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Monday September 19, 2016 | Day 1 PDF
Venue: Marriott Eaton Centre, 525 Bay Street, Toronto
8:30 - 9:45

Welcome & Keynote

The Hon. Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of the Environment & Climate Change
Dr. Ray Cole, Director of the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, University of British Columbia
Regenerative Development: Reframing the Role of Buildings

10:15 - 12:15

Plenary: What are the Realities of Building in the Age of Carbon Tax and Climate Change?

Dr. Blair Feltmate, Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo
“Weather Gone Wild: The Worst Is Yet to Come, So You Better Adapt”
Pamela Blais, Principal, Metropole Consultants
“Land Use Planning: Getting Serious About GHG Reduction”
Alec Hay, Principal in Risk, Resilience & Security Planning, Southern Harbour
“Challenges, Opportunities and Leadership In An Uncertain Future”
Alex Wood, Executive Director, Climate Change Directorate, Ontario Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change
“Government Policy On Carbon and The Effects Of Cap-and-Trade On Buildings”

12:15 - 12:30 Nils Larsson, Executive Director, iiSBE
SBE Series Update, COP21 Buildings Day and the Global ABC
13:45 - 15:00

Session 1 | Workshops and Technical Papers

Tenant Engagement Workshop | Active Energy Management Action Plan + Tenant Engagement = Measurably Improved Bottom Line

Scott Rouse, Managing Partner, Energy@Work Inc.
Chantal Sylvestre, Green Associate Energy Analyst, Energy@Work Inc.

Technical Papers | Energy Modelling and Metrics

Birgit Siber, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects
Mike Williams, Associate, Sustainability, RWDI Consulting Engineers
Demystifying and Democratizing the Energy Use Conversation to Support the Net Zero Challenge 
Nathan Kegel, Business Development Manager, IES
Climate Change and Building Energy Consumption: Design Considerations for an Uncertain Future
Saeran Vasanthakumar, Junior Intern Architect and Researcher, Perkins + Will
Cactus: A Shape Grammar-Based Grasshopper3d Plugin For Multi-Building Performance Optimisation

Resilient Communities Workshop | Triple Bottom Lines - How Do They Really Stack Up?

Peter Halsall, President & CEO, Canadian Urban Institute
Jenny McMinn, Sustainability Consultant, BuildGreen Solutions
Alex Spiegel, Windmill Developments
Scott Bentley, Director of Infrastructure, Zibi

Technical Papers | Materials and Benchmarking

Edward Dromgool, Architectural Student, Victoria University of Wellington
Kevin Sweet, Academic Staff / First Year Coordinator, School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington
Rethinking a Global Junkyard: A Strategy to Reformulate Shipbreaking
Mark Bessoudo, Sustainability Consultant, WSP
GRESB: Infrastructure Opportunities and Benefits of Benchmarking
J. J. McArthur, Assistant Professor of Architectural Science Department, Ryerson University
A. K. Azizi, B. Arch Sci, Ryerson University
M. C. Gelowitz, M.A.Sc, Ryerson University
Development of a Sustainable Material Alignment Framework

15:30 - 17:00

Session 2 | Workshops and Technical Papers

Energy Modeling Workshop | Predicted vs. Actual Performance

Chris Jones, RWDI
Craig McIntyre, Vice President, Provident Energy Management Inc.
Michelle Xuereb, Senior Associate, Sustainability Strategist, Quadrangle Architects Ltd.
Liviu Craiu-Botan, Manager, Energy and Technical Services, Oxford Properties Group
Dave Ramsile, Principal, Integral Group
Gordon Shymko, President, GF Shymko & Associates Inc.
Moderator: Bob Bach, iiSBE Canada, Energy Profiles

Technical Papers | Indoor Environment

Ann Callaghan, Professor, Conestoga College
Dr. Shauna Mallory­Hill, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba
Biophilia and Nature-Based Features to Support Stress Reduction in Knowledge Workers
Ghazal Ebrahimi, Author, PhD Canadidate, University of British Columbia
Reflections on a Canadian Building Performance Evaluation Methodology
Simone Skopek, Energy and Sustainability Services Operations Manager, Jones Lang LaSalle
Smart, Green + Productive Workplace

Technical Papers | Envelope and Energy

Robin Hutcheson, President, Arborus Consulting
Low Carbon Heating for Commercial Buildings Using Grid Supplied Electricity During Off-Peak Periods
Kelsey Saunders, Building Science & Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainable.TO Architecture & Building
Mark Flynn, MASc Candidate, Ryerson University
Craig Race, Architect, SUSTAINABLE.TO Architecture + Building
The Toronto Method of Construction: Re-Thinking How We Insulate Our Homes
Jan Tywoniak, Deputy Head of Building Structures Department, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
Antonin Lupisek, PhD, Czech Technical University in Prague
Martin Volf, Czech Technical University in Prague
Michal Bures, Czech Technical University in Prague
Petr Hejtmanek, Czech Technical University in Prague
Jiri Novacek, PhD, Czech Technical University in Prague
Environmentally Friendly Curtain Walls

