Building Lasting Change 2018 with WorldGBC Congress presents 35 industry relevant sessions delivered by 80 green building industry professionals. A full stream of education is focused on Moving Toward Zero Carbon.
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.
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
Wednesday, June 6, 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
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
Quantifying Emissions and Emissions Reductions
Wednesday, June 6, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
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. A panel discussion exploring the strengths and weaknesses of different quantification methodologies including their acceptance in the CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Standard and other international reporting protocols will follow and give attendees the opportunity to ask questions and learn how to apply these methods to their own work.
Presented by: Leigh St. Hilaire, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA); Aidan Brookson, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TCRA)
Paradigm Shift - Livable, Affordable and Sustainable Housing towards Carbon Neutrality
Wednesday, June 6, 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
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. When we combine a high level of holistic ecology with desirable urban living solutions and affordability, it is particularly challenging to move towards carbon neutrality over the life cycle of a building when using current paradigms. Our panelists will lead a detailed discussion and share experiences about required change towards a new generation of truly integrated buildings, to achieve carbon neutrality at scale. The goal is to move past one-off prototype buildings.
Presented by: Oliver Lang, LWPAC+IC; Monte Paulsen, RDH Building Science; Robert Malczyk, Equilibrium
One Click LCA
Wednesday, June 6, 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
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, the importance of embodied carbon grows. Find out how more than 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. The session closes with an outlook of how such schemes are likely to develop in the future.
Presented by: Panu Pasanen, One Click LCA
From Zero to a Hundred…and Back: Cradle to Cradle Approaches to Net Zero
Thursday, June 7, 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
In this session, Integral Group’s international leaders will showcase the global scale of innovative projects across their life cycles from innovate code and policy development, to early design, to delivery, commissioning, and aftercare. These experts will share approaches that have worked—and what hasn’t worked—from regional offices in Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia, and discuss how they have overcome at-times-disparate local approaches to use diversity for the benefit of clients and cities. Zero carbon roadmaps for countries (Canada), cities (London Energy Initiative, Cambridge, DC Roadmaps), districts (Minneapolis Loop Project, Denver water), and buildings (Packard, DPR) will be featured along with a discussion about how to use whole life commissioning to continue building roadmaps.
Presented by: Ed Garrod, Integral Group; Neil Bulger, Integral Group; David Ramslie, Integral Group
The Emerging Solar Opportunity for Commercial Real Estate
Thursday, June 7, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
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
Building, Learning and Living Net-Zero in Austria
Thursday, June 7, 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
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 Vienna) is 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 Constructions and Technology