Sustainability in the Built Environment | REGULAR | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Sustainability in the Built Environment | REGULAR

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This webinar will introduce the concept of high-performance buildings and define the pathways for different certification schemes.

Sustainability in the Built Environment 

Webday Wednesday Series

Topics: Advanced Technologies

Length: 1 hour l What's included: video, quiz, certificate of completion

This webinar is available to stream!

Web Day Wednesdays Series - November Energy Performance and Efficiency Poster

The built environment is vital to meeting Canada’s carbon emission targets, and Net-Zero/Zero-Carbon buildings will be key to achieve that. Many stakeholders are keen to understand what certification schemes work best for their projects and how to achieve them. This webinar will introduce the concept of high-performance buildings and define the pathways for different certification schemes such as Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) Zero Carbon Buildings, International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Zero Energy, and Passive House. Common financial misinterpretations and technical challenges will be addressed based on Alberta’s context. Examples will be presented such as Calgary Zoo’s Panda Passage project and Alberta’s Net-zero Research Study.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to

  • Define net zero energy and net zero carbon scenarios
  • Explain high level strategies for designing net zero buildings
  • Analyze pathways for achieving net zero performance buildings
  • Explain the role of energy analyses in achieving net zero buildings.

Subject Matter Expert:


Matt GraceBEng, MSc, PEng, MIEMA, C.Env, LEED Fellow, GGP, Built Green HD Verifier, WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador
Managing Principal of the Calgary office, Professional Engineer | Integral Group

Matt is an experienced professional engineer with a career spanning over 25 years and a proven track record in all aspects of sustainable buildings, infrastructure and communities. Matt’s work and credibility in the industry has been proven time and again by his outstanding leadership in the green building movement. His expertise in sustainability matters includes LEED and Deeper Green initiatives aimed at minimizing a project’s carbon footprint through energy efficiency and the integration of renewable energy systems. Matt is skilled at identifying and quantifying the sustainable design measures that represent best value and support the sustainability goals of every project. He motivates all of us to continue the charge forward in creating sustainable, healthy and connected communities through the built environment.

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Intern Member: $35  /  Intern Non-Member: $50  

Student: $25
  (must be an RAIC student associate member)  

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