Program-at-a-Glance

Please note, the program is subject to change.

Continuing Education Hours

Continuing education (CEU) hours will be attributed to each session. Be sure to have your delegate badge scanned by one of our volunteers as you enter each session (stream or plenary). GBCI hours will be reported automatically only if your badge has been scanned upon entry to a session. Delegates must self-report in order to collect hours for any other association (including OAA and AIBC) and may be required to provide proof of participation. Please email jeaton@cagbc.org after June 9 and she will provide you with the information you need.

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 7: Plenary, Expo and Gala

 7 a.m.
Registration Opens
Allstream Centre
7:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Plenary and Breakfast

Join us for this cross-Canada view of climate change policy and action at all levels of government. Explore municipal, provincial and federal perspectives on climate change issues, commitments and opportunities for Canada’s green building industry. Hear about the plans in place and paths ahead along with expectations on the role the buildings sector could play in achieving Canada’s ambitious climate change commitments.Speakers will be announced shortly.

Allstream Centre Hall D
 noon - 4:30 p.m.
Expo Floor Open
Lunch on Expo Floor from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Afternoon break served on Expo floor at 3:15 p.m.
Allstream Centre Hall C
 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Gala Reception
Network with industry leaders prior to the Gala Dinner and Leadership Awards
Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, Outdoor Terrace
 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Gala Dinner and CaGBC Leadership Awards followed by Keynote Presentation from acclaimed photographer James Balog, featured in Chasing Ice, adventurer and founder of the Extreme Ice Survey. This event celebrates the achievements of Canada’s green building industry and honours eight individuals with prestigious CaGBC Leadership awards.
Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, Governor's Room

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 7: Education

Stream 1: Green Real Estate: Taking the Lead in Canada

Room 200 AB

 

Stream 2:
The Climate Change Imperative: Getting to Zero/Low Carbon Buildings

Room 206 A

Stream 3: Getting in on the Ground Floor: Health and Well-being takes off

Room 206 B

 

Stream 4: Solutions for Greening the Multi-residential Sector

Room 206 C

 

Stream 5: International Developments in the Green Building Sector

Room 206 D

 

9:45 a.m - 10:45 a.m.

Google and CaGBC test the LEED v4 System
Presented by: Kati Kallins, Google; Mike Nolan, Google; Doug Webber, WSP Group, Martin Nielsen, DIALOG, Marsha Gentile, Ledcor Construction Limited
How to Wisely Invest in your Building Envelope
Presented by: Mark Lucuik, Morrison Hershfield; Christian Cianfrone, Morrison Hershfield

Supporting Healing and Inspiring Health through Innovative Green Buildings
Presented by: Jeff Long, PCL Constructors Canada Inc.; Jackie Eli, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare
Improving MURB Sustainability Via Cross-Pollination: Transferring Knowledge Between Condos and Dormitories
Presented by: Grant Peters, Fluent Group Consulting Engineers Inc.; Saher Fazilat, Western University
Global Progress & Innovation:  Green Building Councils Leading the Way
Presented by:  Romilly Madew, Green Building Council of Australia; Sundaresan Raghupathy, Confederation of Indian Industry; Christine Lemaitre,  Germany Green Building Council
Moderated by: Thomas Mueller,  CaGBC

11:05 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Achieving Real Change in Real Estate
Presented by: Fin MacDonald, Morrison Hershfield

From Concept to Operation: York Region's First Attempt at a Net-zero Energy Building in Ontario
Presented by: Denis Poncelet, The Regional Municipality of York; Afshin Nasen, The Regional Municipality of York
Pursuing WELL: A Tale of Perspective & Partnership
Presented by: Barbara Ciesla, Jones Lang LaSalle; David Hoffman, Cadillac Fairview; Martha MacInnis, TD Bank Group
Value Proposition for Green Condos
Presented by: Wells Baker, Minto Group Inc.; Brian DePratto, TD Bank Group; Jenny McMinn, Build Green Solutions
The CO2-neutral Society
Presented by: Paul de Ruiter, Architectenbureau Paul de Ruiter bv (Master Speaker)

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Sustainability Training Presentation for Investment Managers (Collaborative Discussion) 
Presented by: Nada Sutic, Bentall Kennedy
Carbon Shift: Why Carbon will Overtake Energy as the Core Performance Indicator for Green Buildings 
Presented by: Doug Webber, WSP (Master Speaker)

Designing Circadian Light Systems for Healthier Outcomes (Collaborative Discussion)
Presented by: Ed Clark, ZGF Architects LLP; Marty Brennan, ZGF Architects LLP
Capturing the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency (Collaborative Discussion)
Presented by: Tim Stoate, Allison Annesley, Jimmy Lu, Toronto Atmospheric Fund
Planning for Social Sustainability: Insights from Sustainable Neighbourhoods in Northern Europe (Collaborative Discussion)
Presented by: Meg Holden, Simon Fraser University; Charling Li, Stantec Consulting; Daniel Sturgeon, Simon Fraser University

