Opening Plenary Keynote

Building a Better Tomorrow – Presented by Dr. Andrew Steer Wednesday, June 6 | 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. | Beanfield Centre, Ballroom D

Dr. Andrew Steer

President and CEO,
World Resources Institute
Opening Plenary Keynote Speaker

Details

Building a Better Tomorrow

Revolutionizing the green building industry will be key to achieving the developmental and environmental goals laid out in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer will give keynote remarks on creating a movement within green buildings, moving past the incremental change we are seeing today into a worldwide push towards an energy efficient and sustainable future.

BIO

Dr. Andrew Steer is President and CEO of the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organization working in more than 50 countries, including Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States. WRI’s more than 700 experts work with leaders to address urgent global challenges at the intersection of economic development and the natural environment. Dr. Steer has also had senior leadership positions with the World Bank and the British government.

 

 

Green Real Estate Executive Breakfast

Sponsor:

Are our Buildings Resilient Enough for Climate Change? (1 GBCI CE Hour)
Thursday, June 7 | 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. | Toronto Board of Trade
77 Adelaide Street West

Blair Feltmate

Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo
Panelist

Chris Pyke

Research Officer,
US Green Building Council
Panelist

Michelle Xuereb

Senior Associate, Sustainability Strategist, Quadrangle Architects
Panelist

S. Michael Brooks

CEO
Real Property Association of Canada
(REALPAC)
Moderator

Details

Are our Buildings Resilient Enough for Climate Change?

With more intense storm, extreme heat, and flooding events happening around the world, can our buildings withstand the increasing effects of climate change? Our panel of industry experts will explore this growing problem from a risk, policy, design, and building owner perspective.

Panelists include:

  • Blair Feltmate, University of Waterloo
  • Chris Pyke,
    US Green Building Council
  • Michelle Xuereb, Quadrangle Architects

Moderator:

  • Michael Brooks, REALPAC

Bios:

Blair Feltmate, Hons. B.Sc., M.Sc., M.E.A.Sc., Ph.D.
Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo

Blair is Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo. The primary purpose of the Intact Centre is to mobilize practical and cost-effective means to help de-risk Canada from the costs associated with extreme weather events. Previous positions Blair has held include Vice President, Sustainable Development, Bank of Montreal; Director, Sustainable Development, OPG; and Partner, Sustainable Investment Group/YMG Capital Management. Blair has written textbooks on environmental science, banking and sustainable development. He is generally interviewed by the media 100-150 times per year. He is involved in the creation of several climate adaptation Standards with the Canadian Standards Association, and he is Chair, Federal Government of Canada Expert Panel on Climate Adaptation.

Chris Pyke, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Research Officer,
US Green Building Council

Chris Pyke, Ph.D. is the Research Officer for the U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification, Inc. He leads applied research and innovation partnerships to benefit people and the environment. Dr. Pyke has experience in the private sector, nonprofits, and government, including service as the Chief Strategy Officer for Aclima, Inc. the Chief Operating Officer for GRESB, B.V., and a physical scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He is a principal investigator for the Green Health Partnership, a 5-year research initiative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has served in a number of advisory roles, including representing the United States as a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report. Dr. Pyke is on the faculties of urban planning programs at Georgetown University and The George Washington University. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a B.S. from the College of William and Mary.

Michelle Xuereb, B.E.S., B.Arch., OAA, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Associate, Sustainability Strategist, Quadrangle Architects

Michelle’s passion for the environment and her desire to impact communities with real change was the impetus for her pursuing a career in architecture. Michelle joined Quadrangle in 2006 as an architect and the firm’s Sustainability Strategist. She leads some of the firm’s most complicated and innovative projects including 130 Bloor Street West, 700 Bay and 80 Atlantic, a five-storey wood office building, the first of its kind in Toronto. Her larger role in the studio is to keep current with the growing body of knowledge of environmental issues and to ensure that sustainability is embedded in key decisions made by the Quadrangle team. Michelle has a cultivated interest in the public realm and bettering our communities. Respect for the environment and sustainability practices inform the work she does internally and externally, and she shares this passion on a number of national and local boards and organizations.

S. Michael Brooks, B.E.S., LLB., LLM. MBA, PhD. ICD.D
CEO, Real Property Association of Canada (“REALPAC”)

Michael is the Chief Executive Officer of REALPAC (1997-), the senior Canadian trade association for large public and institutional investment real estate companies, an Adjunct Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, and a former commercial real estate lawyer (Aird & Berlis LLP). REALPAC represents the investment real estate industry in government relations, public relations and standard setting. Michael has represented the Canadian real estate industry in all major policy initiatives with governments at all levels. He is a special advisor to the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (Property Working Group), a former member of the Global Reporting Initiative’s Construction and Real Estate Sector Supplement team, and a former Director and Treasurer of the Canada Green Building Council. REALPAC was the first to publish a green lease in North America, brought the first Corporate Social Responsibility standards to Canadian real estate companies, and developed numerous industry guidance publications on sustainability and energy and carbon management. Michael is the author of “Canadian Commercial Real Estate: Theory, Practice, Strategy”, the first national textbook of its kind in Canada.

