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ELECTRIC CARS

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erched on a cliff and overlooking the crystal waters of the Pacific ocean, it’s understandable why some west coast locations are so special…even decades ago when houses first sprang up along scenic ocean facing lots. Now, as many older homes give way to new builds, there’s an opportunity to embrace an option that wasn’t available back then – cost-effective and environmentallyfriendly geothermal heating and cooling. Today, it makes sense for larger buildings like fire halls, sports arenas and colleges to take advantage of geothermal installations and, likewise, many larger luxury homes and mansions have done the same. Even smaller home owners, dedicated to using alternative energy sources, have opted for geothermal. But, as some project managers discover, it’s not all easy going if you use the wrong drill for the job. Since most geothermal installations require holes to be drilled to a depth of around 250 ft. and, with challenging soil

conditions in the Lower Mainland, many rigs get stuck or jammed which slows down drilling considerably and, in some cases, makes putting in a geothermal installation impossible. Fortunately, there’s an award-winning patented drilling technology that’s ideal for the task. Developed in BC by Ray Roussy, a mechanical engineer, sonic drilling technology is now used across six continents and in a dozen different applications – from a New York underground subway project to an Arctic climate change investigation. Plus, the technology offers some very unique features that makes it perfect for geothermal installations, especially in difficult terrain. First, it drills 3-5x faster and can easily buzz through mixed soils. Second, it can drill, case, place the geothermal loop in the ground and grout – all in one operation – and that’s something no other drill on the planet can do and a function that has now been patented. Because of these advantages, sonic drilling has become a favourite of large luxury homes with numerous Point Grey,

Kitsilano and White Rock homes utilizing it for their geothermal projects. For example, on a recent project in White Rock, Ray Roussy’s company, Sonic Drilling Ltd., was hired by Naikoon Contracting Ltd., a licenced premier custom home builder specializing in passive house and NetZero construction. The project, a new 7,136 sq. ft. geothermal residence, required eight holes drilled to a depth of 250 ft. which only took a week on site to accomplish. Tom Gregg, construction manager for Naikoon Contracting, says he had a great experience working with the crew from Sonic Drilling. “They were very professional, knowledgeable and helpful…we had to delay the project for a week due to geotechnical concerns and they were flexible and helped drill some test holes for us on short notice.” With decades of environmental investigation experience, Sonic Drilling Ltd. was able to drill both the geothermal holes and the holes required for a geotechnical report and, by not using any drilling mud, produce 70% less mess on site, making it one of the greenest drilling methods.

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GREENEST DEVELOPERS

SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR B.C.’S BETTER TOMORROW

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Millennials and gen-Xers look for ventures aligned with their socially responsible values

Rising tides Sustainable development Ethical investing Future fuels How sweet it is

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RISING TIDES A climate-change-driven 100-year flood event in the Lower Mainland could cost upwards of $32 billion

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ELECTRIC CARS

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Briefs The problem with electric cars

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espite all the obvious economical and environmental advantages – and generous government rebates – electric vehicles (EVs) have failed to gain serious traction in British Columbia. The problem is that most people don’t want one. In 2017, fewer than one per cent of new vehicle sales in the province were electrics and they represent only 0.2 per cent of all vehicles on B.C. roads, according to Statistics Canada and FleetCarma. The biggest obstacles for wouldbe buyers of EVs are cost, a perception of poor resale value, a lack of charging infrastructure and range anxiety – all of which are slowly being addressed. The number of fast-charging stations in B.C. is set to nearly double

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ctivated White Ltd., a company based in Sudbury, Ontario, has developed an open-cell polymer resin the company claims is effective in cleaning up oil spills, even diluted bitumen. The company’s product attracts hydrocarbons, acting more like a magnet than a sponge, explains Activated White CEO Dennis Reich. “It has such a magnetic effect that it actually pulls the oil right to the centre of the boom,” Reich says. “You can actually absorb and then squeeze out a large amount of the hydrocarbon that you picked.” For oil spill cleanups, the product would be deployed in booms, pads and powders.

this year. There are currently 30, which BC Hydro commissioned. An additional 28 are being built in 2018, 22 of which will be installed in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island. Another six will be built in the Kootenays. In a recent estimate submitted to the BC Utilities Commission, BC Hydro estimates that the cost of fuelling a Honda Civic averages out to $1,800 a year (based on gas prices of $1.50 per litre), compared with $300 per year for an EV charged nightly at home. A Clean Energy Vehicle program in B.C. provides rebates of up to $5,000 on the purchase of new battery electric or hybrid electric vehicles. This could soften the resale value of EVs, which is much less than for conventional vehicles, according to AutoTrader

The resin is biodegradable and contains nitrogen, which is a food source for bacteria. “If anything’s left out in water, in nature, it will enhance the natural biodegradation of the oil,” Reich says. The company has a federal contract to filter diesel-contaminated water on a First Nations community in northern Ontario. That project is being funded by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. For B.C., the billion-dollar question is whether the product, marketed under the name ActivatedWhite, would work to suck up diluted bitumen. The biggest concern over the expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline in B.C. is that it could result in a bitumen spill at sea or in rivers.

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comparisons. The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources says 5,000 British Columbians have received rebates for EV purchases under the program since April 2015. That doesn’t include Teslas, because

the purchase price cutoff for the rebate is $77,000. There are signs that the public may be finally getting on board EVs. In the past two years, applications for B.C. electric vehicle rebates increased 50 per cent each year.

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“It does work on diluted bitumen,” Reich says. “We supersede any other product out there. We have Environment Canada testing our material with diluted bitumen, and weathered diluted bitumen as well. The results should be out any time.” For an open-ocean oil spill, the

ActivatedWhite product would be deployed on absorption booms, and with pads and powders. A marsh or pond contaminated by oil or fuel would be saturated with ActivatedWhite powder, which would then be skimmed off the surface, Reich explains.

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CATALYZING A RENEWABLE ENERGY FUTURE Positive for the planet. A boost for the economy. Good jobs for all. By Juvarya Veltkamp, Vancouver Economic Commission and Jennifer Wahl, City of Vancouver Vancouver has long been a source for innovation in response to climate change. We prioritized livability over freeways in our downtown, we are the birthplace of the fuel cell vehicle and the 100-mile diet, and we were the first city in North America to commit to a 100 per cent renewable energy future. Vancouver’s Renewable City Action Plan, along with regional and provincial climate policies, will establish collective action for a low carbon future. Similar commitments are gaining global momentum; take for example the World Bank, which will stop investing in fossil fuels after 2019. In Vancouver, new buildings already produce 43 per cent less pollution than they did in 2010. By 2030, all new buildings will produce zero emissions, and by 2050 all existing buildings will use solutions such as solar, heat pumps, hydroelectricity, renewable natural gas, or neighbourhood utilities to meet their energy needs. Similar plans are in place to eliminate Vancouver’s emissions from transportation and waste.

Investing in a low-carbon economy has paid societal and economic dividends. Vancouver Economic Commission’s ‘State of Vancouver’s Green Economy 2018’ report profiles over 200 leading green businesses that offer creative solutions to contemporary problems in buildings, energy, mobility, and resource management. Thirty per cent of Vancouver companies deliver products or services that protect or restore the environment. These green leaders, along with world-leading City policy and investments in sustainable infrastructure and public services, have helped Vancouver’s economy to grow faster than any other city in Canada in recent years, all while reducing carbon emissions by seven per cent. That trend will need to be accelerated to meet our ambitious targets. Today, one in 15 Vancouverites has a green job. Here are just a few faces of Vancouver’s changemakers and influencers bringing about a low-carbon transition. vancouvereconomic.com/greeneconomy2018

Kylie Vallee Energy Mentor – English, Hakka, Mandarin, Taiwanese “ I love helping people understand energy systems, and how to conserve energy in their homes.”

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James Koscielski Neighbourhood Energy Plant Operator “ I’m proud to be part of a leading and innovative local initiative that reduces greenhouse gas pollution for the community.”

Ashley Duncan Sustainability Coordinator “ By conducting mechanical insulation audits, I’m able to show how money can be saved by reducing energy use that cuts carbon pollution, too.”

Mike Ferguson General Manager “ I’m contributing to the EVolution and electrification of transportation by deploying a smart charging network to provide essential services for all EV drivers.”

Hala Al Hallak Fuel Cell Production Worker “ I started this job to learn how Canadians communicate at work and be part of a team – but I’ve also learned a lot about fuel cells.”

