38 Chauncy Street, 7th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02111

Green Building in Canada: An overview of sustainable production and design
The Green Roundtable Inc.- Thursday November 20, 2008- 8:00am – 11:00am
38 Chauncy St., 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111

We invite you to join us at this event which will be of interest to architects, home builders, academics and policy makers involved with green building and design. Presenters will share information on Canada’s sustainable forest management practices and forest certification, wood as a material for sustainable design, and will present examples of successful green building projects in Canada.

Supported by: Consulate General of Canada in Boston
Canadian Wood Council
Canadian Council of Forest Ministers
The Green Roundtable, Inc.


8:00 – 8:30 – Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 – Welcoming Remarks

- Barbara Batshalom- Executive Director, Green Round Table

- Neal Burnham- Consul, Consulate General of Canada, Boston

8:45 - 9:30 – Panel 1- This panel will present information on Canada’s environmental reputation, environmental attributes of wood, and wood part of the solution for climate change – 2 – 15 minute presentations and time for questions.

Moderator – Annie Prigge- Natural Resources Canada
Peter Moonen, Canadian Wood Council- “Changing Building Codes and the Environmental Attributes of Wood”:
- Advantages of wood vs. other building materials as demonstrated through LCA;
- Changes to existing building codes;
- Wood part of the solution for Climate Change;

Peter Moonen is Co-leader of the Sustainable Building Coalition formed with the Canadian Wood Council, Forest Products Association of Canada and various industry, government and non-government organizations. He is also Coordinator of Sustainability and Special Projects for WoodWORKS!, a program developed by the Canadian Wood Council to stimulate and enhance a wood culture in B.C. through education, training and awareness-building programs.
Isabelle Des Chênes, British Columbia Market Outreach Network and Joel Neuheimer, Forest Products Association of Canada- “Canada’s environmental reputation”:
- Wood from sustainable sources;
- Legislation and policy framework for SFM in Canada;
- Forest certification as a complement to this framework;

Isabelle develops and leads the company's international market acceptance activities, which support the maintenance and expansion of international forest products where environmental and sustainable forest management criteria may contribute to purchase decisions. Joel has both government and industry experience as an expert on market and trade-related issues affecting the Canadian forest industry. He has also served on the Trade Ministers' Environmental Sectoral Advisory Group on International Trade.

9:30 – 9:45 – Break

9:45 – 10:45 – Panel 2 – This panel will present information on Canadian Wood and Green Buildings put into practice (3 15-20 minute presentations)

Moderator – Neal Burnham, Consul, Consulate General of Canada

Presentation on Richmond Olympic Oval (Vancouver 2010)- Greg Scott, Manager, Major Projects Office, 2010 Olympics, Richmond Olympic Oval (TBC)
Greg Scott, P. Eng. LEED A.P., has 19 years of experience as a multidiscipline team leader managing complex projects from the perspective of owner and consultant. His areas of expertise include municipal infrastructure management, land development and the delivery of sustainable facilities.
Fontaine Lumber from Woburn, QC – Establishment is primarily engaged in sawing rough lumber and timber from logs and bolts, or resawing cants and flitches into lumber, including box lumber and softwood cut stock; planing mills combined with sawmills; and separately operated planing mills which are engaged primarily in producing surfaced lumber and standard workings or patterns of lumber. This industry includes establishments primarily engaged in sawing lath and railroad ties and in producing tobacco hogshead stock, wood chips, and snow fence lath.
John Mosowitz, Marketing & Training Manager, Coastal Forest Products- Coastal Forest Products is a wholesale distributor of Cedar, Fir, and a myriad of other specialty products to the retail lumberyard. Coastal distributes exclusively to the wholesale level to lumberyards throughout New England, Long Island, and Westchester County, New York. The product mix is extensive and Coastal has successfully explored many new recycled products and distributed them for a variety of applications.

10:45 – Closing Comments- Neal Burnham- Consul, Consulate General of Canada, Boston

This seminar has been approved to grant AIA credit hours.

To register for this seminar, please contact Rosine McKenna at the Consulate General of Canada at 617-262-3760 x3803 or [email protected]

Added by MJacques99 on November 6, 2008