Upcoming Events

May 18 2016 Online Learning /

Zero Energy Building Design Pub Night for Architects and Engineers

6:15 PM

The Merchant, a Traveller's Tavern - 181 University Avenue, Toronto

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**This event can be counted towards OAA Structured Learning ConEd hours.

Architects: invite your favourite engineers – Engineers: invite your favourite architects.

About the Event:
We know that achieving zero energy buildings requires a higher collaboration between design disciplines and what brings architects and engineers together better than beer. Come out to this pub night to network and learn from your peers about recent experiences in design ultro low energy and zero net energy buildings. And earn OAA ConEd hours to boot…

“Low-energy buildings behave in very different – and counterintuitive – ways than conventional ones. Achieving extremely low Energy Use Intensity (EUI) relies on data from post-occupancy evaluations, iterative energy modeling, and scrutiny of your context for previously unconsidered sources of energy. This presentation illustrates the discoveries in achieving extremely low EUI, using three linked case studies and focusing on Okanagan College’s Trades Renewal and Expansion Project, which is targeting LEED Platinum and net-zero energy.”

About the Speakers:

Michael Leckman, Diamond Schmitt Architects – Born and educated in Montreal, Michael studied building science at Vanier College, and architecture at the University of Toronto. He joined Diamond Schmitt Architects in 1988, became associate in 1994, and principal in 2003. In his more than 20 years with the firm, he has provided leadership on complex institutional projects, has helped shape a critical debate on design as Vice Chair of the City of Toronto Design Review Panel, contributed extensively to design education as a guest critic, lecturer and mentor at schools of architecture across Ontario. He is also an accomplished amateur photographer.

Michael has been project principal for buildings in Ontario, New Brunswick, Alberta, British Columbia and New Mexico. His list of key assignments includes the Bahen Centre for Information Technology at the University of Toronto, the Governor General Award winning York University Student Centre, the Esplanade in Medicine Hat, the Los Alamos Civic Centre, the New Brunswick Museum, and two LEED Platinum projects: the Centre for Green Cities at Evergreen Brick Works and the Algonquin College Centre for Construction Excellence.

Currently, he is working on the new Law School for Thompson Rivers University, and the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Brock University.

Chris Piche, Integral Group – With the belief that energy efficient design is not a static process, Chris brings a broad understanding of high performance buildings engineering systems to each project. His approach is rooted in the philosophy that environmentally responsible design must constantly evolve to suit available technology while at the same time keeping in balance with the client’s goals and objectives. Chris has worked on multiple sustainably driven projects in which he was responsible for the design and integration of HVAC, plumbing, and fire suppression systems, including several which have received or are targeting LEED Platinum certification. He also lectures on the fundamentals of sustainable building design at the School of Applied Engineering Technology at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario and presents at various conferences throughout North America.

6:30-7:00 – Drinks, food, and socializing. Appetizers and dinner menu available.
7:00-8:00 – Lecture
8:00 – on – Q+A followed by informal networking. Appetizers and dinner menu available.
Note: for food, guests are advised to order before or after the lecture.

Sponsored by the OAA, OSPE TSA & Toronto 2030 District