Posts tagged "Vancouver"

Passive House for Public Schools in Canada 2012

On June 5th, 3 experts in the passive house building standard presented in the library of General Gordon Elementary in Kitsilano at 7 pm. The one-hour presentation was followed by a question and answer session that helped to clarify the technical details of the passive house standard for those who were new, as well as...

Vancouver Green Buildings Dialogue

These videos are a recording of a dialogue organized by Carbon Talks that took place on Nov.15, 2010. This dialogue was about Carbon Neutral Buildings and featured David Ramslie, Sustainability Development Program Manager for the City of Vancouver. Carbon Talks is a new initiative of Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue, in collaboration with SFU’s...

Vancouver Green Building Audio Tour

Just tried this offer from the City of Vancovuer this weekend at the Olympic Village. You can listen to those recordings via your phone (call 604.673.8150 when you are standing in front of one of the buildings) or you can listen to it online on the Green Building Audio Tours website .. Green building audio...

Vancouver City Hall Greenest City Lunch and Learn

Following up on a previous post (Vancouver – Greenest City in the World by 2020!?): This series of videos are recordings of two information session brought to the staff of the City of Vancouver on the “Greenest City 2020″ initiative and implementation plans. This initiative focuses on ten goals to make Vancouver the greenest City...

Vancouver – Greenest City in the World by 2020!?

Some days ago I was at the Vancouver Pecha Kucha Special Edition: Walk the Talk, Green Your City at the Queen Elisabeth Theatre in downtown Vancouver. The Queen Elizabeth Theatre is the home of the Vancouver Opera and Ballet BC and seats 2,929 people at maximum capacity. It was a sold out event and the...

PlanTalk — Issues and Implications of Six-Storey Wood Frame Construction

This is an audio recording at the SFU City Program from September 24, 2009 with Guido Wimmers (Equilibrium Consulting Inc.), Dave Ramslie (Cascadia Region Green Building Council), Murray Frank (Constructive Home Solutions Inc.): “Boon or boondoggle? Building codes will allow for the construction of six-storey woodframe buildings. Is this good news for planners who want...

Green Building Tour – The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada

Experience UBC’s environmentally friendly green buildings on campus.

City of Vancouver: Passive Design Toolkits

The City has developed and approved two passive design toolkits detailing ways to reduce energy use in new buildings, which are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in Vancouver. The tookits provide best practices for homes and larger buildings for passive design elements such as layout, orientation, insulation, landscaping and ventilation. They are targeted...

Vancouver Convention Centre Green Roof Videos

By borrowing from nature and maximizing science and technology, the Vancouver Convention Centre has assembled plant groups for its living roof. This innovative project brings in a new level of ecology and habitat to the urban landscape, and will fluctuate and change over time. The first video features extensive interviews with the landscape architect, Bruce...

Metro Vancouver Eyes Sky-Rise Farming

Surrey BC may be home to region’s first vertical greenhouse By Kelly Sinoski, The Vancouver Sun 21 Oct 2008 Rooftop gardens and vertical greenhouses could be a sign of the times in Metro Vancouver as the region wrestles with ways to tackle a global food crisis and the effects of climate change. And Surrey could...

SFU City Program Video Podcasts

Check out these videos at the Simon Fraser University City Program website from lectures and presentations on urban design strategies, transportation, bicycling, sustainability, affordable housing, land development and EcoDensity.

Green Skyline – CASCADIA Tours of LEED Buildings in BC

BC is the province with the highest number of LEED certified buildings per capita: 37 at the time of this writing. The provincial government has also committed BC to having its operations “carbon neutral” by 2010; having all new public buildings minimum LEED Gold or equivalent and achieving GHG reduction for the province of at...