LEED & WELL
Canada Green Building Council
When: April 26, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The objective of this presentation is to provide an overview of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), along with a look at the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) building standard and the WELL building standard. LEED is a rating system that is recognized as the international mark of excellence for green building in over 160 countries. Since 2002, the Canada Green Building Council and LEED Canada have been redefining the buildings and communities where Canadians live, work and learn. WELL is the leading tool for advancing health and well-being in buildings globally, specifically designed to address occupant comfort. Specific lighting requirements for each rating system will be explored, as well as lessons learned from a current project undergoing certification in both building standards.
Peter Whitred is the Senior Manager of Green Building Programs at the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), and a professional engineer with more than 10 years’ experience in the sustainable building industry. He oversees a team of approximately 20 people, and his responsibilities include operations & delivery of the LEED building certification program in Canada, as well as involvement in the implementation of other new green building standards in the Canadian market.
Peter is currently pursuing his Masters in Sustainable Energy Policy at Carleton University and received his Mechanical Engineering & Management Degree from McMaster University.
The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is the recognized technical authority on illumination. For over 100 years; its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers, through a variety of programs, publications, and services. IES is a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, and a vehicle for its members' professional development and recognition.
Through technical committees, with hundreds of qualified individuals from the lighting and user communities, IES correlates research, investigations, and discussions to guide lighting professionals and laypersons via consensus-based lighting recommendations. The Society publishes nearly 100 varied technical publications and works cooperatively with related organizations on a variety of programs and in the production of jointly published documents and standards. Local IES Sections and many lighting corporations offer formal educational programs on lighting, utilizing material developed by IES. Sections offer programs related to specific applications based on IES standards - seminars on sports and recreational lighting, lighting industrial facilities, roadway lighting, museum lighting, to name a few. Virtually every curriculum devoted to lighting - from beginner to advanced - includes IES educational materials.
The IES is almost 10,000 members strong. Its members work with lighting in a variety of capacities - lighting designers, architects, interior designers, government & utility personnel, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, distributors, researchers and educators - throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico - and around the world. They share a common interest in lighting, and a common desire to promote the use of the latest, most innovative lighting technologies, with a focus on judicious use of energy in all lighting applications.
The Ottawa Section received its charter from the Society in 1943.
It began during the height of World War II. Even amidst the turmoil of the conflict, a group of dedicated lighting practitioners felt a need to meet to share best practices and stay on top of the many developments of emerging lighting technologies. At that time, Linear fluorescents were a new product, having been introduced to the world at the 1939 World's Fair in New York.
As for lighting in Ottawa, our local Section has provided our members and others interested in lighting quality a forum to share ideas through guest speaker presentations and the delivery of lighting education. Our member enjoy opportunities to meet and network with like-minded individuals with whom they share best practices and lessons learned.
Since Warren (Monty) Montabone served as the first president of our Section he has been succeeded by 54 others, all of whom have contributed to shaping the local lighting landscape. View the list of past presidents.