Errol Sack Harbour Tour Manager “ Offering tours in electric boats has allowed me to educate our city and guests on the importance of sustainability.”

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A climate-change-driven 100-year flood event in the Lower Mainland could require upwards of $32 billion to repair the damage

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limate change is a double challenge for communities in southwestern B.C. that cluster at the mouth of the Fraser River and across the broad delta of rich soils its waters have deposited over millennia.

Steve Litke, senior program manager with Fraser Basin Council, measures Fraser River water levels at the Mission gauge. The dark plaque on the concrete marks the peak height in 1894 | DENISE PALMER

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On one hand, the river carries billions of litres of water south from the mountain ranges of the province’s Interior to the coast. When the snowpack is high and a mix of warm temperatures and rain accelerates the spring melt, much of that water arrives at once. The benchmark floods of 1948 and 1894 remain influential in the imagination of those charged with protecting the region

from devastating flooding. On another, sea levels have steadily increased since readings were first taken in the 1870s. Provincial estimates indicate that B.C.’s south coast could see water levels rise a further 1.2 metres by 2100, potentially creating dramatic storm surges that inundate coastal areas. Provincial guidelines have many municipalities considering a construction preloading level of at least 4.5 metres to protect buildings against flooding. Coastal farms, meanwhile, face a rising water table and the risk of more saline soils as sea levels rise and sediment continues to accumulate at the mouth of the Fraser River. Rising sea levels combined with sedimentation and lower flows through the Fraser River mean salt water extends farther up the Fraser River than ever before, reducing farmers’ access to fresh water for irrigating crops. The situation is forcing coastal municipalities like Delta and Surrey to rise to the occasion, drafting plans to protect homes and businesses from the waters. “The reason you’re seeing us and others advance their coastal studies is that’s probably where we’re most vulnerable the soonest,” says Carrie Baron, drainage manager with Surrey’s engineering department, which is developing a coastal flood adaptation strategy that will be presented to city council in early 2019. “It’s not necessarily tomorrow, but that’s where we’ve figured out we’re the most vulnerable from sea level rise.” While a great deal of infrastructure is already in place, including an extensive network of coastal dikes to keep

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water out and drainage canals to channel water on protected lands, improvements are needed to deal with what lies ahead. “It used to just drain through the sand,” Baron says of stormwater in protected areas like Crescent Beach. “The tides have gradually gotten higher, and now it doesn’t drain.” The answer in Crescent Beach was storm sewers to improve drainage, while in Delta the local farmers’ institute worked with the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to secure a new $22 million pumping system to improve irrigation and drainage on 15,500 acres of farmland. Both municipalities are also reinforcing dikes to protect existing developments as well as new developments such as the Southlands in Tsawwassen and Marina Gardens in Ladner. While hopes are high, the waters may well be higher. “It will protect us for a while; it won’t protect us until 2100,” Baron says of upgrades to seven kilometres of dikes along the north side of the Serpentine River. A growing number of examples show the devastation possible. Grand Forks experienced a 200-year flood event this spring that saw the Kettle River rip through dikes, destroying homes and businesses. Bylaws established a decade ago to protect new developments were rendered moot by the force of the water. A scenario closer to what the Lower Mainland faces occurred this past May when high temperatures led to a rapid melt of snow into the upper reaches of New Brunswick’s Saint John River. Downstream water levels rose rapidly, soon topping benchmarks set in 1973, 1934 and the 1920s. Century-old homes and cottages were knocked off their foundations or otherwise left uninhabitable. Dozens of residents south of Fredericton were told they would have to relocate. A 2016 study for the Fraser Basin Council suggests that a similar, 100-year flood event in the Lower Mainland – one on the scale of 1894 – could cost upwards of $32 billion. To address the risk, the recent report on the province’s response to flooding in 2017 recommended that “B.C. expeditiously determine the condition, vulnerability and effectiveness” of the province’s dikes. Upgrading the existing diking infrastructure and building new dikes where needed are important, but a comprehensive upgrade of the province’s 1,100 kilometres of dikes won’t come cheap. Some estimates peg the cost at $2 million per kilometre, an amount that far outstrips what municipalities could raise through property taxes. A less costly option is a managed retreat from vulnerable areas, something Surrey is considering for up to 400 properties in Crescent Beach. It was also proposed for portions of Delta; under one model, up to 80 per cent of local farmland could be sacrificed to the sea. Whether municipalities can afford to take such drastic measures is another question. Surrey continues to consider its options, and the report on the 2017 flood events emphasized the need to balance community viability with climate change strategies.

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Carrie Baron, drainage manager

WHAT IT WOULD COST

with Surrey’s engineering

B.C. government climate change estimates of flood damage on real estate in the Lower Mainland

developing a coastal flood

Current 2100 (3.4-metre flood) (4.4-metre flood) Residential Commercial Industrial Public buildings

$5.6 billion $6.3 billion $1.6 billion $700 million

$7.1 billion $8.6 billion $2.6 billion $900 million

department, which is adaptation strategy for B.C.’s fastest- growing city: “it’s not necessarily tomorrow, but that’s where we’ve figured out we’re the most vulnerable from sea level rise” | CHUNG CHOW

SOURCE: FRASER BASIN COUNCIL, APRIL 2018

The report also argued for partnerships among all levels of government to address the challenges. “It’s clear from everyone that it would probably require federal and provincial assistance,” says Mike Brotherston, who oversees climate action strategies for Delta. This is where ongoing work by the Fraser Basin Council to develop a funding model is important. “We’re really building up a case that it’s a good return on investment to reduce flood risk before an event rather than clean up the mess and rebuild after,” says Steve Litke, the council’s senior program manager. “There’s also a really strong case for cost sharing because a large regional-scale flood would impact so many different people and organizations.” É

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FAKE NEWS, FOSSIL FUELS AND THE POLLUTED PUBLIC DISCOURSE The debasement of public discourse has spawned an army of people who don’t concern themselves with facts or logical consistency

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The overwhelming evidence, gathered over centuries by scientists from around the world and accepted by every legitimate scientific institution and every national government, proves we’re facing a climate crisis of our own making

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e’re not going to get off fossil fuels overnight!” How many times have you heard that? Over the decades I’ve been hearing it, we’ve increased exploration and development, continued to build infrastructure that locks us in to fossil fuels for years to come, increased greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, and failed to conserve energy and develop clean energy to the extent necessary to prevent catastrophic global climate change. At some point, the phrase just becomes an excuse for procrastination. People aren’t terribly good at aver ti ng the biggest crisis humanity faces, but we’re masters at concocting excuses to do as little as possible about it. Sometimes the excuses make little sense. The debasement of public discourse th roug h poorly moderated online commenting platforms and unreliable media has spawned an army of people who don’t concern themselves with facts or logical consistency or even with responding to the discussion at hand. “We’re not going to get off fossil fuels overnight” is one of the more reasonable responses. I’ve used it myself. It may have become an excuse for stalling, but with its grain of truth, it’s better than a popular tactic employed by everyone from climate science deniers to political trolls: changing the topic. Known as a red herring or sometimes a tu quoque (“you too”) logical fallacy, or more commonly as “whataboutism,” it’s been widespread in the discussion around Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. No matter how thorough, valid and reasonable pipeline critics’ statements are, they’re met with comments like “Victoria dumps raw

sewage into the ocean!” or “B.C. is the major shipping point for coal in all of North America.” The implication is that objecting to increasing climate-disrupting fossil fuel development and shipping diluted bitumen across land, over rivers and onto ocean tankers is not valid because the people objecting are somehow responsible for or are ignoring other environmental issues. It’s up there with that anyone who uses any petroleum products has no right to express concerns about fossil fuels and climate. It’s true that Victoria dumps filtered sewage into the ocean, although the city is constructing a treatment plant, which the David Suzuki Foundation supports, but that has nothing to do with the pipeline discussion. I was accused of supporting coal because I wrote an article criticizing the pipeline. The foundation and I often examine the major problems with coal, just not in an article specifically about a bitumen pipeline. FAKE NEWS Q A lot of the comments levelled at me personally are about my many “mansions” or the island I own with an oil company or the Hummers I drive. Besides being false, the comments avoid addressing the arguments by attacking me. It’s easier to sling ad hominem insults and distractions than to read and analyze a position and come up with a solid rebuttal. Good, critical discussion of important issues is crucial. It builds greater understanding and leads to positive solutions. But, as public relations expert and former David Suzuki Foundation board chair James Hoggan writes in his book I’m Right and You’re an Idiot, “polluted public discourse is an enormous obstacle to change.”

