New approaches to net-zero carbon community leisure facilities at NSC 2023

The workshop session on July 8 is dedicated to ‚On the path to "Net Zero" energy facilities – A deep dive‘. IAKS Vice President Darryl Condon will present his lecture „Responding to the Climate Crisis – New approaches to net-zero carbon community leisure facilities“.

With 40% of carbon emissions attributed to buildings and cities, transforming the way we design our built environment must be fundamental to our new thinking for the earth and our industry to be sustainable. Exploring the key principles of sustainability with key case studies.

IAKS is proud to team up with Nacional Sports Convention to power stream 1 „Community sport and leisure facilities“ on Friday 8 July.


Managing Principal, HCMA, Canada

Darryl is interested in design that acts as a catalyst for positive social change. As Managing Principal at Vancouver-based architecture and design studio, hcma, he has created engaging public spaces across Canada for more than 30 years, including community centres, libraries, swimming pools, ice arenas and high-performance sport facilities. He has lectured extensively across North America, South America, Europe and Australia. Most recently, these talks have focused on designing for social impact, inclusion and accessibility, the future of community recreation, and the power of transformative architectural practice. Darryl is a registered Architect, and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He is a Vice-President of the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS), a Past-President of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.