APRIL 11 & 12, 2018

Features and Seminars

New Developments in Building Enclosure Design


Talk by Duncan Rowe, BASc, MEng, P.Eng., LEED® AP BD+C

Seminar presented by TSA

Add to calendar12/04/2018 11:30:0012/04/2018 12:30:00New Developments in Building Enclosure DesignAll buildings require a building enclosure, but how much time is spent sweating over the 1:2 details that can make or break a building’s performance? A more rigorous understanding of building enclosure control layers and some new developments in the building science industry service offerings can assist architects in designing comprehensive and durable enclosures. This seminar will outline new developments in building enclosure design driven by the transition to a lower carbon construction process, increased energy performance, and code and standard changes. Duncan Rowe, BASc, MEng, P.Eng., LEED® AP BD+C Duncan’s experience includes the design and implementation of many building types, from new construction through to renovation. He also supports RJC nationwide as the sustainable design specialist for building restoration in Ontario. Practicing for over 10 years, Duncan has provided clients with assessment and rehabilitation plans that meet their unique needs based on his in depth technical understanding of various types of building envelope construction. He is an advisory member to the University of Toronto and Seneca College for Building Science Education. Duncan is an Associate at RJC Engineers and supports the firm nationwide as the Sustainable Design Specialist for building restoration in Ontario. Attendance to this seminar is non-paying for TSA members and fee-paying for non-members. Registration is required through this link. Seminar presented by DD/MM/YYYY More information

Green Building in 2018: what you need to know now and what’s next


Talk by Jeff Ranson, Regional Director - Greater Toronto Area, Canada Green Building Council


Seminar presented by IDC

Add to calendar12/04/2018 13:00:0012/04/2018 14:00:00Green Building in 2018: what you need to know now and what’s nextPerhaps you’re already an aficionado of all things sustainability-driven or it may be that a new or prospective project is encouraging you to learn more. Yet you may be unaware of some of the practical issues, gaining increasing prominence,  that will impact professionals working in urban planning, architecture and design, facilities management and property development, to name but a few. This seminar will outline five of the most influential ‘Green Building’ trends influencing working life in 2018 and beyond – Zero Carbon, The Retrofit Economy, Big Data, Program Diversity and Lifecycle. Leading the session will be Jeff Ranson, GTA Regional Director for the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council), who has consulted nationally and internationally, with a focus on capacity building and strategic planning for sustainable development, climate change mitigation and resilience outcomes. He is the former founding Executive Director of the Toronto 2030 District, and was previously Manager of Education for Sustainable Buildings Canada as well as lead facilitator for Enbridge’s Savings By Design energy conservation program. Jeff is an Honors graduate of Western University’s Richard Ivey School of Business and of OCADU’s Masters of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation, where he received the President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies. www.idcanada.org Seminar presented by DD/MM/YYYY More information


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