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 residential new construction home 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.
Builders/Developers are asked to do a preliminary presentation on the project
context including the following information:
- General building details: location, size, uses
- Typical construction details from your current practice: envelope, HVAC, lighting, water
- Project market positioning/or user profile
- Corporate sustainability strategy/objectives
- Photos or renderings of the project or project site
In addition to the project lead, you should bring a number of development team members from areas that may include senior-decision makers in:
- Mechanical Design
- Interior Design
- Construction Management
- Energy Modelling
Using construction drawings, Sustainable Buildings Canada will develop these two
energy models of your building:
- Reference Energy Model: Meeting the minimum energy requirements of the 2017 Building Code with SB-12.
- Baseline Energy Model: Your building’s estimated energy use based on your preliminary design.
Throughout the Integrated Design Process session, 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 IDP session and include a final report
summarizing all discussions, alternatives and recommendations brought forward.