Building Lasting Change: Canada’s green building conference

Join us in Toronto June 5 – 6, 2024 for Building Lasting Change: where business and technical expertise converge to accelerate the decarbonization of Canada’s large buildings. Attend BLC to take part in forums exploring national issues, and following learning tracks that examine the technical or business side of green buildings. Gain valuable insights as we address evolving green building policies, and discover how the latest innovations, rating system updates, and best practices can take your sustainability actions further, faster. CAGBC’s Building Lasting Change conference is where Canada’s green building sector connects with the influential decision-makers and leading experts accelerating the sector on the path to zero carbon.

OACETT 2024 Conference & Gala: Innovating for a Greener Future

Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre 801 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON, Canada

We have all heard environmentally charged buzzwords in the media for quite some time, such as 'climate change,' 'carbon neutral,' and 'electric vehicles.' There is a reason for that, of course; the concern over the impact of human activity and carbon-producing processes has fueled the need (don't mind the pun) to speed up the implementation of alternative energy sources and technologies for everything from transportation, agriculture, industrial processes, infrastructure, housing, the list goes on. Green technologies are at the forefront of this transformation of how we work and live. As OACETT's 2024 conference theme highlights, we are innovating for a more sustainable future. But what technologies are coming down the pipes? What eco-solutions are companies working towards, and how will they impact us? Join engineering and applied science technology professionals, industry leaders, college representatives, association leaders, and government officials for OACETT's Annual Conference & Awards Gala, Innovating for a Greener Future. Come for engaging professional development sessions, networking opportunities, celebration and much more.  

Presenting the Business Case of Sustainability in Construction

evolv1 420 Wes Graham Way, Waterloo, ON, Canada

Presented in partnership with Grand Valley Construction Association (GVCA) and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), SWR is providing you an opportunity to delve into the business case of sustainability in construction. Learn from industry professionals, hear insights from BDC, and network with others from the sector at Canada's first Zero Carbon Building, evolv1. You'll also be provided with a full breakfast and a building tour of the amazing and innovative features of the building.

Certified RETScreen Expert (CRE)

Online

The Certified RETScreen® Expert (CRE) is designed for those who have either completed the Introduction to RETScreen® Expert course or who have some previous experience with the software. The CRE program is aimed at enhancing participants’ skills in analyzing all types of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Additionally, the program equips participants with a comprehensive understanding of new RETScreen® analysis features, including the Virtual Energy Analyzer and Portfolio Analysis Module, as well as energy performance data monitoring. Visit cietcanada.com to learn more about this course and to register (website link below)

$1,675

CIET Connect Vancouver

BREWHALL 97 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Whether you're attending the Retrofit Canada Conference or you are a supporter of energy efficiency and decarbonization activities in the province of British Columbia, join us for CIET Connect, a fun evening of networking exchanges on current industry trends and activities, discussions about career development and transitions, and, of course, a well-deserved drink after work. Here is what you can expect at a CIET Connect event: A chance to connect with other energy and GHG-conscious professionals A free drink offered by CIET Some great conversation No speeches or presentations, just networking Register today to let us know you're coming! Hosted by CIET Co-sponsored by: Kambo Energy Group Efficiency Canada AEE Metro Vancouver Chapter Retrofit Canada Conference

Free

Retrofit Canada Conference

Paradox Hotel Vancouver, Canada +1 more

The 4th Annual Retrofit Canada Conference will be in Vancouver on 12-13 June. As per the rest of the series, the event will continue to focus on industry updates, challenges, opportunities, best practices, and lessons learned across Canada's retrofit community. Next year's event's theme is Decarbonizing and adapting existing homes and buildings to ensure equity and climate resilience. We will explore the many aspects of this theme throughout the two days, including the crucial elements of diversity and inclusion. The event will continue to gather over 300 attendees from government: federal, provincial, and local, multi-residential and commercial real estate developers and owners, pension funds, community housing societies, Indigenous and First Nation communities, utilities, banks, impact investors, general contractors, ESCOs, architecture and engineering firms, LC3 groups, research institutes and universities, and specialists in HVAC, passive buildings, building envelope, and smart/green buildings. It is the only event specially designed for Canada's retrofit sector, and we aim to provide an engaging, insightful, collaborative event for the community. In 2024 we will offer increased networking opportunities, interactivity, diversity, and actionable insights - all within a new venue.

