Urban Techies Fishbowl: Building Smart with David MacMillan


We are excited to introduce our new series, Urban Techies Fishbowl, a platform to explore the prevailing levers and technological impacts for cities.

Everyday experts are rethinking the traditional models from infrastructure to transportation in the advent of the 4th Industrial Evolution through the wake of sustainability and cybersecurity guardrails.

In an effort to connect and educate our members and broader audience, we are creating a series of structured and open forums lead by a domain expert to provide a safe and collaborative environment for experts and "just curious" folks alike to come together in conversation.

We are delving into strategies for building smart. This Fishbowl will delve into the exciting world of smart buildings, exploring how cutting-edge technologies are revolutionizing the way we design, construct, and operate buildings.

Key topics:

  • Benefits of going smart: Discover the numerous advantages of smart buildings, including increased energy efficiency, improved occupant comfort, enhanced security, and reduced operational costs.
  • Real-world applications: We'll showcase practical examples of smart building technologies in action, from self-adjusting lighting and climate control to predictive maintenance systems.
  • The future of smart buildings: Explore the latest trends and advancements shaping the future of smart buildings.

David MacMillan is Acting Manager - New Development & Renewable Energy, with the City of Toronto’s Environment & Climate Division, where he has focused on planning for low-carbon development and energy systems for over 10 years.

He works closely with internal partners and the development industry to achieve net zero emissions buildings. Currently he is focused on delivering mass timber affordable housing, and creating online platforms to help energy developers leverage City-owned assets for renewable thermal energy projects.

David holds a Master in Environmental Studies (Planning), from York University and is a graduate of the ULI Toronto's Curtner Urban Leadership Program.

Bring your questions, and hope to see you there with cameras on!

-Urban Techies community


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Date & Time

April 17, 2024, 11 a.m. - April 17, 2024, 11:30 a.m.



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