Day 2 - Wednesday, June 8: Breakfast and Plenary Session

7:30 a.m. Registration Opens Allstream Centre
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast

 

Allstream Lounges A&E
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon and  Plenary Panel
GRESB: Driving Green Building in Canada's Real Estate Sector

  • The panel presentation and discussion will provide an overview of the adoption of GRESB (Green Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) and its impact on green building in Canada. Dr. Chris Pyke, COO, GRESB will provide an overview of progress to date and will be followed by Stephen Taylor, Vice President Real Estate at HOOPP (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan), Amy Erixon, Principal and Managing Director – Investments, Avison Young and Paul Zemla, Chief Investment Officer, Canada for Bentall Kennedy. The panel will provide insight into their experience with GRESB, why it is important to their business, the role of LEED and health and wellness as important sustainability strategies.

 

Allstream Centre Hall D

Day 2 - Wednesday, June 8: Education

Stream 1: Green Real Estate: Taking the Lead in Canada

Room 200 AB

 

Stream 2:
The Climate Change Imperative: Getting to Zero/Low Carbon Buildings

Room 206 A

Stream 3: Getting in on the Ground Floor: Health and Well-being takes off

Room 206 B

 

Stream 4: Solutions for Greening the Multi-residential Sector

Room 206 C

 

Stream 5: International Developments in the Green Building Sector

Room 206 D

 

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Follow the Money: Integrating Sustainability into Property Planning Presented by: Neil Pegram, Morguard; Morgan McDonald, Ledcor Renew; Francisca Quinn, Quinn & Partners
Wood Buildings - Moving from Prototype to Mainstream
Presented by: Jennifer Sanguinetti, UBC; Oliver Lang, Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture; Penny Martyn, University of British Columbia
Better Health through Greener Buildings - Lessons from Health Care
Presented by: Kathy Gerwig, Kaiser Permanente
(Master Speaker)
How to Design a Sustainable Building Envelope Capable of a Net Zero Carbon Footprint in Cold Climates
Presented by Paul Girard, ATA POP Homes
Understanding the SITES Rating System: System, Strategies and Solutions for Sustainable Landscapes
Presented by: CeCe Haydock, U.S. Green Building Council

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

National Energy Benchmarking Framework
Presented by: Thomas Mueller, CaGBC; David Ramslie, Integral Group, Marco Iacampo, City of Toronto
Net Zero Buildings in Cold Climates
Presented by: Lyle Scott, Footprint; Andre Legault, Footprint
LEED for  Healthcare and WELL in Canada's North
Presented by: John Lyons, DIALOG
Improving building performance: an accessible guide to post-occupancy evaluations in MURB
Presented by: Lisa Westeroff, Integral Group; Craig Brown, Ryerson University; Christian Cianfrone, Morrison Hershfield
A Merger of Interests in Dutch Eco-neighbourhoods
Presented by: Anke van Hal, Delft University of Technology and Nyenrode Business University

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Green is the New Black: Case Studies in Sustainability at TD Centre 
Presented by: David Hoffman, Cadillac Fairview (Master Speaker)
Exploring Metrics that Best Define High-performance Building Designs
Presented by: Ian Meredith, Natural Resources Canada
Daylight Autonomy in LEED Version 4 and WELL
Presented by: Marc Trudeau, Stantec Consulting
Achieving High Performance in Toronto's Multi-residential Buildings
Presented by: Ian Jarvis, Enerlife Consulting; Aderonke Akande, City of Toronto; Bryan Purcell, Toronto Atmospheric Fund
Achieving Low Energy Buildings: Leading Examples from Austria
Presented by: Johannes Kislinger, Innovative Gebaeude

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Should we Save Energy, or Just Talk About It?
Presented by: Peter Daldoss, WSP; Adrienne Cressman, Cadillac Fairview
Innovative Planning Frameworks that Yield Low Carbon Solutions for UBC Okanagan Campus and Waterfront Toronto
Presented by: Kathy Wardle, Perkins+Will Architects; Anna Palamarchuck, Waterfront Toronto
Health and Wellbeing: We Have Lift Off
Presented by: John Alker, U.K. Green Building Council
Living Green: Opportunities for Sustainability in MURBS
Presented by: Jeanne Medland, KingSett Capital; Meaghan Kahnert, WSP
News from Austria
Presented by: Tobias Waltjen, Austrian Institute for Healthy and Ecological Building