Interactive Round Tables – Round 2
Date & Time
Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 3:35 PM - 4:35 PM
Yasmin Abraham Mike Fletcher Andrea Linsky Andy Cockburn Jillian McArthur Fellipe Falluh

Each round table has a different topic and attendees can select the round table that they would like to participate in. Round table leaders will spend the first 15 minutes meeting the delegates and providing a case study / lessons learned log / industry update and then moderate a 30-minute discussion with the group where they can give feedback and ask questions. The final 10 –15 minutes will be spent on agreeing on 3-5 industry recommendations regarding the topic. A selection of these recommendations will be shared with the whole audience and all of them will be summarized in the post-event report.


•    Case study: NetZero retrofit of a Community Centre 
Topic to include a review of the highly efficient lite zone windows, demonstration of 3 methodologies for insulation injections in window frames, installation of windows in glass wall, radiator lab equipment, heat pumps, and occupancy controls.  - Leader: Mike Fletcher, City of Ottawa 

•    Case study: Neighbourhood scale: Gathering houses to reach a target collectively for carbon and energy reduction and to balance the trade-offs  

•    Case study: Achieving the first Net Zero Ready certified home in Quebec - Leader: Fellipe Falluh, Founder, Retrofit Construction

•    Industry exchange: Addressing energy poverty in Alberta with Canada’s first community driven retrofit program - Leader: Yasmin Abraham, Kambo Energy Group 

•   Industry exchange: Launching Alberta’s Retrofit Accelerator Program as part of the Building Information Exchange - Leader: Andrea Linsky, Program Manager, Emissions Neutral Buildings, Alberta Eco-Trust

•    Lessons learned: An Envelope First Approach to Carbon Reduction 
Session to include a comprehensive exploration of the envelope first strategy, key elements and concepts for conserving energy with the Whole Home Approach, moving towards net zero standards. The session will specifically look at reducing operational carbon with common materials: mineral fibre insulation, airtightness, windows, doors, and right-sized mechanicals. Join in the discussion to explore challenges associated with implementing this strategy, including the availability of materials, equipment, and quality control issues. - Leaders: Andy Cockburn, Director of Training & Education and Jillian McArthur, Communications Specialist, NAIMA Canada

Round Table feedback
A selection of round table leaders will be invited to share their industry recommendations with the wider audience.