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CAGBC Building Lasting Change Online: 2 Presentations

October 6, 2020 - October 20, 2020

Join us to learn about solutions and explore opportunities around how we can collectively take action on climate change through retrofit and zero-carbon buildings, and resilient design and adaptation that enhances the well-being of building occupants and the livability of our communities. Join us on October 6 and October 20 for two impactful, virtual presentations.
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Session One: Green Buildings – Adaptation, Resilience and Social Innovation

Our building systems are increasingly impacted by weather events, changing markets, escalating costs, and social and political willingness; prompting the need to revaluate how we design, construct, and use buildings to endure and meet our needs. Our panelists present a multi-sector perspectives on resiliency in the built environment and will discuss how we need to rethink our approach to the built environment. They represent a range of building systems, from the energy we are trying to reduce, to the materials we are trying to improve; and from the policy developed to spur action, to the technologies applied to make every building greener. The panel, along with audience participation, will dig into the varied approaches to addressing resiliency and look at how we can bring these perspectives together and start moving the sector towards solutions for the future.

This session will be presented by Azzeddine Oudjehahe, Professor, SAIT Juan Monterrosa, Director Safety Codes, Permits and Inspections, City of Edmonton Melanie Ross, Research Manager, SAIT – Green Building Technologies. It takes place on October 6, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM (EDT), under the category of ‘Resilience and Adaptation: Responding to Change’.

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Session Two: Balancing Green Building, Health and Wellness with Equity in Neighbourhood Development

ZIBI neighborhood development is located in both Ottawa and Gatineau, and it is a transformative project on a physical, environmental, and societal level. The only One Planet Living endorsed community in Canada. Zibi inhabits former contaminated industrial lands, and is transforming them into one of Canada’s most sustainable communities. The presentation will highlight how the implemented sustainability measures balance with equity and local economy opportunities. Also how they allow the project to be a leader in social sustainability and indigenous reconciliation in the region. Finally the details of the project health, wellness and happiness targets and measures will be presented.

This session will be presented by Khader Ghazal and Ashley Graham, Program Manager – Sustainability, ZIBI. It takes place on October 20, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (EDT).

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October 6, 2020
October 20, 2020