And change is absolutely necessary to overcome serious challenges like global warming, biodiversity loss, population growth, pollution and outdated economic systems. The overwhelming evidence, gathered over centuries by scientists from around the world and accepted by every legitimate scientific institution and every national government, proves we’re facing a climate crisis of our own making – that wastefully burning fossil fuels and destroying carbon sinks like forests and wetlands and relying on industrial animal agriculture is putting human health and survival at risk. There’s no real debate about that. The conversation must be about how best to address the problem. If someone claims a bitumen pipeline is in the national interest and that it’s also essential to plans to confront climate change, let’s see the evidence – although I have yet to hear a rational defence of such a contradictory position. If someone says global warming is at a point where we must adapt or geoengineer our way out, I will consider their perspectives along with ideas about other ways to proceed. But those who can’t or won’t form a cogent argument about the topic at hand are just wasting everyone’s time, including their own. É David Suzuki of Vancouver is an internationally honoured geneticist and broadcaster who co-founded the David Suzuki Foundation in 1990. He is widely recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology and has received numerous awards for his work, including a United Nations Environment Program medal. Visit davidsuzuki.org.

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Briefs

Funerals go green

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ecent years have seen a growth in interest in green burials throughout British Columbia. Royal Oak Burial Park in Victoria is the first cemetery to offer green burial services within a dedicated area called the Woodlands section. Other cemeteries within the Lower Mainland are following suit. Green burials generally mean there’s no embalming and no concrete or fibreglass liners; containers are biodegradable such as ones made from cardboard or reeds, such as willow or seagrass; shrouds or locally sourced caskets are made with eco-friendly adhesives and dowels instead of screws. In areas of cemeteries, there are no headstones, the ground is allowed to settle naturally and more trees are planted. Godwyn Young, director of Bliss Cremations and Green Burial Services in Vancouver, has been in the industry for 22 years. In 2016, he learned about green funerals and

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Lorraine Fracy of Royal Oak Burial Park: “50 per cent of the bodies are

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decided to open Bliss to connect clients with the right products and cemeteries and to walk them through the options and process. “As a director and embalmer, I have placed many people to rest in the Lower Mainland,” he says. He

says cemeteries are beginning to look more and more at including green sections in their grounds in response to clients’ requests. “It’s very empowering and encouraging that this is in place all across the country,” he says. Lorraine Fracy, manager of

client services and administrative operations at Royal Oak, has been surprised at some choices. “Fifty per cent of the bodies are shrouds. I never thought it would get that raw.” “We go back to the earth and seed the planet,” explains Young. – Baila Lazarus

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

From saving salmon to housing the homeless to building wood-heavy highrises, B.C. developers harness sustainable features for solutions

SUSAN M. BOYCE

MACARIO (TOBI) REYES FOUNDER AND CEO, PORTLIVING

Terrace House will pave the way to use mass timber as a structural element without needing exceptions in the existing municipal bylaws

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reen Space looks at three visionary, creative and trendsetting building projects that are driven by a respect for environmental stewardship and greener spaces.

PAPER CABINS Q When the city of Kobe, Japan, was struck by a 6.9-magnitude earthquake in 1995, more than 200,000 people suddenly found themselves homeless. Shigeru Ban, a young and then-unknown Tokyo-based architect, responded to the housing crisis by designing the Kobe Paper Log House. Using materials like cardboard and paper that were readily available and, more importantly, inexpensive or even free, he invented the paper log construction that’s become a de facto world standard for disaster relief shelters. The paper tubes used for the walls of these shelters are approximately four millimetres thick with a diameter of about a centimetre. The roof is made from tent canvas and the flooring from sturdy milk or beer crates that have been turned upside down and loaded with sandbags. Simple, sturdy and easy to recycle multiple times, the logs can be manufactured right on site and quickly erected or dismantled. Under the direction of Ban, the Vancouver Art Gallery has mounted a full-scale replica of the original Kobe Paper Log House. It is on display at 1100 West Georgia, Vancouver, until September 2018.

SAVING FISH Q After an aborted launch by another developer in 2007, construction is now underway on Alture Properties’ $23 million, resort-style residence on the shores of Cultus Lake. Located just minutes from downtown Chilliwack, Cultus Lake is a popular destination: it’s estimated that more than one million people visit every year. The lake is the home and spawning ground for a diverse array of fish including the Cultus pygmy sculpin and Cultus sockeye salmon – both unique to these waters. It was these at-risk fish that posed a development challenge. “This site has a long, complicated history,” says Stephen Duke, Alture’s executive vice-president. “In the mid 1900s it was a Department of Fisheries and Oceans [DFO] hatchery before it was converted into a marina.” Alture knew the failing, wooden culvert that allowed fish to pass under the roadway to streams had to be replaced, but no one anticipated discovering several six-foot-deep, 100-by-60-foot concrete DFO holding tanks – tanks where many fish had become trapped,

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unable to navigate their return to the lake. Under the watchful eye of marine biologists and local First Nations, the tanks were broken down and filled to create space for a state-of-the-art concrete culvert that Duke says will provide year-round access for centuries. Approximately 235 of the trapped fish were netted and released back into the lake. Alture also established a 15-foot swath of endangered riparian wetlands along the shoreline, creating a protected, natural habitat. Duke adds the condo building itself would be designed to extremely high-end green specifications.

ABOVE: Terrace House in

Vancouver, now rising as the tallest timber-frame tower in North America, reduces greenhouse gas emissions with the use of high-performance glazing and sustainably harvested wood from the Kootenays | PORTLIVING RIGHT: Developers at Cultus Lake

built a custom culvert to save

TIMBER TOWER Q Poised to shake up how highrises are

fish during the construction

built, Vancouver condo developer PortLiving is taking a sustainable step forward in the world of mass-timber construction. Terrace House, under construction in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighbourhood, will comprise 12 storeys of reinforced concrete topped with seven floors of

of a recreational resort near

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post-and-beam mass timber. The wood used to manufacture these glulam timbers is sustainably harvested in the Kootenays before being shipped to Vancouver. The glazed curtain walls are made of museum-quality low-emissivity glass, which reduces the amount of heat transfer and provides ultraviolet light protection. This highly specified glazing is 98.5 per cent clear – visually differentiating it from the surrounding downtown towers that can appear to be colours ranging from dusty rose to orange to copper brown. Terrace House is the tallest hybrid timber structure in North America and the first to be approved under existing building regulations. The unique tower could represent a major step forward in Vancouver’s goal of being the greenest city in Canada. Wood is a sustainable building material that stores, rather than emits, carbon dioxide for the life of the structure. The environmental benefits of wood construction include reduced greenhouse gas emissions, reduced embodied energy, renewable benefits, and direct occupant and builder health benefits. “Terrace House will pave the way to use mass timber as a structural element without needing exceptions in the existing municipal bylaws,” says Macario (Tobi) Reyes, founder and CEO of PortLiving. É

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ethical investing Millennials and gen-Xers look for ventures aligned with their socially responsible values

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or the responsible investor, opportunities come in all shapes, sizes and returns. At the Sustainable Brands Expo in Vancouver, one of those opportunities comes in the form of a giant leaf. Having nothing to do with cannabis, the leaf belongs to the Empress Splendor tree, the fastest-growing tree in the world.

Paul Richardson CEO, Renewal Funds

Leaders of these companies are recognizing that the world is changing and they need to be creative and learn how to play in this new world

It’s currently attracting attention for its access points as low as $2,500 and a conservative 10 times return. “We deliberately wanted a low entry for non-accredited investors,” says Cathy Key, COO of the World Tree Carbon Offset Program, which manages the investments. Grown in groves around the world, the Empress Splendor produces 11 times more oxygen and absorbs 11 times more carbon than the average tree. The lowest investment enables a purchase of one acre of trees, which consumes 1,000 tons of carbon. As light as balsa wood, but as durable as pine, the Empress grows 10 to 20 feet in the first year and can be harvested within seven to 10 years, generating tens of thousands of board feet – and dollars – per acre. World Tree is just one example of a solution for people looking to feel better by investing their dollars in social investment, also known as socially responsible investing (SRI), sustainable, socially conscious, “green” or ethical investing. The trend is growing significantly. The Responsible Investment Association’s 2016 Canadian RI Trends survey reported that responsible investment (RI) assets had grown by 49 per cent in two years and passed $1.5 trillion in RI assets, representing 38 per cent of the Canadian investment industry. RI mutual funds grew by 24 per cent, reaching over $8 billion in assets.

