Sustainable Built Environment Conference of the Americas

September 19 & 20, Toronto, Canada

Download Technical Papers from SBE16Toronto

Download SBE16Toronto peer-reviewed papers:
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Conference organizers thank Dr. Mark Gorgolewski, Professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University and the team of SBE16Toronto reviewers for their work assessing call for paper submissions.

Session - Energy Modelling and Metrics

Monday Sept 19, 1:45 - 3 PM

Demystifying and Democratizing the Energy Use Conversation to Support the Net ­Zero Challenge
Author: Birgit Siber, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects
Co-Presenter: Mike Williams, Associate - Sustainability, RWDI Consulting Engineers

Climate Change and Building Energy Consumption: Design Considerations for an Uncertain Future
Author: Nathan Kegel, Business Development Manager, IES

Cactus: A Shape Grammar­Based Grasshopper3d Plugin For Multi­Building Performance Optimisation
Author: Saeran Vasanthakumar, Junior Intern Architect and Researcher, Perkins + Will

Session - Materials and Benchmarking

Monday Sept 19, 1:45 - 3 PM

Rethinking A Global Junkyard: A Strategy To Reformulate Shipbreaking
Author: Edward Dromgool, Architectural Student, Victoria University of Wellington

GRESB: Infrastructure Opportunities and Benefits of Benchmarking
Author: Mark Bessoudo, Sustainability Consultant, WSP

Development Of A Sustainable Material Alignment Framework
Author: Jenn McArthur, Assistant Professor of Architectural Science Department, Ryerson University

Session - Indoor Environment

Monday Sept 19, 3:30 - 5 PM

Biophilia and Nature­ Based Features to Support Stress Reduction in Knowledge Workers
Author: Ann Callaghan, Professor, Conestoga College
Co-author: Dr. Shauna Mallory-Hill, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba

Reflections on a Canadian Building Performance Evaluation Methodology
Author: Craig Brown, Postdoctoral Researcher and Instructor, Ryerson University

Smart, Green + Productive Workplace
Author: Simone Skopek, Energy and Sustainability Services Operations Manager, Jones Lang LaSalle

Session - Envelope and Energy

Monday Sept 19, 3:30 - 5 PM

Low Carbon Heating for Commercial Buildings Using Grid Supplied Electricity During Off­Peak Periods
Author: Robin Hutcheson, President, Arborus Consulting

The Toronto Method of Construction: Re­Thinking How We Insulate Our Homes
Author: Kelsey Saunders, Building Science & Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainable.TO Architecture & Building

Environmentally Friendly Curtain Walls
Author: Jan Tywoniak, Deputy Head of Building Structures Department, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
Co-authors: Antonin Lupisek, PhD, Czech Technical University in Prague; Michal Bures, Czech Technical University in Prague; Jiri Novacek, PhD, Czech Technical University in Prague; Martin Volf, Czech Technical University in Prague; Petr Hejtmanek, Czech Technical University in Prague

Session - Urban Design

Monday Sept 19, 3:30 - 5 pm
Raising The Roof: Making Contemporary Housing Developments Solar Ready
Author: Charles Riddell, Building Science and Project Engineering, Ryerson University
Co-author: Dr. Miljana Horvat, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science, Ryerson University

Building Resilience Into Commercial Property: An Integrated Approach to Measuring Optimum Density
Author: Chibulu Luo, PhD Student, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto

Building In Existing Contexts – Densification
Author: Dr. Paul Floerke, Associate Chair External and Mobility Director, Ryerson University
Co-Presenter: Sonja Weiss, Dipl.Ing., Architektin

Session - Community Building

Tuesday Sept 20, 8:30 - 9:45 AM

The Third Success Factor Of Energy Friendly Renovation Processes
Author: Anke Van Hal, Professor, Nyenrode Business Universiteit/TUDelft, Center for Entrepreneurship & Stewardship

Architectural Interventions for Social Sustainability: The Renovation of Modern Housing
Author: Dr. Terri Peters, Post­Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto

Participatory Planning, Design and Self­Built Structures for Public Urban Gardens: Community Gardens and Casitas in the South Bronx
Author: Dr. Carolin Mees, Ing., Architect, Adjunct Professor, Parsons The New School

Session - Energy and CO2 Reduction

Tuesday Sept 20, 8:30 - 9:45 AM

When Is Heat Recovery Cost Effective In Canadian Commercial Buildings?
Author: Daniel Knapp, Energy Efficiency Expert, Arborus Consulting

The Benefits Of Green Roof Retrofits As Local Interventions For Mitigating The Urban Heat Island Effect In Toronto
Author: Dr. Umberto Berardi, Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Ryerson University

Lca Based Zero Carbon Campus Development Framework: Case Of Evenstad Campus In Norway
Author: Guri Krigsvoll, Assistant Professor, NTNU

Session - Occupant Behaviour

Tuesday Sept 20, 8:30 - 9:45 AM

Post­ Occupancy Evaluation of a High­Density Affordable Housing Complex with Innovative Mechanical Heating and Ventilation Systems
Author: Frank Suerich­-Gulick, Postdoctoral Researcher, CanmetENERGY ­ Natural Resources Canada

Occupant’s Household Energy Behaviour and Conservation Strategies in a High­Rise Residential Building in Toronto, Canada
Author: Miles Roque, Projects K.K. Japan Planning Manager, Canadian Solar
Co-authors: Vera Straka, Associate Professor, Ryerson University; Dr. Alan S. Fung, Associate Professor, Ryerson University

The Effect Of Occupant Behaviour On Real­ Time Electricity Consumption In School Spaces
Author: Mohamed Ouf, PhD Candidate, University of Manitoba
Co-author: Dr. Mohamed H Issa, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Manitoba


Call for Papers: Review Committee

The SBE16Toronto technical submission review team was lead by Dr. Mark Gorgolewski, Professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University in Toronto. Conference organizers would like to thank Professor Gorgolewski and the members of the Technical Paper Review team for their contributions to SBE16Toronto programming:

  • Stephen Pope, iiSBE Canada
  • David Bristow, University of Toronto
  • Rich Shaker, Ryerson University
  • Leila Farah, Ryerson University
  • Doug Webber, WSP Halsall and iiSBE Canada
  • Arlene Gould, York University
  • Vera Straka, Ryerson University
  • Bradley Guy, Catholic University
  • Roberto Chiotti, OCAD
  • Craig Brown, Laurier University
  • Shauna Mallory-Hill, University of Manitoba and iiSBE Canada
  • Umberto Berardi, Ryerson University
  • Russell Richman, Ryerson University
  • Jenn McArthur, Ryerson University
  • Ken Klassen, iiSBE
  • Anke van Hal, Nyenrode University, NL
  • Joe Nasr, MetroAg
  • Marianne Touchie, University of Toronto

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