Connect. Learn. Transform.

Building Lasting Change is Canada’s largest green building conference and is known
for activating connections, delivering world class learning opportunities and cultivating inspiration and innovation.

Building actionable solutions to climate change is the focus of Building Lasting Change 2017, with the goal of engaging the members and stakeholders of the Canadian building industry in the fight to reduce GHG emissions.

 

Program at a glance

Event Types

Conference

Special Events

Networking Events

 

Click on a date to see the full event schedule for each day.

 

Monday, May 29

Time Type Event Location

TBC

Hackathon

Hosted by CaGBC Education, this event provides project specific tasks for participants to work on real-life scenarios.

Not included in the full conference package.

TBC

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Tuesday, May 30

Time Type Event Location

8:00 a.m. -
4:00 p.m.

The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Summit

This full-day pre-conference event will kick-off the CaGBC's new Zero Carbon Building Standard for commercial, institutional and multi-residential buildings in Canada. The Summit will feature five technical sessions addressing the key challenges and opportunities for net zero design and construction and an exclusive lunch plenary including a diverse panel of international experts. Delegates will be introduced to the foundational components of zero carbon buildings and real-life strategies for modelling energy consumption and carbon emissions, keeping zero carbon construction affordable, integrating renewables, evaluating the carbon footprint of building materials, and innovating to zero carbon.

Not included in the full conference package.

VCC West, 301

8:15 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.

Tour #1: Setting the Standards for Health and Wellness in Downtown Commercial Buildings

This tour will give attendees an exclusive opportunity to view a range of commercial projects in downtown Vancouver which are incorporating health, wellness and sustainability into building design and operations.

Not included in the full conference package.

Walking Tour: Tour departs on foot from Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC)

8:00 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.

Tour #2: Wood on the Rise: A Walking Tour of UBC Wood Buildings

This walking tour at UBC will explore the theme of wood, stopping at the Centre for Research on Sustainability, the Bio-Energy Research Centre and Brock Commons.

Not included in the full conference package.

Shuttle to UBC: Shuttle departs from VCC

1:30 p.m. -
5:30 p.m.

Tour #3: Marine Gateway: An Ambitious, Transit- Oriented Mixed-Use Development

Tour the Marine Gateway, a new mixed-use development in south Vancouver designed by Perkins+Will in partnership with PCI Developments.

Not included in the full conference package.

Canada Line to Marine Gateway: Tour will depart from Waterfront Station

12.30 p.m. -
4.30 p.m.

Tour #4: Getting to Net Zero in Vancouver

Enjoy a guided tour of a multi-unit residential property which is currently Canada’s largest Passive House building and visit research facilities at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).

Not included in the full conference package.

Shuttle departs from VCC

4:00 p.m. -
5:00 p.m.

Canadian Green Building Awards

The Canadian Green Building Awards, a joint program of the CaGBC and Sustainable Architecture & Building (SABMag), recognize excellence in the design and execution of Canadian residential and non-residential buildings of all types.


VCC West, 306

5:00 p.m. -
6:00 p.m.

CaGBC Annual General Meeting

VCC West, 306

6:00 p.m. -
8:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

One pass is included in each full delegate pass. Additional or individual tickets can be purchased.

VCC West,
Ballroom AB

8:00 p.m. -
10:00 p.m.

Chapter After-Party

Not included in full delegate pass. Tickets can be purchased online now or at the door. Includes one complimentary drink.

Not included in the full conference package.

Mahony & Sons Pub

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Wednesday, May 31

Time Type Event Location

8:00 a.m. -
9:30 a.m.

Opening Plenary

VCC West,
Ballroom CD
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Education Breakout Sessions
Stream 1: Getting to Net Zero Carbon Buildings VCC West,
Room 109
Stream 2: Targeted Actions for Existing Buildings VCC West,
Room 110
Stream 3: Commercial Real Estate is Meeting the Climate Change Challenge VCC West,
Room 111-112
Stream 4: Cutting Edge International Innovation VCC West,
Room 114-115
Stream 5:- : Large Scale Transformation Toward the Triple Zero City VCC West,
Room 116-117

12:15 p.m. -
2:45 p.m.

