Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design

Full Event

Our future prosperity is related to sustainable
production of manufactured goods and consumption of resources. The depletion of natural resources, rising greenhouse gas emissions with consumption of energy and materials require careful considerations for future uses of energy and materials. The demand for materials used to create buildings, infrastructure, equipment and products is expected to double in the next 40 years. Understanding the effects of materials and energy flows in the environment and changing materials and energy consumption is critical for our efforts to foster sustainability.

Thus the symposium will focus on communicating what roadmaps can help achieve more sustainable energy and materials flows in cities (urban metabolism) and in industrial systems (industrial ecology). The symposium will discuss the theme in a global context as well as considering Canada’s political, economic, environmental and social setting.

Meet our speakers

Dr. John C. Crittenden

Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Director of its’ Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems

Presentation:
Gigaton Problems Require Gigaton Solutions

Chris Turner

Author, speaker and strategist, providing Canada’s authoritative voice on sustainability and the global cleantech boom

Presentation:
The Urban Leap

Dr. Timothy G. Gutowski

Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA

Presentation:
What is Sustainable Manufacturing

Dr. Julian Allwood

Reader in Engineering at the University of Cambridge

Presentation:
Steel and Cement Junkies: we’re hooked, what can we do?

Dr. Gregory Keoleian

Peter M. Wege Endowed Professor of Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan and serves as Director of the Center for Sustainable Systems

Presentation:
Drivers for Sustainable Systems: mobility, buildings, and food