On June 5-7th, take advantage of learning the latest knowledge and insights from Canadian and global experts in green building design and retrofits, market transformation, technology transformation and more at the at CaGBC Building Lasting Change Conference!
A Regional Emphasis: Rapid GHG Reductions and Resilience in the Built Environment
Explore how extreme climate-driven events in urban population centers may trigger governments and policy makers to take action to mitigate risks associated with the impact of climate change. With the collaboration of policy makers in local municipalities and provincial government, this presentation intends to dissect the actions being taken and challenges being faced by various provincial and municipal government fronts such as the introduction of new minimum energy performance requirements in building codes, implementation of carbon tax, and greater emphasis on durability, resiliency and urbanization strategies aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change.
Presented by: Kalum Galle, Senior Sustainability Specialist
Wednesday, June 6
Room 206 C
Pushing & Predicting Passive Performance: Tips, Tricks and Tools from Retrofits to Resilience
Pushing the passive envelope performance has been an increasing focus for deep green retrofits and projects seeking higher building performance. Practitioners are looking at the role of whole building rating systems, such as LEED Version 4, coupled with other energy or wellness focused rating systems, such as Passive House, WELL Building Standard, Net Zero, RELi, or Carbon Neutral/Positive programs to assist in pushing towards exceptional building performance. This presentation discusses the substantial changes and the importance of envelope design; from Lifecycle Assessment and Building Envelope Commissioning to new products like thermal clips, advanced glazing, double façades and dynamic cladding. The presenters will also discuss new tools and techniques that can be used to better predict performance from thermal bridging, new processes to commission the envelope and methods to increase durability and resilience. The two presenters, both LEED Fellows and Sustainability and Building Science Consultants, will include lessons learned from 20+ years of LCA work, 10+ years of LEED Durable Building projects in Canada, and 5 years of Building Envelope Commissioning work.
Presented by: Jamie McKay, Sustainability and Building Science Specialist, and Mark Lucuik, Senior Sustainability Specialist
Thursday, June 7
Room 206 D
Kalum Galle, B.Arch. S GSI, LEEP AP BD+C, Senior Sustainability Specialist
With more than eight years of experience in the field of sustainable development, Kalum brings valuable experience in various building rating systems and construction coordination. Kalum provides sustainable design guidance and energy efficiency solutions for innovative green building design strategies. Through Integrated Design Process, he has worked with commercial, residential and educational clients in all phases of the LEED® process from concept design through to construction and certification. Kalum is on MH’s LEED Certification Review Team and has completed over 50 LEED project certification reviews on behalf of the CaGBC to date.
Jamie McKay, P.Eng., Sustainability and Building Science Specialist/LEED Fellow
Jamie McKay is a Building Science and Sustainability Consultant at Morrison Hershfield. He has over 25 years of sustainable building experience with a prime focus on projects in Central and Eastern Canada. He has worked on LEED and Green projects in the area of Building Science, specializing in high-performance building envelope design and has taught and lectured across Canada on the subject.
Mark Lucuik, P.Eng., Senior Sustainability Specialist/LEED Fellow
Mark has acquired a wide range of knowledge in sustainable design and building science through his experience and private work and through research in wood products and roofing materials and environmental embodied effects. Having achieved LEED Fellow status in 2013, he is one of a very short list of North Americans with the most prestigious designation for LEED Professionals. This recognizes his exceptional contributions to green building and significant professional achievement within the rapidly growing community of Sustainability Professionals.