Registration required: 85Queen: The Next Green – Innovation in Sustainable Design
presented by Heather Dubbeldam, OAA, FRAIC, LEED AP
municipalities are setting more aggressive goals for reducing greenhouse
gas emissions and energy demands in new buildings to mitigate climate
change. This represents a prime opportunity for architects to apply
their skills and experience to lead the charge. However, sustainable
high-performance and low-energy building is often still considered a
In reality, real low energy results are
achieved through the design and form of the building, and can be a
generator for design innovation. Dubbeldam Architecture + Design, the
recipients of the 2016 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from
the Canada Council, have been exploring firsthand how Scandinavian
architects set new standards for sustainable buildings in which energy
efficiency and design merge seamlessly while achieving better
environmental and socially sustainable outcomes in their built
environments, from individual buildings to cities.
Heather Dubbeldam will share her team’s ongoing Prix de Rome travel research, centered on Denmark, Sweden and Norway as leaders in sustainable design, and how that research has shaped the work of her practice in Toronto.
Dubbeldam is the principal of Dubbeldam Architecture + Design, an
award-winning architectural practice and research studio based in
Toronto. Heather has been recognized as a leading advocate for
sustainable design and the betterment of our built environment through
her practice and intensive ongoing research in both Canada and
Scandinavia on progressive design and planning that exemplifies best
practices in social and environmental sustainability, climate-positive
developments, and urban resilience. She is regularly invited to speak as
a thought leader on the subject at conferences, schools of
architecture, and industry events.
As part of her commitment to bring
positive change to sustainable practices in Canada, Heather is also
disseminating her studio’s research through a blog
(www.thenextgreen.ca), public presentations, and dialogue on how to
integrate these more innovative approaches into the Canadian mindset.