Building Resilient Communities
October 1, 2015
Daniels Spectrum, Toronto
The 2015 GREEN BUILDING FESTIVAL was an inspiring success!
On October 1st, 275 sustainable building professionals and experienced green building practitioners heard from international experts on cutting-edge projects and inspiring case studies addressing the theme Building Resilient Communities: Community-scale planning and development for a more resilient urban landscape.
Exceptional Programming - Speaker Footage & Slides now available online
All 2015 Green Building Festival speaker presentations and slide shows were taped: click here to stream them online.
Continuing Education Hours - Documentation:
Festival delegates who require a letter of participation to apply for continuing education credits (GBCI, OAA, OALA, OPPI & ICD) are asked to email your request to GBF@sbcanada.org before October 30, 2015. If you dropped your business card at registration onsite at the Festival, you will receive your paperwork shortly. Thank you!
Festival Highlight: 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards
Every year at Green Building Festival, Sustainable Buildings Canada presents Lifetime Achievement Awards, which recognize individuals who have demonstrated a long term commitment to sustainability, and have manifested that commitment by their legacy in the field.
On October 1st, SBC Board Director Bob Bach presented the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards to Louise Comeau, Gord Miller, and Jiri Skopek. The three LAA recipients brings SBC to a total of 30 award winners since 2005. Each winner receives an Emerald Glass Tower made from 100% post-consumer recycled glass having a rich vibrant colour, rendering it both reclaimed and beautiful.
Festival Highlight: Habitat for Humanity Cheque Presentation
A $2000 cheque was presented to Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area, accepted by Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships, Angela Solomos. The funds represented a 10% portion of delegate fees for the Festival.
“We are grateful for the continued support of SBC. Their commitment helps Habitat GTA achieve our goal of building safe, decent homes that result in healthy communities and a sustainable environment for low-income families in Toronto, Brampton Caledon and York Region,” say Richard Solomon, VP, Philanthropy, Habitat for Humanity GTA.
Green Building Festival Testimonial
“The Green Building Festival is a great local conference with global perspective and reach. The theme is always pertinent and the targeted selection of speakers is high calibre and thoughtfully curated. This is an inspiring way for architects to get continuing education credits. I go every year and always learn something.” Birgit Siber, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects