Stream 1: Moving toward Zero Carbon / Sponsored by B+H
Stream 1: Moving toward Zero Carbon
The CaGBC’s Canadian-made solution to guide low carbon buildings of the future has inspired many developments across the country. This stream will provide an opportunity to learn from the results to date of the Zero Carbon Building Pilot Program and will highlight innovation in achieving net zero building performance. Topics can include zero carbon design and retrofits, embodied carbon of materials, lifecycle assessment and lifecycle costing, renewable energy technologies and options, and how to balance the GHG reduction imperative with health and other environmental priorities. Projects from Europe, the U.S. and other countries are encouraged to apply in order to provide insight into global net zero projects through the WorldGBC Net Zero initiative; and to examine the challenges and progressive policies/regulations for progressing new and existing buildings to zero carbon.
This stream is sponsored by: B+H
Stream 2: Establishing a Retrofit Economy in Canada / Sponsored by RJC Engineers
Stream 2: Establishing a Retrofit Economy in Canada
Accelerating the large scale retrofits of existing buildings is critical in achieving global climate change targets. Successful pathways for improvement in existing building performance will be showcased in this stream, including first-hand experience on deep building retrofit practices, fuel switching and renewable energy applications in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. The best examples of scaling up retrofits across Canada, particularly in class B and C office buildings, institutional buildings (government, universities/colleges), multi-unit residential buildings, and national defence facilities, will be given consideration. Presentations on initiatives and programs that enable retrofits and the Investor Confidence Project, as well as leading Canadian policies and programs on benchmarking, performance data and management tools, will round out this stream.
This stream is sponsored by: RJC Engineers
Stream 3: WorldGBC International Stream: Insights from the World’s Green Building Leaders and Experts / Sponsored by Shaw Contract Group
Stream 3: WorldGBC International Stream: Insights from the World’s Green Building Leaders and Experts
This international stream is developed and delivered with guidance from the WorldGBC to provide all delegates with access to information that focuses on global innovation, demonstrates what is possible in Canada, and where future market opportunities might lie for Canadian companies. The momentum demonstrated by major global leaders, practitioners and policy makers embracing Net Zero, Health and Well-being, and Green Cities will be showcased along with exemplary approaches from around the world. International market leaders on health, well-being and productivity will present ground-breaking research showing the link between people, planet and profit – encouraging us to consider green building as part of our HR strategies, not just our sustainability strategies. Major trends in urban planning and city-scale building policies from the world’s cutting-edge cities will inspire and encourage delegates to think differently about how we plan, build and retrofit our cities.
This stream is sponsored by: Shaw Contract Group
Stream 4: Creating Green and Resilient Cities / Sponsored by Enbridge
Stream 4: Creating Green and Resilient Cities
Cities are the focal point for action on climate change mitigation and resilience enhancing the livability, safety and well-being of Canadians in urban environments. This stream will provide new thinking on how green building design aligns with creating resilient neighbourhoods and cities, and share new industry standards and approaches that drive change on a city-wide scale beyond the building structures. Presentations are sought to address opportunities to scale up change through LEED for Cities and LEED for Transit; enhance health and well-being through WELL 2.0 and the WELL Community standard; and offer action in other areas such as green mobility (Parksmart); sustainable landscapes (SITES); eliminating waste disposal and promoting the circular economy (Zero Waste/TRUE).
This stream is sponsored by: Enbridge
Stream 5: Insight, Innovation and Leadership for Advanced LEED Practitioners / Sponsored by Colliers International
Stream 5: Insight, Innovation and Leadership for Advanced LEED Practitioners
The acceptance and reputation of LEED in the marketplace provides a significant opportunity to expand its adoption and reduce environmental impacts like no other rating system. With more than 150 LEED v4 projects in Canada, and growing, this stream is targeted towards the advanced practitioner. This stream will focus on the role of LEED v4 in getting to low energy/carbon performance and achieving exceptional building performance in a range of LEED categories from Energy, Water and Materials to Sites, and Health and Well-being. The alignment of the WELL and LEED standards to support superior occupant health, and the emergence of a robust ARC platform to support performance management and project recertification, will be discussed. Learn from expert practitioners with real insights and solutions that can be applied directly to your buildings.