“Investors are reaching such a point of cynicism that they’re looking for other options,” says Stephen Whipp, managing director for responsible asset management at Leede Jones Gable Inc. “Much of it is driven by Millennials and gen-X and not so much by baby boomers anymore. They’re saying, ‘I need something that’s going to meet my values, to feel OK to invest my money.’ “That’s exciting – it’s a positive message, rather than guilting people out. We can see demands of shareholders are changing.” The evolution of this demographic, having more interest and more money to invest in the ethical funds space, has also impacted Vancouver-based Renewal Funds. “When we raised Renewal2, the average age of our investor was well over 50. We’ll have an average age well below that as far as our next fund,” says Paul Richardson, CEO of Renewal Funds, whose first two funds raised a total of almost $100 million. Renewal invests heavily in the food business. Richardson says that, over the last five years, he’s been noticing larger companies getting involved that wouldn’t have been interested in SRI before. “It used to be a few looking at early-stage food companies making products that are healthy and healthy for the environment; now we have venture funds created by the largest food companies in the world looking at that space as well.


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“Large companies like General Mills would never be interested in a food company that had $20 million in revenue. It just doesn’t move the needle at all for General Mills. But they’ve created a venture fund that invests in some of the same companies we are investing in that are below $10 million. Campbell Soup has a venture arm. Hain Celestial [the U.S. food and personal-care giant] has a venture arm. Ten years ago, none of those companies would have participated at this level. “Leaders of these companies are recognizing that the world is changing and they need to be creative and learn how to play in this new world.” While managing investment around the world, Renewal also includes Vancouver food delivery service SPUD, as well as Langley-based Cascadia Windows and Doors, which has recently been certified for passive-house building. Richardson credits B.C.’s startup economy and accelerators for improving the quality of the companies in the province, especially those moving early-stage companies from university incubators into the business world. Whipp agrees that the image of ethical investing has taken a sharp turn over the past decade. “Ten years ago, it was called tree hugging,” he says. “Now we’re reducing risk and rewarding companies that are doing great things. Sustainability is not just getting

rid of the greed factor as what drives CEOs. Now we’re at a stage of normalcy, saying, ‘How do we measure this?’” Whipp says that along with ethical investing comes more divestment from controversial areas. His clients are saying no to oil and gas, alcohol, weapons and pornography. Even so, he cautions, responsible investing is often not clear-cut. Companies divesting from more obvious controversial areas, such as firearms, may jump into ethical funds that are actually not so “green.” Richardson admits that the food industry specifically has a significant carbon footprint as a result of land use, transportation and packaging. This makes due diligence essential from the investor’s perspective. Looking to the future, Richardson sees the energy sector as being the focal point of major transformation, with opportunities to invest in companies that assist in that transformation. “I’m convinced that, as a world, we have to be very concerned about the carbon we’re putting out, and I think all industries can be transformed whatever their impact is. I see us moving to a much more distributed energy system where we’re supporting customers having solar on their house. Transitioning to that side of the economy could be a monumental shift and have a large impact on our carbon footprint.” 

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B.C.’s greenest employers named

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ach year Mediacorp Canada Inc., which operates Canada’s largest job search engine, recognizes employers that work consistently hard to reduce their environmental impact. This year, 18 B.C. companies made the list of Canada’s Greenest Employers. While most were government employers, the list also includes Vancouver’s Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC). According to Mediacorp, MEC was one of the retail pioneers in eliminating single-use shopping bags, and it introduced a packaging technique for MEC-branded gear that eliminated approximately 130 tonnes of plastic packaging. The other B.C. Greenest Employers for 2018 are: BC Housing Management Commission, Burnaby; BC Hydro, Vancouver; Capital Regional District, Victoria; Dentons Canada

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LLP, Vancouver; Hemmera, an Ausenco company, Burnaby; Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey; Nature’s Path Foods Inc., Richmond; Ocean Wise Conservation Association, Vancouver; Perkins+Will Canada Architects Co., Vancouver; Printing House, Vancouver; Reliable Controls Corp., Victoria; TransLink (South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority), New Westminster; University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George; University of Victoria, Victoria; Vancouver City Savings Credit Union, Vancouver; the City of Vancouver; and Whistler Blackcomb, Whistler.

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FUTURE FUELS

British Columbia’s top universities and a private Vancouver company take different routes in search of a sustainable fuel of the future

FRANK O’BRIEN

LARRY WADDELL CHIEF FACILITIES OFFICER, SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

Development of this biomass heating plant will allow SFU to surpass the provincial mandated greenhouse gas reduction target for 2020

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isposing of used cooking oil can be a headache and an expense. For university cafeterias preparing food for thousands of students, the challenge is exponential. Enter Onyinye Ofulue, a University of British Columbia (UBC) chemical and biological engineering student with a knack for solving problems. For the last three years, she has led a small team collecting waste cooking oil from UBC Food Services’ kitchens and converting it into an acid-based fuel known as biodiesel, which can be used to fuel diesel-powered vehicles. “First, we clean up the oil at our lab using oil filters to remove food particles,” explains Ofulue. “Then we convert the oil using a process called transesterification, using methanol with potassium hydroxide as a catalyst. We’ve processed over a thousand litres of oil and produced more than 250 litres of the biodiesel so far, and it’s been used by one of the UBC housing services

trucks on campus.” For Ofulue, the main attraction of biodiesel is its lower environmental impact compared with pure diesel. Biodiesel can be carbon-neutral over its life cycle, and it has virtually no sulphur, making it less polluting. There are two blends available: B5, consisting of five per cent biodiesel and 95 per cent diesel; and B20, consisting of 20 per cent biodiesel and 80 per cent regular diesel. Nothing is wasted – even the byproduct of the biodiesel conversion, glycerol, is turned into soap, which the team uses to wash glassware in its labs. Ofulue, who grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, and moved to Canada five years ago, will graduate from UBC this year. She says she hopes to continue to work with the student

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The Burnaby Mountain

District Energy Utility biomass plant is under construction at Simon Fraser University: it is forecast to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the university and campus residences by 85 per cent | SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY LEFT: Biodiesel can be carbon-

neutral over its life cycle, and it has virtually no sulphur, making it less polluting | CLARE KIERNAN

high-efficiency biomass heating plant to provide reliable, cost-effective, low-carbon thermal energy service to residents of UniverCity on Burnaby Mountain,” says Gordon Harris, president and CEO of SFU Community Trust. This biomass plant will start serving the campus and residents with green energy in 2019. It will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 85 per cent, and the entire, region-wide SFU GHG emissions from all sources by 69 per cent, according to projections. “The development of this biomass heating plant will allow SFU to surpass the provincial mandated greenhouse gas reduction target for 2020,” says Larry Waddell, SFU’s chief facilities officer.

team. “The goal is to get the biodiesel certified so that we can make more of it. And hopefully, the project will continue to expand,” she says.

University of British Columbia engineering student – and apparent alchemist – Onyinye Ofulue led a team that turned

BIOMASS UTILITY Q At Simon Fraser University

waste cooking oil into diesel

(SFU), the SFU Community Trust is collaborating with Corix Multi-Utility Services Inc. on a $33 million community-based biomass project called the Burnaby Mountain District Energy Utility (BMDEU). The project, approved by the British Columbia Utilities Commission, involves a high-efficiency heating plant using biomass – from wood waste – as the primary fuel source. “T he BMDEU is the fulfilment of a vision for a

fuel | CLARE KIERNAN

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LANDFILL POWERED Q A private Vancouver company, meanwhile, claims it can turn any virtually landfill waste material into biodiesel. That is the idea behind a new proprietary technology being commercialized by Cielo Waste Solutions Corp., a Canadian public company that is aiming to revolutionize the biodiesel industry through the creation of mini-refineries that can turn any fibrous material into renewable diesel. That diesel can then be sold to diesel refineries to produce blended diesel fuel that meets Canadian renewable fuel regulations, the company claims. Cielo’s renewable biodiesel can be made from waste materials including all types of plastic, organics like table scraps or lawn clippings, cardboard, woodwaste and tires. Cielo is currently executing a Phase 1 development, which is a retrofit of its Alberta pilot plant into a continuous-flow commercial refinery. É

