Sustainable Built Environment Conference of the Americas
Regenerative and Resilient Urban Environments;
September 19 & 20, 2016
Toronto: A recognized international destination for industry & tourism
With nearly 6 million people in the metropolitan area, Toronto is ‘Downtown Canada’, the biggest city in the country with the skyline to match. As a world-class city with a strong commitment to sustainability and a history of supportive local and provincial governments, Toronto has the facilities, attractions, and reputation to make it an exciting venue for SBE16!
Toronto holds a leadership position in sustainable construction activity in North America. The City of Toronto and provincial Ontario Government have demonstrated leadership by investing more than $1 billion in energy conservation programming, sustainability, and renewable energy in the past five years with thousands of energy efficient building renovation projects completed. Toronto high-rise office buildings undergoing sustainable retrofits routinely strive to achieve LEED Platinum certification, and new high-rise multi-family buildings target LEED Gold.
Toronto’s new building construction is booming and many of these have advanced sustainability features. More than 150 major high-rise building projects are currently underway in the city, and this level has been matched or exceeded over the past 5 years.
Environmental sustainability is also a high priority theme throughout the academic sector with major universities and community colleges offering focused curricula for this growing sector. The city possesses admirable academic strength through its three universities and several community colleges offering building design programs.
Toronto is also a vibrant and exciting city, famous for its multi-cultural population, international cuisine, performing arts culture, and green spaces. Welcoming over 25 million visitors annually, the city is well served by Pearson International Airport, Union Station’s central rail/subway transportation hub, and the Toronto Transportation Commission urban transit system.
SBE16Toronto is ideally located right in the heart of downtown Toronto, at the Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel. Read more about the venue, and secure your preferred room rate at the conference venue here.
Your hosts, Sustainable Buildings Canada and iiSBE Canada, look forward to welcoming you to Toronto in 2016!