Upcoming Events

Mar 19 2020 Lecture /

POSTPONED | Meeting the 2030 Challenge: One Step at a Time

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Principal Hall
1 Spadina Cres
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism

Free

A Message from Toronto Society of Architects + OBEC Daniels Student Chapter:

Due to the following preventative measure to reduce the spread of transmission of COVID-19, we regret to inform you that our upcoming  March 19 panel “Meeting the 2030 Challenge: One Step at a Time” has been cancelled until further notice.

The University of Toronto made the recommendation on March 12, 2020 to cancel or postpone all discretionary events in the University. We hope to hold this event in the future once the pandemic has run its course and it is prudent to do so. 

Thanks for your understanding.

2030 – only 10 years away – is the target date for a number of initiatives meant to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Toronto, Ontario and the globe. Transform TO seeks to reduce Toronto’s GHG emissions by 65% by 2030, while in 2015 Ontario committed to a 37% reduction for the same date. Then there is the 2030 Challenge, calling for all new buildings to be carbon-neutral for 2030. Energy used in homes and commercial buildings accounts for nearly half of Toronto’s GHG emissions. So how do we set ourselves up to achieve these goals and avoid professional paralysis given the scale of the challenge ahead? What are the consequences of the material, design and fabrication choices we make on our projects?

Picking up from where the TSA’s Urban Affairs Forum: Addressing the Climate Crisis left off, join the Daniels Student Chapter of the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) and the Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) for a lively panel discussion as we look at strategies to meet the 2030 challenge, one step at a time.

Moderated by Professor Ted Kesik and with an introduction by Professor Bomani Khemet of the University of Toronto, this panel will tackle the climate crisis and associated challenges through the lense of small, manageable actions that eventually make for big changes and answer some of the current big questions on climate action: Is wood really more sustainable than concrete or steel? What can be done to address issues like extreme weather events, affordable housing; aging in place, congestion and widespread disenchantment with the Canadian dream? Will “big picture” policies and legislation from the government come in time to mitigate climate change?

introduction:

  • Bomani Khemet, Assistant Professor, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto

Moderator:

  • Dr. Ted Kesik, BASc (Ottawa), MASc, Ph.D. (Toronto) | Professor of Building Science, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Luka Matutinovic, P.Eng., CPHC, LEED AP BD+C | Principal, Purpose Building
  • Alex Speigel, B.Arch., OAA (retired) | Partner, Windmill Developments 
  • Andy Thomson, M.Arch., OAA Principal: Thomson Architecture Inc.
  • Sandra Dedesko, MASc, BASc, EIT, WELL AP, WELL Faculty, WELL Advisor, Sustainaiblity Consultant, RWDI
  • Jelena Madzarevic, MBSc, Material Sciences Specialist, EllisDon
  • Mark Gaglione, Civil Eng., Construction Sciences Specialist, EllisDon

Stay tuned for more panelists as final details of this event are confirmed! 

This event is organized by the Daniels Student Chapter of the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) with support from the Toronto Society of Architects.

Eligible for 2 Structured Learning Hours
2018 – 2020 OAA Continuing Education Program Cycle


OAA MEMBERS: When registering, please include your full name as registered with the OAA to ensure your certificate of participation is credited properly. Please also include an email address you check frequently to ensure you receive our certificate in a timely manner.

LIMITED CAPACITY: This venue has limited capacity. Only those with registered tickets can be guaranteed entrance.  Entry at the door without a ticket will be SPACE PERMITTING only.


 About the Daniels Student Chapter of the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC)

The Daniels Student Chapter of the Ontario Building Envelope Council is the student chapter of the OBEC at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto.

The Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) is a non-profit organization which has been working to bridge to gaps amongst the architectural, engineering, research, manufacturers and construction communities since 1987. The OBEC addresses today’s challenges facing building performance and sustainability.

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