This stream is sponsored by: Colliers International
Innovation Challenge for Emerging Green Professionals
Innovation Challenge for Emerging Green Professionals
Building on the success of our first Innovation Challenge in Vancouver – we’ve selected creative, innovative and enthusiastic Emerging Green Professionals and invite you to show your support as they present their visionary projects in front of a panel of green building industry mentors. Space is limited.
Stream 1 (Zero Carbon): Meeting the Goals of the Vancouver Declaration on Climate ChangeRoom 206 A
Meeting the goals of the Vancouver Declaration on Climate Change in facilities owned and operated by the Federal Government – 24 month Progress Update with Case Studies
This moderated panel discussion features four presenters from Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and BGIS. They will provide a 24 month progress update on how they are working together to implement the Vancouver Declaration on Climate Change which promotes the development of aggressive, comprehensive, building-specific carbon reduction plans for facilities owned and operated by the federal government.
Presented by: Maxime St. Denis, PSPC; Frédéric Genest, NRCAN; Maria McGibbon, PSPC; Daniel Gosselin, BGIS; Mike Greidanus (Moderator), BGIS
Stream 2 (Retrofit): Building Strong Market Infrastructure for Canada's Retrofit Economy Room 206 B
Building Strong Market Infrastructure for Canada's Retrofit Economy
CaGBC’s research demonstrates that national targets can only be reached by reducing the emissions of the millions of square feet of existing institutional, commercial, and residential buildings across the country. Yet, while green building approaches, practices, and technologies are being widely adopted for new buildings, there is an underinvestment in the retrofit of Canada’s existing building stock to drive energy and GHG reductions. Correcting this underinvestment requires the development of a strong retrofit economy where the market takes the lead in transforming Canada’s built environment to help fight climate change and create new economic opportunities for Canadians. This presentation sets out a series of comprehensive and specific actions to build one of the world’s most robust and dynamic retrofit economies by 2030.
Presented by: Akua Schatz, Canada Green Building Council
Stream 3 (WorldGBC International): Advancing Net Zero: A “Glocal” ImperativeRoom 200 AB
Advancing Net Zero: A “Glocal” Imperative
Globally, buildings are responsible for nearly 40% of annual energy consumption and up to 30% of all energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. In 2016, WorldGBC launched Advancing Net Zero, a campaign to accelerate uptake of net zero carbon buildings to 100% by 2050. Panelists include representatives from GBCs in Germany, Australia and South Africa. Each will introduce and share their progress and approach, including their new Net Zero Carbon certification tools, and how their country specific applications relate to the project framework; achieving coordinated local solutions to a global crisis.
Presented by: Dr. Christine Lemaitre, German Sustainable Building Council; Romilly Madew, Green Building Council of Australia; Dorah Modise, Green Building Council of South Africa; Victoria Burrows (Moderator), WorldGBC
Stream 4 (Resilient Cities): Introducing the USGBC's New RELi Resilience Rating System Room 206 C
Introducing the USGBC's New RELi Resilience Rating System
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) formally adopted RELi, the resilience consensus standard co-developed by MTS, Perkins+Will and other key stakeholders at Greenbuild 2017. RELi is a comprehensive rating system that works synergistically with LEED helping architects, city planners, developers, governments, and businesses design buildings, neighbourhoods, and communities to better withstand shocks and stressors like extreme weather, sea level rise, social + economic volatility and resource shortages. RELi’s adoption by the USGBC means that the standard will soon become a global rating system under the USGBC’s rubric. Join this collaborative session for a hands-on look at this next-generation tool.
Presented by: Doug Pierce, Perkins+Will; Kathy Wardle (Moderator), Perkins+Will
Stream 5 (LEED v4): Lessons Learned from the First LEED v4 ID+C ProjectsRoom 206 D
Lessons Learned from the First LEED v4 ID+C Projects
Join three different consultants and an owner to discuss challenges, solutions and lessons learned from various projects across the country. Attendees will gain insight into the process of designing and documenting a project for LEED V4 ID+C certification, from the importance of location selection, to creative solutions for new credit requirements, such as addressing the new material options. Project types include both commercial office space and retail interior fit-outs from across the country.
