CaGBC is hosting a series of Innovation Forums in Fall 2019 that will provide an in-depth exploration of the nexus between optimizing high performance buildings and the occupant experience.

High performance buildings require a rigorous integrated design approach that balances and optimizes each component of the building. Occupant behaviour and equipment has been shown to significantly impact the ability to deliver a healthy and productive indoor environment with minimal energy use. Conversely, companies are increasingly interested in improving occupant satisfaction, wellbeing and productivity. These forums will showcase innovative products, services and market solutions that deliver maximum building performance while achieving occupant satisfaction.

Locations

Toronto
First Canadian Place
77 Adelaide Street West
Toronto, ON
Canada
M5X 1C1

Vancouver
Terminal City Club
837 W Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC
Canada
V6C 1B6

Montreal
Maison du développement durable
Salle Clark
50 Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Montréal, QC
H2X 3V4

 

INNOVATION FORUMS

 

Toronto – November 15

8:30 – 9:00
Breakfast & Networking
 
9:00 – 9:15
Opening session - What is the energy/occupant nexus?
  • What we're learning about occupant impacts
  • The value of addressing occupants (wellness, satisfaction, productivity, building performance)
 
9:15 – 11:00
(includes audience Q&A)
Innovative Solutions and Strategies for Maximizing Occupant and Energy Outcomes:

Presentations include:
  • Dynamic glazing for the next generation of smart and healthy buildings
    Angus Maclaurin,
    Director of Product Marketing, View, Inc.
  • The Art of the Possible: Lighting Beyond Illumination
    Chad Mitchell,
    Head of End User Marketing Signify Canada
  • VRF Technologies for Internal Zoning and Thermal Comfort
    Suzanne Wiltshire,
    Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada Inc.
 
11:00 – 11:30
Expert Panel Discussion: Considering Occupant Demand in Low-Energy Buildings

  • Sustainability – Mohawk College – Managing Occupant Loads in a Zero Carbon Building
    Tony Cupido,
    Research Chair
  • Dynamic glazing for the next generation of smart and healthy buildings
    Angus Maclaurin,
    Director of Product Marketing, View, Inc.
  • The Art of the Possible: Lighting Beyond Illumination
    Chad Mitchell,
    Head of End User Marketing Signify Canada
  • Green Reason – From Design Considerations to Tenant Engagement Programs
    Alan Murphy,
    Principal
  • VRF Technologies for Internal Zoning and Thermal Comfort
    Suzanne Wiltshire,
    Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada Inc.
 
11:30 – 12:00
Networking Session
 
 

Vancouver – November 19

7:00 – 7:30
Breakfast & Networking
 
7:30 – 7:45
Opening session - What is the energy/occupant nexus?
  • What we're learning about occupant impacts
  • The value of addressing occupants (wellness, satisfaction, productivity, building performance)
 
7:45 – 9:15
(includes audience Q&A)
Innovative Solutions and Strategies for Maximizing Occupant and Energy Outcomes:

Presentations include:
  • VRF Space Conditioning for Internal Zoning and Heat: A Case Study
    Mike Comanescu,
    Commercial Business Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada Inc.
  • Dynamic glazing for the next generation of smart and healthy buildings
    Rob Guglielmetti,
    Senior Lighting Specialist, View, Inc.
  • Thinking Differently about Energy
    Ben Nishi,
    Regional Energy Solutions Manager, FortisBC
 
9:15 – 9:45
Discussion Panel: How to plan for occupants in design?

  • VRF Space Conditioning for Internal Zoning and Heat: A Case Study
    Mike Comanescu,
    Commercial Business Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada Inc.
  • Setting the Context: The Occupant & Energy Nexus
    Scott Sinclair,
    President & CEO at SES Consulting Inc.
  • Dynamic glazing for the next generation of smart and healthy buildings
    Rob Guglielmetti,
    Senior Lighting Specialist, View, Inc.
  • Thinking Differently about Energy
    Ben Nishi,
    Regional Energy Solutions Manager, FortisBC
 
9:45 – 10:15
Networking Session
 
 

Montreal – December 5

8:30 – 9:00
Breakfast & Networking
 
9:00 – 9:15
Opening Presentation: Energy Optimization of High-Performance
Buildings: Integrating the Human Factor
  • Serge Cormier, Director, Project Management and Construction + Sustainable Strategies + Innovation, Fonds de solidarité FTQ
 
9:15 – 11:00
(includes audience Q&A)
Innovative Solutions and Strategies to Maximize Occupant and Energy Performance

Presenters:
  • Increased cognitive abilities and energy consumption in schools and office buildings
    Maxime Boisclair, P.Eng., LEED PA C + CB, RCx
    Director of Sustainable Development, GBi
  • Le Phénix: The search for a balance between energy performance and comfort in a retrofit building
    Martin Roy, P. Eng., LEED Fellow,
    President, Martin Roy et associés
  • The Watershed Conservation Center, London, ON: A LEED platinum office application with air-cooled variable refrigerant flow technology
    Pushpinder Rana, MBA, P. Eng BE (Mech), LEED-GA
    Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada Inc.


Followed by a Q&A session
 
11:00
Panel Discussion - How to plan taking occupants into consideration at the design stage?
 
11:30
Networking Session
 

National Sponsor

Mitsubishi Electric Heating and Cooling