News & Views E-blast

Alberta Chapter

Canada Green Building Council

October 22, 2012 

Calendar of Events


October 29 & 30

Alberta Infrastructure Partners Conference

November 7

EGB Social - Calgary

November 8
EGB Social - Edmonton

November 13

Lunch & Learn - Health + Energy + Material - Designing a new prototype for interiors - Calgary

November 13

Call for presenters deadline - Alberta Sustainable Building Symposium

 


November 27-28

BIM Symposium -  Edmonton

December 6

Better Buildings Breakfast - Better Buildings Breakfast - Edmonton North LRT Expansion - Edmonton

May 7

Alberta Sustainable Building Symposium

 

Lunch & Learn
Health + Energy + Material:  Designing a new
prototype for interiors

November 13, 2012 - Calgary



Please join the Alberta Chapter and Keith Hlewka from KaBeN Design Group for this informative presentation.  Over the past year KaBeN Design Group has been working with a national retailer on an interior design concept, which strives to return all materials and products used in the building process back to the earth when we are done with them. In a retail world that often changes we have been investigating how to make retail interior spaces more healthy, energy efficient and beautiful.

Does it really matter how energy efficient a building is if the environments we are creating are full of toxins? Don't you think we should be thinking about long-term impacts rather than short-term gains? Through research, utilizing a variety of professional peers, following various certification guidelines and contacting a variety of third party certification we are designing interiors, which are healthy, use less energy and are beautiful.

This presentation will outline why you should know the answers to these important questions:

  1. Do you know who specifies your building materials?

  2. Do you know when the building material was designed?

  3. Do you know what the building material you are using is made of?

  4. Do you know where the building material you specify comes from?

  5. Do you know why it is important to know where the building materials you specify were made?

  6. Do you know how much energy was used to produce them or get them to your site?

The goal of this presentation is to bring awareness that the business of green is more than just energy efficiency and short-term costs. The real business of green needs to be about health, quality of life and long-term consequences.

Time

November 13, 2012
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Speaker

Keith Hlewka is educated as an architect, scientist, and artist and is the principle of KaBeN Design Group.  Keith started KaBeN in 2008, so he could focus on architecture and the design of high-performance green buildings. Everyday Keith works with and pushes collaborators and himself to understand how to design and build better and more sustainable and energy efficient buildings. Recent projects include sustainable building research for Brookfield homes, a new "green" prototype store design for Rocky Mountain Soap Company and the design of several high performance homes throughout Alberta including a rural passive design home east of Edmonton.

Location City of Calgary - Water Centre  Bow River Room
2503 Spiller Rd. SE, Calgary
Price Alberta Chapter - CaGBC Members:  $30.00
EGB/Student Members:  $20.00

Non-members:  $40.00 
GBCI Continuing Education:  1 CE hour - live presentation 

 

Emerging Green Builder November socials

Who are Emerging Green Builders?
Emerging Green Builders (EGB) are the future of the green building development industry. The building design, development, and construction industries are undergoing a revolution towards resource efficient, environmentally friendly buildings and practices.

The Emerging Green Builder program is a resource for students and new professionals looking to become leaders of change in the green building industry.

Are you an EGB?
The YYC EGB’s help organize fun, informative and social events for students and new professionals interested in the Green building industry. This is a great opportunity to: get involved in the industry, network with others, and expand your knowledge of green building.

Calgary
What do Nenshi's Salted Carmel and Emerging Green Builders have in common? 
EGB Social - November 7 - 4:30 to 6:30 pm, Calgary

Both will be at the Calgary Emerging Green Building (EGB) social at Jelly Modern Donut on November 7th.  Join the Alberta Chapter at this social event to meet other YYC EGB's and enjoy a latte and donut or get involved in planning the Chapter's upcoming activities. For more info email:  yycegb@alberta.cagbc.org 

Edmonton

Join the Alberta Chapter at MKT for this monthly EGB social event to meet other YEG EGB's and enjoy a beverage, network and get involved in the Chapter's upcoming activities.   For more info email:  yegegb@alberta.cagbc.org 

   Sponsors

2012 CAGBC Sponsors

 

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