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Stream Descriptions

 

Stream 1: Examining the intersections between green buildings and new technologies | Sponsored by: Superior Essex Inc.


Transformative technologies, access to vast amounts of data, and smart cloud-based solutions are transforming how we design, construct, operate and benchmark our built form. By leveraging innovative technologies, combined with new policies and sustainable strategies, building performance is being optimized, leading to better decisions and planning for the future. The sessions in this stream will address how innovation in advanced manufacturing, construction processes, data-access and analytics, and cloud-solutions is redefining the interface between green and smart. Attendees will also learn how technology has influenced how we think about renewable energy generation, delivery and storage for buildings.

 

Stream 2: The role of sustainable buildings in the new low-carbon world | Sponsored by: B+H Architects


As we continue on the path to zero carbon, the way forward is defined by the policy, innovation and integrated approaches that are needed to accelerate real results. In this stream, sessions will showcase strategies for zero and near-zero carbon buildings, including applications of CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard. Innovation in energy efficiency, renewable on-site and district energy systems, and the most current thinking on embodied carbon will be explored, as well as the impacts of Canadian carbon policies and the costs and opportunities of the low-carbon economy.

 

Stream 3: Accelerating and broadening your impact | Sponsored by: Enbridge Inc.

Led by the industry’s top practitioners, take part in advanced discussions about the evolution of Canada’s leading green building tools. Navigate the challenges and opportunities associated with LEED v4 and the exciting improvements that will make LEED v4.1 an even better tool to guide and verify holistic sustainability. Explore how these programs reflect resilience and climate change mitigation, including significant updates in the way they assess energy performance, and discuss the tools and measures that will help ensure ongoing high performance. Hear from early adopters of the RELi resilience standard, TRUE Zero Waste program, the Parksmart certification system for parking structures and the Sustainable SITES Initiative for landscapes.

 

Stream 4: Retrofits for a clean and resilient economy | Sponsored by: RJC Engineers

Retrofitting 55,000 large existing buildings across the country is essential to meet Canada’s GHG emission reduction targets. A robust retrofit economy requires the private, public and non-governmental sectors to work together to make Canada’s existing building stock capable of withstanding, responding to and recovering from climate change. This stream covers portfolio-wide retrofit strategies, district energy systems and new financing models. Increase your understanding of energy benchmarking as a means to identify and prioritize retrofit opportunities. Explore IREE certification for quality assurance and consider the value of bundling projects for major investments.

 

Stream 5: Harmonizing social, economic and environmental sustainability | Sponsored by: Shaw Contract

As the industry focuses on low-carbon solutions, it’s critical that we do not lose sight of the economic, social and broader environmental benefits of green buildings. The spaces in which we live and work should have a positive impact on our productivity, job satisfaction and well-being, leading to stronger employee recruitment and retention, lower operating costs, and higher rent revenues for owners and operators. Learn about new programs and research, the embodied energy of materials and explore case studies of projects that are successfully balancing green building, health and wellness with business priorities.

 

 

Delivery Models

 

Interactive Learning (Two-hour session)


Attend two-hour interactive sessions for a hands-on, facilitated learning experience.

Panel Presentation


Hear from subject matter experts on key issues as they share case studies and best practices.

Policy


Participate in discussions around current policies, proposed changes and future requirements which will influence every aspect of the industry.

Technical Deep Dive


Get involved in technical and comprehensive explorations of specific, issues and topics.

Tour (Two-hour session)


Two-hour tours are integrated into the conference program creating a unique learning experience for delegates who are up for a little adventure.

 

Event Types

 

Conference

Special
Events

Business to
Business Meetings

Networking

 

Schedule

 
 

Tuesday, May 28

All Day

International Delegate Program Tours


The International Trade Delegation will have many opportunities to network and learn from speakers and experts from across Canada and around the world. Combined with opportunities for one-on-one business to business meetings, each participant can attend tours, choose from over 30 education sessions, three keynote plenaries, and explore the Green Business Showcase which features innovative products and services from across the Canadian green building industry. Today's activities include two green building tours. Details will be shared soon.

Co-hosted by: Vancouver Economic Commission

Accelerating to Zero Summit | VCC West, Meeting Rooms 301 - 305


Join us for this full day Summit to to explore the policies, programs and innovations needed to achieve zero carbon buildings. Delegates will gain insight and information about: the Zero Carbon pilot program; Zero Carbon Costing Study findings; international Zero Carbon projects; strategies to reduce embodied carbon and more. Download the full program [1.2 MB].

Be sure to register for this important event.

Sponsored by: Mitsubishi Electric Heating & Cooling, Lafarge Canada Inc, Integral Group, Schneider Electric

12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

10th Clean Energy Ministerial/4th Mission Innovation Event Expo | Vancouver Convention Centre West


This year, the CaGBC is proud to give Building Lasting Change delegates the opportunity to explore the CEM-10/MI-4 Innovation Showcase. The showcase features world-changing technologies and dynamic activities allowing visitors the chance to meet with cleantech companies and understand their technology. This event is in the Vancouver Convention Centre West and is free for BLC delegates to attend.

 

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

CaGBC Annual General Meeting | Vancouver Convention Centre West, Meeting Room 306


This event is free to attend but when you register online you will be asked to indicate if you are attending.

 

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception | VCC East, Expo Hall B


Join us for the opening event of Canada’s premier green building industry event. Meet with peers, mingle with exhibitors and once again enjoy the fantastic music from Side One Entertainment. All of the Green Business Showcase exhibitors will be ready to greet you. Be sure to participate in the interactive activities throughout the floor and scout out the exhibitors you want to meet with on Wednesday afternoon. One pass is included in each full delegate pass. Additional or individual tickets can be purchased.

Sponsored by: PCL Construction Management Inc.

 
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8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

CaGBC BC Chapter After Party | Steamworks, Uber Room, 375 Water St


Join us for an evening of socializing, networking, and great local drinks. The Chapter After-Party takes place after the Welcome Reception at CaGBC's Building Lasting Change conference. The After-Party is open to both conference delegates and the general public, and will take place at the fun and friendly Steamworks brewpub, a one-of-a-kind steam generated brewery, named after the famous steam that runs through its historic Gastown pub.

Location: Steamworks, Uber Room, 375 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B8 – MAP - (5 min walk from conference)

Includes one complimentary drink.

