Events & Training

LIVING CITY CAMPUS
EVENTS & TRAINING

NOTE: For school groups (K-12) and general public programming, please visit the Kortright Centre for Conservation.


 

The Living City Campus is an educational hub where industry professionals and homeowners alike gather to learn, share and discover.

Our education and training workshops cover a range of interest areas, including:

  • Water

  • Renewable Energy

  • Sustainable Design & Construction

  • Sustainable Living

  • Monitoring

The Living City Campus is home to a range of technology demonstration sites that are incorporated into course curriculum, where possible, as a means of enhancing the learning experience through hands-on participation, and by providing a unique interactive experience that aims to transform not only individual perspectives, but also our collective capacity to build a healthy and lasting city region.

Our roster of professional instructors and presenters include leading industry experts from around the world, who come to the campus with a passion to share their expertise, their knowledge and their years of practical experience.


 

Whether you’re in the construction industry or a resident eager to incorporate green practices at home, The Living City Campus workshops keep you up-to-date with the most recent sustainable technologies.


 

THE LIVING CITY CAMPUS CALENDAR

  UPCOMING EVENTS


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  ONLINE LEARNING


Webinar – LID Performance in New Build Residential: November 9, 2017

Credit Valley Conservation’s Low Impact Development (LID) Monitoring group have been collecting performance data from two newly constructed residential subdivisions within the Credit River watershed. These two sites utilize a variety of LID stormwater treatment and storage features at each location to determine the performance of LID at the subdivision level.  Year 1 water quantity and quality results from each subdivision will be presented along with observations collected during construction. An overview of the site specific assumption protocols developed for Meadow in the Glen will be presented to demonstrate how municipalities assure LID features are performing to design standards prior to site assumption.

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Webinar – Winter De-icing Operations in Urban Watersheds: Development of a Temperature-Index Based Water Quantity Model: December 7, 2017

Several years of winter snow accumulation, ploughing, melt and salt loading data were carefully collected at three different Southern Ontario locations in order to develop, calibrate and validate a simple salt application optimization tool built on the empirical temperature index (TI) method. Ultimately, it is hoped that this tool can help road maintenance managers improve the strategic application of road salts, particularly in salt vulnerable areas. The webinar will focus on the research and development of the tool and a case study of the tool will be presented.

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Webinar – Use of Polyacrylamides to Reduce Erosion and Improve Water Quality

Anionic polyacrylamides (PAMs) are effectively used in erosion control, water clarification, mining, oil and gas, and pond-lake management applications. Anionic PAMs prevent erosion by facilitating agglomeration of soil particles, and remove suspended sediment, metals, and nutrients (i.e. inorganic phosphorus) from the water column through flocculation, resulting in improved water quality. In addition, anionic PAMs can be used in environmentally sensitive applications as they are non-toxic to aquatic organisms. This presentation will discuss multiple applications where anionic PAMs were used in conjunction with best management practices (BMPs) to prevent erosion and improve or maintain water quality in surrounding ponds, lakes, and streams. Specific applications will be the focus of this presentation and associated case studies including use of anionic PAMs for (1) demucking (pond clean out) and; (2) erosion control near riparian and ecologically sensitive areas (i.e. designated trout streams). An overview of the TRCA’s Anionic Polyacrylamide Application Guide for Urban Construction will also be provided.

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Previously Recorded Webinar – Maintaining Stormwater Management Facilities: A How-To Guide

This previously recorded webinar will provide a step-by-step guide to the cost-effective and timely planning and execution of sediment removal projects for stormwater management ponds and constructed wetlands.

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Previously Recorded Webinar – Creating More Absorbent Landscapes Through Soil Amendments

This previously recorded webinar presents recommended best practices and minimum standards for preserving and restoring healthy soil in landscaped areas during urban construction and will highlight current efforts underway to standardize soil specifications across Ontario.

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Previously Recorded Webinar – Clarifying TRCA Expectations for Detailed Erosion and Sediment Control Plans

In this previously recorded webinar, TRCA planning ecologist Maria Parish explains the approach and principles that TRCA is advocating with respect to Erosion and Sediment Control plans.

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Previously Recorded Webinar – Soil Risk Assessment Tool

In this previously recorded webinar, Jennifer Thompson, of Azimuth Environmental provides a step-by-step overview of the Soil Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool.