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W The businesses we have worked with have shrunk their carbon footprint, on average, by 11 per cent. And they did so while cutting costs by $27,000 per year on average

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hen it comes to clea n g row t h a nd cl i mate leadership, the big players often hog the limelight. But Canada has another clean growth opportunity and it is hidden in plain sight. Our nation’s more than 1.2 million small and mediumsized businesses not only make a big contribution to the GDP, but also have direct control over a staggering quantity of carbon pollution. How do we know this? It is our business to know. For the better part of a decade Climate Smart has helped companies with fewer than 500 employees profitably reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. We’ve also used our tools and training to help cities, ports, airports and financial institutions more effectively engage with their business communities on carbon. The businesses we have worked with have shrunk their carbon footprint, on average, by 11 per cent. And they did so while cutting costs by $27,000 per year on average. We’re proud of this legacy. But beginning last fall, we started to wonder about the greater potential. We wanted to know, what do these small and medium-sized companies actually contribute to Canada’s economy? And how large is the clean growth opportunity? With financial support from Environment and Climate Change Canada, we rolled up our sleeves and mined public data sources and our work over the past decade to find out. The answers amazed us. First, we confirmed what we already knew: small and mediumsized companies make a significant contribution to Canada’s economy.

Taken together, Canadian businesses with fewer than 500 employees: ■comprise 99.7 per cent of all businesses; ■contribute more than half of the nation’s private-sector GDP; and ■invest close to half (45 per cent) of all private-sector research and development spending. Then we ran the numbers on their climate impact. It turns out that, across the country, companies with fewer than 500 employees have direct control over 200 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. By that we mean the emissions they generate via the electricity they consume, the fuel they purchase, the natural gas they use and the waste they generate. To put that number into context, 200 million tonnes of carbon emissions is about the same amount of carbon produced each year by every car, truck, train and domestic plane and ship in the country. NEW REPORT AVAILABLE Q It’s also about the same quantity of carbon that Canada needs to cut in order to meet its Paris Agreement commitment. We released our findings at the 2018 Globe Forum in a new report: 200 Million Tonnes of Opportunity: How Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Are Driving Canadian Clean Growth. (The report is available at 200million.ca.) Now, for the first time, we have a sense of the massive impact we could see if hundreds of others follow in the footsteps of our early leaders. But 200 Million Tonnes is more than just a calculation of the potential out there. It’s a how-to manual for Canadian businesses that wish

to stay competitive in the low-carbon economy. This report highlights the work of business leaders in 12 sectors across the country. It offers crucial intelligence and valuable insights for others that want to follow in their footsteps, and for governments that want them to succeed. Canada’s small and medium-sized business leaders are unleashing a flood of changes, innovations and adjustments as they prepare for the low-carbon future: fleet upgrades, route opt i m i zation, paperless operations, heat recovery, waste diversion, employee engagement, shipping and more. The 200 Million Tonnes report scores this “symphony of actions” for the first time. It shows how, sector by sector, the early adopters are making real headway and what others can learn from them: ■ BC Comfort Air Conditioning replaced its fleet of conventional vans with smaller and more fuel-efficient vehicles and installed GPS systems to optimize routes; ■ Reid’s Automotive Recycling improved insulation in its building, improved recycling, and engaged employees to commute more sustainably; and ■ BC Plant Health Care is the first arboriculture company to purchase a hybrid aerial lift truck. As Canada works to meet its climate commitments under the Paris Agreement, it’s exciting that we have a growing number of climate leaders hidden in plain sight. Hundreds of thousands of printers, restaurateurs, roofers, retailers and other mom-and-pop operators are already driving clean growth. They’re making it happen.

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SWEET IT IS

North Vancouver firm turns wood byproducts into a taste sensation

NELSON BENNETT AND FRANK O’BRIEN

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couple of years from now, when you pop a piece of Dentyne or Trident chewing gum in your mouth, you may well be tasting a sweetener made from wood and agricultural byproducts using a technology developed by North Vancouver’s S2G

Biochemicals Inc. MARK KIRBY CEO, S2G BIOCHEMICALS

Fortress wants to turn pulp mills into biorefineries

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Perhaps the best endorsement of the technology is that Vancouver-based Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. recently bought up eight-year-old S2G in a $2.5 million deal. Initially, S2G was focused primarily on refining bio-glycols – an alternative to the glycols derived from oil and gas – but it has now entered what could be an even more valuable market: making sweeteners for chewing gum. According to Mark Kirby, CEO of S2G, which is now

a fully owned subsidiary of the Fortress Advanced Bioproducts division, Fortress is developing a whole new strategy in wood processing. “Fortress wants to turn pulp mills into biorefineries,” he says. S2G Biochem had inked a major partnership deal with Mondelēz International, the multinational food, beverage and confectionery company that owns brands such as Nabisco, Cadbury, Toblerone and Oreo. Mondelēz also owns the chewing gum brands Dentyne, Trident, Chiclets and Stride.

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Xylitol is one of a handful of sugar alcohols, including sorbitol, used as an alternative to sugar in chewing gum and mints. Typically extracted from hardwoods or corncobs, xylitol has one-third the calories of regular sugar and prevents tooth decay – two reasons why companies like Mondelēz prefer to use it rather than other sweeteners, like sorbitol. T he problem is that it’s expensive to make, but S2G has developed a process for making xylitol more cost-effectively. Xylitol is not a product that S2G even considered making until Mondelēz approached the company, says Kirby. “We thought it was a pretty small market. We never attributed much weight to it. We were focused on glycols. “It wasn’t until they [Mondelēz] came to us and said, ‘We have a problem.’ And there’s nothing like having a customer that has a problem to help pull new technology forward.” The market for glycols is huge – about $30 billion annually, although bio-glycol makers like S2G are competing with Big Oil in that space. Xylitol is a smaller market – US$600 million to US$700 million annually – but there is less competition. “In the xylitol space, we will have a significant impact,” Kirby says. Working with Mondelēz, S2G tweaked its technology in order to co-produce xylitol as part of its glycol

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production. They came up with a process that is more efficient because it can extract more xylitol from a given feedstock, which can include residue from hardwood trees, wheat straw and sugar cane husks. “Whatever we don’t turn into xylitol, we then turn into glycols, instead of throwing it away,” Kirby explains. “That combination gives you – per tonne of input feedstock – a lot more value of your end products.” Fortress Global intends to construct a demonstration plant to produce xylitol at its Fortress Specialty Cellulose (FSC) mill in Quebec, utilizing the proprietary technologies and expertise developed by S2G and Mondelēz. The process could eventually be used at B.C. pulp mills and worldwide, Kirby says. The Quebec demonstration plant will use sugars extracted from hemicellulose, which is a residue from the FSC mill, to produce xylitol. The demonstration plant is expected to start operation in 2020 and have a production capacity of up to 2,000 tonnes per year of xylitol. Fortress intends to build an approximately $150 million full-scale plant following successful completion of the Quebec demonstration project. “We believe that the production of xylitol will further optimize the utilization of our wood fibre,” says Chadwick Wasilenkoff, president and CEO of Fortress Global. É

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Green Space directory

The Green Space directory provides listings of professionals and firms with expertise in all aspects of green building design, construction, retrofit and demolition. The products section offers a range of green

PRODUCTS

APPLIANCES

Echelon Home Products 11120 Horseshoe Way Unit 120, Richmond V7A 5H7 Karen Valencia ...........................p: 604-275-2210 e: marketing@echelonhomeproducts.com echelonhomeproducts.ca Euro-Line Appliances West Inc 2912 4th Ave W, Vancouver V6K 1R2 .....................................p: 604-235-3980 e: info@elawest.com euro-line-appliances.com Monde Home Products 11120 Horseshoe Way Unit 120, Richmond V7A 5H7 Karen Valencia ...........................p: 604-275-2210 e: marketing@mondehomeproducts.com mondehomeproducts.ca

DECKING, FENCING & OUTDOOR STRUCTURES Advance Lumber & Pallet Ltd 12184 Old Yale Rd, Surrey V3V 3X5 Jaspinder Brar ............................p: 604-580-4918 e: jbrar@theadvancegroup.net theadvancegroup.net Taiga Building Products Ltd 4710 Kingsway Suite 800, Burnaby V5H 4M2 .................................... p: 604-438-1471 e: marketing@taigabuilding.com taigabuilding.com West Wind Hardwood Inc 10189 McDonald Park Rd Suite 5 PO Box 2205, Sidney V8L 5X5 Shelley Nielsen ..........................p: 250-656-0848 e: shelley@westwindhardwood.com westwindhardwood.com

DOORS Vinyltek Windows 587 Ebury Pl, Delta V3M 6M8 ...................................p: 604-540-0029 e: sales@vinyltek.com vinyltek.com

ELECTRICAL & LIGHTING Analytic Systems Ware (1993) Ltd 8128 River Way, Delta V4G IK5 ...................................... p: 604-946-9981 e: sales@analyticsystems.com analyticsystems.com Brite-Lite Lighting and Electrical Distributors 1119 Cliveden Ave, Delta V3M 6G9 Craig Barrie ................................p: 604-525-5549 e: craig@brite-lite.com brite-lite.com Commercial Lighting Products Ltd 1535 Cliveden Ave, Delta V3M 6P7 Don Paul.....................................p: 604-540-4999 comlight.com

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building products and technologies available for construction projects in B.C. Many professional associations and buildingrelated organizations are listed as potential sources of green building information.