 

Lunch Plenary and Executive Viewpoint

Maximizing GHG Reductions while Prioritizing Human Health
Thursday, June 7 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Beanfield Centre, Ballroom D

Photo of Piers MacNaughton

Piers MacNaughton

Associate Director, Healthy Buildings Program, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

John Mandyck

Former Chief Sustainability Officer United Technologies Corporation

Rao Mulpuri

CEO
View Inc.

S. Michael Brooks

CEO
Real Property Association of Canada
(REALPAC)
Moderator

Details

Introducing COGfx Study 3: Global Buildings: Piers MacNaughton, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Prioritizing health and wellness benefits while maximizing GHG emission reductions are key priorities in the design and management of green buildings. Hear about the latest findings from the third report in the revolutionary COGfx Study, a joint initiative from Harvard University and SUNY Upstate Medical University, that examines the impact of green building on cognitive function.

BIO:

Piers MacNaughton, ScD
Associate Director, Healthy Buildings Program, Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Piers MacNaughton is the associate director of the Healthy Buildings Program in the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His research focuses on the influence of the built environment on health. Presently, he manages The CogFx Study, which investigates the link between green buildings, health, and productivity in commercial offices. In collaboration with architects, designers, property owners, building managers and researchers, he works on applying the findings of this research to the U.S. building stock to promote healthier work environments through the 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building.

Executive Viewpoint

Following Dr. MacNaughton’s presentation, this c-suite discussion will explore how innovation in building technology is driving the market forward to meet climate change goals while also prioritizing health and wellness.

Presentations include:

  • John Mandyck, Former Chief Sustainability Officer, United Technologies Corporation
  • Rao Mulpuri, CEO, View Inc.

Moderator:

  • Michael Brooks, REALPAC

BIOS:

John Mandyck
John Mandyck capped a 25-year career as Chief Sustainability Officer for United Technologies Corporation, a Fortune 45 global leader in the building, aerospace and food refrigeration industries providing high-technology systems for well-known global brands such as Carrier air conditioning systems, Otis elevators, Pratt & Whitney jet engines and UTC Aerospace Systems. He continues as an advisor to the corporation today.

John is the founding chair of the Corporate Advisory Board for the World Green Building Council and former chair of the Urban Green Council in New York City. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Business where he was recruited to design and teach the sustainability course required for all full-time MBA students. Throughout his career, John has worked with governments, universities and organizations around the globe to accelerate environmental sustainability in an increasingly urbanizing world. He is the co-author of the book Food Foolish, which explores the hidden connection between food waste, hunger and climate change. He started the Race to 9 Billion podcast, blogs on sustainability issues at www.huffingtonpost.com/john-mandyck and LinkedIn, and can be found on Twitter and Instagram @JohnMandyck.

Rao Mulpuri
CEO, View Inc.
Dr. Mulpuri is responsible for the strategic direction and the financial and operational performance of View. Under his leadership, View has developed ground breaking technology and products, and has achieved several milestones including launching the first commercial-scale dynamic glass product, building state-of-the-art manufacturing, and achieving rapid commercial growth. Prior to View Inc., Dr. Mulpuri held several executive positions at Novellus Systems, most recently as President of Novellus Systems Japan and Vice President and General Manager of the Integrated Metals Business Unit. He holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, India, MS in Manufacturing Engineering, and Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Boston University, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Dr. Mulpuri is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and the Urban Land Institute, and serves on the Board of Directors of Kateeva, Inc. and the Advisory Board of the College of Engineering at Boston University.

S. Michael Brooks, B.E.S., LLB., LLM. MBA, PhD. ICD.D
CEO, Real Property Association of Canada (“REALPAC”)
Michael is the Chief Executive Officer of REALPAC (1997-), the senior Canadian trade association for large public and institutional investment real estate companies, an Adjunct Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, and a former commercial real estate lawyer (Aird & Berlis LLP). REALPAC represents the investment real estate industry in government relations, public relations and standard setting. Michael has represented the Canadian real estate industry in all major policy initiatives with governments at all levels. He is a special advisor to the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (Property Working Group), a former member of the Global Reporting Initiative’s Construction and Real Estate Sector Supplement team, and a former Director and Treasurer of the Canada Green Building Council. REALPAC was the first to publish a green lease in North America, brought the first Corporate Social Responsibility standards to Canadian real estate companies, and developed numerous industry guidance publications on sustainability and energy and carbon management. Michael is the author of “Canadian Commercial Real Estate: Theory, Practice , Strategy”, the first national textbook of its kind in Canada.