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Previously Recorded Webinar – Isolating In Water and Near Water Works

This previously recorded webinar will help guide the planning and implementation of in-water works to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, policies and programs for Permit Applications under Regulation 166/06.

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E-Learning Course – Introduction to Low Impact Development

This online course has been developed to introduce participants to the concept of Low Impact Development (LID). It is intended for developers, consultants, municipal staff, landowners or anyone looking to gain a general knowledge of sustainable stormwater planning and practices.

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E-Learning Course – Design of Infiltration Practices: Low Impact Development Technical Training

This online course has been developed to provide participants with the technical training required to design Low Impact Development (LID) infiltration practices and guides them through the steps of the design process.

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E-Learning Course – Polymers for Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control

This online course has been developed to familiarize participants with the concepts of polymers and how they can be used for Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) on construction sites.

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E-Learning Course – Introduction to Erosion and Sediment Control

This online course has been developed to introduce participants to the concepts of Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC). It is intended for contractors, developers, consultants, municipal staff, landowners or anyone looking to gain a general knowledge of erosion and sediment control concepts and best management practices.

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  UPCOMING EVENTS


Achieving Net Zero: Renewable Energy Options to Get You There: November 29, 2017

Join EnerQuality and Toronto and Region Conservation’s resident technical experts for a one day training workshop for builders on renewable energy options in the residential housing market, and mechanical systems that work in tandem to achieve net zero.

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Solar and Wind Energy Electric System Introduction: May  5, 2018

Participants will explore the fundamentals of photovoltaic and wind energy, including: theory, siting and site selection, components, best practices, costing, and a summary of Ontario’s photovoltaic Micro-FIT incentive program. The instructor will also be conducting a tour of photovoltaic and wind energy demonstrations located on site.

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Off Grid and Emergency Back Up Systems: May 6, 2018

The Off Grid and Emergency Back Up Systems workshop connects the fundamentals of photovoltaic and wind energy production with the components required for back up systems for off-grid systems or emergency back up energy systems for homes.

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Solar and Wind Energy Electric System Introduction: July 14, 2018

Participants will explore the fundamentals of photovoltaic and wind energy, including: theory, siting and site selection, components, best practices, costing, and a summary of Ontario’s photovoltaic Micro-FIT incentive program. The instructor will also be conducting a tour of photovoltaic and wind energy demonstrations located on site.

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Off Grid and Emergency Back Up Systems: July 15, 2018

The Off Grid and Emergency Back Up Systems workshop connects the fundamentals of photovoltaic and wind energy production with the components required for back up systems for off-grid systems or emergency back up energy systems for homes.

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Solar and Wind Energy Electric System Introduction: September 8, 2018

Participants will explore the fundamentals of photovoltaic and wind energy, including: theory, siting and site selection, components, best practices, costing, and a summary of Ontario’s photovoltaic Micro-FIT incentive program. The instructor will also be conducting a tour of photovoltaic and wind energy demonstrations located on site.

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Off Grid and Emergency Back Up Systems: September 9, 2018

The Off Grid and Emergency Back Up Systems workshop connects the fundamentals of photovoltaic and wind energy production with the components required for back up systems for off-grid systems or emergency back up energy systems for homes.

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Solar and Wind Energy Electric System Introduction: November 17, 2017

Participants will explore the fundamentals of photovoltaic and wind energy, including: theory, siting and site selection, components, best practices, costing, and a summary of Ontario’s photovoltaic Micro-FIT incentive program. The instructor will also be conducting a tour of photovoltaic and wind energy demonstrations located on site.

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Off Grid and Emergency Back Up Systems: November 18, 2018

The Off Grid and Emergency Back Up Systems workshop connects the fundamentals of photovoltaic and wind energy production with the components required for back up systems for off-grid systems or emergency back up energy systems for homes.

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  ONLINE LEARNING

 

E-learning Course – Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Operation and Maintenance (O&M)

This free online course is intended for anyone involved in day-to-day operation and management of a solar photovoltaic system, or responsible for procuring services to conduct O&M on a PV system.

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E-learning Course – Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Commissioning

This free course is intended for anyone interested in learning about the various activities involved in the comprehensive commissioning of grid-tied solar photovoltaic systems.

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  UPCOMING EVENTS

There are no events or training currently scheduled. Please check back soon!

  UPCOMING EVENTS

There are no events or training currently scheduled. Please check back soon!

  UPCOMING EVENTS

There are no events or training currently scheduled. Please check back soon!