Insulation & Air Sealing Training Courses

Online

Free online green building skills training for building a more sustainable Canada. Insulation and air sealing installer training, air barriers, and more are currently open for online registration. National Insulation and Air Sealing Training Program Focus on National Code and National Energy Code requirements. This comprehensive 9 part series presents construction and renovation focused learning content, based on input from industry, government and manufacturing sources. Certificate upon completion. Air Barriers for Professionals Air Barriers for Professionals is practically oriented information for residential construction workers and renovators who deal with air tightness, insulation and various control barriers to improve the energy efficiency of homes. Certificate upon completion.

Free

Indigenous Awareness 101

An introduction to the histories, cultures and issues facing Indigenous Peoples in Canada. With over 1.6 million people in Canada identifying as Indigenous, it is essential to recognize the heritage, diversity, and rights of Indigenous Nations. The histories, traditions, and beliefs of Indigenous communities are unique and all cultures are integral to Canada. Many employers consider Indigenous Awareness as essential knowledge for job seekers and professionals. Brad Spence from ECO Canada presents “Indigenous Awareness 101” which explores issues facing Indigenous peoples today from historical and critical perspectives. This webinar is designed for people who want to learn more about Indigenous peoples and support the reconciliation efforts in Canada. Learn more about the issues facing Indigenous peoples today from historical and critical perspectives. Register now to access the free webinar video.

Indigenous Perspective on the Environmental Assessment Process

Consultation is Key to a Successful Environmental Assessment (EA) Process Traditional Knowledge (TK) has formed an integral role in how we, the Indigenous Peoples, see and understand changes to the environment. For Indigenous communities, TK continues to serve as an important building block on how we determine change and environmental impacts on any particular activity. The Environmental Assessment (EA) process in its broadest sense is not new to Indigenous Communities, however, over time it has been formalized and serves as an interaction between their knowledge systems and Western development. In this 2-part webinar, hear first-hand experience of how TK impacts the EA process. This course is ideal for: Consultants Project Managers Project Coordinators Policy and Regulatory Analysts/Officials Team Leaders and Management Get Started Regular Price: $99 EP Member Price: Free Course Length: 2 hrs Career Stage: All Career Stages

The Windfall Protocol: Blockchain-Based Infrastructure to Accelerate Building Retrofits & Energy Efficiency Initiatives

Online

Partners including Windfall Ecology Centre, Possibilian, BlockScience, and SuperBenefit are developing an open-source blockchain-based protocol to facilitate energy efficiency labelling and data sharing for residential and commercial buildings to accelerate building retrofits. The webinar outlines the high-level conceptual architecture for the Windfall Protocol which lays the foundation for systemic change in the way data is used and shared to meet our net-zero emission objectives. The webinar is based on the NRCan funded Litepaper authored by the Windfall Protocol partners.

Workers Leading the Energy Transition

Online

The Pembina Institute is hosting a webinar to address one of the most important and sensitive questions on climate change: how can workers benefit in a transition to a net-zero economy? Worldwide, energy sources are diversifying. Workers, especially those in high-emitting sectors, deserve a plan for good jobs and prosperity in communities across Canada. In a globalized, rapidly warming and technologically advancing world, many trends affect jobs and the economy. Proactive governments can put in place the foundations for stability and prosperity that empower workers and foster community resiliency, ensuring that the energy transition is a win-win for everyone. This free webinar has three aims: To make the case for a long-term plan that will enable workers to lead and benefit from the energy transition To explore the opportunities and limits of the Sustainable Jobs Act To provide an overview of findings Sustainable Jobs Blueprint, co-developed by the Canadian Labour Congress and Pembina, and discuss what experts feel will lead to a worker-friendly pathway to a net-zero energy future

LEED Green Associate Training

Online

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass their respective exams at a 99% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name! This course is instructed by a USGBC Faculty member and is the most effective way to pass. Save money by registering today and make a positive difference in your career!

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