$75 – $325

Green Building Festival 2019

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Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

525 Bay Street

Toronto, ON M5G 2L2


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Simple versus Complex: Building in a Changed Climate

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.

Continuing education credits / hours certificate (5.5 hours) will be provided to attending delegates.

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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"

Teresa Coady
FRAIC, Architect AIBC, AIA, LEED Fellow

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

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"

Russell Ibbotson,
Technical Manager, VELUX Canada Inc.

Shaun M Joffe
Executive Director, Sustainability & Building Sciences, Great Gulf Group of Companies

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

Learn more about our 2018 Presenters here.


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

Refund Policy:

All change or cancellation requests must be submitted by e-mail to GBF@sbcanada.org.

Refunds will be granted to cancellations received before September 1, 2019. No refunds will be available for cancellations received on or after September 1, 2019, however, you may request to transfer your registration to someone else by emailing us at GBF@sbcanada.org. * Please note a $50 administration fee will be applied to each cancellation.

Zero-Tolerance Policy:

Attendees shall conduct themselves in a manner that contributes to a respectful, positive, and safe environment for all, free from harassment and discrimination. We maintain a no-tolerance standard in this regard.

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