Not included in the full conference package.

Sponsored by: Ledcor Group



 

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Wednesday, May 29

7:15 a.m.

Delegate Breakfast | VCC East, Ballroom ABC

Food and refreshments available for all delegates.

Sponsored by: Morguard Investments Limited

 

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Opening Plenary and Keynote Presentation | The Built Environment and the Global Energy Transition by Chris Turner, Sustainability and Global Cleantech Expert | VCC East, Ballroom ABC

The Built Environment and the Global Energy Transition: Drawing on 15 years of reporting on the challenge of climate change and the global wave of innovation that has emerged to solve it, renowned author, journalist and strategist Chris Turner will provide an overview of the emerging shift to a low-carbon economy worldwide. The way we build and bind together our urban environments is a crucial tool in the fight against climate change. Hear how better design, stronger communities, and smarter communication can accelerate our energy transition, enhance quality of life, and help sell the public on the virtues of low-carbon living.

Don’t miss author, journalist and sustainability strategist, Chris Turner’s opening address on May 29.

Click here for details.

Sponsored by: BGIS

 


 

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Stream 1: Innovation deep dive - Parts #1 and #2 | East Meeting Room 19/20
#1: Healthy buildings for everyone. Tapping into biology to grow the next generation of buildings.
#2: Disruptive innovation for green construction: The role and impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and drones (UAVs)

This session consists of four 30 minute presentations and runs from 9:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Attendees will have a brief break after Part #2. The first two parts are:

Part #1: Healthy buildings for everyone. Tapping into biology to grow the next generation of buildings.

Description: The way buildings are built today has remained relatively unchanged for nearly 200 years. The $9 trillion a year global construction industry is responsible for nearly 60% of climate change emissions, a third of landfill waste and a shocking array of negative health effects. In 2016, the XPRIZE Foundation set out to establish a “moonshot” for construction by creating the XPRIZE for Healthy Buildings. Learn how one team approached this unique opportunity to develop a way to (literally) grow buildings by fusing synthetic biology, genomics, parametric modeling and 3D printing to create a disruption and paradigm shift that could switch us from a PETRO-chemical world, to a BIO-chemical one

Presented by: Eric Corey Freed, Sustainability Disruptor, Morrison Hershfield

Part #2: Disruptive innovation for green construction: The role and impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and drones (UAVs)

Description: The past decade has seen a surge in disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), drones (UAVs) and 3D printing in the consumer based economy. More recently though, these innovative technologies are being adopted and integrated by the Engineering, Design, Procurement and Construction sectors, making an impact on industrial processes. It is no surprise that in 2018, the sector for the manufacturing and development of drones was primarily driven and influenced by the widest application of drones in the construction sector. This presentation focuses on how the integration of smart technology and UAVs in construction benefits and impacts the green built environment and will also showcase case study projects with the integration of using UAVs including the integration of infra-red thermography in construction projects in several phases to monitor construction progress; identify site conditions; and for quality control of a building retrofit.

Presented by:
Dr. Azzeddine Oudjehane, Instructor, SAIT

Stream 2: Net Zero at University of Calgary: MacKimmie Tower retrofit case study | East Meeting Room 8/15

Title: Net Zero at University of Calgary: MacKimmie Tower Retrofit Case Study

Description: The MacKimmie Tower and block redevelopment is one of the most ambitious low-carbon projects in Canada providing more than 35,000 m² of re‐energized space in the heart of the campus. The presentation will highlight the project drivers along with the unique design and construction processes employed in this low-carbon deep retrofit project. Additionally, panelists will share a technical review of the active double-skin façade system that will provide a superior interior environment and a 90% reduction in energy consumption, compare modelled performance to the Zero Carbon Building standard, and discuss challenges of targeting zero carbon in a retrofit application.

Presented by: John Souleles, DIALOG; Stefan Holst, Transsolar; Adam Stoker, University of Calgary; Joanne Perdue, University of Calgary

Stream 3: Materialize | East Meeting Room 11/12

Title: Materialize

Description: In a market driven by planet and human health and the reduction of carbon emissions, the responsibilities of built environment professionals are continuously shifting. With this change comes a great deal of complexity around communicating healthy building materials and transparency. How do we, as an industry, begin to tackle these conversations around material health? This session will focus on making sense of this shift through a collaborative effort to simplify the selection of building materials using Mindful Materials, taking the audience through an engaging design process of a commercial environment and challenging them to think about the materials they are specifying.

Presented by: Tim Conway, Shaw Contract; Alexandra Setmajer, Brightworks Sustainability; Max Richter, Perkins+Will

Stream 4: Walking the Walk: A roadmap for low-carbon neutrality in existing buildings | East Meeting Room 10

Title: Walking the Walk: A roadmap for low-carbon neutrality in existing buildings

Description: In response to The Greening Government Strategy and their commitment to achieving a carbon neutral portfolio by 2050, with a stretch goal of carbon neutrality by 2030, Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC) have developed guidelines for the evaluation and recommendation of projects which have an impact on the GHG emissions associated with their real estate portfolio. Through this guideline, PSPC have established that carbon neutrality will be measured and reported at the portfolio level. The intention of this engaging panel discussion is to capture the broad process laid out by BGIS on behalf of PSPC and the challenges and risks inherent to an aggressive carbon reduction target. Furthermore, the aim of this panel is to lay out the competing priorities faced by Morrison Hershfield’s consulting team such as energy/GHG reduction targets, capital and maintenance cost plans, operations and replacement cycles, technical feasibility, impact on schedule as well as short/long-term federal priorities. With the input from various stakeholders in the Carbon Neutral Study (CNS) process, the panel intends to dissect the integrated design process (IDP) implemented by the multi-disciplinary consultant team of specialists in the areas of building envelope design, mechanical, electrical, controls, calibration energy simulation, broader sustainability and resiliency, lifecycle cost assessment (LCCA), and a broad stakeholder engagement process via workshop facilitation. The panel will introduce specific project examples from various geographical regions to facilitation discussion and engage the audience in analyzing various energy efficiency and carbon mitigation measures already implemented through this CNS process.

