Schedule

Webinar

We are implementing a webinar for a few sessions during Saturday, February 23rd with a platform called Zoom.  This will give people a small taste of the conference, and allow for the spread of information while minimizing flight emissions!  Anyone can join this webinar whether you are an engineering student or not!

It will be $20 CDN ($15.03 USD) and the proceeds will go to the charity, “Engineers without Boarder” so you will be both helping the planet and gaining valuable knowledge on sustainability in engineering!

To Register, please go to: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hHpbkKHDQQKRAwhKawkNew 

The sessions that we will be streaming are:

11:30 am  – 12:30 pm: Electrify Everything – Eliminating Fossil Fuels Beyond Electricity Generation

Electricity generation accounted for only 28% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2016. Therefore, it is necessary to look beyond renewable electricity generation to other areas where fossil fuels are used. This session will explore the social, environmental and economic implications of transitioning away from fossil fuels by electrifying everything. The idea of “Electrify Everything” will be introduced and how it can be applied both at home and in transportation. Finally, the challenges for electrification will be discussed, and the work being done at UBC to overcome these challenges will be shared.

12:30 – 2:00 pm Break for lunch

2:00 – 3:00 pm: Carbon Accounting and Sustainable Business – Developing strategies to help businesses transition to a low-carbon economy

With the world gearing up to fight climate changes, businesses large and small face new challenges and opportunities as they transition away from fossil fuels. Once a company has measured its carbon footprint the more important question arises: what do you do about it? In this presentation, we will discuss strategies corporations can undertake to lower their carbon footprint in a way that best positions them to survive and thrive in a low-carbon world.

3:15 – 4:15 pm: Sustainability as a Strategic Business Advantage

Credibility is the organization’s sustaining value. This session will explore integrating Sustainability and the Circular Economy into every aspect of a business’s innovations, management, HR and financials to create resilient, competitive and credible organizations.

4:30 – 5:30 pm: Zero Net Energy Tiny Homes

This session is about “Zero Net Energy” Tiny Homes and the engineering design aspects differentiating a tiny house from a regular home. Why tiny homes are more sustainable (socially, economically, and environmentally) in terms of energy use, space, etc., and the importance of developing a tiny house village. We will focus on a specific tiny house village in Quebec that has been; so far, the most successful pilot of sustainability in Canada. We will also cover the major challenges in legally building and parking a tiny house and the cost analysis of a tiny house/tiny house village.

For more detail such as the description of the speakers, take a look at the CSE 2019 delegate package!

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