PerformEX Stage

Featuring technical experts from across the nation, the PerformEX Stage addresses all matters impacting the current and future state of high performance buildings.

The PerformEX stage is proudly sponsored by Pinchin Ltd.

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WEDNESDAY SESSIONS


Wednesday, February 13 • 10:00am–11:00am • Early Bird $40/Regular $50 • PerformEX Stage

W11 – Designing for Occupant Comfort to Achieve Energy Savings  

[Building Performance, Green, Health & Wellness]

[ BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1.0 HSW-Sustainability Hour IDCEC Approved ]

Governments and industry leaders are promoting energy efficiency to address climate change. This has focused the discussion on building energy performance but inadvertently sidelined building occupant performance. Many strategies used to reduce a building's energy consumption can also have a positive impact on occupant comfort.

In this session, the presenter will turn the tables and focus on occupant comfort first. Participants will learn how, by analyzing and designing for occupant comfort, energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions follow.

Participants will learn about design features which improve occupant comfort and reduce energy use, presenting specific examples such as employing natural ventilation to reduce cooling energy, improving thermal comfort using high performance building envelopes, and considering quality daylight and glare control to optimize glazing design.

W. Alexander Tansowny

Rod Yeoh

Speakers:
W. Alexander Tansowny, E.I.T., LEED© AP BD+C, Building Performance Analyst, DIALOG
Rod Yeoh, P.Eng., P.E., LEED© AP BD+C, Principal, DIALOG

Alexander Tansowny, EIT LEED© AP BD+C is passionate about designing and optimizing high performance buildings. He leads building performance modeling work in the Calgary studio of DIALOG, an integrated architecture and engineering firm. With an engineering background in mechanical system and building envelope design, Alexander has experience analyzing occupant comfort, daylight, and natural ventilation from an occupant perspective.

Recent projects include the University of Calgary's MacKimmie Complex Redevelopment, a high-performance building in the CaGBC's Zero Carbon Building Standard. As an occupant-centered project, the design team pushed the envelope to provide comfortable natural ventilation year-round. Alexander contributed his deep understanding of occupant thermal comfort and the use of detailed simulations to facilitate the final design.

Widely acknowledged as a leader in integrated practice development and project management, Rod brings over 27 years of experience in a broad range of project types to DIALOG. His past success with multi-disciplinary design and delivery build on the leadership and growth of DIALOG's integrated practice.

The success in Rod's collaborative approach is exemplified by a portfolio of sustainable, high-performance buildings. These include the award-winning City of Vancouver National Avenue Works Yard, the first building to be LEED certified by the CaGBC, the Fred Kaiser Engineering Building at UBC acclaimed for its energy efficiency and several BC Hydro field operations facilities designed to meet LEED Gold and Platinum equivalents.

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Wednesday, February 13 • 11:30am–12:30pm • Early Bird $40/Regular $50 • PeformEX Stage

W21 – Wallpaper 2.0: Graphics, Technology and Interactivity – A Method for Disrupting the Urban and Built Environment 

[Culture & Community, Innovation & Technology]

[ BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1.0 General Hour IDCEC Approved ]

Décor disruption is careful, calculated and driven. This informative and outside of the box presentation will look at “new world wallpaper”, focusing on graphics, technology and interactivity as a method to disrupt the urban and built environment. Furthermore, the presenter will look at how to activate this concept to enhance a user’s engagement in space. The presenter will summarize on how ultimately, as an industry, we can use the combination of these elements as a tool to push the possibilities of space.

Jonathan Nodrick

Speaker:
Jonathan Nodrick, Founder, CEO & Creative Director, Rollout 

Décor disruption is careful, calculated and driven. With over a decade of innovation in wallpaper design, Jonathan Nodrick, Founder, CEO & Creative Director of Rollout, is relentless in his pursuit of reinvention. Nodrick's curated collection of concepts, companies and personal connections highlight design prowess in an industry untamed, ultimately pushing the possibilities of graphics and technology in space.


Wednesday, February 13 • 2:30pm–3:30pm • Early Bird $40/Regular $50 • PerformEX Stage

W41 – Residential and Commercial Solar Power Solutions

[Building Performance, Culture & Community, Green, Innovation & Technology] 

[ BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1.0 HSW-Sustainability Hour IDCEC Approved ]

Solar Power technology is at the point that more and more home and business owners are integrating it into their properties. At the moment solar panels are commonly used, however solar shingles and other innovative products are on the horizon.

In this seminar the presenters will cover topics including, but not limited to: financial benefits, comparisons with other renewable energy sources, environmental benefits, design considerations, project aspects, and engineering considerations.

Aaron Hopkins

Speakers:
Brad Gordon, President, Rikur Energy
Aaron Hopkins, Sales and Design, Rikur Energy 

With over 20 years' experience in the construction industry, Brad offers an extensive background of project procurement in industries from agriculture, electrical distribution to commercial construction. Brad is a NABCEP certified professional with a thirst for ongoing education in the renewable field

Aaron grew up in Vancouver, BC. Straight after college at BCIT Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma went to work on Cruise ships in Engineering department. Met wife working on Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas and went to work together on superyachts. Notable places worked at private island resorts Over Yonder Cay and Fowl Cay in the Exuma Islands, Bahamas. Also worked on Eric Schmidt research vessel RV Falkor for Schmidt Ocean Institute.

