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June 2016

What Does it Take to Achieve Net-Zero Low-Carbon Building Energy Solutions?

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM-12:00 PM: What Does It Take To Achieve Net-Zero Low-Carbon
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Mr. Ali Nazari, P.Eng., MASc Eng, BEMP
Principal, Energy & Sustainability Director - Canada, Integral Group

Mr. Vladimir Mikler, P.Eng., LEED AP
Principal, Integral Group
 
Credit: 3 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
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Non-Member Price: $265.00 + GST = $278.25

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This seminar will cover the broad range of issues that must be considered to achieve Net-Zero and Low-Carbon buildings. It will outline a systematic and holistic approach to identifying the best solution for each project with optimal match between different energy sources, technologies and building systems, as well as provide a practical illustration of how building developers and design teams can make early informed decisions on their key building features and set up their building projects on successful path to achieve their overall set performance targets.

This will be a 2-part seminar

  • Part 1: Path to Net-Zero & Low-Carbon Buildings

  • Part 2: Building Energy Optimization & Decision Tool

Part 1 of the seminar will cover the broad range of issues that must be considered to achieve Net-Zero and Low-Carbon buildings. It will outline a systematic and holistic approach to identifying the best solution for each project with optimal match between different energy sources, technologies and building systems. This approach will be illustrated on a number of recent project examples involving innovative campus and district energy systems utilizing a mix of on-site renewable and low-carbon energy sources with energy recovered from a variety of waste streams.
 
Part 2 of the seminar will provide a practical illustration of how building developers and design teams can make early informed decisions on their key building features and set up their building projects on successful path to achieve their overall set performance targets. This will be presented, using a highly advanced interactive building energy optimization tool that is capable of analyzing multitude of possible key building features and systems simultaneously.
 

Target audience

Building industry professionals (consulting engineers, contractors, developers, facility operators, real state leasing agents, etc.).

Learning Objectives

  1. Present a holistic perspective on energy efficient building design
  2. Provide clarity to a complex and often confusing subjects of Net-Zero and Low-carbon buildings
  3. Present real life examples of innovative energy solutions

Presenters

Ali Nazari, P.Eng., MASc Eng, BEMP
Principal, Energy & Sustainability Director - Canada, Integral Group

Currently leading the energy modelling and sustainability teams as a Principal at Integral Group, Ali is well versed in integrated design facilitation, LEED, sustainability and advanced building energy simulations. With over twelve years of experience in the green building industry, he leads a team of energy modelers and sustainability advisors throughout Canada.

Complementing his theoretical knowledge base, Ali has a detailed technical understanding of and experience with environmental building codes and standards. Ali is on the CaGBC’s Experienced Modellers List and has provided third party review services for both the CaGBC and USGBC. Collaborating with local utilities, he has helped clients secure local green funding options from various energy efficiency incentive programs. Being part of an elite group of less than 400 people with BEMP certification, he conducts Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) which provides vital information about a building’s energy usage. He has also presented on energy modeling and sustainability at various conferences throughout North America.
 

Vladimir Mikler, MSc, P.Eng., LEED AP
Principal, Integral Group

Vladimir has a passion for designing energy-efficient and environmentally responsive buildings. With over 27 years of experience, Vladimir is well-versed in all aspects of sustainable building design and renewable energy technologies. His broad experience extends from fundamental and applied university research, through practical design and project management in both consulting engineering and design-build environments, to “hands-on” construction management and field system installations.

A recognized leader in application of renewable energy solutions and technologies, Vladimir has designed a number of unique and innovative systems. He is one of the two original authors of the Geo-Exchange System Design Guidelines for applications in British Columbia and he is the engineer who developed and coined the “Ambient Temperature” District Energy System concept. Vladimir is also one of the first engineers who pioneered applications of low-intensity radiant slab heating and cooling systems in North America. He is the Engineer-of-Record for Gleneagles Community Centre in West Vancouver, BC, the first “constant temperature building” in North America, and the Creekside Community Centre, part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Village, featuring one-of-a-kind solar absorption cooling system. Most recently, Vladimir developed a unique and innovative concept for converting Vancouver’s downtown DFPs system into an ambient temperature District Energy System.

In addition, Vladimir developed the City of Vancouver’s Passive Design Best Practices Guide and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, as well as on the City of Vancouver’s Urban Design Panel and previously on the APEGBC Climate Change and Adaptation Advisory Group.

 

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