You’re not just building homes. You’re welcoming the future.

Time Description Speakers
8:00 – 9:15
REGISTRATION, INNOVATION SHOWCASE, NETWORKING & BREAKFAST
9:30 – 9:40
WELCOME TO ENERQUALITY’S HOUSING INNOVATION FORUM
Corey McBurney, President, EnerQuality
Shannon Bertuzzi, Vice-President, EnerQuality Emcee
9:45 – 10:30
Telling the Story:

A modernist aesthetic, social media and a fresh take on sustainable design is at the core of Great Gulf’s Active House 2. Hear Russell Ibbotson, give a first-person account of living with his family in the “state-of-the-art” home. Also hear from Great Gulf on why “performance” is a winning concept for marketing new homes.

Russell Ibbotson, VELUX Canada
Chris Wein, Great Gulf HomesModerator:
Michelle Côté
10:30 – 10:55
BREAK & INNOVATON SHOWCASE
11:00 – 11:55
Performance-based Architecture:

Innovation starts early. Hear how builders, designers and energy experts are integrating building science and advanced energy systems at the design stage to meet stringent energy codes and satisfy consumer expectations for quality.

Alex Lukachko, RDH Building Science
Craig McIntyre, Provident Energy Management
David Teichroeb, Enbridge GasModerator:
Subhi Alsayed, Mattamy Homes
12:00 – 1:10
The Innovation Gauntlet:

It’s ba-ack! Once again, we’ve recruited an all-star panel of builder “dragons” to ask the tough questions of vendors trying to earn the thumbs-up on their new products. This session is audience-choice – so don’t forget to visit the Innovation Showcase and cast your vote for the Most Innovative Housing Technology.

All-Star Dragon Panel:
Andrew Bowerbank, EllisDon Corporation
James Bazely, Gregor Homes
Brendan Charters, Eurodale DevelopmentsModerator:
 Gord Cooke, Building Knowledge Canada
1:15 – 2:30
LUNCH & INNOVATION SHOWCASE
2:35 – 3:20
A Rating on Every Home:

Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan is here. But what does its mix of programs and regulations mean for the building industry? From Net Zero mandatory to home labeling, join us in an open conversation with leading builders about the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Anthony Martelli, CountryWide Homes
Paul Golini Jr., Empire Communities
Bruce Nicol, Tartan HomesModerator:
Corey McBurney, EnerQuality
3:20 – 3:40
BREAK & INNOVATION SHOWCASE
3:40 – 4:25
What is a Home Anyway?

Make way for laneway houses and other forms of development emerging in both urban and suburban contexts. Hear a planner, a developer and an architect discuss the importance of courage and creativity for a housing market challenged by affordability.

Michael Collins-Williams, Ontario Home Builders’ Association
Leith Moore, Waverley Inc.
Craig Race, LanescapeModerator:
Larry Brydon, Cricket Energy
4:25 – 4:40
ANNOUNCEMENT OF INNOVATION GAUNTLET WINNER, INNOVATION SHOWCASE & CLOSING REMARKS
5:30 – 6:30
EQ AWARDS RECEPTION
6:30 – 9:30
EQ AWARDS GALA

 

Conference Program subject to change.

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