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ON – Green Building Symposium

ON – Green Building Symposium

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Over the course of one and a half days, Sustainable Kingston will coordinate unprecedented tours of Kingston’s most innovative and sustainable LEED buildings, guided by the Architects and Engineers that built them, and the teams that manage them.

Guests of the Green Building Symposium will also enjoy a taste of Kingston’s famous historic architecture with tours of landmarks that make Kingston one of Canada’s most visited cities.

DATE: May 6 -7

LOCATION: Kingston, Ontario

INVITEES: Sustainability leaders, city planners, architects, engineers, academics, students and intrigued citizens!

REGISTER: Please register here.  The cost is $295 per person and space is limited.*

*BONUS: If you register with the Canadian Green Building Council for their course Green Economics: Strategies for making Green Buildings Financially Succesful  as well as the Green Building Symposium, you will receive a discount on both for a total price of $525 (saving you up to $245). This option is available through registration below.

Symposium Details 

LEED Buildings

Rogers K-Rock Centre (Silver)

Kingston Police Headquarters (Gold)

Ravensview Wastewater Treatment Facility (Silver)

Invista Centre (Silver)

Public Works (Silver)

Artillery Park Pool and Recreation Centre (Gold)

Historic Buildings

Kingston’s City Hall


Fort Henry

Pump House Steam Museum

*Delegates will choose 3 Green Buildings to tour and 1 Historic Building.


Dinner in Kingston’s oldest surviving church structure.

Renaissance, now a stunning special event venue, was originally built as a church in 1837.  With 20 foot ceilings, marble floors, stained glass windows, fireplace, antique chandeliers and a balcony – you will feel like you’ve stepped back in time.  A historic backdrop for a very modern dinnertime Keynote Speaker.

Local Food:

Not your ordinary event, the Green Building Symposium will feature the best of our local bounty prepared by Epicurious Catering and Jessup Food & Heritage – experts in preparing sumptuous food from ethical, local, sustainable and organic sources.

Guest Speaker:

Steven Moore teaches Sustainability at the Queen’s School of Business and the Queen’s School of Environmental Studies and he’s built a passive-solar earth-sheltered house on the Salmon River with re-used materials such as 18-inch BC fir beams, doors, and siding donated by a neighbour’s barn. Steven will walk us through the creation of his dream-house, and describe the challenges he encountered along the way. He will teach us about the benefits of an earth sheltered house and the fun of using a combination of high-tech and reused materials. We can make green choices in our residences too, and Steven will show us how.

Keynote Speaker:

Chris Turner is one of Canada’s leading writers and speakers on sustainability and the global cleantech  boom, who draws on recent breakthroughs in state-of-the-art renewable energy and urban design  to paint a vivid portrait of a new, sustainable, world order that will allow individuals and businesses alike not only to survive–but to thrive–with renewed prosperity in the twenty-first century economy.

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