After two years of online delivery, CAGBC is excited to bring its annual conference back to an in-person format. This June 1-3, Building Lasting Change returns to Toronto’s Beanfield Centre. For many, this will be an important milestone, bringing together the green building sector for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Our goals are simple – provide a safe experience for conference goers with plenty of opportunities to reconnect and relevant programming focused on helping Canada’s building sector Lead the Transition to Zero.

Carbon at the core

CAGBC continues to focus on carbon reduction as a critical way the building sector can contribute to Canada’s climate targets, help slow global warming, and mitigate the worst impacts of climate change in our communities.  Starting June 1 with the Reaching Zero Summit, conference sessions, plenaries and symposiums on June 2 and 3 will examine how to accelerate decarbonization, enable deep carbon retrofits, and reduce the impact of materials as Canada moves toward a zero-carbon future.

Celebrating 20 years of green building 

2022 marks CAGBC’s 20th anniversary. That’s 20 years of working with the green building sector to advance sustainable, green and zero carbon buildings. Throughout the conference we’ll be celebrating our past as well as looking to the future.

Concurrent Themed Sessions, June 2 - 3

This year, in addition to the Reaching Zero Summit, Building Lasting Change is offering concurrent learning sessions focused around 3 core themes necessary for the building sector to Lead the Transition to Zero: Accelerating Decarbonization, Enabling Deep Carbon Retrofits and Reducing the Impact of Materials. Conference attendees have the flexibility to attend all sessions within a theme or select individual sessions across themes depending on their interests.

Designing for Decarbonization

Transitioning to a zero-carbon future requires all buildings to achieve zero by 2050. Buildings being designed today must completely eliminate onsite fossil fuel combustion, or achieve substantial reductions, and facilitate complete decarbonization through future retrofits. This series will examine the latest updates in green building standards and challenges and strategies to achieve deep decarbonization.

Enabling Deep Carbon Retrofits

CAGBC’s most recent research has found that every large building in Canada can achieve deep reductions in carbon. Most are able to achieve near-zero operations today, while others can position themselves for the clean electricity grids of the future. This series will feature thought-leaders addressing knowledge gaps that can often serve as barriers in the implementation of deep carbon retrofits and proactive strategies and solutions to drive retrofits at scale.

Reducing the Impact of Materials

Generally, building occupants have little to no knowledge of the components of the building that surrounds them. Yet, properly sourced building materials can have one of the greatest impacts on the environment and human health. Design teams and building owners have the power to holistically enhance the environmental performance and outcomes of new construction and retrofit projects, particularly through the sourcing and specifying of sustainable products and materials. Join industry leaders who have prioritized healthy, low carbon materials in their specification processes and have integrated environmental performance across all aspects of projects.  

Program content, sessions and session participants subject to change.

Agenda

Tue, May 31

07:00 AM

07:15 AM

09:30 AM

10:45 AM

11:45 AM

01:15 PM

Speakers

90 Speakers

Adam Alaica
Adam Alaica

GeoSource Energy Inc.

Annie Bevan
Annie Bevan

CEO at mindful MATERIALs

Robert Cumming
Robert Cumming

Head, Sustainability & Public Affairs at Lafarge Canada

Sarain Fox
Sarain Fox

Activist, Storyteller, & Entrepreneur at Land Back Studios

Sarah Gray
Sarah Gray

Principal at RDH Building Science Inc.

Lee Hodgkinson
Lee Hodgkinson

Head of Sustainability & Technical Services at Dream Unlimited

Steve Kemp
Steve Kemp

Principal at RDH Building Science

Mark Hutchinson
Mark Hutchinson

VP Green Building Programs and Innovation at Canada Green Building Council

Rachel Lieberman
Rachel Lieberman

Managing Principal at Integral Group

Fin MacDonald
Fin MacDonald

Manager, Zero Carbon Building Program at Canada Green Building Council

Jolene McLaughlin
Jolene McLaughlin

Director - Corporate Sustainability at EllisDon Corporation

Stephen Montgomery
Stephen Montgomery

Building Systems Manager at PCL Constructors Inc.

Doug Webber
Doug Webber

Principal at Purpose Building

Ben Welch
Ben Welch

Sustainability Manager at Manulife Investment Management

Lisa Westerhoff
Lisa Westerhoff

Principal at Integral Group

Lara Yousif
Lara Yousif

Product Development Manager at Lafarge Canada Inc.

Ryan Zizzo
Ryan Zizzo

Founder & CEO at Mantle Developments

Peter Busby
Peter Busby

Josée Lupien
Josée Lupien

President - LEED Fellow & WELL AP at Vertima Inc.- Environmental Certification: LEED, WELL, Zero Carbon + Materials experts LCA HPD EPD

Karen Jalon
Karen Jalon

Vice President, Sustainability, Energy, Smart Technologies at The Cadillac Fairview Corporation

