building connections

We build connections between technology and the built environment in the National Capital Region. Our aim is to foster learning and innovation, while highlighting the leadership of the region.  

Latest Events

Carbon Neutrality in Ottawa Workshop

March 8, 2023

As the world continues to move towards an energy transition, the facility industry’s ability to participate and adapt is crucial in mitigating the impact of ongoing carbon emissions. Responsible for approximately 40% of all emissions, reducing emissions from building operations is of significant importance to global emissions. But, how do we get there in the National Capital Region?

This one-day hybrid workshop will bring together experts from the City, the federal government, utilities, developers, contractors, owners, operators, and design consultants to share their successes and challenges in implementing low-carbon projects required to drastically reduce emissions from building operations. The session will review strategies applied by both the public and private sectors as well as tackle the challenging topics of funding, capital cost control, and lifecycle costing.

The session will include presentations from various sectors as well as multidisciplinary breakout discussions to address the larger issues the various stakeholders face.

The transition is occurring, join us to add your voice to solving the problem and finding practical solutions to the challenges.

Only 40 spots are available in person, but online registration is unlimited! Parking near the VSIM building is available in P1 on the Carleton Campus.

For online registration please register in advance for this workshop:

AEE Canada East members are eligible for PDH credits

Open Source Software in AECO

February 16, 2023

We're kicking off 2023 with an in-person hybrid event, sponsored by Architecture49 Inc.!

Join us February 16th at CIMS to learn about the use of Open Source Software in the AECO industry.

We have four amazing presentations from:

Claudia Cozzitorto

Greg Schleusner AIA

Antonio González Viegas

Julie Ivanoff

Nicolas Arellano

Following the presentations, there will be a panel discussion, tour of CIMS, and drinks.

In-person spots are limited, so make sure to register soon!

In-person registration:

Online Registration:

buildingSMART National Conference

October  18-21

Join us in Montreal for the buildingSMART Canada National Conference!