Smart Buildings and Design: Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild

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My talk at All-Energy Canada: review of the state of sustainable buildings in Canada, and particularly of the emerging trends and discussion around smart buildings. Review of the latest technology trends, examples of what's working, and some useful reference materials. Enjoy!

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Smart Buildings and Design: Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild

  1. 1. Slide © Mindscape Innovations Group Inc. Derek Satnik, P.Eng., LEED® AP Mindscape Innovations www.mi-group.ca Smart Buildings and Design All-Energy Canada, 2014-04-09
  2. 2. Slide © Mindscape Innovations Group Inc. Agenda • Defining “Smart” • Examples of Leadership: Buildings & Products • Appendix: – Survey of Industry Programs – Costs – Policy • Mindscape Contact Info
  3. 3. © Mindscape Innovations Group Inc. Sustainable?Green?? Resilient? Durable? Appropriate? Equitable? Intelligent? Beautiful? Effective?
  4. 4. © s2e Technologies Inc.. “Smart” • Technology: Metering, Controls, Automation • Buildings: Energy, Water, Materials, Form • District Energy: EV Integration, Storage • Water Re-Use: Water Features • Maintenance: Salt-Free Road De-Icing • Coordinated Uses (Diversity) • Work Near Home Near Play • Active Transport (Cycling, Walking) • Local Food
  5. 5. © Mindscape Innovations Group Inc. Case Study: Ontario Green Home Williamsburg Homes, Kitchener, ON • 50% energy savings: R50 attic, R32 walls, R20 bsmt, R10 slab • Advanced HVAC • 50% water savings • Local Ontario materials • ENERGY STAR, Solar Ready, LEED Platinum, BUILT GREEN Platinum • $30k green premium
  6. 6. © Mindscape Innovations Group Inc. Case Study: REEP House REEP Green Solutions, Kitchener, ON http://www.reepwaterlooregion.ca/prog_house.php • $25k for ~60% energy savings • Book a tour!
  7. 7. Case Study: Dockside Green, Vancouver, BC © Mindscape Innovations Group Inc. • Closed-loop design • LEED® Platinum everything • Sewer-gas transit • Profitable
  8. 8. © Mindscape Innovations Group Inc. Retirement in Vaughan >50% savings w/ CHP+ geothermal EarthRangers >80% savings via design and control And so many more… Ice thermal storage since 1992
  9. 9. © Mindscape Innovations Group Inc. As of Today… • NZE homes at $25k premium – Leased energy equipment? Cheaper from start! • Cost effective PV & LEDs (finally) • NZE towers >8 storeys w/ BIPV • Smart / NZE communities emerging • Certified buildings >50% of new in US • Homes programs >20% of new in CA • “Green” words have been abused – back to measurables: SMART
  10. 10. © Mindscape Innovations Group Inc. Products you’ll see more of…
  11. 11. © Mindscape Innovations Group Inc. Products you’ll see more of…
  12. 12. Thank you! dsatnik@mi-group.ca 519.744.3592 www.mi-group.ca Big news coming: watch our blog! http://www.mi-group.ca/blog

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