Innovation in MURBs Full-Day Event

Innovation in MURBs Full-Day Event

Chapter Event

Innovation in MURBs Full-Day Event

Hosted by CaGBC
Program developed in collaboration with Natural Resources Canada 
DATE: November 14th, 2019
TIME: 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
LOCATION: National Arts Centre (NAC), Canada Room - Pacific, 1 Elgin Street

Event highlights

Join the CaGBC and NRCan for a full day event that specifically focuses on Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs). See the details below for the outline of the day. 

Part 1, hosted by CaGBC: Low Carbon Innovation for Multi-Unit Residential  

Designers, developers and architects are encouraged to attend this in-depth discussion and exploration of cost-effective innovation for low-carbon multi-residential construction. Reflecting on the growing importance of MURBs in the built environment, industry experts will speak to the highlights, challenges and opportunities associated with local development, planning, design, construction and operation of this specialized building types. Specific areas of focus for the sessions are: Ventilation, Thermal Performance, Mechanical/Electrical Systems, Embodied Carbon and smart building technology. 

7:30 A.M. - 8:00 A.M. Networking and Arrival
8:00 A.M. - 8:15 A.M. Welcome and Introductions - Mark Hutchinson, CaGBC
8:15 A.M. Design of Multi-unit Residential Buildings for Energy, Comfort, and Resilience - Liam O'Brien, Carleton University
9:10 A.M. The Systemic Nature of Low Energy Ventilation in MURBs - Antoni Paleshi, WSP
10:05 A.M. Break and light refreshments
10:20 A.M. High Performance Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs) in Ottawa – Driving to Zero Carbon - Christianne Aussant, Footprint
11:10 A.M. Embodied Carbon and Opportunities for Carbon Storage in Buildings - Chris Magwood, Endeavor Centre
12:00 P.M. Lunch and Smart Building Technology Panel with Mary Sye - Program Manager New Commercial Construction, Enbridge,  Paul Berthiaume - Manager, Compliance, Minto, Suzanne Wiltshire - Business Development Representative, Commercial VRF & ERV Technologies Mitsubishi Electric Sales

Part 2, hosted by NRCan: Low Carbon Innovations + Net Zero Renovation Tools for Existing Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs) - Existing Housing Stock: Low to Mid Rise, wood framed, Part 9 Buildings

Ottawa’s aging building stock is reaching the point where major renovations are needed to address building durability, occupant comfort and aesthetics.  Building owners need cost-effective solutions that offer greater potential for resale, tenant retention and business development. NRCan has been using the LEEP program to build innovative industry partnerships and help Canadians achieve deep energy retrofits. In collaboration with builders, manufacturers, municipalities, developers, AEC consultants and property owners, we are developing high-performance prototypes, using new technologies and finding cost-effective strategies to reduce GHG emissions from existing housing stock up to 30% overall, by 2030. This afternoon session will showcase varied perspectives, present feasible, cost-effective solutions for large-scale energy upgrades to existing building stock and quite possibly, inspire optimism in the face of an unprecedented industry challenge.

1:00 P.M. Welcome and Introductions - Jason Burggraaf, GOHBA
1:10 P.M. City of Ottawa’s ‘Energy Evolution’ and municipal leadership - Mike Fletcher, City of Ottawa
1:45 P.M. NRCan’s LEEP Forums and Wall Systems for NZ Renovation - James Glouchkow, NRCan
2:30 P.M. Proposed Pilot Project: Fanshawe College Phased, Deep-Energy Reno, 68-Unit, Low-Rise Housing - Tom Davis, Fanshawe College
3:15 P.M. PEER Project: Panelized Exterior Energy Retrofit Ottawa Community Housing and NRCan - Marc Carver, NRCan
4:00 P.M. Questions and Closing Remarks - All Speakers, CaGBC, NRCan

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* Students receive 30% off of registration. Please email with proof of full time enrollment to get this special price.
**This is a Ottawa Chapter event open to the public and providing special *member pricing* to its Chapter members. If you are an employee of a national member company, please sign in to and join the Chapter for free, to become eligible for member pricing. If your company is not a national member, you can join the Chapter as an individual, or encourage your company to become a national member.



Please arrive at 7:30 A.M. to sign-in to this event.

Breakfast, lunch and light snacks will be provided.

For questions regarding this event please contact
About the Chapter
Hosted by the CaGBC Ottawa Chapter.

The CaGBC Ottawa Chapter seeks to lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout the National Capital Region.


Presenting Sponsors

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11/14/2019 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
National Arts Centre (NAC) Canada Room - Pacific 1 Elgin Street Ottawa, ON K1P5W1 CANADA
​Please Note:​ You must have a CaGBC account and be signed in to register for this course.