First Light Technologies Ltd 455 Banga Pl Suite 104, Victoria V8Z 6X5 ......................................p: 250-590-5774 e: sean@firstlighttechnologies.com firstlighttechnologies.com KM Roberts & Associates Ltd 18812 96 Ave Suite 20, Surrey V4N 3R1 Brian H Le Cappelain .................p: 604-882-8488 e: blecappelain@kmroberts.com kmroberts.com Portable Electric 258 Raymur Ave, Vancouver V6A 3K8 Mark Rabin ................................p: 604-901-2500 e: info@portable-electric.com portable-electric.com

EXTERIOR FINISH & TRIM MagO Building Products 2203 43rd Ave E, Vancouver V5P 1M8 Peter Francis .............................. p: 604-290-1961 e: pfrancis@magobp.com magobp.com Surrey New & Used Building Materials 17861 64 Ave, Surrey V3S 1Z3 ......................................p: 604-576-8488 e: surreynewandused@shaw.ca surreynewandused.com

FLOORING & FLOOR COVERINGS Ames Tile & Stone Ltd 2229 Beta Ave, Burnaby V5C 5N1 .....................................p: 604-294-8453 e: burnaby@amestile.com amestile.com The Eco Floor Store (BC) Ltd 5511 192 St Suite 203, Surrey V3S 8E5 Jared Kress ................................p: 604-576-4400 e: jared@ecofloorstore.ca ecofloorstore.ca West Wind Hardwood Inc 10189 McDonald Park Rd Suite 5 PO Box 2205, Sidney V8L 5X5 Shelley Nielsen ..........................p: 250-656-0848 e: shelley@westwindhardwood.com westwindhardwood.com Western Reclaimed Timber 26324 River Rd PO Box 93 Stn Whonnock, Maple Ridge V2W 1V9 Bruce MacDonald ......................p: 604-462-8845 e: info@westernreclaimed.com westernreclaimed.com

FOUNDATIONS, FOOTERS & SLABS Eco Paving 145 Schoolhouse St Suite 201, Coquitlam V3K 4X8 Brad Lavigne ..............................p: 800-609-5408 e: info@ecopaving.ca ecopaving.ca Lehigh Hanson Canada 8955 Shaughnessy St, Vancouver V6P 3Y7 ......................................p: 800-665-6006 lehighhansoncanada.com

FURNITURE & FURNISHINGS

MECHANICAL SYSTEMS/ HVAC

Heritage Office Furnishings 1588 Rand Ave, Vancouver V6P 3G2 ..................................... p: 604-688-2381 e: info@heritageoffice.com heritageoffice.com PSL Partition Systems Ltd 1610 Derwent Way Suite 28, Delta V3M 6W1 ...................................p: 604-521-8923 e: vancouver@partitions.com partitions.com

Equipco Ltd 42 Fawcett Rd Suite 101, Coquitlam V3K 6X9 .....................................p: 604-522-5590 e: sales@equipcoltd.com equipcoltd.com Johnson Controls Ltd 3680 2nd Ave E, Vancouver V5M 0A4 ....................................p: 604-707-5200 johnsoncontrols.com Terra Mechanical Ltd 1643 Beach Grove Rd, Delta V4L 1P4 Jason De Los Santos.................. p: 778-858-2991 e: office@terramechanical.ca terramechanical.ca

INSULATION Eagle Specialized Coatings and Protected Environments 18523 Fraser Hwy, Surrey V3S 8E7 Douglas W Pearce .....................p: 604-576-2212 e: president@eaglecoatings.com eaglecoatings.com

INTERIOR FINISH & TRIM Barrisol BC 328 Esplanade E, North Vancouver V7L 1A4 Sita Carboni ...............................p: 604-981-9663 e: sita@barrisolbc.ca barrisolbc.ca Cascadia Design Products 1614 5th Ave W Suite 100, Vancouver V6J 1N8 .....................................p: 604-739-0966 e: info@cascadiadesign.ca cascadiadesign.ca The Eco Floor Store (BC) Ltd 5511 192 St Suite 203, Surrey V3S 8E5 Jared Kress ................................p: 604-576-4400 e: jared@ecofloorstore.ca ecofloorstore.ca Green over Grey - Living Walls & Design Inc 555 Burrard St Suite 900, Vancouver V7X 1M8 ....................................p: 604-837-0333 e: info@greenovergrey.com greenovergrey.com MagO Building Products 2203 43rd Ave E, Vancouver V5P 1M8 Peter Francis .............................. p: 604-290-1961 e: pfrancis@magobp.com magobp.com Surrey New & Used Building Materials 17861 64 Ave, Surrey V3S 1Z3 ......................................p: 604-576-8488 e: surreynewandused@shaw.ca surreynewandused.com West Wind Hardwood Inc 10189 McDonald Park Rd Suite 5 PO Box 2205, Sidney V8L 5X5 Shelley Nielsen ..........................p: 250-656-0848 e: shelley@westwindhardwood.com westwindhardwood.com Western Reclaimed Timber 26324 River Rd PO Box 93 Stn Whonnock, Maple Ridge V2W 1V9 Bruce MacDonald ......................p: 604-462-8845 e: info@westernreclaimed.com westernreclaimed.com

OTHER GREEN PRODUCTS MagO Building Products 2203 43rd Ave E, Vancouver V5P 1M8 Peter Francis .............................. p: 604-290-1961 e: pfrancis@magobp.com magobp.com Surrey New & Used Building Materials 17861 64 Ave, Surrey V3S 1Z3 ......................................p: 604-576-8488 e: surreynewandused@shaw.ca surreynewandused.com

PAINTS & COATINGS Cloverdale Paint Inc 2630 Croydon Dr Suite 400, Surrey V3Z 6T3 ...................................... p: 604-596-6261 e: helpdesk@cloverdalepaint.com cloverdalepaint.com Eagle Specialized Coatings and Protected Environments 18523 Fraser Hwy, Surrey V3S 8E7 Douglas W Pearce .....................p: 604-576-2212 e: president@eaglecoatings.com eaglecoatings.com Kerrisdale Lumber Co 6191 West Blvd, Vancouver V6M 3X3 ....................................p: 604-261-4274 e: info@kerrisdalelumber.com kerrisdalelumber.com

PLUMBING Equipco Ltd 42 Fawcett Rd Suite 101, Coquitlam V3K 6X9 .....................................p: 604-522-5590 e: sales@equipcoltd.com equipcoltd.com GOGREEN Environmental Consulting Inc 3050 Gordon Ave Unit 3, Coquitlam V3C 4S7 Erling Kjerside............................p: 604-944-1113 e: erling@gogreenwastewater.com gogreenwastewater.com

RENEWABLE ENERGY, ON-SITE ENERGY PRODUCTION Hakai Energy Solutions Inc PO Box 1236, Cumberland V0R 1S0 .....................................p: 888-604-3128 e: info@hakaienergysolutions.com hakaienergysolutions.com

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Portable Electric 258 Raymur Ave, Vancouver V6A 3K8 Mark Rabin ................................p: 604-901-2500 e: info@portable-electric.com portable-electric.com

