Net-zero energy is increasingly moving from an aspiration to an achievable target for many buildings. This is being driven by advances in building technology, regulatory policies, new guidelines and design standards, and engaged building operators and tenants. Many challenges still remain before net-zero energy buildings are brought into the mainstream, however. This presentation will provide attendees with an understanding of the following issues:
Location: Distillery District
8:00 pm: Presentation
OBEC / OAA Members: $25.00 + $3.25 HST = $28.25
Mark Bessoudo, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C, is a consultant and manager of research in WSP’s Sustainability & Energy group. He has over ten years’ experience in the green building industry where he has helped public and private sector clients integrate sustainability at multiple scales, including new and existing buildings, real estate portfolios, infrastructure, and community master plans. He also has extensive research experience on topics related to urban sustainability, building performance and the indoor environment. His writing has appeared in leading publications including Canadian Architect, Sustainable Building & Design, and Sustainable Architecture and Building magazines. In 2016 Mark was awarded the WSP Global Innovator Award for his thought leadership on the role of philosophy in the engineering profession. He is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Pilot Credit Committee and is an ambassador for the Living Building Challenge, the built environment's most rigorous sustainability performance standard.
Antoni Paleshi, MASc, LEED AP BD+C, did his first energy model during his forth coop term at the University of Waterloo almost 15 years ago. Since then he has dedicated his career to the sustainability of buildings, with a focus on using models to help explore the cost benefit and environmental performance of controversial and cutting-edge ideas and technology. Antoni is now a Project Principal in WSP’s Kitchener office and is also the National Practice Manager for Performance Analysis for Canada’s 120-strong Sustainability and Energy team. Antoni has spent much of his time in the past two years thinking about net-zero and carbon neutral projects and how to achieve these goals in the Canadian commercial and institutional building sector.”