Presented by: Kalum Galle, Morrison Hershfield; Brian Miltimore, BGIS; TBC, Government of Canada (PSPC)

Stream 5: Two-hour guided tour - The ingenious approach that repurposed and reconnected Levels 8 and 9 of the Vancouver Public Library | East Meeting Room 13

Title: The ingenious approach that repurposed and reconnected Levels 8 and 9 at the Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch

Description: Two decades after the building's completion, the design team of Moshe Safdie Architects, DA architects and landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander reunited to fulfill the original design intent of a public roof garden atop Vancouver’s Public Library. The top two floors of the library were previously occupied by the the Government of BC. The completion of that lease afforded the City of Vancouver the opportunity to reclaim the space for public use. While construction in a constrained, urban environment always presents unique design challenges, a major renovation adds its own complexities—especially in a heavily trafficked public institution. The library would remain open and operational throughout its transformation. The ingenious approach entailed renovation of 40,000 square feet of interior space and 20,000 square feet of open, public space, completely repurposing the top two floors of the building. Two escalators were added, lowered by a crane through the cavity created by removing an existing skylight. As a result, the top two floors of the building were reunited with the lower floors, providing much needed space to fulfill the evolving needs of the library. The roof garden rises above the adjacent buildings, presenting to its visitors the built context surrounding the library. Aside from the roof garden, multipurpose spaces with sliding glass partitions, a theatre, exhibition hall and a quiet reading room make the upper floors a popular destination for library users. The project is currently seeking LEED Canada Commercial Interior certification.

Led by: Brenda Martens, Lighthouse Sustainable Building Centre; James Kao, DA Architects + Planners; Dawn Ibey, Vancouver Public Library

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Break | VCC East, Meeting Room 1, 2, 3 and South Foyer

Refreshments available for all delegates.

Sponsored by: Enbridge Inc.


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11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Stream 1: Innovation deep dive - Parts #3 and #4 | East Meeting Room 19/20
#3: Smart thermal grids: the future of sustainable energy systems using low-carbon heating and cooling
#4: Leveraging technology to achieve net zero: A case study

This session consists of four 30 minute presentations and runs from 9:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Attendees will have a brief break before Part #3. The two parts in this one hour session are:

Part #3: Smart thermal grids: the future of sustainable energy systems using low-carbon heating and cooling

Description: In the buildings of our low-carbon future, ambient thermal loops will use a mix of heat pumps, thermal storage, and waste heat recovery to heat and cool our spaces. This panel will discuss how advanced thermal technologies can be combined to provide low-carbon heating and cooling for a single high-performance building, or an entire smart thermal grid. It will discuss how algorithms can be used to optimize the mix of geothermal exchange, sewer water heat recovery, building-to-building load sharing, and conventional plant equipment to achieve specific greenhouse gas or economic targets.

Presented by: Matthew Tokarik, Subterra Renewables; Mike Walters, MEP Associates LLC; Lynn Mueller, SHARC International Systems; Christian Cianfrone, ZEBx

Part #4: Leveraging technology to achieve net zero: A case study

Description: The Innovation Centre at Red River College is a high-performance building in Winnipeg’s Exchange District, one of the first in the region to target net-zero while adding to a historic building. Targeting an EUI of 100, the design process made use of cloud computing for early phase energy modelling, extensive energy data from similar building types, hybrid modelling to overcome software obstacles, and employed a design assist process for the design of BIPV panels. This case study offers valuable lessons and practical advice on how to meet ambitious energy targets while using technically advanced methods and technologies.

Presented by:
Michael Leckman, Diamond Schmitt Architects; Steve Kemp, RDH Building Science Inc.; Ali Nazari, Integral Group

Stream 2: Architecture in motion - The impact of active buildings | East Meeting Room 8/15

Title: Architecture in motion - The impact of active buildings

Description: In a new low carbon world, ‘Active Buildings’ are stretching their wings towards the sky. Photovoltaic cells and Phase Change Materials as part of a movable building envelope are harvesting solar radiation for energy production and heating and interstellar radiation for cooling. Building-­‐integrated energy production systems are utilizing renewable energy sources exclusively. The ‘Active Energy Building’ in Vienna is the first realized prototype of an urban and decentralized energy production system providing a more democratic model of energy production as well as energy distribution.

Presented by: Anton Falkeis, falkeis2architects

Stream 3: LEED v4.1: Data-driven performance certification for existing buildings | East Meeting Room 11/12

Title: LEED v4.1: Data-driven performance certification for existing buildings

Description: LEED v4.1 offers a new value proposition aimed at accelerating the transition of the existing building stock. By focusing on performance, LEED v4.1 O+M and LEED Recertification drive environmental and health outcomes while increasing flexibility and reducing effort. Underpinning LEED v4.1 is the Arc platform, which provides scoring for the key performance outcomes and enables whole portfolios to be benchmarked in one place. This session will explore the role of LEED and Arc in supporting building performance, including exciting improvements that allow LEED Online and Arc to interface directly and fully support LEED projects. Attendees will also gain insight into Manulife’s experience certifying the first Canadian projects under LEED v4.1 O+M, including lessons learned and how this streamlined certification fits into their global sustainability strategy.

Presented by: Mark Hutchinson, CaGBC; Chris Pyke, Arc Skoru; Regan Smith, Manulife

Stream 4: Panel presentation - Exploring real world solutions to large building retrofits | East Meeting Room 10

Title: Exploring real world solutions to large building retrofits

Description: This diverse panel is geared to people interested in understanding the challenges and potential opportunities with large-scale building retrofits. The discussion will include unique perspectives from the Owner, Architect, Design-Build Contractor, and Consulting firms currently engaged in a multi-million dollar two-tower re-cladding project in Toronto. We will share information on topics such as: efficiency opportunities, embodied energy, design strategies, construction logistics, tenant management, and costs versus asset value. Our cities contain hundreds of mid- and high-rise buildings with significant retrofit needs, this panel will give attendees valuable insight into making these kinds of projects successful.

