News & Views E-blast

Alberta Chapter

Canada Green Building Council

June 21, 2012 

In this issue:

Event:  Net-zero home performance

Lunch & LEED

Nova Innovation Competition




Calendar of Events


June 27
Lunch & LEED - Calgary

June 28
Habitat for Humanity precast house public presentation - Edmonton

July 17
Lunch & LEED - Edmonton

October 29 & 30
Alberta Infrastructure Partners Conference

November 27-28
BIM Symposium - Edmonton



Event - June 28, 5:30pm - Edmonton
Net-zero home performance measurement

Guest Speaker:  Randa Ghattas, AIA, Research Associate, Concrete Sustainability Hub
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Alberta Chapter - CaGBC supports the Habitat for Humanity Edmonton Net-zero Precast Concrete Home and invites you to join us to discuss measuring actual performance and verifying our models and concepts.  Presenting will be Randa Ghattas from the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub the presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with local experts. 

The Concrete Sustainability Hub at MIT is developing research focused on the relationship between concrete construction systems and long-term sustainable strategies. A key component of the research is focused on energy efficiency through the development of tools to understand the thermal behavior of construction systems in different climates. The Edmonton Habitat for Humanity Net-zero home is one of various case studies that are being monitored as part of the research. Information from the Edmonton house is being incorporated into the research at multiple levels as a way to identify opportunities for innovation in buildings using existing and new concrete building technologies.

When June 28
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Snacks will be provided
Where Stantec - Alberta room
10160 112 Street NW, Edmonton
Cost Free - but please RSVP space is limited
Speaker Randa Ghattas is a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Concrete Sustainability Hub. She leads a research team focused on buildings, concrete building systems and sustainability. Previously, she practiced at various architecture firms in the Boston metropolitan region working on architecture and urban design projects in the developing world and the United States.
Panel participants
  • Amelie Caron  MSc,, 
    LEED® Canada for Homes Provider, CEO 
    Sustainability and Building Performance Specialist

  • Don Zakariansen, Director of Marketing, Concrete Products at Lafarge North America
  • And more....
RSVP click here
Lunch & LEED
Calgary - June 27   Edmonton - July 17

Considering Becoming a LEED Professional?
Bring your lunch and join
the Alberta Chapter - Canada Green Building Council for a 1 hour presentation about LEED.  This is the opportunity to get all questions answered about what it takes to become a LEED Professional and how to fulfill continuing education requirements.

We will cover:

  1. Brief Overview of the LEED Rating Systems

  2. Institutions You Should Know

  3. LEED Accreditation + Exam Info

  4. Credential Maintenance Program (CMP)

  5. Available Resources

We will answer questions such as:

  • What are LEED credentials and how will they help me professionally?

  • What is the new three-tier system?  What is GBCI?

  • Should I go for my LEED Green Associate credential or become a LEED AP?

  • Am I eligible to take the exam?  How hard is it?  What resources are there to help me pass the exam and how do I register?

  • Which speciality should I choose?

  • How do I maintain my credential?

Already a LEED AP or Studying for Your Exam?
Even if you've earned your credential or know where to begin studying, we'll be covering the Credential Maintenance Program and available tools and resources to support you in earning and maintaining your credential.  This is also a great opportunity to connect with other aspiring LEED Professionals and form study groups.

Calgary Edmonton
When June 27  
noon - 1pm
July 17
noon - 1pm
Where The Water Center
25 Ave & Spiller Rd. SE
Productivity Alberta
Suite 301, Cecil Place
10110 - 104 Street NW

You must register to confirm your attendance

Register click here click here

NOVA Innovation Competition Taps North American Greentech and Cleantech Startups - JUNE 30 DEADLINE!

For those of you who have developed innovations in sustainable products, advanced materials, high-efficiency building solutions, clean technology and renewable energy sources, this competition rewards start-up greentech and cleantech businesses with cash prizes and access to partnership opportunities with Saint-Gobain the world’s largest building materials company

The deadline to submit an entry is June 30; finalists will win the chance to pitch their innovative business to the senior leadership team of Saint-Gobain in a live speed-dating format at the 2012 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Francisco on November 15.

For more information click here.



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