$49 – $195

Green Building Festival 2017

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Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre

525 Bay Street

Toronto, Ontario M5G 2L2

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Green Building Festival 2017

Form Follows Nature: Building a Net Positive Environment

The world’s most advanced buildings and cities are eliminating carbon and making positive contributions to energy, air and water. Discover the processes, problems and solutions that result in projects that do more good than harm: retrofitting homes to net-zero in one day, tons of carbon sequestered in hybrid wood hi-rises, intensifying housing without towers, collaborative project delivery, transformative energy innovations and more.


Continuing Education credits / hours will be available.


Keynote Speakers:

Russell Acton, Architect AIBC AAA SAA OAA FRAIC

Principal, Acton Ostry Architects Inc., Vancouver

“Brock Commons Tallwood House: Mass Wood for the Masses”

When completed this spring, the 18 storey Brock Commons Tallwood House student residence at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver will be the tallest contemporary mass wood building in the world! From a highly collaborative integrated design process, to a “Keep it Simple” design approach, learn how Brock Commons aspires to be a model for a future that features extraordinarily ordinary mass wood buildings for the masses.


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Kevin Flanagan, Architect MRAIC, AIA

Partner, PLP Architecture, London, UK

"The Edge: The smartest, greenest building in the world"

Packed with 28,000 sensors and producing more electricity than it consumes, the Edge received the highest sustainability score ever awarded by BREEAM: 98.4 percent. Landscaping includes birdhouses and bat boxes and is part of a continuous urban path of vegetation for insects. The building is designed to support a working community with comfort, collaboration, creativity and high productivity in mind. With a smartphone, employees are directed to a parking spot, can find colleagues, locate a vacant workspace, adjust the heating, or even manage their gym routine with exercise machines that generate electricity. High-efficiency LED lights are run by a trickle of power from Ethernet cables. The most efficient aquifer thermal energy storage in the world stores summer heat for winter use and the building is naturally ventilated.

The Edge


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Venue: Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre, 525 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario

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