The 2019 Green Building Festival, Simple versus Complex: Building in a Changed Climate, October 8, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • 8 October 2019
  • Event Location : Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Toronto, ON, M5G 2L2, Canada
The 2019 Green Building Festival, Toronto
Event Description

The building industry has more challenges to meet than ever before and according to the IPCC, we have 12 years to cut carbon emissions almost in half. Simultaneously we need to design for the extremes of a changed climate and build in a way to reverse those changes. Do we need to throw ever more complex technology into buildings to meet the challenge? Sometimes very sophisticated green buildings perform poorly while some simple structures perform exceptionally well.

The 2019 Green Building Festival will look at both simple and complex strategies, techniques and technologies to inspire the building community in reaching the goal of zero carbon. Included will be an office building in snowy Austria that regulates comfort and temperature all without a mechanical system, Active House versus Passive House, 3D printed concrete forms that minimize waste, integrated mechanical and envelope strategies for new and existing buildings and innovative technologies that can reduce and possibly eliminate CO2 in concrete production.

  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Dietmar Eberle
      Partner, Baumschlager Eberle Architects
      "Cold, snow and no HVAC: How Baumschlager Eberle Architekten’s new head office is an inspiring call to action"

      Teresa Coady
      FRAIC, Architect AIBC, AIA, LEED Fellow
      "Simplicity: Rebuilding the Planet through the 12 Principles of Conscious Construction"

      Adam Cohen
      Certified Passivhaus Consultant; Architect, LEED AP, NAHB Green Professional, Edmund Hillary Fellow as a Global Impact Entrepreneur
      "Passiv for the Masses: Tunneling through the Cost barrier through innovative design and production methods"
  • Event type
    • Conference

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