how can play a role in tackling the carbon challenge



Key benefits of attending BUILD SASK GREEN 2018:

Engage in interactive discussions on how zero carbon applications in new and existing buildings can work toward meeting carbon reduction goals and explore case studies on pilot projects recently completed in Canada, and how they can be applied locally.

Gain an understanding of zero carbon, with particular emphasis on the CaGBC's Zero Carbon Building Standard, including topics on zero carbon balance, a zero carbon transition plan, thermal energy demand intensity, energy use intensity, renewable energy, peak demand, as well as embodied carbon.

Optimize your decision-making through learning how to utilize policy, measurement tools, and available programs to work toward a goal of reducing commercial building emissions, and be equipped with knowledge and skills that will enable you to navigate and implement the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2015 with confidence.

You will learn about key performance characteristics in NECB 2015 from the envelope, to mechanical and lighting, and the flexibility requirements in the code that allow for design trade-offs in instances where requirements may be onerous for certain projects.



BUILD SASK GREEN 2018 will be hosted in Saskatoon at Remai Modern--connecting space and nature in a new museum of modern and contemporary art.

Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan
102 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0L3


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

Click here to view our BUILD SASK GREEN 2018 Sponsorship Prospectus. For any sponsorship inquiries, please contact Karyn Mossing.

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For any information or questions regarding
BUILD SASK GREEN 2018, please contact:

Karyn Mossing
Chapter Engagement Specialist