Presented by: Marsha Gentile, Ledcor; Ben Campbell, WSP; Julie Hardy, Vertima; Peter Whitred, Canada Green Building Council; Ryan Heays (Moderator), Canada Green Building Council
Stream 1 (Zero Carbon): Quantifying Emissions and Emissions ReductionsRoom 206 A
Quantifying Emissions and Emissions Reductions
This session will introduce some of the different quantification methods available for emissions and emissions reductions, and introduce how design teams can employ them to evaluate carbon neutrality. These brief presentations will be followed by a panel discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of different quantification methodologies, including their acceptance in CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Standard and other international reporting protocols.
Presented by: Leigh St. Hilaire, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA); Aidan Brookson, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TCRA)
Stream 2 (Retrofit): EnerPHit Retrofit of a Derelict Multi-family BuildingRoom 206 B
EnerPHit Retrofit of a Derelict Multi-family building
This seminar explores the deep energy retrofit of a derelict building to the EnerPHit standard. Numerous project constraints and site conditions presented substantial challenges to realizing the project. What emerges is a highly efficient, comfort, affordable multi-unit residential building that rehouses at-risk tenants: a true model of social, environmental, and economic sustainability. The seminar offers two perspectives; the first is the design perspective: how the building can be designed to achieve such an ambitious performance target. The second is the developer perspective: what approaches, processes, and tools are required to actually deliver the performance targets on time and on budget.
Presented by: Andrew Peel, Peel Passive House Consulting; George Sweetman, Indwell
Stream 3 (WorldGBC International): The EeMAP Project: Making a Market for Green Mortgages in EuropeRoom 200 AB
The EeMAP Project: Making a Market for Green Mortgages in Europe
In Europe, work is well underway with a consortium of major European banks to creating a Green Mortgage that - if successful - will change the housing and bond market for green investment. With major European banks such as Barclays, BNP Paribas, Société Générale and Unicredit supporting the initiative, the concept has caught the attention of policy makers at national and EU level. Green mortgages are set to be a key pillar of European sustainable finance strategy. Hear about green mortgages from the perspectives of the financial, valuation and green building sectors, and the wider implications for increasing energy efficiency investment world-wide.
Presented by: James Drinkwater, WorldGBC Europe Regional Network; Ursula Hartenberger, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Stream 4 (Resilient Cities): Leading from Behind: Local Green Building Standards Making WavesRoom 206 C
Leading from Behind: Local Green Building Standards Making Waves
Presented by: Lisa King, City of Toronto; Sandra Leibowitz, Sustainable Design Consulting; Luka Matutinovic (Moderator), WSP
Stream 5 (LEED v4): LEED v4.1: Driving Performance in Existing BuildingsRoom 206 D
LEED v4.1: Driving Performance in Existing Buildings
Existing buildings are key to greenhouse gas reduction targets and to better, healthier indoor spaces. LEED v4.1 O+M redefines ongoing certification, dramatically simplifying the process and putting a greater emphasis on performance outcomes including greenhouse gas reductions. This session will explore how the updates to LEED O+M provide a streamlined approach that allows timely annual assessment to be easily integrated into normal operations. It will also discuss the intersection of the Arc platform and LEED, and the role of ongoing benchmarking with Arc in supporting buildings at all levels of performance.
