2022 ASHRAE Annual Conference

The 2022 ASHRAE Annual Conference will be a hybrid experience, offering both in-person and virtual options for attendees. The in-person conference will be held in Toronto, ON, Canada at the Sheraton Centre and Hilton Toronto.

Integral Group is proud to be represented at the conference in the following sessions:

Process-Driven Optimized Decision Making in an Integrated Project Delivery Environment: Importance of Decision Matrices 

Sunday, June 26, 2022 |  10:25 AM–10:45 AM ET

Integrated Project Delivery is an ever-growing project delivery approach that integrates people, systems, business structures, and practices into a process that collaboratively harnesses the talents and insights of all participants.

This paper focuses on one of the key internal processes: Decision Matrices within the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) model and how it was applied on one of the largest IPD projects in Canada (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories campus) to achieve the ultimate objective of optimizing the project results that increase the value to the owner, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency through all phases of design, fabrication, and construction.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply the Decision Matrix beyond IPD projects in their own project decision-making processes
  • Better integrate project teams in full-party high-value decision-making to deliver better quality solutions for their clients by making process-driven optimized decisions.

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A Hub for Collaboration: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s New HeadquartersLCA2: The Next Steps Beyond the wbLCA Guidelines

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 | 8:008:20 AM ET 

The TRCA’s vision for the project includes showcasing and educating the local, provincial, and national design and construction industry in the future of planning, designing, and delivering ultra-high-performance Net Zero Carbon buildings in Toronto and Canada. As such, the TRCA mandated that their new building should comply with the Toronto Green Standard (TGS) v3 Tier 4, LEED Platinum Certification, WELL Building Standard, and act as a Zero Carbon Pilot Project. This paper provides insight into the design of the HVAC&R systems in this extraordinary building.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what a water wall is and how it can be used to precondition fresh air.
  • Apply techniques for integrating natural ventilation with multiple solar chimneys and decentralized ERVs

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Strategies to Achieve a Net Zero Carbon, Mass Timber Academic Building

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 | 8:208:40 AM ET 

George Brown College held a design competition in 2018 to select a design and consulting team to create a new ten-story, 175,000 ft² building for their Waterfront Campus. The project objectives included a visual demonstration of mass timber structure to demonstrate reducing embodied carbon; a healthy, and productive learning environment, Smart building concepts and technologies; Zero Carbon emissions; future proof and building resilience, and certification to sustainability standards including LEED V4 Gold (minimum) as per Waterfront Toronto requirement and Toronto Green Building Standard Version 3, Tier 4, aiming to be the first post-secondary education facility to achieve these targets.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply strategies for achieving a net-zero carbon mass timber academic building
  • Understand techniques for creating a natural ventilated building using solar chimneys

Authors: Pablo Casuso, Mike Godawa

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Future-Proofing Toronto’s Emergency Paramedic Facility: A Net-Zero Emissions Case Study

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 | 8:40–9:00 AM ET 

The new City of Toronto Paramedic Services Multifunction Paramedic Station is a two-story mass timber building targeting Net Zero Energy and Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) certification under the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) program. Some other prominent project goals include optimizing the plant and systems for optimum space thermal comfort utilizing the ASHRAE Standard 55 and providing industry-leading indoor air quality which surpasses ASHRAE 62.1 Standard for air quality and acoustics.

This conference paper focuses on the combination of unique mechanical design elements applied to achieve the desired project goals and create a healthy, futuristic high-performance building for the paramedical services personnel.

Learning Objectives

  • Design high-performance future-proof buildings with stringent emissions targets and apply these concepts for energy efficiency in various city buildings.
  • Describe how certain mechanical elements can be utilized to minimize operational energy consumption.

Authors: Apoorv Goyal, Bhavin Degadwala, Mudit Srivastava

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To register and to learn more visit ASHRAE 2022

Date(s): June 28, 2022