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Build it Green Speaker Series

May 17, 2016
515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9

Join us as we engage researchers, policy makers, property owners, design specialists and business professionals to learn how green buildings are improving our health, changing our economy and fighting climate change.

The evening will start with a networking reception with food and refreshments.

Topic & Speakers

Green Buildings the New Standard

Learn how one of Canada’s largest property managers has integrated sustainability into the operations of their existing buildings and why they believe investing in the latest green building materials and technologies provides them with a competitive advantage.

Speaker: Andrew McAllan, Senior Vice President and Managing Director at Oxford Properties Group

Energy Benchmarking Are We Ready?

Energy benchmarking has long been discussed as an essential component to improving building performance and reducing associated greenhouse gas emissions. Find out how a national framework guides provinces and municipalities to adopt benchmarking policies within their jurisdictions and supports consistency, effectiveness, transparency, and building capacity in the broad uptake of energy benchmarking policies across Canada

Speaker: Mark Hutchinson, Vice President of Canada Green Building Council and in-coming Chair LEED Steering Committee.

The Healthy Building Movement

In 2009, a team of doctors, scientists, architects and engineers came together to create the first rating system that addresses human health and wellness in our buildings. Learn more about this new rating system and it’s relationship with the LEED V4 rating system.

Speaker: Jennifer Webber, Project Coordinator at Manitoba Hydro

Large Scale Building Retrofits

According to a report published by the World Economic Forum in 2011, available energy savings in existing building stock are estimated at 20-40%. Despite the economic opportunity around energy savings, energy retrofits are not happening at a sufficient scale. Find out how Artis REIT  is overcoming barriers to major retrofits.

Speaker:  Sue Ziemski, National Manager -Sustainable Buildings

When: May 17, 2016
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: EG Hall, University of Winnipeg
Cost: Free for members, and $25 non-members

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