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Seminar: Future Directions in Reducing Carbon in Vancouver’s Built Environment

Seminar: Future Directions in Reducing Carbon in Vancouver’s Built Environment

This lecture will highlight the current thinking at the City of Vancouver on how these targets will be met and what the expected impacts of this overall strategy.

By Dave Ramslie City of Vancouver’s Senior Sustainability Programs Manager
March 6th, 2013, 1pm-2pm in Policy Lab, CIRS building, 2260 West Mall

Seminar: CIRS Design Process

Seminar: CIRS Design Process

This lecture will focus on the fundamental design processes that led to the creation and the building of CIRS.

By Brian Gasmena, InternArchitect AIBC, Senior Architect Perkins+Will
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013, 1pm-2pm
Policy Lab, CIRS building, 2260 West Mall

Seminar: CIRS – Building Performance Modeling Process as Design Tool

Seminar: CIRS – Building Performance Modeling Process as Design Tool

This lecture will highlight the building performance modeling process that was undertaken for the project and show how this was used as a design tool.
By Martina Soderlund, MSc BEMP LEED AP BD+C
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013, 1pm-2pm
Policy Lab, CIRS building, 2260 West Mall

Seminar: A Semi-Quantitative Framework for Building LCA

Seminar: A Semi-Quantitative Framework for Building LCA

The presentation introduces a new semi-quantitative framework towards building life cycle assessment (BLCA) process and the experience of its capability demonstration through a case study of an office building.

By Dr. Ali M. S. Kashkooli Post- Doctoral Research Fellow in Regenerative Design UBC SALA
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 1pm-2pm in Policy Lab,
CIRS building, 2260 West Mall.

Seminar: A LCA of UBC Buildings: Are Newer Buildings Really Greener than Older Buildings?

Seminar: A LCA of UBC Buildings: Are Newer Buildings Really Greener than Older Buildings?

Stefan will be presenting recent research work on the life cycle performance of LEED versus conventional buildings at UBC.

By Stefan Storey, PhD Candidate
Thursday, January 31, 2013, 1 – 2 pm in Policy Lab, CIRS building, 2260 West Mall.

Sustainable Buildings, Beyond the Label

Sustainable Buildings, Beyond the Label

Sustainable here, go green there: these slogans dominate real estate brochures around our cities. But what do these statements actually mean with regards to the net impact of buildings on surrounding ecosystems? What evidence is there that supports these claims?