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New Now Next: Housing Innovation Forum Programming Announced

News New Now Next: Housing Innovation Forum Programming Announced
Two-colour logo with taglineWe’re proud to present the 2017 Housing Innovation Forum conference program, taking place February 23rd at the Universal EventSpace in Vaughan. The day will feature an exciting and educational roster of panelists and subjects to inform and inspire you to adjust to changing business realities, and to create value for your business.


NewNowNext – the conference theme – highlights current trends in the green building industry, and looks ahead to where we are going over the next decade.


Telling The Story:
A modernist aesthetic, social media and a fresh take on sustainable design is at the core of Great Gulf’s Active House 2. Hear Russell Ibbotson give a first-person account of living with his family in the “state-of-the-art” home. Also hear from Great Gulf on why “performance” is a winning concept for marketing new homes.


Performance-Based Architecture:
Innovation starts early. Hear how builders, designers and energy experts are integrating building science and advanced energy systems at the design stage to meet stringent energy codes and satisfy consumer expectations for quality.


The Innovation Gauntlet:
It’s ba-ack! Once again, we’ve recruited an all-star panel of builder “dragons” to ask the tough questions of vendors vying to earn the thumbs-up on their new products. This session is audience-choice – so don’t forget to visit the showcase and cast your vote for the Most Innovative Housing Technology.


A rating on every home:
Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan is here. But what does its mix of programs and regulations mean for the building industry? From net zero to mandatory home labelling, join us in an open conversation with leading builders about the challenges and opportunities ahead.


What is a home anyway?:
Make way for laneway houses and other forms of new development emerging in both urban and suburban contexts. Hear a planner, a developer and an architect discuss the importance of courage and creativity for a housing market challenged by affordability.


For speakers, timing and tickets, visit the Housing Innovation Forum and Awards website!