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SABMag Issue 74 – Spring 2022

RAIC 2022 Virtual Conference, and inside look

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is a not-for-profit, national organization dedicated to representing architects and architecture since 1907. The RAIC is the only national voice for excellence in the built environment in Canada focused on providing Canada’s architectural community with the tools, resources, and education to elevate their practice.

The RAIC Conference on Architecture is Canada’s premier national gathering for the architectural community. A place for leaders and emerging talents in architecture and design, students, educators, faculty, and allied professionals to engage, collaborate, share knowledge and strengthen our profession.

With a wide range of topics, this flagship conference is organized to help professionals keep up to date with continuing changes in practice, from sustainability to digital transformation. Participants at all career stages will take away insight, inspiration, and ideas for practical application.

Wondering what the conference will feature this year? We have the inside scoop just for you. The 2022 Conference on Architecture will feature weekly launches of on-demand continuing education sessions and live broadcasts of special events.

Stream topics  include:

  • • The Practice and Business of Architecture
  • • Sustainability, Technology and Construction
  • • Housing, Planning and Urbanism
  • • History, Heritage and Culture
  • • Health, Safety and Accessibility
  • In addition, the conference will feature a showcase of advocacy initiatives, the return of the RAIC + CCUSA Academic Summit as well as engagement for the development of the RAIC Climate Action Plan.

The 2022 Conference on Architecture will be hosted in a virtual setting over the month of June. Attendees will have the ability to be a part of the conference from wherever they are located, making the conference more accessible than ever.

2021 Lifetime Achievement Award winner: Vivian Manasc

CAGBC’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award winner is Vivian Manasc, co-founder of Reimagine (formerly Manasc Isaac). For the past 35 years, she has led integrated sustainable design teams working on a wide variety of projects in Alberta and across Canada.

Frequently working with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities, Manasc’s collaborative approach has resulted in standout buildings that reflect the spirit and needs of these communities. Manasc’s trailblazing nature helped the firm achieve Alberta’s first LEED Certified building, and the first LEED Gold building in the Arctic.

Her work beyond the firm has included serving as President of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada and helping to launch the Canada Green Building Council. She was recognized for her leadership in green building with the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2017. Award Sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada Inc.

Canada ranks second in the world for LEED certified buildings in 2021

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) has announced that Canada ranked second globally on the annual list of Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED in 2021. In 2021, Canada certified 205 projects, representing more than 3.2 million gross square metres (GSM) of LEED space. Mainland China topped the list with more than 14 million GSM certified to LEED in 2021, followed by Canada, India, Republic of Korea and Spain.

These top five countries represent the ever-growing international demand for certified LEED green buildings that help reduce environmental impact and support health and well-being. The list ranks countries in terms of GSM of space certified in 2021. The U.S. is not included in the list but remains the world’s largest market for LEED with more than 26 million GSM of certified space in 2021.

New appointments at Aqua-Tech Canada

Aqua-Tech Canada, the Canada-wide distributor for Lochinvar Boilers & Water Heaters (except Quebec), has announced the following appointments: (Photos l to r)

  • – Darryl Singleton as President,
  • – Chris Neilson as Vice President Operations, and
  • – Joe Drago as Technical Sales Representative, Central Region of Ontario


May 25-27, Passive House Canada Conference.

June 1-3, Building Lasting Change National Conference, Canada Green Building Council.

June 4, RAIC 2022 Virtual Conference.


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