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8:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcoming Remarks    

Jatin Nathwani, Professor & Executive Director, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE), University of Waterloo

Jean Andrey, Professor & Dean, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo

9:15 am

Keynote Speaker

Craig Applegath, Architect FRAIC DIALOG

9:45 am

The Business of Future Low-Carbon Buildings 

Policy makers have made it clear that both new and existing buildings will need to use much less energy and energy with a much lower carbon content in the future.  

Our panel of industry leaders will discuss the opportunities and the obstacles to building the next generation of buildings, residential, commercial, and institutional. The discussion will also provide insight into what kind of product will be needed, the role of regulation, technology, workforce, and markets. The renovation and conversion of existing buildings will also be raised.


Jonathan Enns, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture


Subhi Alsayed, Vice President of Sustainable Development, Mattamy Homes

Adrian Conrad, Chief Operating Officer, The Cora Group

Adrian Wang, Director, Innovation & Sustainability, Tridel

Richard Marshall, Design Manager, Bird Construction

Q&A Session

11:15 am

UW’s ‘First-of-a-Kind’ Architectural Engineering (ArchE) Program

Scott Walbridge, Associate Professor & Director, Architectural Engineering (ArchE)

John Straube, Associate Professor, Architectural Engineering (ArchE)

11:45 amNSERC Presentation

Alejandra de Almeida, Research & Innovation Development Officer, NSERC

12:00 pm

Innovation Showcase, Networking & Industry-Academic Collaboration

1:00 pm

Innovation in Achieving Low-Carbon Buildings 

Our panel of building scientists and builders will provide insights into the challenges of implementing new technologies to meet more demanding codes and targets. The discussion will focus on design engineering, construction practices, building codes, regulations, and related standards. 

The increasing challenge of quality, speed of construction, sophisticated mechanical systems, and ever more complex codes and standards will be considered, both for new greenfield sites, increasingly common tight urban sites, and existing building conversions and retrofits.  


John Straube, Associate Professor, Architectural Engineering (ArchE)


Steve Kemp, Principal, Senior Energy and Sustainability Specialist, RDH Building Science

Rob Quattrociocchi, Building and Material Sciences Manager, EllisDon

Stephen Montgomery, Mechanical & Electrical Pursuits Manager, PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Dan de la Mothe, Senior Quality Assurance Manager, Melloul-Blamey Construction Inc.

Q&A Session

2:30 pm

Technologies for a low-carbon future

Whether new or existing, the buildings of the future will need to use a different mix of products to make buildings work, save energy, reduce carbon, and be easier and faster to build.

Our panel of engineers and business developers will talk about developing, implementing, and marketing products that can help save energy and reduce carbon emissions. The role of embodied carbon versus operational carbon, the challenge of convincing designers and builders to place life-cycle cost above initial costs.


Carl Haas, Professor & Chair, Civil & Environmental Engineering


Antoine Habellion, Building Science Manager, Rockwool

Andrew Oding, General Manager and Director of Building Science, Building Knowledge Canada

Andy Goyda, Canadian Builder Lead/Market Development Manager, Owens Corning Canada LP

Hannah Thevapalan, Facade Specialist, Project Manager, WSP Canada Inc., and Scott Armstrong, Senior Facade Specialist, WSP Canada Inc.

Q&A Session

3:45 pm

Closing Key Note Speaker

Ian Hamilton, Reader in Energy Epidemiology and Research Associate in Urban Energy Use, Bartlett School Environment, Energy & Resources, Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL Energy Institute

4:15 pm

Closing Remarks

Jatin Nathwani, Executive Director, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE)

4:30 pm

Innovation Showcase, Networking & Industry-Academic Collaboration

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