ZEDfactory: evolving zero carbon / zero waste design

This month, a dinner conference with Bill Dunster, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and principal of the UK architect firm ZEDfactory, will take place on two separate evenings in Montreal and Quebec City.


ZEDFactory, for Zero (fossil) Emissions Development, was founded in 1999 by Bill Dunster, who also created the renowned green urban development BedZED in England. Since its inception in 2002, it has quickly become a benchmark for sustainable urban development and of energy efficiency. A true inspiration to a generation of designers, Dunster will present for the first time in Canada the basic principles, philosophy and processes that underlie the ZED creations – made-to-measure architecture with low environmental impact.


The first conference takes place on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at the Westin Hotel located at 270 rue Saint-Antoine Ouest in Montreal. And on Thursday, March 18, 2010, Quebec City residents will enjoy Dunster’s presentation at the Hôtel le Château Laurier, located at 1220 Place Georges V Ouest.


For both events, cocktails begin at 5:30pm, followed by dinner at 6:30pm. At 7:15pm, a brief address by André Labonté of Hydro-Québec will be followed by Dunster’s presentation, which will be conducted in English.


The cost for members of the Quebec chapter of the CaGBC is $55; $35 for EGB members 35; and $100 for non-members. A table of 10 non-members is $800. Advance payment is required; cheques should be made payable to the Section du Québec du CBDCa. Please confirm your attendance by March 10, 2010 at [email protected].


For more information, please visit www.zedfactory.com and www.quebec.cbdca.org, or call 514.324.0968.