Innovation Series Innovation Series

CaGBC’s Innovation Series explores the latest solutions and strategies for the specific technical and market challenges inherent in designing, constructing and managing high-performance sustainable buildings.

The Innovation Series encourages dialogue around leading-edge solutions for the green building industry, helping it tackle the challenge of creating high-performing and resilient buildings, communities, and cities.

The Series will feature different forum topics, explored in interactive sessions including educational presentations, an interactive moderated panel and networking opportunities. The Forums will take place in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and other strategic markets across Canada.

In 2020, the Innovation Series will include three forums, starting with Understanding Embodied Carbon. Later in the year, forums will focus on Leveraging Smart Building Technology, and Navigating Alternative Energy Solutions.


Understanding Embodied Carbon Forum

The critical next decade of climate action will see Canada work collectively to lower carbon emissions in order to meet the country’s global commitments. The building industry is responsible for 17 per cent of all GHG emissions – but that number can be as high as 30 per cent if one accounts for embodied carbon from construction materials and processes.

The event will explore how the industry embeds embodied carbon into the design process, and hear about recent updates to CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard and its approach to embodied carbon.

We’ll also explore the skills Canada’s architects, engineers and renewable energy workers need to transition to a low-carbon future—and the training gaps we’ll need to overcome to ensure that Canada’s building industry is ready for the challenge of low-carbon, high-performing buildings.


Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update:

CaGBC is committed to providing a safe and healthy space for all participants, speakers, attendees, exhibitors and partners at our events. Following guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada and provincial authorities, Innovation Series events will be moving online. If you have already registered for an upcoming Innovation Forum, you will be contacted directly.

Read more about CaGBC’s response to COVID-19 or refer to this page for our detailed Terms & Conditions.