Presented by: Lisa Chandler, Oxford Properties Group; Harrison Chan, WZMH Architects; Don Delaney, Flynn Canada; Scott R. Armstrong, WSP

Stream 5: Two-hour guided tour - Underway | East Meeting Room 13

Title: The ingenious approach that repurposed and reconnected Levels 8 and 9 at the Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch

Description: Two decades after the building's completion, the design team of Moshe Safdie Architects, DA architects and landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander reunited to fulfill the original design intent of a public roof garden atop Vancouver’s Public Library. The top two floors of the library were previously occupied by the the Government of BC. The completion of that lease afforded the City of Vancouver the opportunity to reclaim the space for public use. While construction in a constrained, urban environment always presents unique design challenges, a major renovation adds its own complexities—especially in a heavily trafficked public institution. The library would remain open and operational throughout its transformation. The ingenious approach entailed renovation of 40,000 square feet of interior space and 20,000 square feet of open, public space, completely repurposing the top two floors of the building. Two escalators were added, lowered by a crane through the cavity created by removing an existing skylight. As a result, the top two floors of the building were reunited with the lower floors, providing much needed space to fulfill the evolving needs of the library. The roof garden rises above the adjacent buildings, presenting to its visitors the built context surrounding the library. Aside from the roof garden, multipurpose spaces with sliding glass partitions, a theatre, exhibition hall and a quiet reading room make the upper floors a popular destination for library users. The project is currently seeking LEED Canada Commercial Interior certification.

Led by: Brenda Martens, Lighthouse Sustainable Building Centre; James Kao, DA Architects + Planners; Dawn Ibey, Vancouver Public Library

This two-hour guided tour began at 9:45 a.m. and will return to the Vancouver Convention Centre by 12:15 p.m.

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Green Business Showcase opens with Delegate Lunch | VCC East, Expo Hall B

CaGBC’s Green Building Showcase is a combined exhibit and business connection opportunity. With a limit of 50 booths and dedicated space throughout for business-to-business matchmaking meetings and discussion pods, delegates and exhibitors get a chance to connect like never before. Showcase will be open to the general public from 1:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m

Lunch Sponsored by: FortisBC

 

12:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

B2B sessions begin on the Green Business Showcase Floor | VCC East, Expo Hall B

Registered participants will be able to request individual business meetings with other participants. Be sure you indicate your interest when you register as a delegate, sponsor or exhibitor.

 

Emerging Green Professionals Mentor Lounge and CaGBC Education Station on the Green Business Showcase Floor | VCC East, Expo Hall B

Quickly becoming the place to be on the Showcase floor, the EGP Mentor Lounge gives young professionals a chance to meet with industry experts to find out how they got their start in green building.

 

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Stream 1: Two-hour guided tour - Vancouver's heritage meets modern building technology | East Meeting Room 19/20

Title: Vancouver's heritage meets modern building technology

Description: This tour session will lead participants through an AAA class 405,000 sq. ft. office tower with hotel and retail components. Attendees will get a glimpse of the historic 11-storey Vancouver Old Stock Exchange building façade that has earned a “Heritage Building” designation. The Exchange is the first Vancouver heritage conservation to achieve LEED Platinum Certification. Participants will learn about the building’s exemplary environmental features, including a geo-exchange and solar thermal system, radiant heating/cooling, LED lighting and rainwater harvesting. The Exchange will expend only half the energy of a like-sized office tower and has been developed with sustainability and occupant wellbeing in mind.

Presented by:
Gordon McDonald, Integral Group; Alex Wong, Integral Group; Daniel Hawreluk, Iredale Architecture

This is a two-hour guided tour which will return to the Vancouver Convention Centre by 5:00 p.m.

Stream 2: Two-hour, interactive learning session - Stop shying away from WBLCA! | East Meeting Room 8/15

Title: Stop shying away from WBLCA!

Description: Embodied carbon — the emissions from making the materials of our built environment, is a larger source of global warming than we thought. And getting to zero by 2050 to avert our 1.5-degree tipping point means reducing embodied carbon is more urgent than ever. Luckily many of the tools and expertise are here to tackle embodied carbon head on, but aren't widely used or understood by the building community, yet. This instructive session will get people started. Collective deep expertise of a sustainability consultant, a structural engineer, an owner and architect, and director of the Carbon Leadership Forum will instruct the group and draw from the CLF LCA Practice Guide, the ASCE/SEI WBLCA Reference Building Structure and Strategies, and other seminal documents. The last activity consists of tools "speed-dating" where participants will rotate through tables with WBLCA tool providers for hands-on demonstrations and Q&A.

Presented by: Frances Yang, ARUP; Dirk Kestner, Walter P Moore; Sindhu Mahadevan, Perkins+Will; Kate Simonen, Carbon Leadership Forum

This is a two hour interactive session which will conclude at 5 p.m. including an allowance for a delegate break.

Stream 3: Two-hour, interactive, technical deep dive - LEED v4.1 Design+Construction | East Meeting Room 11/12

Title: LEED v4.1 Design+Construction - Interactive Technical deep dive

Description:  Join industry leaders from CaGBC's technical committees for an interactive, technical deep dive into LEED v4.1 Building (and Interior) Design and Construction. This session provides attendees an opportunity to learn about LEED v4.1 D+C; the concepts behind the changes as well as a strong technical grounding in all the changes. In the second half of this two hour session, attendees will have an opportunity for in-depth discussion into specific technical areas, including energy modelling (with the GHG emission metric), LCA, Low Emitting Materials, Building Product Disclosure and Optimization, Electric Vehicles, Rainwater Management, Bicycle Facilities, and so much more. Attendees will have a chance to participate in two roundtables of their choice, led by CaGBC’s Technical Advisory Group members. Come with your questions!

Presented by: Jennifer Sanguinetti, University of British Columbia; Martin Roy, Martin Roy et Associés Groupe Conseil Inc; Joe Stano, Kane Consulting; Lindsay Austrom, Williams Engineering; Steve Kemp, RDH Building Science Inc; Graham Twyford-Miles, Stantec; Marsha Gentile, Ledcor Construction Limited; Guillaume Martel, Provencher Roy associés Architectes INC.

Stream 4: Two-hour, interactive - Fuel switching retrofits at scale | East Meeting Room 10

Title: Fuel switching retrofits at scale

Description: Retrofit programs and policies that concentrate on improvements in energy efficiency alone will be insufficient in meeting our carbon emissions reduction targets. That’s why industry actors, from local governments to building owners, must support and engage in deep emissions retrofits of existing buildings. This session explores some of the key components of fuel switching retrofits using the concept of market transformation. The session presents a roadmap that identifies the regulatory and other tools necessary to make the switch, as well as the experiences of two large owners – BC Housing and QuadReal – in achieving cost-effective retrofits at scale.

