Building Lasting Change Conference
Chapter After-Party: May 30th
8-10pm, Mahoney and Sons
This is a great networking opportunity, and a chance to mingle with conference delegates. Open to all, including those not attending the conference. Tickets $10, and can be purchased online now or at the door – ticket includes one complimentary drink. If you would like to only attend the after party, register by selecting Option 3 – Attend Networking Events Only
Green Innovation Series:
Designing and Constructing an Airtight Building – Lessons Learned from Seattle
Vancouver, June 14, 2017, 1230PM, Register Now
Do you want to learn how to achieve the upcoming airtightness related requirements in the BC Step Code and City of Vancouver rezoning policy? During this lunch seminar, the City of Vancouver and step code airtightness testing requirements will be introduced, and you will then hear from experienced practitioners who are involved with the design, construction and testing of airtight buildings in Seattle. You will learn what it really takes to design and construct an airtight building, from those who have hands-on experience of making this happen. Following the presentations, there will be plenty of time for Q&A/discussion.
• Patrick Enright: Patrick Enright, Green Building Engineer, Sustainability Group , City of Vancouver
• Denali Jones, RDH Building Science Inc.
• Brian Lenz, Quality Assurance Manager, Walsh Construction
LEED Green Associate Exam Kickstarter
Vancouver (DUDOC) June 14th 2017 Register Now
So you want to take your career in a greener direction. But how do you get there?
Whether you're a recent graduate or a seasoned pro, acquiring the internationally-recognized LEED Green Associate credential is the key first step in establishing yourself as a serious green building professional.
Join our one day workshop, to prepare to take your LEED® Green Associate exam and earn the internationally recognized LEED v4 Green Associate credential. CaGBC has developed this popular condensed 1-day course, which is delivered by highly-qualified Canadian instructors with real-life local and regional experience
Emerging Green Professional Socials
What inspires you?
What are your ideas for the future of the Green Building Industry?
Join us, exchange ideas, build your network and get inspiration at the EGP SOCIAL. Be as passionate as we are about our environment and inspired by talking and learning from other EGPs who have the same vision that you do. Share your enthusiasm about a sustainable future while engaging in discussion with fellow Emerging Green Professionals over a drink and refreshments. Socials take place bimonthly at the Grain Tasting Bar, 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver from 530pm.
Our social dates for the rest of 2017 are:
Whole-Building LCA Using the Athena Impact Estimator
Next workshop September 2017 (Date TBA)
This one-day workshop fast tracks life cycle assessment (LCA) education for building design professionals, sustainability consultants and students wishing to have a career in the green building industry. LCA is the key analytical technique for reducing the embodied environmental impact of the built environment and it is the basis of a new credit in LEED v4. Embodied impacts are the lifetime environmental burdens from the building due to resource extraction, product manufacturing, construction, maintenance, and eventual demolition. Embodied impacts constitute a significant portion of a building’s total carbon footprint and account for the majority of a building’s impact in areas such as air and water pollution.
Part of this course will include hands-on exercises using the free Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings, a simplified LCA software tool created specifically for use by architects, engineers and sustainable design consultants. The course will take place in a computer lab, so you will not need to bring your own computer.
This course will be delivered by Rob Sianchuk of the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute.
Are You Ready for LEED v4? In Class Workshops Available
Victoria, September 12th 2017 Register Now
CaGBC's on-site private workshops are a convenient, cost-effective way to deliver quality training to your group, without sending staff off-site. Available workshops include a half day Introduction to the LEED v4 Rating Systems course where you will learn about the key changes you can expect with LEED v4. Contact email@example.com for further information if you'd like to see a private workshop in your area/your organisation.