Date: March 30, 2021
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern; 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific; Please note your local time zone for start time.
Location: Online via Zoom *Please note, registrants will receive login information to this webinar 1-2 days before it takes place.
Trends and Next Steps in Accelerating to Zero will bring you up to date on hot topics and set the stage for the Zero Carbon Building Program in 2021. CaGBC’s Fin MacDonald will provide updates on the program including plans for improvements to the standard, recent notable certified projects, key events planned for 2021, and what to expect from upcoming retrofit costing research. That presentation will be followed by a panel discussion examining the latest on important topics including electrification, embodied carbon, retrofits, planning the transition from fossil fuels, and carbon offsets.
- Fin MacDonald, Manager, Zero Carbon Building Program, CaGBC
- Christian Cianfrone, Manager, Mechanical Design & Energy Optimization, EllisDon
- Jenny McMinn, Managing Director, Urban Equation
- Philippe St-Jean, Sustainability Construction Officer, McGill University
The Canada Green Building Council is a not-for-profit, national organization that has been working since 2002 to advance green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada. The CaGBC is the licence holder for the LEED green building rating system in Canada and supports the WELL Building Standard and GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) in Canada.
Together with our membership of over 1,200 industry organizations and more than 2,500 individual Chapter members involved in designing, building and operating buildings, homes and communities, the Council has made excellent inroads toward achieving our mission of reducing the environmental impact of the built environment.
Acting as the voice of the green building industry, the CaGBC advocates for green building policies with all levels of governments and the private sector across Canada. The Council has also educated over 45,000 green professionals to answer the demand for knowledge and jobs this new green marketplace created. As a result of this advocacy, education and the hard work of our members, thousands of commercial and government buildings, schools, homes, community centres and historical structures have been retrofitted or newly constructed to green building standards.