Presented by: Lisa Westerhoff, Integral Group; Betsy Agar, Pembina Institute; Jamie Gray-Donald, QuadReal Properties

Stream 5: Drivers of investment in sustainability in the Canadian commercial real estate market from 2006 to 2019 and beyond | East Meeting Room 13

Title: Drivers of investment in sustainability in the Canadian commercial real estate market from 2006 to 2019 and beyond

Description: Several Canadian asset managers were interviewed in 2017/2018 and asked to identify the key drivers of investment in energy efficiency in commercial real estate portfolios over three periods, 2006-2011, 2012-2016, and 2017 and beyond. The findings of this study were surprising and will be shared with attendees. Two industry panelists will also comment on their experience over this period and how they anticipate the current federal carbon pricing legislation and provincial responses to affect such decision-making over the next five years. Finally, best practices identified in this study will be presented.

Presented by: Jenn McArthur, Ryerson University; Karen Jalon, Cadillac Fairview Corporation; Darryl Neate, Oxford Properties Group

Moderated by: Michael Brooks, REALPAC

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Break | VCC East, Meeting Room 1, 2, 3 and South Foyer

Refreshments available for all delegates.

 

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Stream 1: Two-hour tour - Underway | East Meeting Room 19/20

Title: Vancouver's heritage meets modern building technology

Description: This tour session will lead participants through an AAA class 405,000 sq. ft. office tower with hotel and retail components. Attendees will get a glimpse of the historic 11-storey Vancouver Old Stock Exchange building façade that has earned a “Heritage Building” designation. The Exchange is the first Vancouver heritage conservation to achieve LEED Platinum Certification. Participants will learn about the building’s exemplary environmental features, including a geo-exchange and solar thermal system, radiant heating/cooling, LED lighting and rainwater harvesting. The Exchange will expend only half the energy of a like-sized office tower and has been developed with sustainability and occupant wellbeing in mind.

Presented by:
Gordon McDonald, Integral Group; Alex Wong, Integral Group; Daniel Hawreluk, Iredale Architecture

This two-hour guided tour began at 2:30 p.m. and will return to the Vancouver Convention Centre by 5:00 p.m.

 

Stream 2: Two-hour session - Underway | East Meeting Room 8/15

Title: Stop shying away from WBLCA!

Description: Embodied carbon — the emissions from making the materials of our built environment, is a larger source of global warming than we thought. And getting to zero by 2050 to avert our 1.5-degree tipping point means reducing embodied carbon is more urgent than ever. Luckily many of the tools and expertise are here to tackle embodied carbon head on, but aren't widely used or understood by the building community, yet. This instructive session will get people started. Collective deep expertise of a sustainability consultant, a structural engineer, an owner and architect, and director of the Carbon Leadership Forum will instruct the group and draw from the CLF LCA Practice Guide, the ASCE/SEI WBLCA Reference Building Structure and Strategies, and other seminal documents. The last activity consists of tools "speed-dating" where participants will rotate through tables with WBLCA tool providers for hands-on demonstrations and Q&A.

Presented by: Frances Yang, ARUP; Dirk Kestner, Walter P Moore; Meghan Lewis, WeWork; Kate Simonen, Carbon Leadership Forum

This two hour interactive session began at 2:30 p.m. and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. including an allowance for a delegate break.

Stream 3: Two-hour, interactive, technical deep dive - Underway | East Meeting Room 11/12

Title: LEED v4.1 Design+Construction - Interactive Technical deep dive

Description:  Join industry leaders from CaGBC's tehcnical committees for an interactive, technical deep dive into LEED v4.1 Building (and Interior) Design and Construction. This session provides attendees an opportunity to learn about LEED v4.1 D+C; the concepts behind the changes as well as a strong technical grounding in all the changes. In the second half of this two hour session, attendees will have an opportunity for in-depth discussion into specific technical areas, including energy modelling (with the GHG emission metric), LCA, Low Emitting Materials, Building Product Disclosure and Optimization, Electric Vehicles, Rainwater Management, Bicycle Facilities, and so much more. Attendees will have a chance to participate in two roundtables of their choice, led by CaGBC’s Technical Advisory Group members. Come with your questions!

Presented by: Jennifer Sanguinetti, University of British Columbia; Martin Roy, Martin Roy et Associés Groupe Conseil Inc; Joe Stano, Kane Consulting; Lindsay Austrom, Williams Engineering; Steve Kemp, RDH Building Science Inc; Graham Twyford-Miles, Stantec; Marsha Gentile, Ledcor; Guillaume Martel, Provencher Roy associés Architectes INC.

Stream 4: Two-hour, interactive - Underway | East Meeting Room 10

Title: Fuel switching retrofits at scale

Description: Retrofit programs and policies that concentrate on improvements in energy efficiency alone will be insufficient in meeting our carbon emissions reduction targets. That’s why industry actors, from local governments to building owners, must support and engage in deep emissions retrofits of existing buildings. This session explores some of the key components of fuel switching retrofits using the concept of market transformation. The session presents a roadmap that identifies the regulatory and other tools necessary to make the switch, as well as the experiences of two large owners – BC Housing and QuadReal – in achieving cost-effective retrofits at scale.

Presented by: Lisa Westerhoff, Integral Group; Betsy Agar, Pembina Institute; Jamie Gray-Donald, QuadReal Properties

Stream 5: Panel presentation - Integrating equity into practice | East Meeting Room 13

Title: Integrating equity into practice

Description: This panel presentation will offer participants a methodology for defining, acknowledging and integrating social equity into their work through the application of a social equity toolkit. The toolkit, originally established by the City of Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative, was created to advance access to opportunities for historically under‐served and underrepresented communities—particularly communities of colour, and immigrant and refugee communities. The kit was adapted with the support of the City of Seattle, into a tool for design teams and has broad applications across all areas of practice, at all scales for projects, programs, and initiatives. The panel will present the context for development of the toolkit including the reason for leading with race, relevance of social equity to planning and design practice areas, how research informs methods and practice, acknowledgement of institutional inequities, and the process of adapting the toolkit for a planning and design firm. The components of the toolkit will be shared, along with outcomes and lessons from current project work.