Presented by: Mark Hutchinson, Canada Green Building Council
Stream 1 (Zero Carbon): Paradigm Shift - Livable, Affordable and Sustainable Housing towards Carbon Neutrality Room 206 A
Paradigm Shift - Livable, Affordable and Sustainable Housing towards Carbon Neutrality
To achieve lasting and regenerative yet affordable sustainability in mixed-use housing today we require a reset or paradigm shift in how we approach, design and construct buildings. A process of incremental improvements to known building typologies and construction systems have proven to be incapable to generate holistic solutions that generate buildings that can simultaneously create sustainable communities with a high degree of livability at a fundamentally reduced carbon footprint and within a feasible budget. When we combine a high level of holistic ecology, both socially and environmentally with desirable urban living solutions and affordability, it is particularly challenging or impossible to move towards carbon neutrality over the life cycle of a building, both operationally and embodied, when using current paradigms. LWPAC (Architecture+PrefabSystems), RDH (Building Envelope+Passive House) and Equilibrium (Structural Engineering) are actively collaborating, researching, designing, engineering, prototyping and constructing projects to deliver this new paradigm.
Presented by: Oliver Lang, LWPAC+IC; Monte Paulsen, RDH Building Science; Robert Malczyk, Equilibrium
Stream 2 (Retrofit): Renewing a Landmark: A Deep Retrofit Case Study of 60 Bloor Street West Room 206 B
Renewing a Landmark: A Deep Retrofit Case Study of 60 Bloor Street West
The deep building retrofit at 60 Bloor Street West, a 1970s-vintage, 300,000 sf office building at the landmark intersection of Bay and Bloor streets in Toronto, is at the leading edge of a trend towards large scale existing building retrofits in Canada. Morguard in partnership with Ledcor Renew identified the potential for real value growth at this property through a retrofit that includes significant mechanical and electrical upgrades including the use of alternative energy sources, installation of a modern building envelope, and major upgrades to the building’s retail podium – all while the building is occupied. The project is targeting an energy use reduction of more than 25% and pursuing LEED EB:O&M Gold certification.
Presented by: Matthew Hirsch, WSP, Jim Vanderveen, Ledcor, Margaret Knowles, Morguard
Stream 3 (WorldGBC International): Productivity at Work: Data-driven Case Studies to Showcase Best Practices in Healthy OfficesRoom 200 AB
Productivity at Work: Data-driven Case Studies to Showcase Best Practices in Healthy Offices
To build healthy and green buildings we need practical examples. The WorldGBC Case Study Report used a rigorous selection process to find the best data-driven examples showcasing how healthy and green building features can increase employee satisfaction and productivity in green buildings. We will present three green building stories: one researching the impact of healthy features on different floors of an office building; an "Acoustics Palace" that dramatically improved employee satisfaction; and one that demonstrated the cost savings and economic impact of using Cradle to Cradle products.
Presented by: Tim Conway, Shaw Contract; Julie Hirigoyen, UK-GBC; Dr. Whitney Gray, Delos
Stream 4 (Resilient Cities): A Regional Emphasis: Rapid GHG Reductions and Resilience in the Built Environment Room 206 C
A Regional Emphasis: Rapid GHG Reductions and Resilience in the Built Environment
Explore how extreme climate-driven events in urban population centres may trigger governments and policy makers to take action to mitigate risks associated with the impact of climate change. With the collaboration of policy makers in local municipalities and provincial government, this presentation intends to dissect the actions being taken and challenges being faced by various provincial and municipal government fronts such as the introduction of new minimum energy performance requirements in building codes, implementation of carbon tax, and greater emphasis on durability, resiliency and urbanization strategies aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change. The discussion is driven by a position paper developed by 16 members and associates of iiSBE (the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment).
Presented by: Kalum Galle, Morrison Hershfield; Nils Larsson, iiSBE (International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment)
Stream 5 (LEED v4): Assessing Evolving Energy Performance Metrics (Master Speaker Series) Room 206 D
Assessing Evolving Energy Performance Metrics
In an effort to drive greater energy and greenhouse gas reductions, new energy performance metrics are being applied through building codes, green building policies and certification programs. These new metrics require designers and modellers to learn new skills, and to often apply multiple, at times conflicting, requirements to individual projects. This session will provide an overview of the assessment metrics, outlining their influence on design and contrasting the advantages of each. Metrics will include traditional relative performance metrics such as the various iterations of ASHRAE 90.1 and NECB, as well as absolute metrics including Energy Use Intensity, Thermal Energy Demand Intensity and Greenhouse Gas Intensity metrics.
