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60CE - Smart and Connected Buildings

25 May 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

1.5 ConEd Learning Hours

The Intelligent Building Automation Systems (IBAS) research group at George Brown College is closely collaborating with the leading industries of this field on development of the next generation of smart buildings and smart homes. This includes harnessing buildings’ big energy data to understand their behaviour and enable sustainable control of HVAC, lighting and IT systems to maximize the energy efficiency and cost, increase comfort and facilitate energy management decision-making processes.

This course will provide the participants with knowledge of the digitization, innovation and disruption occurring at Ryerson and George Brown. It outlines their research and practical applications of new technologies on campus, from the point of view of an architect, as well as reflecting on the future of partnerships/innovation with manufacturers.

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain an understanding of the diversity of systems than can be integrated in smart buildings.
  2. Explore the George Brown demonstration project and the impact of smart building approaches.
  3. Recognize the opportunities inherent in the emerging practice of informing design based on operations.
  4. Gain lessons learned from case studies of intelligent buildings.

Joy Henderson, B.E.S., B.Arch., OAA, M.Int’l.Coop.Arch.,
Jenn McArthur, P.Eng., PMP, CEM, M.A.Sc, B.A.Sc., and
Rick Huijbregts

Joy Henderson is a building architect and urbanist, currently developing a software platform for sustainable urban data. A sessional lecturer at the University of Toronto, she has worked in private practice, public service and academia on both sides of the Atlantic. Varied architectural work includes design development for the Toulouse Centre d’Art Contemporain (constructed), helping socially marginalized communities in Spain and collaboration at Diamond and Schmitt Architects, before her master’s degree in International Co-operation in Architecture: Urbanization and Housing in Developing Contexts, from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona. She led the Toronto: Smart and Connected Tour for the OAA in 2016.

Jenn McArthur is a mechanical engineer and certified energy manager with 15 years of consulting experience, most recently at Arup, where she led the mechanical design on over $700M in construction projects, before joining the faculty at Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science. In her current role, Jenn’s research focuses on improving the holistic performance of existing buildings. To this end, she is actively researching the integration of Big Data analytics, building information modelling (BIM) and Internet of Things (IoT) devices to simultaneously improve occupant comfort and reduce energy consumption. Jenn will be leading the Schneider Smart Building Analytics Living Lab at Ryerson, which is currently under design/construction.

Rick Huijbregts spent 12 years with Cisco, most recently as vice-president of digital transformation and innovation at Cisco Canada. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for his transformational work in municipal innovation in Canada. That same year he was named one of the “Top 35 People to Watch” and recognized with a Digie Award by Realcomm. Rick was an executive-in-residence at George Brown and chair of the Automation Program Advisory Committee. In honour of his many contributions to the college, in 2017 he was granted an honorary Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management). Prior to his VP role, Rick was general manager for Cisco Canada’s Smart + Connected Communities practice and managing director Americas of digitization – IoE (Internet of Everything) and industry solutions acceleration. Before his time at Cisco, he was the executive director of the Center for Design Informatics at the Harvard Design School and was co-founder and CEO at Edificium, an Internet-based construction collaboration platform. Rick is also a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Tilburg Polytechnic University in the Netherlands, a master’s degree in real estate development and project management from Delft University in the Netherlands, and a doctoral degree from Harvard University with a specialization in real estate technology and investment management.

This session is sponsored by RS Homes.