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Designing Buildings for 2030 - ASHRAE Toronto & Hamilton - April 3rd, 2017

  • 03 Apr 2017
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Mississauga Grand, 35 Brunel Road Mississauga L4Z 3E8
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Date: Monday, April 3rd, 2017




Mississauga Grand

35 Brunel Road Mississauga L4Z 3E8

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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Networking, Drinks and Hour d'oeuvres 

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Keynote Speech and Panel Discussion


Our changing climate and steep Provincial GHG reduction targets require rapid changes to the way we build and operate buildings.

NOTICE OF MEETING - April 3rd, 2017

ASHRAE Toronto Chapter and Hamilton Chapter invite you to the joint event of the year being held on April 3rd, 2017.

The Toronto 2030 District - the first Canadian member of a network of high performance urban Districts across North America - is a collaboration of real-estate, design, construction and community stakeholders working to accelerate climate action in downtown Toronto. Toronto 2030 District Executive Director, Jeff Ranson will lead a discussion on building for 2030, and how design practice and the buildings industry will need to adapt to this new paradigm.

Panelists will share their views on low-carbon building design, deep-energy retrofits, designing for future climate conditions, and emerging policy and market drivers in the GTHA.

Panel Discussion will be followed by Q&A session and Meeting, providing an excellent opportunity for networking.

When: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Where: Mississauga Grand, 35 Brunel Road Mississauga L4Z 3E8                             

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Design - Supply - Service

 Your Local VRF Experts

Keynote Speaker:

Jeff Ranson

Executive Director, Toronto 2030 District

Since 2002, Jeff has been actively involved in leading market transformation for the built environment. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Toronto 2030 District, the first Canadian entry in a network of North American conservation districts. Prior to co-founding the Toronto 2030 District, Jeff authored national and state roadmaps for low-carbon housing in Peru, Costa Rica and Mexico, and aided in the development of international zero-energy and near zero-energy pilot projects through the Asia Pacific Partnership for Clean Development and Climate.

Additionally, Jeff is a lead facilitator for the Enbridge Savings By Design builder conservation program and was the lead instructor for the Canada Green Building Council’s Certified Sustainable Building Advisor program. Jeff holds an HBA from the Western University’s Richard Ivey School of Business and a Masters of Design in Strategic Foresight and innovation from OCADU.


Adrian Sluga


Senior Vice President, JLL

Adrian is a Senior Vice President for Commissioning & Building Analytics for JLL North America.

Adrian brings with him over 15 years of leadership and experience on large-scale, complex projects across a breadth of fields, and uses his business acumen, strategic planning, and thought leadership to bring direction and experience to the company and its project teams. Through his combination of contracting, engineering, development, and property management experience, Adrian brings a highly specialized skillset to every project.  In combination with his technical knowledge, Adrian leads a highly proficient and specialized practice across North America, providing project management, commissioning, and energy management services.  In addition, he also ensures the seamless and successful best-in-class delivery of services across all sectors to all clients, to bring real value and deliver/realize results. Since joining JLL, Adrian has overseen the commissioning practice deliver high quality, specialized professional services for construction projects of more than $3B in value, and over 15,000,000 sq.ft.

Bryan Purcell

Director of Policy and Programs

The Atmospheric Fund (TAF)

Bryan Purcell is the Director of Policy and Programs at The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), an award-winning public agency dedicated to addressing climate change and air quality in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Bryan’s work focuses on accelerating the decarbonization of the built environment through development of innovative policies, programs, and business solutions.  He directs the TowerWise Program, through which TAF has financed and implemented major energy and Indoor Environmental Quality retrofits in ten low-income housing towers, using the buildings as living labs to advance understanding of the impact of retrofits on GHG emissions, indoor air quality, and occupant comfort.  Bryan also works with the City of Toronto on the development of green building policies including the Toronto Green Standard.

Duncan Phillips

Principal, RWDI

Duncan Phillips (Ph.D., P.Eng.) joined RWDI in 2000 as a Specialist and became a Principal in 2009. He is now the Global Practice Leader for Building Performance/Physics at RWDI. He is involved in developing passive and low energy design solutions for individual buildings and communities. 

Duncan comes to resiliency and climate change from the perspective of understanding how buildings and communities will respond to future climate conditions.  This includes predicting the future weather and then modeling the impact.  Examples of this include assessing the change in energy demand of buildings to reviewing future conditions in the urban realm based on changes in climate including heat island.  

Steve Kemp

M.A.Sc., B.Eng., B.Sc., P.Eng, LEED® AP BD+C

Principal, RDH Building Science

Steve Kemp is a building science engineer specializing in energy modeling and design, and sustainability. His work experience includes a wide range of projects including green building design facilitation, renewable energy technology studies and energy research. Steve has developed energy modeling software for Natural Resources Canada, the US Environmental Protection Agency as well as utilities and product suppliers.

Steve has undergraduate degrees in Physics and Engineering as well as a Masters of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from Dalhousie University. He is a registered professional engineer in Ontario, a past-president of the IBPSA-Canada, and past-chair the Energy & Engineering Technical Advisory Group for the CaGBC and a Director for the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance.

Need Assistance?

Feel free to contact the following:

Abhishek Khurana
ASHRAE Toronto Programs Chair 


Mustafa Morsy
ASHRAE Hamilton Programs Chair 


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