Presented by: Steve Kemp, RDH Building Science (Master Speaker)
Stream 1 (Zero Carbon): One Click LCA Room 206A
One Click LCA
Carbon emissions from construction materials (embodied carbon) have become a priority for rating systems and regulations. In a low-carbon energy grid, embodied carbon exceeds emissions from operating energy. With energy efficiency and use of renewables in focus, the importance of embodied carbon grows. Presentation explains how 110+ surveyed green building rating systems, standards and regulations address embodied carbon. Surveyed schemes are classified based on the methodologies they apply to achieving carbon reductions, and best practices and patterns are identified. Session closes with an outlook of how such schemes are likely to develop in the future.
Presented by: Panu Pasanen, One Click LCA
Stream 2 (Retrofit): How to Age Gracefully: Helping Old Buildings Keep Up with the Millennials Room 206 B
How to Age Gracefully: Helping Old Buildings Keep Up with the Millennials
One of the challenges facing older buildings today is how to compete with newly constructed ones from an energy perspective. Through energy disclosure initiatives, properties have better insight into consumption patterns, which leads to operational improvements and savings. Disclosure also promotes innovation and a holistic approach to building management. Through these practices, even Gen-X buildings are able to compete with millennial buildings. Disclosure also allows prospective tenants and brokers to know exactly how energy efficient older buildings can be compared to new ones. Learn how following a disciplined and patient approach to upgrades and retrofits has shown results.
Presented by: Jamie Gray-Donald, QuadReal Property Group
Stream 3 (WorldGBC International): Global Trends in Cities on Energy EfficiencyRoom 200 AB
Global Trends in Cities on Energy Efficiency
Cities consume nearly 80% of energy production worldwide and account for a roughly equal share of global greenhouse gas emissions. Led by the World Resources Institute, in support of the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, this session highlights global trends in energy efficiency in cities looking at innovations in technology, projects and policies. Panelists will discuss the Building Efficiency Accelerator, a public-private collaboration that speeds the development and implementation of building efficiency policies and practices in cities around the world. A case study on Bogota, Colombia will highlight how ambitious and practical policies are coming together.
Presented by: Clay Nesler (moderator), Johnson Controls; Harry Verhaar, Philips; Cristina Gamboa, Colombia Green Building Council
Stream 4 (Resilient Cities): High-performance, Sustainable Parking Comes of Age: Parksmart Certification across the Globe
Room 206 C
High-performance, Sustainable Parking Comes of Age: Parksmart Certification across the Globe
Making the leap to parking as a high-performance, integrated, energy-efficient tool that produces more mobility using fewer resources is the business opportunity for next-generation parking. A century after the emergence of the Model T, parking facility owners, developers, planners, architects, operators, policy makers, and others are moving from a narrow “Where do we put the cars?” approach to an integrated vision of “How do we move more people, more efficiently?” The Parksmart sustainability certification - now integrated with LEED 2009 and v4 and administered in Canada by GBCI Canada - has over 90 projects across the globe making the leap. Learn about how and why parking asset owners are embracing Parksmart certification for new and existing parking structures.
Paul Wessel, US Green Building Council; Maryluz Velasco, Canada Green Building Council
Stream 5 (LEED v4): Light and the Human Response Room 206 D
Light and the Human Response
Light – It is referred to as the fourth dimension of architecture, an unseen medium which impacts space dramatically. Recently, researchers have studied this medium and its impact on human health more in depth. As a result, sustainable lighting design solutions have gone beyond energy efficiency, codes and standards. This presentation discusses how exposure to daylight and electric light can impact human health. It describes various ways that quality lighting design embraces light as an active and tangible building material to create a user-centric space. It explains the relationship between innovative light planning solutions and achieving high indoor environmental quality credit based in LEED V4 for human well-being and comfort.