Green Business Showcase with Delegate Lunch

CaGBC’s new Green Building Showcase is a combined exhibit and business connection opportunity. With a limit of 50 booths and dedicated space throughout for business-to-business matchmaking meetings, delegates and exhibitors get a chance to connect like never before.

VCC West,
Ballroom AB

12:15 p.m. -
3:45 p.m.

Business to Business Meetings

VCC West,
Ballroom AB
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Education Breakout Sessions
Stream 1: Getting to Net Zero Carbon Buildings VCC West,
Room 109
Stream 2: Targeted Actions for Existing Buildings VCC West,
Room 110
Stream 3: Commercial Real Estate is Meeting the Climate Change Challenge VCC West,
Room 111-112
Stream 4: Cutting Edge International Innovation VCC West,
Room 114-115
Stream 5:- : Large Scale Transformation Toward the Triple Zero City VCC West,
Room 116-117

3:45 p.m. -
4:15 p.m.

Networking Break

VCC West,
Foyer
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Education Breakout Sessions
Stream 1: Getting to Net Zero Carbon Buildings VCC West,
Room 109
Stream 2: Targeted Actions for Existing Buildings VCC West,
Room 110
Stream 3: Commercial Real Estate is Meeting the Climate Change Challenge VCC West,
Room 111-112
Stream 4: Cutting Edge International Innovation VCC West,
Room 114-115
Stream 5:- : Large Scale Transformation Toward the Triple Zero City VCC West,
Room 116-117

6:00 p.m. -
7:00 p.m.

CaGBC Leadership Gala Reception

One pass is included in each full delegate pass. Additional or individual tickets can be purchased.

VCC West,
CD Foyer

7:00 p.m. -
9:30 p.m.

CaGBC Leadership Gala Dinner and Awards

One pass is included in each full delegate pass. Additional or individual tickets can be purchased.

VCC West,
Ballroom CD

9:30 p.m. -
Midnight

CaGBC Leadership Gala Celebration

One pass is included in each full delegate pass. Additional or individual tickets can be purchased.

VCC West,
Ballroom CD

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Thursday, June 1

Time Type Event Location

7:00 a.m. -
8:30 a.m.

Green Real Estate Executive Breakfast CaGBC

Join industry colleagues for this green real estate breakfast. Details to come.

Not included in the full conference package.

VCC West, 2nd floor foyer

7:30 a.m. -
4:00 p.m.

Business to Business Meetings

VCC West, Room
118, 119, 120, 121
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Education Breakout Sessions
Stream 1: Getting to Net Zero Carbon Buildings VCC West,
Room 109
Stream 2: Targeted Actions for Existing Buildings VCC West,
Room 110
Stream 3: Commercial Real Estate is Meeting the Climate Change Challenge VCC West,
Room 111-112
Stream 4: Cutting Edge International Innovation VCC West,
Room 114-115
Stream 5:- : Large Scale Transformation Toward the Triple Zero City VCC West,
Room 116-117

9:45 a.m. -
10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

VCC West,
Foyer
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Education Breakout Sessions
Stream 1: Getting to Net Zero Carbon Buildings VCC West,
Room 109
Stream 2: Targeted Actions for Existing Buildings VCC West,
Room 110
Stream 3: Commercial Real Estate is Meeting the Climate Change Challenge VCC West,
Room 111-112
Stream 4: Cutting Edge International Innovation VCC West,
Room 114-115
Stream 5:- : Large Scale Transformation Toward the Triple Zero City VCC West,
Room 116-117

11:30 a.m. -
1:30 p.m.

Lunch Plenary

VCC West,
Ballroom CD
1:45 p.m. -2:45 p.m. Education Breakout Sessions
Stream 1: Getting to Net Zero Carbon Buildings VCC West,
Room 109
Stream 2: Targeted Actions for Existing Buildings VCC West,
Room 110
Stream 3: Commercial Real Estate is Meeting the Climate Change Challenge VCC West,
Room 111-112
Stream 4: Cutting Edge International Innovation VCC West,
Room 114-115
Stream 5:- : Large Scale Transformation Toward the Triple Zero City VCC West,
Room 116-117

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closing Plenary

VCC West,
Ballroom CD

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