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Building a Research Agenda for Next Generation Green Buildings

March 25, 2014 | Vancouver, BC

Workshop: Next Generation Green Buildings

GRAND is pleased to sponsor one of the world's leading authorities on energy, Amory Lovins, as a speaker at the upcoming workshop: "Building a Research Agenda for Next Generation Green Buildings."

Amory Lovins is an American consultant experimental physicist and 1993 MacArthur Fellow, who has been active at the nexus of energy, resources, economy, environment, development, and security in more than 50 countries for over 40 years, including 14 years based in England. He is widely considered among the world’s leading authorities on energy—especially its efficient use and sustainable supply—and a fertile innovator in integrative design and in superefficient buildings, factories, and vehicles.

Other workshop sponsors include NSERC, SIAT (SFU), Autodesk, RAIC/IRAC, Athabaseca University and DIRTT.

Workshop Agenda

Start Time



8:30 am

Continental Breakfast


9:00 am

Welcome and Introductions

Douglas MacLeod, AU &

Lyn Bartram, SFU

9:15 am

Amory Lovins, Introduction

Ray Cole, CIRS

9:25 am

Keynote 1: Advanced Design Integration

Amory Lovins & Jules

Kortenhorst, Rocky

Mountain Institute

10:30 am

Coffee Service

DIRTT, Dale Sawyer

10:45 am

Research Panel:

Moderator: Bartram

12:00 pm


Autodesk Research

12:30 pm

Peter Busby, Introduction

Rantim Attar or Azam

Khan, Autodesk

12:40 pm

Keynote 2: Peter Busby

Peter Busby

2 pm

Breakout Groups: Key Research Questions


2:45 pm

Coffee Service


3:00 pm

Report from Breakout Groups


3:30 pm

Panel: Funding Opportunities

Moderator: MacLeod

4:30 pm

Wrap Up & Next Steps


4:45 pm