Upcoming Events

Disrupt and Evolv: Building the Future Together

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

Community

When: 9:30 am to 11:30 am EDT

Where: Online Event

Contact Name: Events Staff

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We invite you to join us on Thursday October 28th 2021 as we showcase the Viessmann Centre for Engagement and Research in Sustainability’s report: Collaboratively Disrupting the Building Industry: The Unique Story of evolv1 in Waterloo Region, along with integration of images from the evolv1 Photovoice exhibition. evolv1 is Canada’ first certified commercial net-positive energy multi-tenant office building. This building was inspired by Sustainable Waterloo Region and developed and is owned by the Cora Group. The report is now available on the VERiS website.

Through storytelling from the project's key actors and active participant discussion, this event aims to increase awareness and inspire action in areas of green building, culture of sustainability, and occupant well being. The evolv1 story is one of transformation and disruption, built on a foundation of collaboration .

About the Speakers: 

  • Manuel Riemer : Wilfrid Laurier University Professor, Director Viessmann Centre for Engagement and Research in Sustainability (VERiS); Director, Community, Environment and Justice Research Group (CEJRG)
  • Kenny Smith: Senior Principal, Business Division Integral Group
  • Justin McFadden: Executive Director, Economic Development – City of Waterloo
  • Mike Morrice: MP for Kitchener Centre and Co-Founder of Sustainable Waterloo Region (2008-2013)
  • Adrian Conrad: Chief Operating Officer , The Cora Group
  • Tova Davidson: Executive Director Sustainable Waterloo Region

What to Expect: 

  • Story of evolv1 presentation with integrated Photovoice research
  • Question and Answer periods
  • Break out sessions

Viessmann Centre for Engagement and Research in Sustainability’s report: Collaboratively Disrupting the Building Industry: The Unique Story of evolv1 in Waterloo Region – Report Available on the VERiS website

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