IEEE Winnipeg Section


SC3: Smith Carter HQ



Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 6:15pm


Smith Carter Offices
1600 Buffalo Place, Winnipeg


Howard Procyshyn and Sarah Chernis


In June 2004, Smith Carter opened the doors to SC3, their innovative and environmentally advanced corporate headquarters. The building uses state-of-the-art control systems that monitor the operating conditions in order to maximize the employee’s productivity and the building’s efficiences. For its success, SC3 has received critical acclaim, winning a Governor General’s Medal for Architecture in 2006 and was the first to achieve LEED© Platinum Certification in Manitoba in May 2009.

In this unique presentation, Howard Procyshyn, and Sarah Chernis, will share insight about the planning, design, construction, and ongoing use of the building. They will introduce the tools used to monitor and control the environment, and finally share lessons learned from the six years since the building has been in operation.

Speaker Bios:

Howard Procyshyn graduated with a B.Sc. in EE from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon campus in 1975 and has had a successful career in consulting electrical engineering spanning 35 years with exciting projects across Canada, USA, Asia, and Europe. Howard has worked on several projects that have won IES lighting design awards, most recently SC3. He is presently the Electrical Engineering department manager, Director of Engineering, a senior Principal with Smith Carter and a member of the Smith Carter Architects and Engineers Board of Directors.

Sarah is a LEED Accredited Professional who has an expertise in daylight simulations, LEED coordination and energy modeling. Her career in, and passion for sustainable design started in Atlanta, Georgia where she worked for a non-profit organization promoting sustainable design and educating contractors about environmentally responsible construction. Sarah assisted in writing the SC3 Transportation Management Plan and conducted a water measurement and verification study for Smith Carter’s LEED Platinum certified office building.


Free for students, $5 for professionals (includes light refreshments)


RSVP to by October 18, 2010.


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