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Green Building Festival returns October 8th



The building industry has more challenges to meet than ever before and according to the IPCC, we have 12 years to cut carbon emissions almost in half. Simultaneously we need to design for the extremes of a changed climate and build in a way to reverse those changes. Do we need to throw ever more complex technology into buildings to meet the challenge? Sometimes very sophisticated green buildings perform poorly while some simple structures perform exceptionally well.

The 2019 Green Building Festival will look at both simple and complex strategies, techniques and technologies to inspire the building community in reaching the goal of zero carbon. Included will be an office building in snowy Austria that regulates comfort and temperature all without a mechanical system, Active House versus Passive House, 3D printed concrete forms that minimize waste, integrated mechanical and envelope strategies for new and existing buildings and innovative technologies that can reduce and possibly eliminate CO2 in concrete production.

Save the date and plan to join us on October 8th at the Marriott Eaton Centre in Toronto for all this and more.

Date: October 8  2019, 8 am – 7 pm
Location: Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre, 525 Bay Street, Toronto ON M5G 2L2 CANADA
Cost: Full Delegate pass only $225 (Early Bird Rate – registration opens March 1st)
Pass includes: Action packed full day of inspiring speakers and expert programming, meals, networking reception, continuing education hours certificate for GBCI, OAA, OALA, OPPI and PEO

Dietmar Eberle, Partner, Baumschlager Eberle Architects

Dietmar Eberle
Partner, Baumschlager Eberle Architects

Cold, snow and no HVAC: How Baumschlager Eberle Architekten’s new head office is an inspiring call to action

Austrian architect Dietmar Eberle is the winner of over 150 national and international competitions, and has been a teacher in several universities in North America and Europe. Since 1999 he has been Professor at the ETH Zurich and was the Dean of the School of Architecture between 2003-2005. He has also been head of the Center of Housing and Sustainable Urban Development at the ETH Zurich. The architectural practice Baumschlager Eberle is a network of international offices run by Dietmar Eberle together with eleven partners. The offices, located at twelve sites in eight different countries in Europe and Asia, have completed well over 400 buildings. 

Teresa Coady, FRAIC

Teresa Coady
FRAIC, Architect AIBC, AIA, LEED Fellow

Simplicity: Rebuilding the Planet through the 12 Principles of Conscious Construction

Teresa Coady is a professional consultant and strategic business advisor, currently completing her first book, ‘Rebuilding the Planet, The 12 Principles of Conscious Construction’ for distribution Spring 2020 by Random House. She advises the Architectural institute of British Columbia and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia with respect to Advanced Code Knowledge, Regulatory and Building Codes Committees, and Certified Professional Programs. She is currently a member of the NRC Technical Committee for Wildland Urban Interface Wildfire Guidelines.

 Ms. Coady is internationally recognized for her innovative thinking and her leadership in sustainability and works closely with various agencies to create new policies and practices to benefit society. She is a past board member UNEP SBCI, and is VP of iiSBE, a member of UNEP GlobalABC. Ms. Coady pioneered and first presented the Integrated Design Process (IDP) at the Globe 1998 Conference. Ms. Coady worked to develop the City of Vancouver Greenest City 2030 Action Plan and acted as an advisor to the British Columbia Energy Code. Ms. Coady was the only Architect to serve on the British Columbia Provincial Government’s Climate Action Team (CAT). 

 Ms. Coady was most recently the Chief Operating Officer, COO, of Kasian, an international design firm. Prior to her role at Kasian, Ms. Coady was the president and CEO of Bunting CoadyB+H. Ms. Coady is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and a LEED Fellow of the USGBC. 

 In 1999, Ms. Coady was awarded the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award; an award that honors women whose outstanding achievements contribute to the well-being and future of the community. Ms. Coady was named winner of the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards (CWEA) in 2008. Ms. Coady is the only architect to ever receive this honor. She was also included in the 10th Annual Profit W100 list of Canada’s Top Women Entrepreneurs. Ms. Coady has over 50 publications, numerous television and video appearances, and is actively involved as a mentor for emerging businesses and as a professional lecturer.

Adam Cohen, Global Impact Entrepreneur

Adam Cohen
Certified Passivhaus Consultant; Architect, LEED AP, NAHB Green Professional, Edmund Hillary Fellow as a Global Impact Entrepreneur

Passiv for the Masses: Tunneling through the Cost barrier through innovative design and production methods

As an active builder, architect and high-performance building expert, Adam Cohen is a leading North American Passivhaus practitioner whose innovative work on market rate delivery of commercial high-performance building has made his expertise sought-after for projects across North America. His work’s impact has recently been recognized with the award of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship as a Global Impact Entrepreneur. The Edmund Hillary Foundation fosters humankind’s creative potential from Aotearoa New Zealand, by supporting a community of impact entrepreneurs, investors and changemakers to build meaningful solutions to global problems.

 As a recognized North American leader in both the Passivhaus and Integrated Project Delivery movements he has presented technical papers at both national and international conferences. His leadership in commercial Passivhaus design and IPD has made him a sought-after speaker, consultant and teacher of advanced courses in market rate delivery ultra-low energy design.

He served as Vice-Chair of the Passive House Institute US technical committee for 5 years and co-authored and taught the Passive House Institute US’s builder training curriculum. Adam is a current board member of Yestermorrow Design/Build School and Passive Buildings Canada.

Russell Ibbotson, VELUX Canada Inc.

Russell Ibbotson, P. Eng, LEED AP, CTR
Technical Manager, VELUX Canada Inc. 

A professional engineer with 17 years of experience representing manufacturers in the residential and commercial building sectors. Russell spent the first half of his professional career in renewable energy before transitioning into windows. Russell is now the Technical Manager at VELUX Canada where his team is responsible for commercial business development, building code compliance, product and project support and after sales support. Russell has made volunteering with industry associations a part of his job description. Russell spent 2 years on the board for the Canadian Home Builder’s Association, is in his forth year of being on the RCI Ontario board and second year of being on the CSC Toronto Chapter’s board where he co-chaired the Building Expo earlier this year. In 2016, Russell and his family were the test drivers of the Great Gulf Centennial Park Active House. Russell is also the first Active House Verifier in North America.

Marianne Touchie, University of Toronto

Marianne Touchie
Assistant Professor, Departments of Civil & Mineral Engineering and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto

Marianne Touchie is an Assistant Professor jointly appointed in the Departments of Civil & Mineral Engineering and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining the U of T faculty in 2016, she was the Building Research Manager at the Toronto Atmospheric Fund and a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto.  Her research focuses on improving the energy performance and indoor environmental quality of existing buildings to make them more comfortable, healthy and sustainable through comprehensive retrofits.  Most recently, Dr. Touchie and her colleagues have been studying the interaction between energy performance and indoor environmental quality in Toronto’s aging multi-unit residential buildings including a number of buildings used for social housing.  Dr. Touchie teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in both Civil and Mechanical Engineering including Building Science and HVAC Fundamentals.  She is also the Vice President of the Building Science Specialist Board and the Vice Chair of the Technical Committee on Physiology and Human Environment at ASHRAE.  

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