Presented by: Rebecca Holt, Perkins+Will; Aram Hernandez, Perkins+Will; Michael Austin, Seattle Planning Commission

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

CaGBC Awards Gala Reception | VCC East, Meeting Room 1, 2, 3

Get ready for the gala and join us for this pre-awards reception.

One pass is included in each full delegate pass. Additional or individual tickets can be purchased.

Sponsored by: Manulife Investment Management

 

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

CaGBC Awards Gala Dinner and Presentation | VCC East, Expo Hall A

Join us for this full evening of celebration and recognition. The CaGBC Leadership, Green Building Excellence, Andy Kesteloo Memorial Student Project and Product of the Year winners will all be revealed tonight.

One pass is included in each full delegate pass. Additional or individual tickets can be purchased.

Sponsored by: Oxford Properties Group

 

9:30 p.m. – Midnight

After Gala Celebration | VCC East, Expo Hall A

Bask in the glow, dance and enjoy the evening with the award winners, friends and colleagues.

One pass is included in each full delegate pass. Additional or individual tickets can be purchased.

Sponsored by: Oxford Properties Group

 

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Thursday, May 30

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Women in Green Breakfast (space is limited) | VCC East, Ballroom ABC

Join us for this inaugural Women in Green Breakfast where we will delve into the many ways that women lead with purpose to embrace diversity, inspire others, and enable transformational change. This event is free to attend for full conference delegates, plus we have reserved some seats for Emerging Green Professionals. This event is included with full conference delegate passes but space is limited so be sure to add this event to your package when you register online. Click here for more details.

Sponsored by: Perkins + Will, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, Enwave Energy Corporation, Cadillac Fairview Corporation, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)


 

 

International Delegate Breakfast (space is limited) | Pan Pacific Hotel, Oceanview Room 1, 2

Learn about Vancouver's $3.3 Billion Green Building Opportunity

Join us for an exciting breakfast taking place as part of the Building Lasting Change conference in Vancouver.

Open to all Building Lasting Change delegates, the breakfast is hosted by the Vancouver Economic Commission and CaGBC. Featured speakers will explain current building policies in Vancouver and throughout the Pacific region and walk participants through the specific product and manufacturing opportunities identified in the Vancouver Economic Commission’s “Green Buildings Market Forecast.”

The Zero Emissions Building Plan and the B.C. Energy Step Code are forecasted to generate $3.3 billion for green building products between now and 2032. The VEC analysis shows that there are unique opportunities for B.C. and foreign companies to meet this need by sharing intellectual property, building manufacturing partnerships and targeting the market in Cascadia.

Featured Speakers:

  • George Benson, Green Building Market Acceleration, Vancouver Economic Commission
  • Sean Pander, Green Building Manager, City of Vancouver

This event is included with full conference delegate passes and the one day conference pass for Thursday, May 30. Be sure to add this event when you register online for the conference. Space is limited.

Sponsored by: Vancouver Economic Commission



 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Stream 1: Technical deep dive - Using data to diagnose the performance gap between design and operational building energy use | East Meeting Room 19/20

Title: Using data to diagnose the performance gap between design and operational building energy use

Description: Seeing energy conscious design translate into real-world carbon reductions is imperative to combat negative climate change impacts. Although innovations in energy metering technologies have emerged, meaningful data analysis is rare. With unprecedented access to extensive energy use data and energy models for over 100 buildings, we defined the ‘performance gap’ between models and metered data. This analysis allowed us to support or demystify conventional wisdom and assumptions common in the green building industry. The goal of this study is to support Sidewalk Labs in moving beyond industry-standard energy benchmarks towards real carbon-reduction results, which can be replicated across future developments.

Presented by: Jenny McMinn, Urban Equation; Craig McIntyre, EQ Building Performance; Charlotte Matthews, Sidewalk Labs; Jason Manikel, Energy Profiles Limited

Stream 2: Technical deep dive - Tunneling through the TEDI barrier | East Meeting Room 8/15

Title: Tunneling through the TEDI barrier

Description: TEDI is a new metric that is gaining traction throughout codes and standards across Canada. However, some argue that a low TEDI design can be in conflict with low-carbon energy supply solutions and/or cost-effective zero-carbon buildings. This presentation will challenge participants to rethink building design in a low-TEDI world. The notion that high load buildings are justified by the availability of large quantities of waste heat or low carbon energy supply is contrary to the foundational principles of low-energy design. Can transformational design opportunities emerge when buildings are designed for low TEDI? Where do low TEDI solutions support and enhance cost-effective zero-carbon buildings and where is there conflict?

Presented by: Christian Cianfrone, ZEBx; Alex Blue, Morrison Hershfield; Kevin Shea, AME Group; Zlakto Puljic, AME Group

Stream 3: Interactive learning session - Resiliency in the built environment | East Meeting Room 11/12

Title: Resiliency in the built environment

Description:
Globally, cities are experiencing the impacts of climate change. Responding to climate change must consider resilience in order to thrive in a changing climate. This interactive session will include presentations about addressing resilience at the city and portfolio levels, as well as the importance of quality data in assessing resilience to climate hazards. An overview of how LEED credits address resiliency will also be provided, followed by a case study with real-world examples of using LEED Pilot Credits on resilience on a large campus. In the second half of the two-hour session, attendees will have an opportunity to apply the LEED Pilot Credits on resilience to a sample project, and have in-depth discussions about how to integrate climate change resilience into their projects.

Presented by: Meaghan Kahnert, Arup; Jennifer Sanguinetti, UBC, Kathy Wardle, Perkins+Will; Maria McGibbon, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Stream 4: Technical deep dive - Retrofit to the max: Elite performance is not just for new builds | East Meeting Room 10

Title: Retrofit to the max: Elite performance is not just for new builds

Description: Achieving certification to Zero Carbon Building Standard or Passive House can seem like a daunting task, particularly on a retrofit project. The relative impact of thermal bridging and envelope transitions is amplified in low energy buildings and particularly challenging to resolve in retrofit conditions. Humber College’s Deep Energy Retrofit Project for the Nx Building surmounted these challenges through careful integration across architectural design, energy modelling, envelope design, and mechanical design. Construction phase challenges were also met by implementing a robust testing protocol to facilitate EnerPhit and Zero Carbon Building certification.