Presented by: Ellie Niakan, Integral Group
Stream 1 (Zero Carbon): From Zero to a Hundred…and Back: Whole Life Approaches to Net Zero Room 206 A
From Zero to a Hundred…and Back: Whole Life Approaches to Net Zero
In this session, Integral Group’s international leaders will showcase the global scale of innovative projects across their life cycles from innovative code and policy development, to early design, to delivery,commissioning, and aftercare. They will share approaches that have worked—and what hasn’t worked—from regional offices in Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia, and how they have overcome at-times disparate local approaches to use diversity for the benefit of clients and cities. Featured will be zero carbon roadmaps for countries (Canada), cities (London Energy Initiative, Cambridge, DC Roadmaps), districts (Minneapolis Loop Project, Denver water), and buildings (Packard, DPR), and how to use whole life commissioning to continue building roadmaps.
Presented by: Ed Garrod, Integral Group; Neil Bulger, Integral Group; David Ramslie, Integral Group
Stream 2 (Retrofit): A Sneak Peek at the Latest European Retrofit StrategiesRoom 206 B
A Sneak Peek at the Latest European Retrofit Strategies
High energy prices, strict government policies and severe resiliency
challenges make Europe a hotbed for innovations in building retrofits.
We examine the latest trends and approaches that are implemented across
Europe to reduce energy consumption and introduce greener solutions.
Subjects that are discussed include large-scale solar energy
integration, algae as a source of energy in buildings, the use of phase
changing materials and smart insulation products, gradual greening
strategies and urban food systems. We look at two large retrofit
projects in the Netherlands where such innovations have been prototyped
and implemented, and discuss how this applies to challenges in
Presented by: Wilco Van Bemmel, Walas
Stream 3 (WorldGBC International): Affordable Green: Solutions and opportunities for Social and Low-Income HousingRoom 200 AB
Affordable Green: Solutions and opportunities for Social and Low-Income Housing
How do we put people at the heart of buildings? How do we make green homes affordable? This panel will share insights into raising environmental awareness, lowering building operating costs through sustainable design and construction, convincing building owners to make the switch and prioritize greener properties, and how these strategies can add to the health and wellbeing of the people that occupy the building. Panelists will share strategies for stakeholder engagement to make green affordable housing a reality with best practice and solutions from Australia, Jordan, Canada and Latin America proving that green buildings can be for everyone, everywhere.
Romilly Madew, GBC Australia; Ala'a Abdulla, Jordan GBC; Tom Hunter, CityHousing Hamilton; Juanita Alvarez (Moderator), WorldGBC Americas Network.
Stream 4 (Resilient Cities): Navigating the Landscape of Sustainability Programs and Building CertificationsRoom 206 C
Navigating the Landscape of Sustainability Programs and Building Certifications
There are several types and variations of sustainability programs and building certifications available in the Canadian market. Understanding and navigating the requirements, benefits and differences between them can be a significant endeavor. This session will focus on the Cadillac Fairview (CF) experience with sustainability programs and building certifications, by providing insight into how and when CF determines which certifications to pursue. In addition, challenges and solutions in managing multiple certification methodologies will be discussed. The discussion will leverage case studies from WELL certification at 222 Bay Street and the Arc performance platform.
Presented by: Jag Singh, Cadillac Fairview; Ringo Ng, Cadillac Fairview
Stream 5 (LEED v4): The Evolution of Green Building ROI: Adding Health and Productivity to the EquationRoom 206 D
The Evolution of Green Building ROI: Adding Health and Productivity to the Equation
The green building movement was started by developers and owners who recognized the energy cost savings of efficient buildings, and the movement accelerated as evidence of higher rent premiums and occupancy rates emerged in green buildings. These two incentives have gotten the green building movement to less than 5% market share. In this session, we will discuss new research on the productivity benefits to employees in the building and health benefits to society as a whole that will redefine the return on investment for green buildings.
