Special edition:

Alberta Sustainable Building Symposium 2012


April 2012 

Albert SBS 2012
Join your peers at BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Calgary.

In this issue:

Program details now available
The business of efficiency
The business of building better communities

Give me some tools!
Green Building Innovation Showcase
Green Business Speed Dating

Register by April 23 and save!

Regular - member
$495.00 + GST

Regular - non-member 
$565.00 + GST

Check out details of becoming an Alberta Chapter - CaGBC member so you can register for the Symposium as a member.

Earn continuing education credits

  • GBCI Approved Course, for maximum 11 CE hours
  • AAA approved for core & self-reporting hours
  • may be eligible for credits from self-reporting organizations including APEGA, ASET & CIQS

Check the website for details.

Use eco-friendly transportation

Minimize your carbon footprint getting to the BMO Centre, Calgary Stampede Park. Take the LRT, walk, bike, carpool – or skateboard! Attendees arriving via alternate transportation modes can enter a special draw.


Wendy Campbell,
Symposium coordinator

(780) 432-9550

Calendar of Events

April 11

Government of Alberta webinar

April 18

Government of Alberta webinar

April 25

* Green Building Economics for Municipal Leaders Webinar #2

May 3

Alberta Sustainable Building Symposium - Calgary

May 15-16

Green Associate Study Course - Edmonton

May 23

* Green Building Economics for Municipal Leaders Webinar #3

May 29

Speed up your LEED Canada - NC.10 certification - Calgary

June 6 - 12

Canadian Society for Civic Engineering annual conference - Edmonton

June 11-13

CaGBC National Conference & Expo 2012 - Toronto

November 27-28

BIM Symposium Edmonton

* Free webinars for registrants of the Green Building Economics for Municipal Leaders education program and Alberta Chapter members. Taken on demand April
3 - 25 and April 25 - May 3.

Symposium program offers rich variety of sessions, speakers

With 20 presentations and 30 speakers, Alberta's premier event for the sustainable building industry is the place to be on Thursday, May 3. From leadership to LEED innovations, from design strategies to delivering results, speakers will offer insights and advice on furthering green building in our province.

Program details now available

Whether you are interested in institutional projects, design considerations, sustainable community building or getting hot-off-the-presses updates on green building benchmarking, this year's Symposium program guarantees plenty of food for thought. Check out the details. Public sector senior leaders, architectural and engineering principals and other industry experts are leading sessions at the Symposium sharing their expertise, experiences and results.

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The business of efficiency

The question is top of mind: how can we increase the efficiency of our buildings to increase their sustainability? Senior leaders offer their perspectives to the topic, a Symposium sub-theme, during the following sessions:

  • the University of Calgary roadmap for GHG emission reductions in the built environment
  • Stantec's research with a renowned university that moves hospitals toward net-zero energy use
  • LEED innovations for school design builders
  • efficient and sustainable design strategies
  • lessons learned about a net-zero precast concrete home
  • making the business case for green to tenants
  • setting the stage for solar and wind power in urban settings

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The business of building better communities

Sustainable communities are the foundation of a sustainable future. What approaches are leading us toward that bright future, and how can municipalities create the environment that encourages their development? Presenters offer a wide spectrum of perspectives during the following sessions:

  • LRT a catalyst for neighbourhood renewal
  • municipal leadership of sustainable development
  • designing multi-family toward net-zero

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Give me some tools!

Emerging technologies and development of sustainable products supporting every phase of a buildings life cycle are proving great boons to our industry.  The Symposium offers several sessions that give you more valuable tools for sustainability toolkit. These include:

  • lean thinking for the green building industry
  • making building benchmarking more accessible
  • demystifying green building certification

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Green Building Innovation Showcase

Want to keep in touch with the latest eco-friendly products and services? The Green Building Innovation Showcase is the place to be! Take advantage of the opportunity to chat one-on-one with products and services suppliers to see how they can help deliver on the green agenda. The Showcase opens as soon as registration begins. Stroll through the area with coffee in hand during breaks throughout the day and during the evening reception.

Interested in booth space at the Showcase? Check out the details.

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Green Business Speed Dating

An energetic Green Business Speed Dating session offers a potpourri of thought-provoking subjects supporting the Symposium theme. You know the drill choose your favourite topic from the list, then visit that table for a short overview presentation and a chance to roll up your sleeves for a quick table discussion. And when 10 minutes are up, you're off to the next table for another taste of sustainability in action! Keep checking the program details for up-to-the minute Dating details.

Interested in booth space at the Showcase? Check out the details.

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ASBS2012 Sponsors

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For more information on the Alberta Chapter of the CaGBC visit: http://www.abcagbc.org/