Accelerating to Zero: Building Solutions for a Low Carbon Economy

DATE: May 28, 2019
TIME: 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. PDT Sign-in begins at 7:30 A.M.
LOCATION: Vancouver Convention Centre West - Room 301


Event highlights

Canada has ambitious goals to reduce this country's carbon emissions and help curb global warming. Buildings will play a major role in any successful outcome. In October 2018, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report on global warming that said staying below a 1.5º C temperature increase will require a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. With buildings accounting for 35% of all greenhouse gas emissions, they must be central to Canada's climate plan.

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is hosting "Accelerating to Zero" in Vancouver on May 28, 2019. This full-day summit is designed to bring industry and government together to explore the policies, programs and innovations needed to achieve zero carbon buildings.

The aim of Accelerating to Zero is to educate, inform and inspire leaders in the green building industry and help them leverage new opportunities presented by a low carbon economy. This full-day event is expected to attract architects, engineers, building owners, property developers, trade unions, utilities, technologists and representatives from every level of governments. Program highlights include:

  • Program updates on the Zero Carbon Building Standard, including a sneak peek at what the next version might look like.
  • Global updates on the World Green Building Council’s Advancing Net-Zero Project
  • A presentation on CaGBC's recent research report "Making the case for Zero Carbon" which outlines the business case for zero carbon in different building types across six Canadian cities (Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver). The report provides an understanding of the financial implications of pursuing carbon-neutral buildings.
  • A panel on "Regulating Zero" that will feature government and industry representatives discussing the policies, programs and ideas that encourage zero carbon development in local areas.
  • An interactive session on the value that zero carbon buildings provide, which is aimed to help teams sell the idea of carbon neutrality to stakeholders

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.



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Member, Non-delegate: $225

Non-members + 5% GST
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Please arrive at 7:30 A.M. to sign-in. Events begin at 8:00 A.M.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For questions regarding this event please contact Brad Doff at bdoff@cagbc.org
About the Chapter
Hosted by the BC Chapter.

The CaGBC BC Chapter seeks to lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout British Columbia.
EGP Discounts
EGPs and students are eligible to receive 50% off registration for this event. Please email education@cagbc.org with proof of student status to receive this special rate.

Tabletop Exhibiting Opportunities
We have opportunities for CaGBC member companies to participate as an exhibitor at this event through tabletop rentals. If you are interested in learning more or in renting a tabletop, please contact Brad Doff at bdoff@cagbc.org. Please note number of tabletops are limited and will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.