Seminars have been approved for educational credits with:

To obtain educational credits, you will need to fill out available forms onsite and have them verified by conference staff. Details on how to submit credits are specified on forms.

Seminar Streams:

  • Building Code & Envelope Solutions
  • Building Performance, Energy Efficiency & Environment
  • Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management
  • New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials
  • Professional & Personal Skills Development
  • Project Planning, Management & Best Practices
  • Health & Wellness
  • Facility Management & Building Maintenance
  • Property Management
  • Business & Strategic Planning
  • Urban & Community Planning

Wednesday, Feb. 14 • 8:30am–12:30pm • Early Bird $140/Regular $160 • CaGBC Member Early Bird $135/Regular $155 • ROOM 224

W08 –  LEED v4 Rating System

[Building Code & Envelope Solutions; Building Performance, Energy Efficiency & Environment; Project Planning, Management & Best Practices; Property Management; Facility Management & Building Maintenance]

[ BOMI 4.0 CPDs • 4.0 HSW-Building Code Hours IDCEC Approved • AIBC 3.75 Core LUs • 4 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

In this half day workshop, you’ll gain a solid grasp of LEED v4 changes and the positive impact this will have on current green building practices in Canada. As a result, you’ll be able to communicate effectively to colleagues and clients about some of the major high-level changes occurring in LEED v4.

Course Highlights

  • This half day course introduces the LEED v4 rating system, and discusses its flexibility and applicability to an expanded range of building types.
  • Participants will explore common themes in the new rating system, synergies within the system, the integrative process, and the role of performance.
    • The new Integrative Process credit is introduced, detailing some of the strategies for earning the credit.
    • The enhanced LEED v4 system goals and their on LEED point allocation are covered.
    • Course attendees will have the opportunity to network and work in small groups to reinforce the learning experience.

Please note that this course is not a technical review course. Canadian participants will learn how LEED v4 is being adapted for use in Canada through the current development of Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs). Note: ACPs are talked about in general, but the course itself does not go into detail regarding specific Canadian ACPs.

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Jason Packer

Jason Packer, B.Admin, Dip.Tech, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC, Principal, Senior Green Building Strategist, Recollective Consulting Inc. 

Jason has over fifteen years of experience in green building design and construction. With an educational background in building science and environmental economics and work experience in the building trades, he started a green renovation business that evolved to include delivering energy efficiency education and green building policy research. In his ten years at Recollective Consulting, Jason has successfully managed commercial, residential, institutional, educational and recreational green building projects including Vancouver’s Olympic Village and the Okanagan College Centre of Excellence, awarded LEED Platinum and targeting the Living Building Challenge.

Jason has supported and volunteered with a number of organizations including the Sustainable Building Centre, Green Bricks Education Society, Connecting Environmental Professionals and the BC Sustainable Energy Association working to promote renewable sources of energy.


Wednesday, Feb. 14 • 2:00pm–3:00pm • Early Bird $35/Regular $45 • ROOM 218/19

W36 – The Buildings of the Future are Zero Carbon: How Green Buildings Can Meet Carbon Emissions Targets

[Urban & Community Planning; Building Code & Envelope Solutions; Building Performance, Energy Efficiency & Environment; New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials; Project Planning, Management & Best Practices; Property Management; Facility Management & Building Maintenance; Business & Strategic Planning]

[ BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1.0 HSW-Sustainability Hour IDCEC Approved • AIBC 1 Core LU ]

Canada has set ambitious targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction which can only be met through concerted efforts in the building sector as one of the largest contributors to climate change.  Over the last ten years, Canada has moved into a global leadership position through innovation and investment in LEED certified green buildings. As we move toward a carbon-constrained future, the conversation in building design and retrofit must shift from ‘energy efficiency’ to ‘carbon’ to ensure we arrive at the best solutions. The CaGBC’s new Zero Carbon Building Standard uses carbon as the key metric in assessing building performance and combines this measure with enhanced envelope performance and renewable energy options.  To date 16 pilot projects representing different building types, sizes and locations have signed on to be the first projects to achieve zero carbon performance. Zero Carbon represents the next cycle of innovation in green building continuing Canada’s global leadership in taking tangible steps in reducing carbon emissions from buildings.

Thomas Mueller

Thomas Mueller, MA, Hon FRAIC, LEED AP, President & CEO, Canada Green Building Council 

Thomas Mueller is a Founding Director of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and became President & CEO of the Council in 2005. As Chief Executive, he leads the Council’s national green building strategy, programs and standards along with advocacy and policy initiatives.

As a member of the Board of Directors of the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and the Cornerstone Standards Council (CSC), and as a past Board member of the World Green Building Council (WGBC), he supports the transition toward green building, neighbourhoods and cities at home and globally.

Thomas is a well-known advocate for green buildings and sustainable community development. He participates frequently in government and industry consultations on green development and is a nationally and internationally recognized authority and speaker on green buildings.

He is currently participating in several initiatives and groups including the WorldGBC Global CEO Network, the Advisory Board of CIRS (Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability), and the Advisory Committee of Energy Efficiency in BC’s Built Environment Research Project at UBC.

Thomas has an Undergraduate Degree in Geography, Planning and Applied Ecology from the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany; and holds a Master’s Degree in Regional Planning & Resource Development from the University of Waterloo, Ontario.

For his green building work, Thomas has received numerous awards. Most recently, he became a recipient of Canada’s 2015 Clean50 Award and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) in 2016.