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The aspiration of sustainability appears straightforward in theory, yet often proves to be intricately devilish in practice. This is especially true when tackling a neighbourhood scale, with multiple stakeholders. The presenters, representing an integrated design and development team, will use the recent precedent of the University of Calgary West Campus to walk through specific, tangible opportunities for sustainable practices at the city-building scale. Discussion will include establishing appropriate green strategies for an entire campus, within technical and financial feasibility; exploring best-practice planning principles that can optimize sustainable design; innovative use of modeling tools; and the development of sustainability targets and benchmarks across scales.


  1. Increase knowledge of how to identify sustainable practice opportunities.
  2. Learn how to establish green strategies on a neighbourhood scale.
  3. Explore best-practice planning principles.

Created by

Canada Green Building Council
Ottawa, ON


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