Presented by: Holly Jordan, B+H Architects; Steve Murray, Morrison Hershfield; Aman Hehar, Humber College

Stream 5: Panel presentation - Re-imagining urban development in the context of sustainability, health and equity | East Meeting Room 13

Title: Re-imagining urban development in the context of sustainability, health and equity

Description: As individuals and families continue to be attracted to urban centres, professionals, developers and city officials need to adapt the way they address climate change while attaining economic, social and ecological balance. Two exceptional projects will share how districts face the fundamental challenges to bridge diverse stakeholders and complex systems to holistically address equity, resilience and sustainability in a manner that is scalable and repeatable. Both projects are transforming post-industrial parcels of lands into vibrant mixed-used districts that will act as a catalyst for their cities. As Canada’s first project to pursue EcoDistricts certification, East Harbour in Toronto aims to demonstrate how a district-based approach to carbon neutrality, resilience and equity is an effective approach to build large-scale developments. As a LEED v4-ND Plan Platinum project, Technopole Angus in Montréal will share how it’s development is evolving in resonance with neighbourhood needs and aims to offer a new frame for a sustainable way of life.

Presented by:
Nadia Yen, First Gulf; Juhee Oh, WSP; Guillaume Martel, Provencher_Roy Architectes; Celine C. Mertenat, Provencher_Roy Architectes

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

B2B meetings | VCC East, Meeting room 7, 16

Registered participants will be able to request individual business meetings with other participants. Be sure you indicate your interest when you register as a delegate, sponsor or exhibitor.

 

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Break | VCC East, Meeting Room 1, 2, 3

Refreshments available for all delegates.

Sponsored by: Lafarge Canada Inc.


 

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Stream 1: Technical deep dive - Measure and move to net zero: Jobsite Insights | East Meeting Room 19/20

Title: Measure and move to net zero: Jobsite Insights

Description: The drive to reduce energy consumption and carbon use during the construction and operation of buildings is forcing industry to explore new technologies such as the Internet of Things-based sensors, and controls with machine learning/advanced analytics models. This session will explore how the Jobsite Insights platform provides immediate and actionable site information for improved decision making and reduced emissions during construction and how secure, cost-effective control systems can continue to save building owners after project completion. Finally, we will delve into the barriers that need to be removed to fully leverage intelligent systems.

Presented by: Chris Palmer, PCL; Brent Bauman, Stantec

Stream 2: Low-carbon forecasting and investment analysis for portfolios | East Meeting Room 8/15

Title: Low-carbon forecasting and investment analysis for portfolios

Description: Planning for carbon neutrality for portfolios requires detailed analysis of specific actions at individual assets and an understanding of forecasted carbon emission factors of regional electric grids. WSP developed a tool for Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) that consolidates the carbon impacts of planned and potential energy conservation measures, deep retrofits, and asset disposals and acquisitions. It integrates carbon forecasting into existing asset management cycles, helping to make strategic investment decisions for achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. This presentation will demonstrate how the tool can help prioritize deep carbon retrofits and energy conservation projects for individual assets and portfolios.

Presented by: Antoni Paleshi, WSP; Carolyn Johanson, WSP

Stream 3: Interactive Learning Session - Underway | East Meeting Room 11/12

Title: Resiliency in the built environment

Description:
Globally, cities are experiencing the impacts of climate change. Responding to climate change must consider resilience in order to thrive in a changing climate. This interactive session will include presentations about addressing resilience at the city and portfolio levels, as well as the importance of quality data in assessing resilience to climate hazards. An overview of how LEED credits address resiliency will also be provided, followed by a case study with real-world examples of using LEED Pilot Credits on resilience on a large campus. In the second half of the two-hour session, attendees will have an opportunity to apply the LEED Pilot Credits on resilience to a sample project, and have in-depth discussions about how to integrate climate change resilience into their projects.

Presented by: Meaghan Kahnert, Arup; Jennifer Sanguinetti, UBC, Kathy Wardle, Perkins+Will; Maria McGibbon, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Stream 4: Panel presentation - Pathways to zero: Innovation opportunities to accelerate climate leadership at university campuses | East Meeting Room 10

Title: Pathways to zero: Innovation opportunities to accelerate climate leadership at university campuses

Description: This panel presentation will highlight innovation opportunities to accelerate climate leadership at Canadian post-secondary education institutions. Both the University of British Columbia and the University of Calgary have reached 30% absolute reductions in institutional greenhouse gas emissions and have set their sights on carbon neutrality by 2050. Participants will learn about how these two institutions aim to reach their goals and what they need from industry and government to get there. This provocative discussion will explore topics such as solution partnerships, the disruptive 3Ds (decarbonization, decentralization, and digitization), resiliency and climate adaptation, policy enablement and more.

Presented by: Joanne Perdue, University of Calgary; John Metras, University of British Columbia.

Moderated by: Brent Gilmour, CaGBC

Stream 5: The Phenix triple play: LEED, Fitwell and Zero Carbon | East Meeting Room 13

Title: The Phenix triple play: LEED, Fitwel and Zero Carbon

Description: Housing Lemay’s new headquarters, the Phenix, a 100,000 ft2 industrial building refurbished into a living laboratory, addresses the biggest challenges in cities: developing inspiring healthy living spaces to increase occupant wellbeing and productivity; producing as much renewable energy as we consume with energy storage solutions; and retrofitting the large inefficient existing building stock to mitigate our impact on climate change. With the intent of inspiring change for a new era of sustainable workplaces, the Phenix project has the potential to be replicated broadly. The project is targeting three certifications: LEED Platinum, Fitwel and Zero Carbon.

Presented by: Hugo Lafrance, Lemay; Martin Roy, Martin Roy et associés, Julie-Anne Chayer, Groupe Ageco

11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch Plenary | Sustainable finance: Investing in better buildings with Andrew Chisholm, Anna Murray and Bryan Purcell | Moderated by Amy Erixon | VCC East, Ballroom ABC

Sustainable finance: Investing in better buildings.

(1 GBCI CE HOUR)

Eliminating barriers to retrofit financing is critical to foster a healthy retrofit economy. Learn how financial lending institutions and instruments in the building construction and retrofit industries can play a critical role in increasing the pace and depth of our built environment’s much needed transition.

