- April 13, 2012: 12:30 pm — 5:30 pm
On April 13, 2012, the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Comnmerce Inc. had the pleasure to host the Net Zero House Conference in Toronto, organised as part of the international green building exhibit DAS HAUS. Seven expert speakers from the city of Toronto, academia, associations and construction companies presented in-depth case studies and information for a high profile audience. Topics included Toronto’s green building initiatives, Canada’s pioneering role in housing efficiency and a comparison of Canadian and German sustainable urban planning solutions.
Please see the conference program below for the full presentations.
|12.30 – 01.30 pm||Networking Lunch & Conference Registration
|01.30 – 01.45 pm||DRIVERS FOR NET-ZERO: CODES AND CERTIFICATIONS|
|01.45 – 03.30 pm||Chris Thompson – Acting Manager, Development Policy and Innovation Unit, Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing; Energy Efficiency in Ontario’s Building Code
Ann Borooah – Chief Building Official,ProvincialBuilding Code Conservation Advisory Council; Toronto’s Green Building Initiatives
Malcolm Isaacs – Director, Canadian Passive House Institute; Passive House: A Pre-requisite for Net Zero?
Ian Theaker – Director & Vice-Chair, Canada Green Building Council, Greater Toronto Chapter; Energy Efficient Buildings and Communities [No presentation]
|03.30 – 04.00 pm||COFFEE BREAK|
|04.00 – 05.30 pm||NET-ZERO IN PRACTICE: DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY|
|David Lieberman – Associate Professor, University of Toronto; Drawing from Solar Decathlon Experiences [For the presentation, please contact David Lieberman at email@example.com]
Robert Armstrong – Manager Marketing & Business Development, BASF; The Net Zero Home Building Envelope Solutions
Shenshu Zhang – Principal, TAES Architects Inc.; Passive House Solutions in Germany and Canada
|05.30 – 06.00 pm||NETWORKING COCKTAIL|
From April 13 – 22, 2012, the DAS HAUS team welcomes green building professionals in Toronto to visit a 10-day exhibition on German sustainability technologies. The program offers a number of high-profile expert symposiums, networking functions and guided tours allowing visitors to discover new energy-efficient technologies and share perspectives on sustainable building practices.
The DAS HAUS conference The Net-Zero House – Learning from Canadian and German experiences is scheduled for Friday, April 13 from 12.30 – 5.30 pm. The conference speakers will discuss emerging opportunities for advancing green building and energy efficiency concepts.
Following a guided tour of the DAS HAUS pavilion, the conference will be held at the Allstream Centre.
To sign up for the conference, please RSVP here.