Canada Green Building Council Accelerating to Zero Summit

Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is hosting the Accelerating to Zero summit in six cities across Canada throughout 2019, including Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Calgary and Winnipeg. The summit will feature a number of events and educational seminars centred on the policies, technologies and initiatives required to achieve zero carbon buildings, and ultimately help Canada meet its aggressive carbon footprint goals. Integral Group is a Silver Sponsor of the Accelerating to Zero summit.

Integral Group is proud to be represented by Vancouver Sustainability Research & Planning Associate, Lisa Westerhoff, Toronto Senior Principal and Director of Engineering Services Canada East, Mike Godawa, and Toronto Managing Principal, Kenny Smith.

Read below for their session descriptions.

Innovative Solutions for Zero Carbon Buildings

Ottowa, ON | Shaw Centre | Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 1:40pm – 2:40pm


This two-part presentation examines innovative solutions for zero carbon buildings, focusing on the Canadian context but drawing from examples across the world. The session will present an overview of the need for market transformation in our buildings sector and identify the key programs, policy tools and incentives that will play a role. We will discuss the efforts that have been taken at provincial/state and municipal scales to support the building industry achieve zero carbon, as well as the impact voluntary standards are having. In the second half of the presentation, we will explore a selection of specific building projects that showcase innovative and cost-effective low-carbon solutions from across the world.


  • Lisa Westerhoff, Sustainability Research & Planning Associate , Integral Group
  • Mike Godawa, Senior Principal, Director of Engineering Services Canada East, Integral Group

Case Studies from Around the World

Toronto, ON | Evergreen Brick Works | Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 12:45pm – 1:45pm


Climate change is a global problem, and this session will aim to highlight some international examples of zero in practice. Learn about international net-zero examples and what made them possible.


Additional Summit Sessions


Vancouver, BC | Vancouver Convention Centre | Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Event program coming soon.


Halifax, NS | Monday, September 30, 2019

Event program coming soon.


Calgary, AB | Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Event program coming soon.


Winnipeg, MB | Thursday, November 7, 2019

Event program coming soon.


For more information and to register, please visit CaGBC Accelerating to Zero.

Date(s): February 20, 2019

Speaker: Lisa Westerhoff, Associate | Kenny Smith, Managing Principal