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Green Building Festival champions net-positive designs, buildings, solutions from around the world

Green Building Festival

Form Follows Nature: Building a Net-Positive Environment

Toronto Green Building Festival features innovative architects on carbon-cutting net-positive building projects from around the world.
What: The world’s most advanced buildings and cities are eliminating carbon and making positive contributions to energy, air and water. Discover the processes, problems and solutions that result in projects that do more good than harm at the 2017 Green Building Festival. 
WhenThursday October 5 2017, 8 am - 8 pm
WhereMarriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre, 525 Bay St, Toronto, ON
Program: ‘Form Follows Nature: Building a Net Positive Environment' (download here)


Programming highlights:
Kevin Flanagan, Partner, PLP Architecture, London, UK
  • ‘The Edge: The smartest, greenest building in the world is for the birds. And bees. And people.’
  • ‘Oakwood Tower – 80 Storey CLT: Can a city increase the density of existing buildings while minimizing carbon at the same time?’
Bill Dunster, Principal, ZEDfactory London UK
  • ‘From BedZED to the ‘Zero Bills Home’: 20 years of architecture and masterplanning designing out fossil fuels’
Russell Acton, Principal, Acton Ostry Architects Inc., Vancouver, BC
  • The Tallest Timber Residence in the World: Mass Wood for the Masses
PLUS expert plenary sessions on: Fast Net Zero Retrofits in One Day; Laneway Housing; Neighbourhoods as Virtual Power Plants; Design for Future Weather; Carbon Killers: Eco-positive Development; Computational Design; Net Zero & Net Positive Energy Solutions.

Thursday, June 22, 2017