The Crown Plaza: The hotel
E7 (Engineering 7): Friday evening event, Saturday and Sunday sessions
Evolv 1: Friday opening ceremonies and dinner
The Tannery: Sunday evening banquet
TheMUSEUM: Saturday evening event
We will be using the Ion Light Rail train to get between sessions and the hotel. Your orange lanyard is your transit pass for the weekend, you must bring it with you on the train. A member of the CSE organizing committee can direct you to the train stations.
E7 4043, Saturday: 9:00-10:00am
This session will explore what sustainability means, key challenges emerging around the world, and how human systems are responding. It will provoke new thinking on how participants can integrate sustainability considerations into their studies, careers, and personal action.
E7 4053, Saturday: 9:00-10:00am
Reep House is a demonstration home in Waterloo Region, a LEED Platinum certified century home renovation highlighting sustainable upgrade options for older homes, including energy/water conservation features, and features related to storm water management. Brendan will speak about the process for planning and executing the renovations, and answer questions about the house.
E7 4043, Saturday: 10:00-11:00am
Alongside other renewable, why is nuclear power Imperative for a Sustainable Future? Discussion around global energy hungry societies, Paris Climate Change Agreement and the role Canada can play in taking on a sustainable fight against climate change.
E7 4053, Saturday: 10:00-11:00am
The Ken Soble Tower Transformation is a groundbreaking project rehabilitating a post-war apartment tower in Hamilton, Ontario to the Passive House EnerPHit retrofit standard - reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 94% and laying the groundwork for the industry-wide repair and renewal projects which are urgently needed to maintain thousands of apartments across Canada. This presentation, featuring the project Architect and Building Envelope Specialist, will include a background on the imperative of Tower Renewal, an introduction to the Passive House and EnerPHit standards, and dive into the design and construction challenges of the project.
E7 4417, Saturday: 10:00-11:00am
The presentation will discuss modern methods of wood construction including light wood frame and heavy/mass timber. The discussion will include some exciting projects from across Canada as well as the environmental and sustainable benefits of building with wood.
E7 4053, Saturday: 11:00-12:00pm
In September 2015, world leaders from all 193 United Nations (UN) member states adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide global action on the urgent environmental, political, and economic challenges facing our planet. From changes in our energy sector, to ensuring clean drinking water in Indigenous communities, to housing shortages in our cities, the SDGs provide a framework to unite Canadian voices and ensure that sustainable transitions are just and that the most vulnerable are not left behind.
E7 4043, Saturday: 11:00-12:00pm
Sustainability has evolved from a hope and a definition to tools and strategies that are tangible and quantifiable. Sustainable infrastructure efforts in cities, megacities and megaregions can be assessed, and now more than ever we can engineer and re-imagine urban prosperity in our future cities.
E7 4043, Saturday: 1:30-2:30pm
How can local, collaborative efforts address national sustainability goals? An investigation of certified green buildings within Toronto and the significance of municipal environmental policy.
E7 4053, Saturday: 1:30-2:30pm
During this presentation, sustainable development and issues of food security, food quantity and quality, and the use of natural resources will be addressed through the concept of a circular economy. Some solutions will be presented to illustrate the urgency and complexity of the problem and the role that the engineer can play.
E7 4417, Saturday: 1:30-2:30pm
A range of considerations are presented for audience members to consider as you try to answer the presentation title question: What is our biggest sustainable energy problem? Then one answer is given - will you agree?
E7 4043, Saturday: 2:30-3:30pm
The presentation will explain how a conservation-first engineering approach can help solve pressing social and environmental concerns, such as climate change, food waste, the economy, and more. Real-world case studies from industrial, commercial, and institutional sustainability assessments will be used to demonstrate how this approach provides long-term positive benefit.
E7 4053, Saturday: 2:30-3:30pm
As electric vehicles continue to grow in popularity, so too does their impact on the electric grid. This session will cover how far electric vehicle technology has come, and what work is being done to ease the transition for wide-spread electric vehicle adoption.
E7 4417, Saturday: 2:30-3:30pm
There is an increased focus on developing rapid solutions, with engineers striving to make society better for everyone. But how do we solve the great problems of our generation without creating another environmental catastrophe in 20, 50 or 100 years time, when our products and processes become obsolete? In short... what about the waste?
E7 Event Space (Floor 2), Sunday: 9:00-10:00am
An estimated 880 million people still don't have proper access to clean water and 2.7 billion people are without adequate sanitation. Our planet's population will rise by an expected three billion over the next 50 to 75 years. Can sustainable stewardship and strategies today help us save lives in the future? Can the engagement of hope bring sustainable change in communities?
E7 4043, Sunday: 9:00-10:00am
An outline of the benefits and pitfalls of being a startup in the cleantech sector. Focus will be on what makes building a company in the cleantech industry unique and what steps/actions we found to be most important to be successful.
E7 4043, Sunday: 10:00-11:00am
Amphibious retrofit construction is a sustainable flood risk reduction and climate change adaptation strategy that allows houses to avoid flood damage by temporarily floating on the surface of the floodwater. Current applications address the needs of indigenous and low-income populations such as Canadian First Nations and Vietnamese rice farmers.