 

Closing Plenary Keynote and Panel Discussion

Sponsors:

Transitioning Buildings, Cities and Countries to 100% Clean, Renewable Energy for All Purposes Worldwide – Presented by Mark Z. Jacobson Thursday, June 7 | 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. | Beanfield Centre, Ballroom D

Mark Z. Jacobson

Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University
Closing Plenary Keynote Speaker

Kevin Hydes

CEO,
Integral Group
Panelist

Veronica Silva

Veronica Silva

Director General, Service Lead, Technical Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Panelist

Alec Saltikoff

Global Director of Sustainability,
JPMorgan Chase
Panelist

Terri Wills

CEO,
World Green Building Council

Amy Erixon

Avison Young
Moderator

Details

Transitioning Buildings, Cities and Countries to 100% Clean, Renewable Energy for All Purposes Worldwide

Global warming, air pollution, and energy insecurity are three of the most significant problems facing the world today. This talk discusses the development of technical and economic roadmaps to convert the energy infrastructures of buildings, cities, and countries of the world to those powered with 100% wind, water, and sunlight for all purposes, namely electricity, transportation, industry, and heating/cooling, after energy efficiency measures have been accounted for. Aside from mitigating global warming, these roadmaps have potential to eliminate 4-7 million air pollution deaths annually, stabilize energy prices, reduce catastrophic risk, and reduce international conflict over energy.

BIO

Mark Z. Jacobson is Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment and of the Precourt Institute for Energy. He received the 2005 AMS Henry G. Houghton Award and the 2013 AGU Ascent Award for his work on black carbon climate impacts and the 2013 Global Green Policy Design Award for developing state and country energy plans. In 2015, he received a Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences for his work on the grid integration of 100% wind, water and solar energy systems. He has served on an advisory committee to the U.S. Secretary of Energy, appeared in a TED talk, appeared on the David Letterman Show to discuss converting the world to clean energy, and co-founded The Solutions Project.

The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion that will focus on global approaches to zero carbon buildings.

Panelists include:

  • Kevin Hydes, CEO, Integral Group
  • Veronica Silva, Director General, Service Lead, Technical Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Alec Saltikoff, Global Director of Sustainability, JPMorgan Chase
  • Terri Wills, CEO, World Green Building Council
Moderator:
  • Amy Erixon, Avison Young

BIOS:

A pioneer of sustainable building systems’ design, Kevin Hydes' commitment to advancing its cause began over 20 years ago with one of the earliest examples of innovative, green design, the C.K. Choi Building at the University of British Colombia.  This is one of the early seeds planted by sustainable design pioneers, who forged new standards for healthy design, construction and operations.  Completed prior to the development of USGBC and Canadian Green Building Councils’ LEED Rating Systems, this project serves as an inspiration for future sustainable developments and the foundation for many of the currently adopted principles of sustainable design. Since then, Kevin has led teams to achieve the highest building ratings, from LEED Platinum to net zero and beyond, on such significant projects as the Packard Foundation project, which introduced the idea of Net-Zero and Living Buildings to the industry at large.

As a senior management executive, Veronica Silva has led transformational exercises to achieve efficiencies, clarify roles and responsibilities, and align the parts of the organization that she became responsible for to effectively meet the broader business objectives and strategic directions of the branch and the department. Her experience in the Federal Government of Canada has spanned 25 years and includes the delivery of national programs in fit-up, accommodation, interior design, architecture, national accessibility for the disabled programs, extensive work in our Parliamentary Precinct locations and international work in Germany, Japan and China, as the Federal Government’s Technical Authority for the design and construction of Canada’s Pavilions at the World’s International Expos events. She is currently responsible for the National Functional Direction to all of the department’s regional delivery arms for Architecture & Engineering Services ( including Heritage Conservation) all areas of expertise), Environmental and Health & Safety Services, and Geomatics Services. She is also responsible for the operational project delivery and program delivery support for all the Technical areas and accountable for all Compliance to Health & Safety and code requirements for the departments role as custodian for all of our assets (buildings, sites/lands, engineering assets (bridges and dams), and to develop the oversight framework and ensure continuous improvement processes for the work done by a service providers.

As Global Director of Sustainability at JPMorgan Chase, Alec Saltikoff oversees programs related to energy efficiency, sustainability, renewable energy and maximizing synergies for the firm’s Global Real Estate division. Alec’s areas of focus include reducing the firm’s energy costs and carbon footprint through utilizing alternative energy procurement methods, synthetic PPA’s, maximizing building efficiency, energy investment projects, and cutting overall real estate expenditure through promoting and driving a sustainable, responsible, and cost efficient operating environment for the firm’s global real estate portfolio.

