This full-day workshop should take place a minimum of 4 weeks following the Visioning Session. At this session a team of experts will explore possible design improvements to the building in a risk-free environment. Bringing professionals into the process earlier, you can help avoid costly changes later.
Following an introduction and sharing of goals, two groups are typically formed. The first looks at improving energy performance. The second addresses other sustainability priorities identified in the Visioning Session. Throughout the day, results are presented.
Using construction drawings, Sustainable Buildings Canada will develop these two energy models of your building:
Throughout the Integrated Design Workshop, your team will work with the SBD experts to explore alternative opportunities to save energy and meet the goals of the program. An SBD energy model will be developed at the workshop and include a final report summarizing all discussions, alternatives and recommendations brought forward.