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Sustainable Building Manitoba: Days of Learning, Feb. 22

January 18, 2018

Day of Learning – February 22, 2018

Introduction to Passive House Design and Construction
Passive House Canada, in association with Sustainable Building Manitoba, is pleased to offer this one-day course in Winnipeg on February 22, 2018 at the Red River College, Exchange District Campus.
The course will provide you with an overview of the core principles of Passive House design and building energy efficiency regulations in Canada. The course also covers the history of energy efficient buildings, energy consumption data and environmental impact, case studies and the economics of creating high performance buildings.
Recommended for: 
Anyone wishing to understand the basics of Passive House high performance buildings, including homeowners, developers, project coordinators, realtors, subcontractors and component suppliers, architects, engineers, architectural technologists and other design professionals.
This is a must course to attend if you want to know how to design and build the next generation of sustainable buildings in Manitoba!
The course runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., lunch included.
Room P318, Red River College, Exchange District Campus
Register Now for Introduction to Passive House!
LEED® Green Associate Exam CramThe Manitoba Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council is pleased to offer a half-day course in the morning in Winnipeg on February 22, 2018 at the Red River College, Exchange District Campus.
This highly interactive session allows participants to put their Green Associate exam knowledge to the test before challenging the actual exam. Participants will encounter a variety of question formats in a fast-paced environment, while working both individually and in groups. This session will reinforce existing knowledge, while also providing the opportunity to learn information that may have been missed during earlier studying. Key terms, strategies and reference standards in LEED® v4 will be addressed.
Course starts at 9 a.m. with sign in at 8:30 a.m., lunch included.
Room P316, Red River College, Exchange District Campus
Register Now for the Green Associate Exam Cram!
Understanding the WELL  Building Standard
In addition, the Manitoba Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council will offer this half-day course in the afternoon in Winnipeg on February 22, 2018 at the Red River College, Exchange District Campus.This workshop will introduce the concepts, key elements and requirements of the WELL Building Standard, the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on human health and wellness.
Attendees will learn how WELL can be used to support human health and wellness in buildings. The structure and certification process of WELL will be reviewed, as well as the health basis for key WELL Concept Areas. Strategies for improving air, water, nutrition, light, fitness, comfort, and mental health through building design and operations are explored. Case studies are also highlighted.
Course starts at 1 p.m.  with sign in at 11:45 a.m., lunch included
Location: Room P316, Red River College, Exchange District Campus
Register Now for Understanding the WELL  Building Standard!
Lunch & Learn – Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Sustainable DesignArchitects, engineers, contractors, owners and Building Information Modelling (BIM) managers are all critical to the success of high-performance and sustainable buildings. Can early involvement increase the probability of meeting performance and sustainable targets? This session will aim to explain and encourage early adoption of conceptual-analysis BIM tools and workflows through project team collaboration.
Presenter:  Chris Urbanski
Chris is an Architectural Technologist and faculty member of the Civil Engineering Technology Department at Red River College where he currently teaches Technical Graphics, Applied Technical Graphics, Construction Graphics and Project Administration. Chris is also leading the development of BIM curriculum for the new Architectural Technology Program at Red River College.
Before becoming an instructor, Chris graduated from the Building Design Diploma program at Red River College and worked as an Architectural Technologist at LM Architectural Group in Winnipeg.
As a member of LM Architectural Group team, Chris played an instrumental role in the development, implementation and enforcement of BIM strategies. He led BIM project teams, mentored project teams on BIM project start-ups and provided strategies to BIM project teams to yield the best results. Additionally, he was a cross-discipline mentor for project teams on complex BIM projects.
Chris’ current role as an instructor provides him the opportunity to stay at the forefront of technology utilized in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries.
Location: Room P107, Red River College, Exchange District Campus
Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Price: If registered for a Day of Learning course, lunch is included. If attending lunch and learn only $30.
Register Now for Building Information Modelling (BIM) & Sustainable Design Lunch and Learn!

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