SHARC Energy Systems Inc 1443 Spitfire Pl, Port Coquitlam V3C 6L4 Lynn Mueller ..............................p: 604-475-7710 e: lynn.mueller@sharcenergy.com sharcenergy.com Sun Bright Solar Inc 20140 120B Ave, Maple Ridge V2X 3K5 Paul Sim ..................................... p: 604-459-4551 e: paul@sunbrightsolar.ca sunbrightsolar.ca Terra Mechanical Ltd 1643 Beach Grove Rd, Delta V4L 1P4 Jason De Los Santos.................. p: 778-858-2991 e: office@terramechanical.ca terramechanical.ca

ROOFING Detec Systems 1728 Shearwater Terrace, Sidney V8L 5L4 ...................................... p: 604-742-0911 e: info@detecsystems.com detecsystems.com LiveRoof - N.A.T.S. Nursery Ltd 24555 32 Ave, Langley V2Z 2J5 ......................................p: 604-530-9300 e: liveroof@natsnursery.com natsnursery.com

SITE WORK & LANDSCAPING Denbow 40874 Yale Rd W, Chilliwack V2R 4J2 Willetta Les ...............................p: 888-933-6269 e: sales@denbow.com denbow.com Multi-storey and green roof soil and aggregate installation with blower truck, custom soil blends, revegetation seeding, green retaining walls, erosion and sediment control, slope stabilization, stream bank restoration. Eco Paving 145 Schoolhouse St Suite 201, Coquitlam V3K 4X8 Brad Lavigne ..............................p: 800-609-5408 e: info@ecopaving.ca ecopaving.ca

STRUCTURAL FRAMING Western Reclaimed Timber 26324 River Rd PO Box 93 Stn Whonnock, Maple Ridge V2W 1V9 Bruce MacDonald ......................p: 604-462-8845 e: info@westernreclaimed.com westernreclaimed.com

WINDOWS Centra Windows 20178 98 Ave, Langley V1M 3G1 ....................................p: 604-882-5010 e: info@centrawindows.com centrawindows.com

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Sonic Drilling Ltd. Surrey......................................... p: 604-588-6081 Bill Fitzgerald e: bill.fitzgerald@sonicdrilling.com Ray Roussy e: jgrant@sonicdrilling.com TerraCana Foundation Solutions Inc Richmond ...................................p: 604-270-4773 Simon Whippy e: info@terracana.ca

EuroLine Windows Inc 7620 MacDonald Rd, Delta V4G 1N2 .....................................p: 604-940-8485 e: info@euroline-windows.com euroline-windows.com Vinyltek Windows 587 Ebury Pl, Delta V3M 6M8 ...................................p: 604-540-0029 e: sales@vinyltek.com vinyltek.com

GE0EXCHANGE BC

GeoExchange BC is the provincial industry association in British Columbia dedicated to the education, promotion and responsible design and installation of lowtemperature ground-source (geoexchange) energy systems. The vision of GeoExchange BC is to see “geoexchange” established as a widely recognized, reliable, highperformance, and competitive heating and cooling delivery technology in British Columbia. The mission of GeoExchange BC is to promote public awareness, improve professional capabilities, research and develop literature, and provide information sharing between industry professionals and other stakeholders associated with the geoexchange industry.

CONTRACTOR/INSTALLER Okanagan Geothermal Ltd. Enderby ......................................p: 250-838-0809 Jim Croken e: jim@okanagangeothermal.net Schmidt Bros. Mechanical Ltd. Vancouver ..................................p: 604-224-7068 Roland Schmidt e: roland@schmidtbros.ca

CONTRACTOR/INSTALLER, DESIGNER OF SYSTEMS Energy 1 Services Ltd West Vancouver ......................p: 1-844-488-3700 Scott Miller e: info@energy1services.com Geoworks.ca Vancouver ..................................p: 604-600-7822 Fred Feige e: fred@thegeoguy.com Lockhart Industries (Duncan) Ltd. Duncan ....................................... p: 250-748-1731 Doug Lockhart e: lockhart@lockhart.ca

CONTRACTOR/INSTALLER, DRILLER Ground Source Drilling Ltd. Kelowna .....................................p: 250-808-7155 Len Faasse e: scott@groundsourcedrilling.com Scott Steward e: scott@groundsourcedrilling.com Red Williams Well Drilling Ltd. Qualicum Beach .........................p: 250-228-5553 Mary Sovereign e: redwoodcentre@shaw.ca Thomas Williams e: reds_drilling@shaw.ca William Williams e: reds_drilling@shaw.ca

CONTRACTOR/INSTALLER, DRILLER, MANUFACTURER Sonic Drilling Ltd. Surrey.........................................p: 604-588-6080 Jackquie Grant e: jgrant@sonicdrilling.com

CONTRACTOR/ INSTALLER, ENGINEER (GEOEXCHANGE), SUPPLIER/DISTRIBUTOR, DESIGNER OF SYSTEMS GeoTility Geothermal Installations Corp. Kelowna .....................................p: 250-762-5776 Gordon Horbay e: ghorbay@geotility.ca Rick Nelson e: rnelson@geotility.ca Jordan Parro e: jparro@geotility.ca Stuart Yanow e: syanow@geotility.ca

CONTRACTOR/INSTALLER, SUPPLIER/DISTRIBUTOR Enerwest Geothermal Distribution Nelson........................................ p: 250-825-4011 Garry Meadows e: garry@enerwest.net

DRILLER Ground Source Drilling Ltd Kelowna .....................................p: 778-753-2779 Justin Faasse e: info@groundsourcedrilling.com Richard Cronin / Drilling & Grouting Consultant Abbotsford .................................p: 604-308-3165 Richard Cronin e: drillshark@shaw.ca

ENGINEER (GEOEXCHANGE) Falcon Engineering Ltd. Kelowna .....................................p: 250-762-9993 Jeff Quibell e: jeff.quibell@falcon.ca Pinchin Richmond ...................................p: 604-238-2969 Chi Tsang e: ctsang@pinchin.com

ENGINEER (GEOEXCHANGE), ENGINEER (MECHANICAL) HPF Engineering Ltd. Kamloops ...................................p: 250-828-7992 Neal Rogers e: neal@hpfengineering.com REW Associates Consulting Engineers Port Moody ................................p: 604-505-5940 Rene Wedding e: rwedding@rewassociates.com

ENGINEER (MECHANICAL) Beaver Engineering Ltd. Langley....................................... p: 604-534-3151 Richard Marier e: richard@rmeng.ca NextEnergy West Technologies Enderby ......................................p: 778-214-1125 Nick Croken e: nick@nextenergywest.ca

MANUFACTURER, SUPPLIER/DISTRIBUTOR International Pipe Inc Selkirk ........................................p: 204-482-4675 Kelly Culbertson e: kelly@internationalpipe.ca April Godlein e: april@internationalpipe.ca Crystal Thibeault e: pipe@internationalpipe.ca

SUPPLIER/DISTRIBUTOR Hydron-Aire / Water Furnace Bowen Island .............................p: 604-454-4712 Wayne Carpenter e: waterfurnacewayne@shaw.ca

UTILITY FortisBC Kelowna ..................................... p: 778-215-4571 Dan Higginson e: dan.higginson@fortisbc.com

UTILITY, ENGINEER (GEOEXCHANGE) Fenix Energy Solutions Burnaby ...................................... p: 604-684-7241 Hart Starr Crawford e: hstarrcrawford@fenixenergy.com

SERVICES

ARCHITECTS

Colborne Architectural Group Pacific Inc 1201 Pender St W Suite 730, Vancouver V6E 2V2 Richard Newell ..........................p: 604-669-4166 e: info@colbornegroup.com colbornegroup.com DIALOG 611 Alexander St Suite 406, Vancouver V6A 1E1 Edel Naughton ...........................p: 604-909-1624 e: lcamp@dialogdesign.ca dialogdesign.ca DRK Design 1286 7th Ave W, Vancouver V6H 1B6 David Kominek ...........................p: 604-928-6036 e: info@drkdesign.ca drkdesign.ca Endall Elliot Associates Architecture Urban Design 910B Richards St, Vancouver V6B 3C1 .....................................p: 604-687-3008 e: design@endallelliot.com endallelliot.com Formwerks Architectural Inc 1625 5th Ave W, Vancouver V6J 1N5 ..................................... p: 604-683-5441 e: office@formwerks.net formwerks.ca Frits De Vries Architects Ltd 1834 1st Ave W, Vancouver V6J 1G5 Frits De Vries .............................p: 604-736-7820 frits.ca GBL Architects Inc 139 8th Ave E, Vancouver V5T 1R8 ......................................p: 604-736-1156 e: info@gblarchitects.com gblarchitects.com HCMA Architecture + Design 675 Hastings St W Suite 400, Vancouver V6B 1N2 .....................................p: 604-732-6620 e: office@hcma.ca hcma.ca Iredale Group Architecture 12 Water St Suite 220, Vancouver V6B 1A5 ..................................... p: 604-736-5581 e: architect@iredale.ca iredale.ca