Brandon Law
Brandon Law

Technical Director | Associate Principal at RWDI

Ariel Feldman
Ariel Feldman

Senior Director, Sustainability at Choice Properties

Philippe Bernier
Philippe Bernier

VP, Strategy, Operations and Sustainability at JLL Canada

Rob Cooney
Rob Cooney

Project Manager at National Research Council Canada

Stephanie Fargas
Stephanie Fargas

Associate at DIALOG

Andrew McAllan
Andrew McAllan

Principal at McAllan Inc

Joanna Jackson
Joanna Jackson

Director, Sustainability & Innovation at Minto Apartments

Alison Chave
Alison Chave

Vice President, National Lead, Debt Capital Market at JLL

Sean Pander
Sean Pander

Green Building Manager at City of Vancouver

Natasha Soobramanie
Natasha Soobramanie

Principal, EDI and Talent Development at BentallGreenOak

Dave Black
Dave Black

Executive Vice President & National Practice Lead at JLL

Chris Pyke
Chris Pyke

SVP at Arc/USGBC

Scott Armstrong
Scott Armstrong

Senior Facade Specialist at WSP

Jody Becker
Jody Becker

Chief Strategy Officer at EllisDon Corporation

Laurel Christensen
Laurel Christensen

Director of Outreach & Engagement at mindful MATERIALS

Anthony Cupido
Anthony Cupido

Research Chair, Sustainable Building Technologies at Mohawk College

Rob Simpson
Rob Simpson

Senior Director, Sustainability at Ivanhoe Cambridge

Joseph Brown
Joseph Brown

VP Building Technology & Decarbonization Lead at Kingsett Capital

Brent Gilmour
Brent Gilmour

Chief Commercial Officer at Canada Green Building Council

Vivian Patel
Vivian Patel

Urban Planner at JLL Canada

Daniele Magditsch
Daniele Magditsch

Manager, Sustainability at QuadReal

Hemant Grover
Hemant Grover

Manager: Office of Climate Change. at The Regional Municipality of Peel

Anna Murray
Anna Murray

Bentall Green Oak

Wendy Macdonald
Wendy Macdonald

Sustainability Consultant at RJC Engineers

Hugh Lindsay
Hugh Lindsay

Global Solution Architect at Schneider Electric

Lisa King
Lisa King

Senior Policy Planner at City of Toronto

Darryl Neate
Darryl Neate

VP/ESG at REALPAC

Daniel Snodgrass
Daniel Snodgrass

Associate at RJC Engineers

Jeff Oatman
Jeff Oatman

Head of Collaboration and Membership at Green Building Council of Australia

Brian Hall
Brian Hall

Lisa Brylowski
Lisa Brylowski

Ms. at Brookfield Asset Management

Louise Hamot
Louise Hamot

Global Lead of Sustainability Research at Integral Group

Laura Husak
Laura Husak

Manager - GHG Mitigation at Infrastructure Canada

Dom Costantini
Dom Costantini

Vice President, Operations at Bird Construction

Levi Higgs
Levi Higgs

CEM, PMP at Colliers

Cara Sloat
Cara Sloat

Senior Engineer at Hamerschlag and Joffe

Lori Mabardi
Lori Mabardi

N/A

Elaine Kasperek
Elaine Kasperek

Regional Sales Manager Eastern Canada at Superior Essex

David Fox
David Fox

Low Carbon Concrete at Entuitive

Luka Matutinovic
Luka Matutinovic

Principal at Purpose Building

Peter Busby
Peter Busby

Global Design Principal at Perkins&Will

Pushpinder Rana
Pushpinder Rana

Senior Manager at Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada Inc.

Stephen Smith
Stephen Smith

Manulife

Pratima Divgi
Pratima Divgi

Head of Capital Markets at CDP North America

Andrew Posluns
Andrew Posluns

N/A

Gregory Balycky
Gregory Balycky

Director, Investments at Canada Infrastructure Bank

Christianne Aussant
Christianne Aussant

Project Director at Purpose Building Inc.

Kevin Hydes
Kevin Hydes

Chair & Founder at Integral Group

Antoni Paleshi
Antoni Paleshi

Technical Lead, Net Zero at WSP

Beverly Tay
Beverly Tay

Senior Director, Real Estate Management at Oxford Properties

Lora McMillan
Lora McMillan

Manager of Special Projects at Ledcor

Karen Saarkoppel
Karen Saarkoppel

Senior Sustainability Manager at JLL

Andrea Yee
Andrea Yee

Project Director at WSP

Nick Gaudio
Nick Gaudio

Dream

Graeme Stewart
Graeme Stewart

ERA Architects

Mikael Sydor
Mikael Sydor

Architect at ERA Architects

Lori O'Malley
Lori O'Malley

Building Envelope Engineering Specialist at PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Thomas Mueller
Thomas Mueller

President & CEO at Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)

Akua Schatz
Akua Schatz

Vice President, Market Engagement & Advocacy at CAGBC

Allison Koronyi
Allison Koronyi

N/A

Seth Dworkin
Seth Dworkin

Professor and Canada Research Chair at Toronto Metropolitan University

Christina Basan
Christina Basan

Partner, Development at Carttera

Bram Atlin
Bram Atlin

N/A

Jack Bolland
Jack Bolland

Program Manager at City of Toronto

Steve Orchard
Steve Orchard

Partner at TMP

Eric Visser
Eric Visser

Sr. Mgr. Bus. Development, Commercial Real Estate at Vancity Community Investment Bank

Aaron Berg
Aaron Berg

Director Investments at Canada Infrastructure Bank

Mike Greidanus
Mike Greidanus

President - BGIS at BGIS

Rick Buhr
Rick Buhr

Bird

Laurie Caldi
Laurie Caldi

Tap Strategy & HR

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Building Lasting Change 2022: Lead The Transition to Zero

May 31, 2022 - Jun 03, 2022