Paulina Czajkowski

Paulina has over a decade of experience collaborating with engineers, architects, and owners on the design, construction, and operation of sustainable, high-performance buildings. Her experience spans the institutional, commercial and industrial building sectors, across a range of project delivery models. Paulina is currently focused on net zero carbon and net zero energy buildings, green building frameworks and benchmarks, and design for occupant wellness. She has a background in building energy simulation and energy efficiency studies.


Can a net zero carbon and net zero energy building be delivered within the budgetary limitations of the commercial market in the southwest Ontario climate zone? evolv1 is proof that this can be done. evolv1 is the first building in Canada to achieve the CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard: Design Certification. This presentation will detail the design process followed to arrive at the optimum solution within the budget-driven environment, and outline the architectural, mechanical, and electrical design features incorporated into the final building design. The presentation will conclude with a review of the operating energy usage and solar PV generation over the first few years of operation. Learning outcomes: The value of parametric modelling early in the design process The architectural solutions selected The engineering solutions selected Metered performance: building energy usage and solar PV energy generated