Sneak peek at Building Lasting Change’s 2023 program

The Canada Green Building Council’s annual conference, Building Lasting Change, is getting closer. Every year CAGBC’s conference brings together leading experts, visionaries, policy advisors, and decision makers from across Canada and around the world. Starting April 1, we’ll begin to share the remarkable line up of sessions, panelists and keynote speakers.

We can’t wait until April 1st, so we’re sharing some details here. Visit the BLC conference website starting next week for more.

Factoring resilience and climate risk into decarbonization strategies. 

Whether you’re a building owner, investor, or you lease a building, you’ll want to hear the insights from this panel of experts as they share how to bridge the gap between decarbonizing and resilience and address the benefits of building climate risk factors into your transition plans.

Securing stakeholder buy-in for a low-carbon transition
Industry leaders will share their own lived experiences and successful strategies for getting buy-in and engagement for zero carbon projects from the boardroom to their tenants.

Upcycling existing large buildings to get to zero
This panel will explore case studies from across Canada and around the world that breathe life into buildings that are near the end of their lifespan by taking advantage of decarbonization best practices.

Carbon as a metric in future codes and standards
Panelists will discuss how metrics in codes and standards are evolving to better capture the true impact of carbon from our buildings and what that means for future projects and transition planning.

Closing the sustainability/valuation gap for capital market investors
Examine how to unlock retrofit capital investments and ensure that sustainability strategies and objectives are included in building appraisal, valuation, and financing processes.

Interim solutions for the EPD data gap
Hear from key material associations and data users on the data challenges they face and what tools project teams can leverage to support embodied carbon targets. 

BLC Building Tours

BLC attendees can experience behind-the-scenes tours of buildings pushing the envelop on sustainability. Visit the BLC conference webpage to learn more about these exclusive tours of The Stack, Canada’s first commercial high-rise office tower to be certified Zero Carbon Building – Design, and last year’s CAGBC Award for Existing Building winner, the Bentall Centre.

Early bird ends April 14

CAGBC Members: Take advantage of early bird pricing until April 14. There are also a limited number of hotel rooms available at a preferred rate for conference goers – and discounts available for flights with major airlines. Take advantage of these savings by registering today.

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