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Thinking Outside the Box: Energy Efficiency and Green Buildings

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The construction industry is experiencing a state of change and moving towards innovative designs and approaches to enhance energy efficiency. There are a number of emerging crucial issues on the way buildings are built and maintained; construction companies are responding to the issues with focus and attention. The influx of new technologies, the rafts of new regulations, the sustainability agenda, the rising costs of raw materials and an aging workforce are just some of the challenges which lie just around the corner.
A solid indication is that the construction industry is showing an increasing receptiveness to new technology. So, as an entrepreneur providing solutions to the building industry, where are those opportunities and what does one need to know to get product into the market?  For a designer or builder, how does one get to grips with innovation? What are the trends to be aware of and how to best prepare? 
The December GTEx Forum will discuss some of these questions, provide an overview of some of the success stories emerging in “green buildings” and offer an entertaining tour of some of the real and radical new products and approaches that are causing construction companies to rethink their business.

The construction industry is experiencing a state of change and moving towards innovative designs and approaches to enhance energy efficiency. There are a number of emerging crucial issues on the way buildings are built and maintained; construction companies are responding to the issues with focus and attention. The influx of new technologies, the rafts of new regulations, the sustainability agenda, the rising costs of raw materials and an aging workforce are just some of the challenges which lie just around the corner.


A solid indication is that the construction industry is showing an increasing receptiveness to new technology. So, as an entrepreneur providing solutions to the building industry, where are those opportunities and what does one need to know to get product into the market?  For a designer or builder, how does one get to grips with innovation? What are the trends to be aware of and how to best prepare? 


The December GTEx Forum will discuss some of these questions, provide an overview of some of the success stories emerging in “green buildings” and offer an entertaining tour of some of the real and radical new products and approaches that are causing construction companies to rethink their business.

 

Networking and Registration 5:00-5:45

Welcome and Pitches Start 5:45pm

Prior to the formal presentations at 6:00 pm, there will be a special welcome from Building Technology Innovations along with power pitches from Optigo Networks and Quad-Lock Building Systems.

December 17th, 2014 5:00 PM   through   8:00 PM
515 West Hastings Street
Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre
Room 1400
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
Canada
About the Speakers
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Name 1 Helen Goodland
Description 1 Helen Goodland is principal with Brantwood Consulting and co-founder of Building Technology Innovations, which is a technology incubator for innovators targeting the building industry. She has over 30 years of policy, business and technical experience working to advance innovative high–performance residential, commercial and institutional projects in Canada and around the world. In the past few years, she has focussed her consulting efforts on the life-cycle impacts of buildings and is completing projects for the United Nations and the OECD on sustainable construction materials.
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Name 2 Lorina Keery
Description 2 Lorina Keery is the Sustainability Manager at Colliers International Canada and provides energy management expertise for a large real estate portfolio. Her expertise includes establishing energy and carbon reduction goals and targets, energy monitoring and reporting, identifying and implementing energy saving initiatives, procurement of incentives and business case development to support conservation. She is also involved with the national Technical and Strategic Advisory committees for the BOMA BESt program providing industry input.
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Name 3 Tadz Brown
Description 3 Tadz Brown is the Business Development Manager at Energex Inc., a company that develops occupancy based energy management systems. These are used for buildings that can interface with most HVAC and lighting systems and can reduce energy emissions and cost. By accounting for building use, occupancy patterns in addition to the HVAC and lighting systems, Tadz recognizes and provides a tailored solution for each building with the goal of limiting wasted energy in vacant rooms.
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