Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Biggest Green Event of the Year: National Conference and Expo

Canadian Green Building Council Banner. Image Credit: CGBC.

How serious are you about your commitment to environmental sustainability? If you are rather serious about it, you might want to take part in the upcoming National Conference and Expo by the Canada Green Building Council, this coming June 4 to 6, 2013. The event is touted as the largest green building event of the year, with expert speakers, networking events and speakers from all over the country.

The theme for this year’s expo is Building Lasting Change, focusing on how longevity can be achieved by buildings and communities across Canada. There will as many as 90 expert speakers, and a Master Speaker Series. There will be pre-conference mobile workshops before the official launch of the event, which will focus on sustainable sites built in Vancouver. Not only will the event give you inspiration about what you want your green building to look like, it will also equip you with what is currently the most valuable resource in the industry: insight.

Some of the highlights of the event are the following:

1.      Redesigning our Future Cities: Lesson from Europe

The event will address how cities in Europe are addressing the important issues of growing population, climate change, and economic growth. 

2.      Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Net Zero Design

Net zero buildings have been quite the buzzword in the construction industry. But what does it really involve? The session will cover statistical analyses and assessments of actual green projects involving the said design.

3.      Green Premium or Brown Discount: Sustainability and the Real Estate Professional
How is the green building trend affecting commercial real estate in residential, office, and industrial industries across Canada? This is a must-watch for real estate agents and professionals.

4.      An Equal Challenge: Bringing Healthy Materials to the Mainstream

The session will focus on the importance of transparency and healthy materials, and their role in the environmental movement. 

There are even more sessions that you can check out here.

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