Past Event: Feb 11 2021 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join ZEBx for our last webinar in the Net-Zero-Energy-Ready (NZER) Challenge Series. We’ll be hearing lessons learned from two winners of the NZER Challenge, as well as two exciting out-of-province projects that went above and beyond NZER to meet ambitious climate and energy targets. This discussion will touch on many aspects of what have made these projects successful, including their development, design and construction. Bring your questions to find out how NZER buildings have been achieved across different climate zones!
Lisa Westerhoff, Principal — Integral Group (workshop moderator)
Lisa leads the Sustainability Policy and Planning team at Integral Group in Vancouver, where she works with local governments, universities, developers, and industry organizations to create policies and strategies for a low-carbon built environment. Lisa holds a PhD in urban sustainability from UBC, and was the winner of the Canada Green Building Council’s Green Building Champion Award in 2019. She also holds a Master’s degree in climate change resilience and adaptation.
Tait Frier, Project Manager, Ledcor Construction Limited
Over the past 5 years as Project Manager for Ledcor Construction, Tait has played a key role in the development of projects including: 825 Pacific (7 storey passive house building in downtown Vancouver), 565 Great Northern Way (7 storey commercial tower in False Creek), and was involved in 601 West Hastings (25 storey commercial tower in downtown Vancouver). Tait is Passive House Tradesperson Certified.
Beth Deckert, Project Manager, IBI Group, Legacy LEED AP
Beth has been an architect for IBI Group Architects Canada for over 2 years and is a Project Manager for 825 Pacific. She has experience working in and designing high-rise residential, offices, medical, senior housing and commercial buildings. She has worked both in the US (Portland, OR) and Canada and is a Legacy LEED AP and Passive House Tradesperson certified.
Craig Shirra, Senior Development Manager, UBC Properties Trust
Craig is the Senior Development Manager at UBC Properties Trust, who act as the owner’s project managers for all new capital projects at the University of British Columbia. Craig holds a degree in Construction Management and Diploma of Technology as a graduate of the Architectural Building Engineering Technologies program, both at BCIT. Craig is a LEED Green Associate, A registered Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS) and has earned his Gold Seal in project management. Craig is currently leading exciting projects such as the UBCO ICI Building, which is a 146,000 square foot research facility & the new UBC Downtown Kelowna Campus.
Chris Wiliams, Vice-President, Avalon Master Builder
Chris is a partner with Avalon Master Builder, the vice chair of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association NZEH (Net Zero Energy Homes) Counsel Management Committee, on the CaGBC Technical Advisory Subcommittee and a past member of many related organizations. Chris holds Business related degrees and certificates from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, City University of Seattle and the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Craig Applegath, Architect & Founding Principal, Dialog Design OAA AIA AIBC FRAIC LEED® AP BD+C
Architect, urban designer, and zero-carbon building pioneer, Craig trained first as a biologist and then as an architect and urban designer. He is passionate about finding planning and design solutions that make sense in a world challenged by climate change and environmental deterioration.
Craig has focused on leading complex, sustainable planning, and design projects since he graduated from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University with a Master of Architecture in Urban Design. He is internationally recognized for his design and advocacy of zero-carbon regenerative buildings and cities, as well as mass timber design.
The “CleanBC Net-Zero Energy-Ready Challenge: Workshop Series” consists of six unique workshops over nine deliveries that will run throughout 2020 with the objective to more rapidly advance solutions for zero emission buildings. Through the lens of BC’s most recently celebrated projects that are achieving the highest levels of the BC Energy Step Code and beyond (including Passive House, Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) Zero Carbon Building Standard, LEED, and City of Vancouver Rezoning), participants will work with leading experts across industry silos to identify and advance emerging solutions as well as identify key barriers for scaling adoption. Visit zebx.org/nzer-workshops for more information. See the full series program here!