Presented by: Piers MacNaughton, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Stream 1 (Zero Carbon): The Emerging Solar Opportunity for Commercial Real EstateRoom 206 A
The Emerging Solar Opportunity for Commercial Real Estate
The solar industry in Canada has experienced growth, uncertainty, turmoil and success over the past 10 years. Regulations and market forces have been active and ever-changing. The technology is proven, but interest and awareness among major commercial real estate owners and managers is mixed. How has the solar industry evolved in Canada? What is the story today? What best practice projects exist? What is the opportunity for Real Estate? What is easy? What is hard? What lessons have been learned to date? Come to this interactive session to learn more about the emerging solar opportunity for commercial real estate from leading experts in the space.
Presented by: Darryl Neate, Oxford Properties; Fidel Reijerse, Resco; Clarke Herring, Great Circle Solar; Doug Webber (Moderator), WSP
Stream 2 (Retrofit): Maximizing your Outcomes through Deep Energy Retrofits: A FrameworkRoom 206 B
Maximizing your Outcomes through Deep Energy Retrofits: A Framework
A deep energy retrofit is a compelling route to transformative results in conserving energy, costs, meeting emissions targets and addressing deferred maintenance backlogs. This presentation will introduce a framework that participants can use to maximize the outcomes of energy retrofits at their facilities. The framework addresses project readiness, outcomes-based planning, partnering for the right expertise, capitalizing on incentives & funding, and mitigating major risks throughout the project lifecycle. You’ll learn how this framework was applied to deep energy retrofits in three facilities, achieving exceptional energy efficiency, cost savings and greenhouse gas emissions reduction, among other outcomes.
Presented by: Frederick Leonard, Ecosystem Energy Services; Bryan Purcell, The Atmospheric Fund
Stream 3 (WorldGBC International): BUILD UPON (Master Speaker Series)Room 200 AB
National renovation strategies are essential to upgrade today's building stock and ensure its fit for the future. The current renovation rate of 1% in the developed world must reach 3% in order to meet the Paris agreement. Rather than a building-by-building approach, large scale levers like awareness-raising, policy regulation and incentives, and industry-wide collaboration on strategic objectives can lead to the transformation required. Learn from the BUILD UPON process and recommendations in Europe which supported the development of 13 national renovation strategies in countries including Spain, Sweden and Ireland.
Presented by: James Drinkwater, WorldGBC Europe Regional Network (Master Speaker)
Stream 4 (Resilient Cities): Beyond LEED - An In Depth Look at the University of British Columbia's Sustainability Journey (Master Speaker Series)Room 206 C
Beyond LEED - An In Depth Look at the University of British Columbia's Sustainability Journey
UBC has been a strong leader in sustainability for over 20 years. That journey continues today. This presentation will cover what is being done to go beyond LEED certification to implement the University’s sustainability policies and Green Building Plan. Topics will include the climate and seismic resilience planning work for the campus (completed with the framework of the LEED Resilience Pilot Credits); a review of the lessons learned from the first project pursuing SITES certification in Canada (Library Gardens); the complete life-cycle assessment of the Tall Wood (Brock Commons) building; and the city-scale work just commencing, including work with smart cities and investigation of LEED for Cities/Communities.
Presented by: Jennifer Sanguinetti, University of British Columbia (Master Speaker)
Stream 5 (LEED v4): Pushing and Predicting Passive Performance – Tips, Tricks and Tools from Retrofits to ResilienceRoom 206 D
Pushing and Predicting Passive Performance - Tips, Tricks and Tools from Retrofits to Resilience
Pushing the passive envelope performance has been an increasing focus for deep green retrofits and projects seeking higher building performance. Practitioners are looking at the role of whole building rating systems, such as LEED v4, coupled with other energy or wellness focused rating systems, such as Passive House, WELL Standard, Net Zero, RELi, or Carbon Neutral / Positive programs to assist in pushing towards exceptional building performance. This presentation discusses the substantial changes and importance of envelope design; from Lifecycle Assessment and Building Envelope Commissioning, to new products like thermal clips, advanced glazing, double facades and dynamic cladding. The presenters will also discuss new tools and techniques that can be used to better predict performance from thermal bridging, new processes to commission the envelope and methods to increase durability and resilience. The two presenters, both LEED Fellows, Sustainability and Building Science Consultants, will include lessons learned from 20+ years of LCA work, 10+ years of LEED Durable Building projects in Canada, and five years of Building Envelope Commissioning work.
