Tuesday November 8th, 2016
Vaughan City Hall, Multi-Purpose Room, 1st Floor, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, ON
What is Net Zero, is it a home, a community or is it as simple as a building envelope? Rising energy costs and demand for quality urban living, combined with a trend towards more compact and livable cities, consideration of rising greenhouse gas emissions and the introduction of Provincial policies supporting the development of Net Zero Communities are all driving this conversation.
With buildings having an economic life of 50 years or more, decisions made now determine our energy needs in the coming decades. To explore emerging opportunities the GTA Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council, Clean Air Council and Clean Air Partnership brought together industry experts to share their experiences, business cases and vision for Net Zero Energy Housing. Please see below for the preliminary proceedings and videos of the presentations will be made available shortly.
- Welcomes: Gabriella Kalapos, Clean Air Partnership (pdf of presentation); Hazel Farley, CaGBC (pdf of presentation) & Mark Hutchison, CaGBC (pdf of presentation)
- Derek Satnik, Managing Director and Chief Innovation Officer, Mindscapes Innovation Group and CHBA NZE Program Standards Sub-Committee – Where Are We Now with Net Zero Energy Homes? (pdf of presentation)
- Lisa Ker, Executive Director, Salus Ottawa – The Salus Ottawa Experience: PassivHaus Construction in Non Profit Housing (pdf of presentation)
- Jennifer Weatherston, Director of Innovation and Estimating, Reid Heritage Homes – Case Study of Low Rise Net Zero Homes (pdf of presentation)
- Kirk Johnson, Program Director, EnerQuality – Building the Market for Net Zero Homes (pdf of presentation)
- Subhi Alsayed, Innovation Manager, Tridel – Net Zero Energy in Multi-Residential High Rise Building (pdf of presentation)
- Mark Hutchison, VP, Green Building Programs, CaGBC – Taking Net Zero to Scale: A Framework for Commercial/Institutional Buildings (pdf of presentation)