Terri Wills is CEO of the World Green Building Council, a global network of Green Building Councils in over 70 countries. WorldGBC’s mission is to create green buildings for everyone, everywhere, enabling people and planet to thrive today and tomorrow. Previously, Terri was with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group where she spearheaded C40’s networks that have had a direct impact on policy in over half of C40 cities. She also served as the London City Director for the Clinton Climate Initiative, worked with the Government of Ontario, Canada, on clean technology and creative industry development, and worked for the BBC as a Head of Strategy.

Amy Erixon
founded and heads Avison Young’s Global Investment Management practice which is active across all major and select specialty property types in Canada, the US, Mexico, Germany and UK on behalf of major institutional investors. Prior to joining Avison, she was CEO of IGRI. Amy is a member of Avison’s Executive Committee, and leads its Investment Committee. She is a founding member of both the Sustainability and Fund Governance committees of REALpac, and participates in its CEO council. She serves on the Ontario Board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, and is a past board member of several publicly traded Canadian REITs. She is also an active member of the ULI Responsible Property Investing Council, the Carbon Impact Initiative, and serves on MIT’s Educational Council.

 

 

Speakers

Sorted alphabetically ascending (A to Z) by last name. Click on presenter’s name to find out more about their presentation(s). If the speaker is presenting in more than one session, click on “also presenting here” for info.
Presenters are subject to change. Additions will be posted as details are confirmed.



Ala’a Abdulla

Jordan GBC

Saeed Al Abbar

Emirates GBC/AESG

Juanita Alvarez

WorldGBC Americas

Johanna Becker

University of British Columbia

Lisa Bélanger

Alberta Rural Development Network

Joshua Bénard

Alberta Rural Development Network

Ethan Borlé

Borlé Bros. Contracting Group

Aidan Brookson

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Victoria Burrows

WorldGBC

Tim Conway

Shaw Contract

Chantal Daigle-Verrier

Canada Green Building Council

Lisa Dockman

City of Edmonton

James Drinkwater

WorldGBC Europe Regional Network
Master Speaker
Also presenting here

Pascal Eveillard

Saint-Gobain

Felipe Faria

GBC Brasil

Marnie Fletcher

Canada Green Building Council

Kalum Galle

Morrison Hershfield

Cristina Gamboa

GBC Colombia

Ed Garrod

Integral Group

Jamie Gray-Donald

QuadReal Property Group

Julie Hardy

Vertima

Ursula Hartenberger

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Ryan Heays

Canada Green Building Council
Also presenting here

Clarke Herring

Great Circle Solar

Julie Hirigoyen

UK Green Building Council

Tom Hunter

CityHousing Hamilton

Mark Hutchinson

Canada Green Building Council

Lisa King

City of Toronto

Thevishka Kanishkan

Ecology North

Steve Kemp

RDH Building Science
Master Speaker

Margaret Knowles

Morguard

Oliver Lang

LWPAC+IC

Jonathan Laski

WorldGBC

Nils Larsson

iiSBE (International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment)

Sandra Leibowitz

Sustainable Design Consulting Group

Dr. Christine Lemaitre

German Sustainable Building Council

Frederick Leonard

Ecosystem Energy Services

Colleen Loader

Canada Green Building Council

Mark Lucuik

Morrison Hershfield

Romilly Madew

Green Building Council of Australia
Also presenting here

Piers MacNaughton

Center for Health and the Global Environment Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Master Speaker

Robert Malczyk

Equilibrium

Brenden McEneaney

Integral Group

Maria McGibbon

Public Services and Procurement Canada

Jamie McKay

Morrison Hershfield

Dorah Modise

Green Building Council South Africa

Naomi Morishita

TU Wien, Institute for Building Constructions and Technology
Master Speaker

Darryl Neate

Oxford Properties

Clay Nesler

Johnson Controls

Ringo Ng

Cadillac Fairview

Ellie Niakan

Integral Group

Panu Pasanen

One Click LCA

Monte Paulsen

RDH Building Science

Andrew Peel

Peel Passive House Consulting

Doug Pierce

Perkins+Will

Mélanie Pitre

Ædifica

Bryan Purcell

The Atmospheric Fund

Jennifer Sanguinetti

University of British Columbia
Master Speaker

Akua Schatz

Canada Green Building Council

Jag Singh

Cadillac Fairview

Karyn Sper

Fannie Mae Multifamily

Maxime St. Denis

Public Services and Procurement Canada

Leigh St. Hilaire

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

George Sweetman

Indwell

Charles Thibodeau

CT Consultant

Harry Verhaar

Philips

Cloelle Vernon

Canada Green Building Council

Kathy Wardle

Perkins+Will

Paul Wessel

US Green Building Council

Peter Whitred

Canada Green Building Council
Also presenting here