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Symposium on Austrian Green Building Technology

April 11, 2017


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11. April 2017B.52;B.54;B.31Symposium on Austrian Green Building Technology

ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Toronto and Sustainable Buildings Canada invite you to join us for the Symposium on Austrian Green Building Technology on April 11, 9:30 – 13:30 at the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, 250 Yonge St, Toronto. The Symposium will be organized on the occasion of the upcoming visit of Mr Andrä Rupprechter, Austrian Minster for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management.

The aim is to provide the participants with the latest developments in the Austrian green building and present best practices from Austria and Canada. Environmentally friendly construction is a part of Austria as much as Mozart, Viennese waltz and schnitzel. 

Austria plays a leading role in the field of sustainable building and accounts for the highest density of passive house worldwide. With inspiring keynotes presented by expert speakers from Austria and Canada, you'll gain expert insights into the world of green building.


9:45 Welcome Coffee, Registration

Start of the Symposium

Welcome and moderation by Michael Singleton , Executive Director, Sustainable Buildings Canada


Welcome Address by Minister Rupprechter

Andrä Rupprechter , Austrian Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management


Welcome Address by President Richard Schenz

Richard Schenz , Vice President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber


Sustainable Buildings in Austria & the "2050 Goal" on Climate Change

Beate Lubitz-Prohaska , Austrian Institute for Ecology


World‘s first Plus-Energy-Office High-Rise Building made in Austria

Stefanie Roithmayr , Schöberl & Pöll Construction Physics

11:00 Q&A
11:15 Six-Storey Wood Construction in Canada
Alex Lukachko , RDH Building Science

Cross Laminated Timber Construction

Garry Williams , Timber Systems  


Examples of Austrian Green Building in Canada

Gabriele Guiducci , Gaulhofer Windows

12:15 Q&A
12:30 Networking Lunch

Free admission is offered to practitioners in the field of sustainable building. If you are interested in attending, please send an email to or give us a call at
416 967 3348. We look forward to welcoming you.