The Future of Buildings – Building Ontario Up


Breakfast & Opening Remarks
9:30am – 10:00am

Tim Gray, Executive Director – Environmental Defence

Session 1: Carbon Landscape in Ontario
10:00am – 11:00am

Carbon Landscape in ON – GKalapos
Carbon Landscape in ON – Kbrooks

Keith Brooks, Programs Director, Environmental Defence

Ambitious carbon targets, cap and trade regulations, Net Zero Carbon buildings – the past year has seen considerable movement around the carbon landscape in Ontario. The province and key organizations have worked hard to revitalize efforts to set and achieve greenhouse gas emissions target. What’s the impact of these regulations on the building sector and how can organizations collaborate to drive a low carbon agenda?

Session 2: Benefits of Net-Zero – Beyond Carbon
11:00am – 12:00pm

Bryan Purcell, Toronto Atmospheric Fund
Jamie Kirkpatrick, Blue Green Alliance

Beyond Carbon, Cobenefit of Net Zero (Jobs) – JKirkpatrick
Beyond Carbon, Cobenefits of Net Zero – DRamslir

Net Zero buildings are important to reducing carbon emissions – but they also offer multiple benefits – including increased social equity local job creation and improved health.  How can these multiple benefits be planned for, and communicated to the public for greater support and adoption in public policy?

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Session 3: Tech for Change in the Built Environment
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Geoff Osbourne, Manager, Business Development – NRStor Inc.
Mark Malchiondo, VP of Softmare Development  – ecobee
Shawn Peterson, Senior Associate, Buildings and Community Energy –  MaRS Discovery District

Tech for Building Changes – Ecobee – MMalchiondo
Tech for Building Changes – MaRS – SPeterson
Tech for Building Changes – NRStor Inc. – GOsborne

Canadian and Ontario businesses and researchers are producing world leading low-carbon technologies. How are these emerging technologies impacting carbon reductions, and improving the built environment for Ontarians and what barriers do these technology face in scaling up?

Session 4: Driving a Low Carbon Building Sector
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Jenny McMinn, Managing Director- Urban Equation
Terry Olynyk, Senior Construction Manager & Scrum Master – PCL
Subhi Alsayed, VP, Sustainable Development – Mattamy Homes

Low-carbon Building Sector – PCL – TOlynyk

What is the current state of Ontario’s building stock, and what are the tools and strategies needed to achieve ambitious low carbon building targets and regulations? What are the barriers to low carbon investments, and how can we overcome them?

Session 5: Designing the Future
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Join our interactive conversation to review insights from the day, and developed a series of recommendations for a roadmap to a low-carbon building sector.

Workshop – JRanson

Download the agenda in PDF format here.