Session: Leveraging Climate Change and Energy Efficiency to Sell

We have all seen greater emphasis and awareness about climate change and increased energy costs. The question is: how can we take advantage of this heightened awareness, while our industry moves towards Net Zero in 2030?

Join us for a unique session where you will briefly hear from some subject matter experts leading up to an engaging panel for a builder/renovator discussion, we’ll discuss the opportunities incorporating sustainability into homebuilding, adjusting our mindset to see better building as an asset as energy building codes go up; and integrating emotional drivers to help market and sell high-performance homes that won’t lose value.

You will walk away with a better understanding of what our adapting framework looks like, how have we got here, homebuyer perspectives, and resources and support available for builders and renovators.


Meet the builder/renovator panel:

Subhi Alsayed is Vice President, Sustainable Development at Mattamy Homes, where he is responsible for developing Mattamy’s corporate sustianbility strategy. Subhi is working with Mattamy’s leadership team to investigate and implement strategies that will make the company a leader in this area. Most recently Subhi was the Innovation Manager with Tridel Corporation and Projects Director at Tower Labs at MaRS.

Roy Nandram is the Owner at RND Construction in Ottawa.  Roy is a pioneer and specialist in Green Building long before most people became aware of its importance. RND is a custom home builder and renovator. Building ENERGYSTAR since 2006 & over the last few years only R2000 homes. Recently they have completed their first Net Zero Ready home. RND has been the recipient of multiple awards, including 2017 winner of EnerQuality’s Best Green Renovation Project of the Year. Roy was also a 2017 finalist of EnerQuality’s Builder Achievement Award.

Jennifer Weatherston is Director of Innovation and Estimating with Reid’s Heritage Homes. Reid’s Heritage Homes was the 2016 winner of EnerQuality’s Net Zero Builder of the Year, Green Builder of the Year and Leader of the Year, and 2016 winner of OHBA’s Most Outstanding Production Built Home. Jennifer oversees the success of the company’s innovation and desire to be forward thinkers. Jennifer has led the team in advancing the successful path to Net Zero, while demonstrating a strong commitment to advance better building practices from a cost efficiency and production minded aspect. In keeping with the company’s initiative to build better homes and provide optimal value & comfort while ensuring affordability to buyers.

Working Sessions
Location: Grand Hall C and D Date: Monday, September 25, 2017 Time: 11:00 am - 11:45 am Shannon Bertuzzi Susan Cudahy Andrew Oding Bruce Manwaring