Presented by: Jamie McKay, Morrison Hershfield; Mark Lucuik, Morrison Hershfield
Stream 1 (Zero Carbon): Building, Learning and Living Net-Zero in AustriaRoom 206 A
Building, Learning and Living Net-Zero in Austria
The Vienna Region in Austria has outstanding examples of sustainable buildings. The Plus-Plus-Energy high-rise is the Vienna University of Technology’s (TU Wien) a deep renovation with innovations developed within a PPP research project minimizing overall energy use, bringing the overall energy balance to Net Positive. The Metro big box supermarket in St. Pölten is a massive wood-construction supermarket built as a sustainable Net Zero building. The Green.Building.Solutions. international summer university program was established eight years ago. The intensive program teaches how to design and build sustainable buildings and cities on a human scale the Austrian way.
Presented by: Naomi Morishita, TU Wien, Institute for Building Construction and Technology
Stream 2 (Retrofit): Big Buildings, Big Wins: Lessons Learned from Edmonton's Building Energy Benchmarking Program (working title)Room 206 B
Big Buildings, Big Wins: Lessons Learned from Edmonton's Building Energy Benchmarking Program
On June 5, 2017, Edmonton became the first Canadian municipality to host a voluntary building energy benchmarking program that will lay the foundation for Edmonton’s transition to a low-carbon, sustainable energy future by making building energy performance more accessible. The program aims to compile and compare building energy consumption across Edmonton’s large building stock in order to benchmark building energy performance, facilitate energy efficiency improvements and greenhouse gas reductions in existing buildings. Similar programs and policies across North America have proven the value of this approach, and recently they have gained considerable momentum in Canada. Join us to gain an in depth understanding of the development, design, successes and flaws of Edmonton's Building Energy Benchmarking Program.
Presented by: Lisa Dockman, City of Edmonton
Stream 3 (WorldGBC International): The Insider's Perspective on Green Building in Emerging MarketsRoom 200 AB
The Insider's Perspective of Green Building in Emerging Markets
Green building is widely adopted globally, with strong growth expected in most countries, but most particularly in the developing world. This global trend includes aspects of energy conservation, efficient use of water; indoor air quality and design, construction and operation of buildings. Different countries are uniquely affected by climate conditions, culture and tradition, plus a range of environmental, economic and social priorities. This session provides an overview of key market opportunities and trends to watch in United Arab Emirates, India and Brazil. This session is specifically for companies wishing to break into these growing international markets.
Presented by: Saeed Al Abbar, Emirates GBC/AESG; Sundaresan Raghupathy, Indian Green Building Council; Felipe Faria, GBC Brasil; Terri Wills (moderator) WorldGBC
Stream 4 (Resilient Cities): High Impact Communities: The Val-Martin Project Case StudyRoom 206 C
High Impact Communities: The Val-Martin Project Case Study
We always talk about low-impact development in an environmental point of view, but let’s switch the paradigm by considering the positive effect on the neighbourhood, the community and the people. It’s with a high impact sustainable mission that the Val-Martin project team has led the concept and drawn each line of this new social housing community located in Laval (Quebec). Comprised of 357 dwelling units and a community centre, the project has been developed with a LEED-ND v4 certification goal. Passive stormwater management, environmental life cycle impact of materials, energy efficiency, walkability, comfort and well-being are all strategies integrated through an IPD/BIM process.
Presented by: Mélanie Pitre, Ædifica; Charles Thibodeau, CT Consultant
Stream 5 (LEED v4): Inside Scoop: Reviewer Tips for LEED v4Room 206 D
Inside Scoop: Reviewer Tips for LEED v4
LEED v4 certification: what’s changed, what’s easier, what’s harder, and what’s unexpected. Get tips and tricks from some of the people who review BD+C, ID+C and O+M projects. The presentation will highlight common issues seen during reviews, and identify problematic credits. This session will engage the audience and provide ample time for questions and discussion.
Presented by: CaGBC Reviewers