Our dedicated conference program committee, consisting of industry experts, is working hard to put together an engaging and informative program. Selected sessions will follow one of our three key themes selected for 2024: 1. Innovate: Breakthrough and Evolutionary, 2. Accelerate: Growth and Awareness, 3. Regenerate: Rejuvenation and Restoration.



Program Committee


Parvin Asadi

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Parvin Asadi

EIT, MEL, MSc, BSc, CEA, CPHD, LEED® GA
Building Performance Engineer, RJC Engineers

Parvin is a leading figure in sustainable building solutions, boasting extensive experience in energy modelling across diverse sectors. With a portfolio encompassing hundreds of projects in residential, commercial, educational, and other fields, Parvin's expertise shines through in her adeptness at optimizing energy efficiency and implementing tailored conservation measures.

Parvin's versatility is evident in her proficiency with compliance pathways and certifications including NECB, Step Code, CMHC, LEED, Net Zero, and Passive House. Her hallmark lies in seamlessly integrating building enclosures and mechanical systems to enhance overall energy performance. Passionate about innovation and sustainability, Parvin continues to drive forward sustainable solutions, exemplifying excellence in the built environment.

Caroline Butchart

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Caroline Butchart

M.Eng., C.Eng., LEED Green Associate
Sustainability Lead / Senior. Engineer, ASPECT Structural Engineers

A proven technical and sustainability leader, Caroline’s experience spans continents, with contributions to large-scale, architecturally ambitious developments in the UK, Europe, and Canada. With more than a decade of experience and a comprehensive understanding of a range of building materials and typologies, Caroline provides dedicated structural sustainability leadership at ASPECT Structural Engineers. Caroline obtained her Master’s degree in Architecture and Structural from the University of Leeds, focusing on design team integration and sustainability. Caroline has consistently demonstrated an undeniable interest in sustainability, particularly in design for low embodied carbon and design for disassembly. This carried through to her work in the not-for-profit sector, where she developed resources and tools that have facilitated rapid embodied carbon reductions across the construction industry.

Caroline is a respected public speaker and industry leader, she is a member of the CAGBC Technical Advisory Group on Embodied Carbon and a Contributor to the EGBC Practice Advisory: Embodied Carbon Considerations For Structural Engineers.

Francesca Joyce

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Francesca Joyce

OAA CPHD
Sustainability Specialist, MJMA

Francesca is an Architect and advocate for positive change in the relationship between design and the environment. As the Sustainability Specialist at MJMA and a Certified Passive House Designer, she has been a crucial contributor to some of MJMA’s most ambitious and high-performing buildings. Currently spearheading the ongoing development of MJMA’s Sustainability Action Plan, she seeks to ensure that every project has a positive impact on our environment and that its design goals align with its sustainability efforts. Francesca is also expanding her global awareness of sustainability by completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Design in the Built Environment through the University of Cambridge with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

Chris Petit

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Chris Petit

Manager, Technical Services, Passive House Canada

Chris provides technical assistance to members of Passive House Canada and municipalities across Canada with the PHC Technical Services team. As a member of several standards committees, Chris collaborates to improve energy efficiency standards and help make high performance building the norm. Chris is a Passive House designer, tradesperson, trainer, and building certifier accredited by the Passive House Institute. He has provided design support and energy modeling services since 2008 with the Center for Sustainable Building Research, Clean Energy Coalition, Regenerative Design, and CertiPHIers Cooperative.

Ruffy Ruan

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Ruffy Ruan

P.Eng. MCIBSE, CPHC
Senior Energy Analyst, Focal Engineering

Ruffy has been working in the construction industry for over 15 years across UK and Canada. She is an experienced sustainability consultant, mechanical engineer and energy modeller. Her international variety of work experience has developed her creative and forward-thinking processes of delivering projects and meeting client satisfaction.

Ruffy specialize in delivering high performance building, where she combines her energy modelling skills with her knowledge of designing mechanical systems for complex and large-scale projects to offer an integrated design approach in both new and existing buildings across different sectors.