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Alberta Green Homes Summit 2016

January 13, 2016

SAIT's MacDonald Hall will be filled by green-building experts on January 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the Canada Green Building Council's Alberta Green Homes Summit. There will be sessions on energy-efficient certifications including LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Canada for Homes, Net-Zero Energy Home requirements, and regional energy and green-building standards.

Green Building Technologies (GBT) general manager David Silburn will speak about SAIT's project with Mattamy Homes. The homebuilder (Canada's largest) and Owens Corning are partnered through the EcoEnergy Innovation Initiative to design and build five net-zero energy houses in Calgary's CityScape community. For the first show home, which opened on November 25, 2015, the GBT team consulted with Mattamy on energy-efficient building design, materials and construction.

Other guest speakers include Chris Williams, vice-present of Avalon Master Builder; Sonja Winkelmann, director of net-zero energy housing for the Canadian Home Builders' Association; and Jesse Row, executive director of Alberta Energy Efficiency Programs.

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