Building Solutions for a Low Carbon Economy

CaGBC presents “Accelerating to Zero,” a series of events and education sessions that explore the policies, programs and innovations needed to achieve zero carbon buildings. Canada has ambitious goals to reduce the country’s carbon footprint. The path forward needs to be flexible to ensure that every building type is accommodated.

CaGBC has developed a series of events that will educate, inform and inspire individuals in the green building industry and help them leverage new opportunities presented by the low carbon economy. Participants will benefit from content addressing:

  • Findings from CaGBC’s new “Zero Carbon Buildings Costing Study,” which outlines the business case for zero carbon in different building types across Canada.
  • Updates on CaGBC’s zero carbon pilot program.
  • Discussions on the policies, programs and ideas needed to encourage zero carbon development.
  • Highlights from international zero carbon projects and learnings from recent zero carbon certifications.
  • Strategies for reducing embodied carbon.
  • Networking opportunities with government and industry.
 
 
 

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Events will be held in the following locations throughout 2019

 
September 30
Halifax, NS

Half-day event

 
October 16
Calgary, AB

Full-day event

Registration opening coming soon
 
November 7
Winnipeg, MB

Half-day event

 
 
 
 
 

Past Events held in 2019

 
May 28
Vancouver, BC

Full-day event
Earn discounts and save over $100 when you register for both Building Lasting Change and the Vancouver Accelerating to Zero Summit.

Learn more about the summit and access the full program here.

Registration closed
 
February 20
Ottawa, ON

This full-day event is being held at the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa and is expected to attract architects, engineers, building owners, property developers, trade unions, utilities, technologists and government representatives.  The CaGBC is also pleased to be working with NRCan to incorporate elements of the General Assembly of the United Nations’ Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) event into the Accelerating to Zero Summit.

Program highlights include:

  • The release of CaGBC’s “Zero Carbon Buildings Costing Study,” 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.
  • Highlights from international zero carbon projects and learnings from the most recent zero carbon certifications.
  • Information sessions on how to reduce Thermal Energy Demand Intensity (TEDI) and the need to rethink HVAC systems and adopt low grade heat from heat pumps or low carbon district energy systems.

The day will conclude with a networking event to meet fellow attendees and regional stakeholders.

Learn more about the summit and access the full program here.

Registration closed
 
March 28
Toronto, ON

This full-day event at Evergreen Brick Works will bring architects, engineers, building owners, property developers, trade unions, utilities and technologists together for a deep dive into the business case for zero carbon, insight into recent zero carbon certifications, and best practices from industry leaders.

Program highlights include:

  • A detailed walkthrough of CaGBC’s “Zero Carbon Buildings Costing Study” which outlines the business case for zero carbon in different building types across six Canadian cities (Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver).
  • A panel on “Regulating Zero” discussing the policies, programs and ideas that encourage zero carbon development in local areas.
  • “Strategies for Reducing Embodied Carbon” including tools and expertise to tackle this challenge head on.
  • Highlights from international zero carbon projects and learnings from the most recent zero carbon certifications.
  • Information on how to reduce Thermal Energy Demand Intensity (TEDI) and the need to rethink HVAC systems and adopt low grade heat from heat pumps or low carbon district energy systems.
  • The day will conclude with a networking event to meet fellow attendees and regional stakeholders.
Learn more about the summit and access the full program here.

 

Registration closed
 

To learn more and to register, please contact Jane Eaton