Attend the Lunch plenary to gain unique insight into how Canada’s financial services industry can aid market and product development that supports and encourages investment in climate resilience and low-carbon growth, while at the same time maximizing their financial returns.

  • Anna Murray, Vice President, Sustainability & EHS, Bentall Kennedy and Co-chair of the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) group will share key findings of the Global Real Estate Investor ESG Survey, the largest ESG-focused survey of global real estate investors ever conducted.

  • Bryan Purcell, Vice President, Policy and Programs, TAF, whose work focuses on accelerating decarbonization of the built environment through development of innovative policies, programs, and business solutions will explain how incentives and products can enable deep retrofits.

  • Andy Chisholm, Director, Royal Bank of Canada, who was invited by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and the Minister of Finance to be a member of the Expert Panel for Sustainable Finance will discuss key conditions that must be in place in order for capital to flow.
This session will be moderated by Amy Erixon, Principal and Managing Director of Avison Young’s Global Investment Management practice.

Sponsored by: Avison Young, KingSett Capital, Concert Properties Ltd.

 

 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Stream 1: The past, present and future of building enclosures | East Meeting Room 19/20

Title: The past, present and future of building enclosures

Description: Building enclosures hugely impact building performance. Thermal comfort, energy usage, thermal resilience, life cycle impacts, and durability all emerge from building enclosure design. The construction and quality assurance of enclosures also significantly impacts project costs and timelines. In this session, panelists will explore the evolution of fenestration, opaque wall, and air tightness performance. This discussion will include market challenges/opportunities, technological developments, and the evolution of voluntary standards as well as North American building codes. Speakers will offer their vision for where the industry is headed. This will be followed by a panel Q&A focused on identifying and addressing barriers to building better enclosures, including defining what “better” means.

Presented by:
Peter Dushenski, GlasCurtain Inc.; Dr. Randy Van Straaten, RDH Building Science; Ed Dornn, Greenstone Structural Solutions

Stream 2: Zero carbon city: An in-depth look at the city of Vancouver's approach to policy and projects for a zero emissions future | East Meeting Room 8/15

Title: Zero carbon city: An in-depth look at the City of Vancouver’s approach to policy and projects for a zero emissions future

Description: As a global leader in sustainability, the City of Vancouver will share its approach to the diverse set of municipal buildings that are under construction and undergoing retrofit to successfully achieve a Zero Carbon City. The presenters will share the larger civic goals and policies that have led to a variety of strategies tailored to unique building types and conditions. HCMA and Integral Group will then share their experience working on the Vancouver Fire Hall 17, the City of Vancouver’s first non-residential project targeting Passive House, CaGBC Zero Carbon, LEED v4 Gold and Net Zero Energy. The presenters will share lessons learned on one of the most ambitious projects in North America and offer insights on the overlap and conflict between the different certifications.

Presented by: Craig Edwards, City of Vancouver; Chris Higgins, City of Vancouver; Zina Berrada, HCMA Architecture + Design; Scott Ghomeshi, Integral Group

Stream 3: Understanding interaction between GBCI Canada's newest green building programs | East Meeting Room 11/12

Title: Understanding interaction between GBCI Canada's Newest Green Building Programs

Description:
Learn about GBCI Canada’s slate of new Green Building Programs, their intent, and the synergies. This session will cover LEED and LEED Zero, TRUE Zero Waste program, the Parksmart certification system for parking structures, and the Sustainable SITES Initiative for landscapes. It will also touch on ZCB, ICP, GRESB, Arc, WELL, and the RELi resilience design criteria. Obtain the key information you require in order to choose your project’s targeted rating system(s).

Presented by:
Brandy Burdeniuk, GBCI Canada

Stream 4: Full disclosure: Industry leadership on building performance | East Meeting Room 10

Title: Full disclosure: Industry leadership on building performance

Description: Completing effective building energy reduction projects in Canada represents the most affordable way to cut national GHG emissions, holds the largest potential for energy savings, and could unlock billions of dollars in economic opportunity, but in Canada these activities are being hamstrung. Through the Disclosure Challenge Program, industry is taking the lead to demonstrate the value of disclosing benchmarking data, which will improve understanding of how Canadian buildings are performing, where they can be improved, and what kinds of support are necessary to make those improvements. This program will showcase the true value and opportunity that sharing performance data has to reduce costs and improve asset value.

Presented by: Ryan McCuaig, OPEN Software Development; Dave Ramslie, Concert Properties; Philippe Bernier, Triovest; Jamie Gray-Donald, QuadReal Property Group

Moderated by: Akua Schatz, CaGBC

Stream 5: Triple bottom line approach to facility management | East Meeting Room 13

Title: Triple bottom line approach to facility management

Description: By intentionally embedding social and environmental priorities into the formation of the built environment, we have an opportunity to keep this built environment – and ourselves – healthier. Through creative solutions for space usage and energy challenges, VanCity Credit Union has transformed energy drains into energy gains. Since 1991, VanCity has reduced energy use per employee by more than 55%. Since 2012, VanCity's approach has resulted in an increase to 87% waste diversion including the donation of nearly 50 metric tonnes of office material, and energy savings of upwards of $7 million dollars.

Presented by: Jeremy Trigg, Vancity Credit Union

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Closing Plenary by Dr. Kristie Ebi, Professor at University of Washington and lead author of IPCC's special report on global warming | VCC East, Ballroom ABC

Cross-roads and health challenges imposed by climate change and how healthy and resilient buildings can help tackle vulnerability

Join us for this compelling hour as Dr. Ebi discusses the conclusions of the IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5C, the health risks of climate change, and the co-benefits of mitigation policies.

Click here for details.

Sponsored by: CRH Canada

 

4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Partnered event: Meeting of the High-Performance Building Community of Practice for a Low Carbon Economy (space is limited) | VCC East, Meeting Room 11

Natural Resources Canada formed the High-Performance Building Community of Practice (HPB-CoP) in late 2017 to stimulate a national discussion on effective ways for the building sector to strive towards an eventual goal of net-zero energy. This initiative complements and supports a number of government and industry efforts, including the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard, BOMA Canada’s Net Zero Challenge awards program and certification initiatives such as Passive House and the Living Building Challenge. These efforts all contribute to our national progress towards a net-zero energy performance ideal and the HPB-CoP was created to build on that momentum.

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