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THURSDAY SESSIONS


Thursday, February 14 • 10:30am–12:00pm • Early Bird $50/Regular $60 • PerformEX Stage

T19 – If You Don’t Understand Technology, You’ll Be Replaced by It – Making a Case for Adopting Technology in Design and Construction

[Culture & Community, Innovation & Technology, Leadership & Business Improvement, Project Management & Process Improvement]

[ BOMI 1.5 CPDs • 1.5 General Hours IDCEC Approved ]

A recent study by McKinsey Global Institute predicted that by 2030 as many as 800 million jobs could be lost world-wide. Researchers of that study concluded that “technology destroys jobs, but not work”. As an industry, this offers a mindset shift from scarcity to abundance.

Honoring the past, the speaker presents the history of the design and construction industry through the lens of technology, demonstrating how emerging technologies have and continue to trigger revolutions in the way that we live and work.

The presenter will discuss technologies ranging from the switchboard to quantum computing, pin setting to automated transportation, coal-fired electricity to electric vehicles, and manual drawing production to Smart Buildings and Master Systems Integration, exploring what our industry might look like when, for example, a Facilities Operator retrofits IT infrastructure to support building operations which effectively shifts his role from monitoring and responding retroactively to repairs, to planning and proactively maintaining on a facility wide scale.

Interested in enriching your knowledge on technology even more? If so, make sure you register for part 2 of this speaking series Raising Your Building’s IQ. This two part series is for those who are interested is developing a holistic understanding of the technology impacting the building industry at large. Please note, this seminar can be taken as a stand along session.

Sunny Ghataurah

Speaker:
Sunny Ghataurah, President, AES Engineering

Sunny Ghataurah is one of Western Canada’s leading electrical engineers and lighting designers. Before entering the field of electrical engineering and lighting design, he began his career as an electrician. This experience provided him with invaluable insight during the electrical design process. As his diverse skillsets and depth of knowledge are merged with his natural inclination toward and aptitude for technology, he offers a both a rich understanding of the building and infrastructure industry, as well as a sensitivity to design simplicity. He has his fingers on the pulse of the advancing frontiers of technology and innovation, and how they can be leveraged to support sustainable environments for life and work.

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Thursday, February 14 • 1:00pm–2:30pm • Early Bird $50/Regular $60 • PerformEX Stage

T35 – Raising Your Building’s IQ

[Building Performance, Innovation & Technology, Leadership & Business Improvement, Project Management & Process Improvement]

[ BOMI 1.5 CPDs • 1.5 General Hours IDCEC Approved ]

The frontier of our world’s technology is continuously expanding and evolving. In the early 2000’s, Apple’s iPhone revolutionized the mobile phone sector to create a new class of cell phones, redefining the way we approach communication. With the more recent introduction of devices such as Amazon’s Alexa, we are already integrating master systems into the fabric of our daily lives. Consequently, the technological advances explored in Part 1 of this presentation series can be leveraged to our advantage to transform and modernize our buildings, significantly altering how we approach the design, construction, and utilization of buildings.

The presenter will illustrate how current technologies can raise your building’s IQ. Drawing on examples of Smart Building technologies currently being implemented at several Vancouver developments, Sunny will define Smart Buildings and Master Systems Integration and discuss how integrating emerging technology in new and existing building inventory can innovate spaces for both owners and occupants now and in the future.

Interested in enriching your knowledge on technology even more? If so, make sure you register for part 1 of this speaking series If You Don’t Understand Technology, You’ll be Replaced by It – Making a Case for Adopting Technology in Design and Construction. This two-part series is for those who are interested is developing a holistic understanding of the technology impacting the building industry at large.

Sunny Ghataurah

Speaker:
Sunny Ghataurah, President, AES Engineering

Sunny Ghataurah is one of Western Canada’s leading electrical engineers and lighting designers. Before entering the field of electrical engineering and lighting design, he began his career as an electrician. This experience provided him with invaluable insight during the electrical design process. As his diverse skillsets and depth of knowledge are merged with his natural inclination toward and aptitude for technology, he offers a both a rich understanding of the building and infrastructure industry, as well as a sensitivity to design simplicity. He has his fingers on the pulse of the advancing frontiers of technology and innovation, and how they can be leveraged to support sustainable environments for life and work.

Sunny’s projects have won numerous awards including Awards of Merit from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies British Columbia (ACEC-BC), and a Special Citation and an Award of Excellence for Interior Lighting Design from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES). In 2014, Business in Vancouver honoured Sunny with a Top Forty under 40 Award.

A passionate pioneer of sustainable design, Sunny’s portfolio includes 100+ LEED projects, 3 Living Buildings and several renewable energy projects. As a recognized industry thought leader, Sunny has been invited to speak at Alberta Association of Architects, Alberta Safety Codes Council, BUILDEX, Electrical Contractors Association, Electrical Inspection Association, Illuminating Engineering Society and the Vancouver Real Estate Leasing Conference.

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