Technical Papers | Urban Design

Charles Riddell, Building Science and Project Engineering, Ryerson University
Dr. Miljana Horvat, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science, Ryerson University
Raising The Roof: Making Contemporary Housing Developments Solar Ready
Chibulu Luo, PhD Student, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Improving the Resilience of Urban Buildings: An Integrated Approach to Measuring Optimum Demand Density
Dr. Paul Floerke, Associate Chair External and Mobility Director, Ryerson University
Sonja Weiss, Dipl.­Ing., Architektin 
Building In Existing Contexts – Densification

17:00 - 18:15 Man-kit Leung, Sub-Committee Chairman, WSBE17 Hong Kong Scientific Committee | WSBE17 Hong Kong Update


Professor Marc Swackhamer, Head + Associate Professor, School of Architecture, College of Design University of Minnesota and Principal, HouMinn Practice
Hypernatural: Architecture’s New Relationship with Nature

Venue: Arcadian Loft, 401 Bay Street, Toronto
Tuesday September 20, 2016 | Day 2 PDF
Venue: Marriott Eaton Centre, 525 Bay Street, Toronto
8:30 - 9:45

Session 3 | Workshops and Technical Papers

Tall Wood Workshop | Six Storey Wood Buildings in Ontario

Alex Lukachko, Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist, RDH Building Science Inc.
David Moses, Principal, Moses Structural Engineers Inc
David Petersen, Principal, Outside In Design & Build
Rick Roos, North American Codes, Standards & Fire Safety Manager, Business Development, ROXUL Inc.

2030 Workshop: Pittsburgh 2030 District and the 2030 District Network | Inspiring Communities Towards 2030 Goals With Voluntary Performance Benchmarking

Jeff Ranson, Executive Director, Toronto 2030 District
Megan Saunders, Executive Director, Stamford 2030 District

Technical Papers | Community Building

Anke Van Hal, Professor, Nyenrode Business Universiteit/TUDelft, Center for Entrepreneurship & Stewardship
The Third Success Factor Of Energy Friendly Renovation Processes
Dr. Terri Peters, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
Architectural Interventions for Social Sustainability: The Renovation of Modern Housing
Carolin Mees, Dr.-Ing. Author and Architect, Adjunct Professor, Parsons The New School
Participatory Planning, Design and Self-Built Structures for Public Urban Gardens: Community Gardens and Casitas in the South Bronx

Technical Papers | Energy and CO2 Reduction

Daniel Knapp, Energy Efficiency Expert, Arborus Consulting
When Is Heat Recovery Cost Effective In Canadian Commercial Buildings?
Guri Krigsvoll, Assistant Professor, NTNU
Lca Based Zero Carbon Campus Development Framework: Case Of Evenstad Campus In Norway
Dr. Umberto Berardi, Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Ryerson University
The Benefits Of Green Roof Retrofits As Local Interventions For Mitigating The Urban Heat Island Effect In Toronto 

Technical Papers | Occupant Behaviour

Frank Suerich-Gulick, Postdoctoral Researcher, CanmetENERGY - Natural Resources Canada
Post-Occupancy Evaluation of a High-Density Affordable Housing Complex with Innovative Mechanical Heating and Ventilation Systems
Miles Roque, Projects K.K. Japan Planning Manager, Canadian Solar
Vera Straka, Associate Professor, Ryerson University
Dr. Alan S. Fung, Associate Professor, Ryerson University
Occupant’s Household Energy Behaviour and Conservation Strategies in a High-Rise Residential Building in Toronto, Canada
Mohamed Ouf, PhD Candidate, University of Manitoba
Dr. Mohamed H Issa, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Manitoba
The Effect Of Occupant Behaviour On Real- Time Electricity Consumption In School Spaces

10:15 - 12:00


Dr. Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Government of Ontario

Plenary: Energy and Thermal Innovations

Jack Simpson, Vice-President, Generation, Toronto Hydro
“Energy Storage to Make Renewables More Viable: The Challenges and Opportunities”
Dr. Umberto Berardi, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Ryerson University, Toronto
“The Potential of Thermal Energy Storage in High Performance Buildings: Insights from Research Projects and Zero Energy Houses”
Steven Horwood, Vice President, Sales & Operations, Neelands Refrigeration Ltd.
“CO2 – Business Resilience in Refrigeration Solutions”

13:15 - 15:15

Plenary: Getting to the Next Level – A Road Map to Regenerative Buildings

Paula Baker-Laporte, Econest Architecture Inc.
“Building Biology - 7 Keys to Health and Resilience”
Jen Hancock, Director of Innovative Construction, CHANDOS
“Net-Zero in Edmonton: On Time and On Budget With Lean Integrated Project Delivery”
Shadi Aghaei, Vice-President, Times Group Corp.
“Integrated Design Process: Holistic Approach to High Performance Building Design & Construction”
Donna Vakalis, 2 x Olympian, LEED AP BD+C and PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
“Olympic Design & Building for Performance”

15:30 - 17:30

Plenary: Urban Resilience — Community, Density and Ecosystems

Lloyd Alter, Adjunct Professor, Sustainable Design, Ryerson University; treehugger.com; The Guardian
“Learning from Goldilocks”
Antonio Gómez-Palacio, Principal, Dialog
“A Framework for Community Resilience Planning: the Moncton story”
Gordon Harris, President & CEO, SFU Community Trust
“UniverCity: A Living Lab for Resilient Development”
Craig Applegath, Architect and Founding Principal, DIALOG Toronto
Jeff Schnurr, Executive Director, Community Forests International
“Strengthening Symbiotic Flows: Valuing Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital”