September 8, 2021
webinar: 5-6pm
post webinar discussion: 6-7pm

Attendees will be eligible for 1 BSS credit | one OAA Core Learning Hour for the webinar, and 1 BSS credit for attending the post-webinar discussion

While much research focuses on the retrofitting of building stock from 1950s-1970's in Toronto, there is a need to address how the newer glass condo towers will be addressed to meet Canada's climate targets. Many of these towers would remain unchanged in a 'typical life' scenario past 2050 with their specific construction style, window-wall, present unique challenges and opportunities. The presentation will focus on possible retrofit options available using as-built structural information and present façade technologies to build constructible and cost effective solutions for transforming this building stock to meet the 2050 targets. The end goal is to help provide information to the construction industry to start the necessary conversation about accelerating the transformation of our existing building stock that is in danger of becoming a stranded asset. We anticipate that this conversation will continue to evolve as the industry as a whole grapples with this evolving issue.


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Duncan Rowe, BASc, MEng, P.Eng., LEED® AP BD+C

Principal/ Sustainable Design Specialist, RJC Engineers

Duncan has dedicated his career to the building science industry with an emphasis on sustainability, passive and resilient design. He supports RJC nationwide and is the sustainable design specialist for building restoration in Ontario.
Duncan provides clients with assessment and rehabilitation plans that meet their unique needs, utilizing his in depth technical understanding of various types of building envelope construction. His experience includes the assessment and rehabilitation of many building types, both contemporary and historic.
He completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees at the University of Toronto, as well as a Certificate in Preventative Engineering. Duncan is a member of the Toronto chapter of the Ontario Building Envelope Council and attends the local Passive House Events. He also sits on the Building Science Certificate Steering Committee for the University of Toronto and is a voting member of the Standing Committee on Environmental Separation for Part 5 of the National Building Code.


Webinar Fee

BSS/OBEC Member: $28.00 + HST
OAA Member: $28.00 + HST
(Includes Certificate of Attendance for BSS Credits)

Non-Member: $45.00 + HST
Student: $10.00 + HST
Group rate available, please contact OBEC for more information


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Event qualifies for 1 BSS Credit | 1 OAA Core Learning Hour