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Merrick Architecture - Borowski Sakumoto Fligg McIntyre Ltd 839 Cambie St Suite 300, Vancouver V6B 2P4 Mark Zaitsoff ............................. p: 604-683-4131 e: info@merrickarch.com merrickarch.com MIZA Architects Inc 2425 Quebec St Suite 303, Vancouver V5T 4L6 Michael Wartman......................p: 604-790-1688 e: mwartman@mizaarchitects.com mizaarchitects.com Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership 1066 Hastings St W Suite 1900, Vancouver V6E 3X1 William J Reid ...........................p: 604-687-2990 e: mcmp@mcmparchitects.com mcmparchitects.com Omicron Canada Inc 595 Burrard St Suite 500 PO Box 49369, Vancouver V7X 1L4 Karena Selnar ............................p: 604-632-3367 e: kselnar@omicronaec.com omicronaec.com Perkins+Will Canada Architects Co 1220 Homer St, Vancouver V6B 2Y5 .....................................p: 604-484-1558 e: info@perkinswill.com ca.perkinswill.com RWA Group Architecture Ltd 355 Kingsway, Vancouver V5T 3J7 Bev Holmes ................................p: 604-736-8959 e: admin@rwa.ca rwa.ca

site lines architecture 23160 96 Ave Suite 200 PO Box 249, Fort Langley V1M 2R6 ....................................p: 604-881-7173 e: reception@sitelines.ca sitelines.ca

ASSOCIATIONS Association of Consulting Engineering Companies BC (ACEC-BC) 409 Granville St Suite 1258, Vancouver V6C 1T2 ...................................... p: 604-687-2811 e: info@acec-bc.ca acec-bc.ca

BC Insulators - Heat & Frost Insulators 118 233 11th Ave E, Vancouver V5T 2C4 Neil Munro.................................p: 604-877-0909 insulators118.org BC Real Estate Association 701 Georgia St W Suite 1420 PO Box 10123, Vancouver V7Y 1C6 .....................................p: 604-683-7702 e: bcrea@bcrea.bc.ca bcrea.bc.ca

BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association 8678 Greenall Ave Suite 307, Burnaby V5J 3M6 Kelly Scott..................................p: 604-436-0220 e: info@roadbuilders.bc.ca roadbuilders.bc.ca BC Sustainable Energy Association 128 Hastings St W Suite 210, Vancouver V6B 1G8 .....................................p: 604-332-0025 e: info@bcsea.org bcsea.org BC Tech Association 887 Great Northern Way Suite 101, Vancouver V5T 4T5 ......................................p: 604-683-6159 e: info@wearebctech.com wearebctech.com BC Water & Waste Association 1090 Pender St W Suite 620, Vancouver V6E 2N7 .....................................p: 604-433-4389 e: contact@bcwwa.org bcwwa.org British Columbia Environment Industry Association 1130 Pender St W Suite 305, Vancouver V6E 4A4 ..................................... p: 604-683-2751 e: info@bceia.com bceia.com, hazwastebc.com British Columbia Insulation Contractors Association 2465 Beta Ave Suite 214, Burnaby V5C 5N1 .....................................p: 604-438-6616 e: info@bcica.org bcica.org

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Building Owners and Managers Association of BC 409 Granville St Suite 556, Vancouver V6C 1T2 ......................................p: 604-684-3916 e: info@boma.bc.ca boma.bc.ca Canada Green Building Council - BC Chapter 1021 Hastings St W Suite 550, Vancouver V6E 0C3 ......................................p: 866-941-1184 cagbc.org Canadian Home Buildersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association of BC 6400 Roberts St Suite 400 BCIT Campus, Burnaby V5G 4C9 .....................................p: 604-432-7112 e: info@chbabc.org chbabc.org Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Association 475 Georgia St W Suite 660, Vancouver V6B 4M9 ....................................p: 604-283-1040 e: info@chfca.ca chfca.ca Cement Association of Canada - Western Region 1188 Georgia St W Suite 900, Vancouver V6E 4A2 .....................................p: 604-269-0582 e: western@cement.ca cement.ca Clean Energy BC 409 Granville St Suite 354, Vancouver V6C 1T2 ......................................p: 604-568-4778 e: info@cleanenergybc.org cleanenergybc.org

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Electronic Recycling Association 11280 Twigg Pl Suite 125, Vancouver V6V 0A6 .....................................p: 604-215-4483 e: vancouver@era.ca era.ca Engineers and Geoscientists BC 4010 Regent St Suite 200, Burnaby V5C 6N2 .....................................p: 604-430-8035 e: info@egbc.ca egbc.ca Forestry Innovation Investment 1130 Pender St W Suite 1200, Vancouver V6E 4A4 .....................................p: 604-685-7507 e: info@bcfii.ca bcfii.ca Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association 7495 132 St Suite 1003, Surrey V3W 1J8 Bob de Wit .................................p: 778-373-9780 e: bob@gvhba.org gvhba.org International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local 118 (British Columbia) 233 11th Ave E, Vancouver V5T 2C4 ......................................p: 604-877-0909 e: insulators@hnf118.com insulators118.org Mechanical Contractors Association of BC 3989 Henning Dr Suite 223, Burnaby V5C 6N5 .....................................p: 604-205-5058 e: staff@mcabc.org mcabc.org Planning Institute of British Columbia 355 Burrard St Suite 1750, Vancouver V6C 2G8 ..................................... p: 604-696-5031 e: info@pibc.bc.ca pibc.bc.ca Urban Development Institute - Pacific Region 602 Hastings St W Suite 200, Vancouver V6B 1P2 ......................................p: 604-669-9585 udi.bc.ca Vancouver Regional Construction Association 3636 4th Ave E, Vancouver V5M 1M3 Fiona Famulak ............................p: 604-294-3766 e: vrca@vrca.bc.ca vrca.bc.ca

BUILDING CONTRACTORS Best Builders Ltd 5461 12 Ave Suite 103, Delta V4M 2B2 Todd Best....................................p: 604-943-2378 e: info@bestbuilders.ca bestbuilders.ca Bucci Developments Ltd 1669 3rd Ave W Suite 202, Vancouver V6J 1K1 ...................................... p: 604-688-7011 e: admin@bucci.com bucci.com Darwin Construction 197 Forester St Suite 404, North Vancouver V7H 0A6 .....................................p: 604-929-7944 e: info@darwin.ca darwinconstruction.ca Division 15 Mechanical Ltd 6582 144 St, Surrey V3W 5R4 Dinos Hadjiloizou .......................p: 604-214-8730 e: info@div15mechanical.com div15mechanical.com Double V Construction Ltd 13303 78 Ave Suite 406, Surrey V3W 5B9 Shane Van Vliet ......................... p: 604-590-3131 e: info@doublevconstruction.com doublevconstruction.com

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Enersolv Design + Build Ltd 4016 1st Ave, Burnaby V5C 3W4 ....................................p: 604-684-7244 e: admin@enersolv.ca enersolv.ca Harald Koehn Construction Ltd 6335 185A St, Surrey V3S 8J5 Harald Koehn .............................p: 604-250-2580 e: hkoehn@haraldkoehn.com haraldkoehn.com Inspired Renovations 1351 Grant St, Vancouver V3S 8V1 Allen Hemmelgarn .....................p: 778-859-7366 e: info@inspiredrenovations.ca inspiredrenovations.ca Kindred Construction Ltd 2150 Broadway W Suite 308, Vancouver V6K 4L9 ......................................p: 604-736-4847 e: info@kindredconstruction.com kindredconstruction.com Maskeen Group of Companies 6321 King George Blvd Unit 308, Surrey V3X 1G1 Jagdip Sivia................................p: 604-502-9096 e: info@maskeen.ca maskeen.ca My House Design/Build Team Ltd 15356 Fraser Hwy, Surrey V3R 3P5 ......................................p: 604-694-6873 e: info@myhousedesignbuild.com myhousedesignbuild.com Naikoon Contracting Ltd 342 Esplanade E Suite 3, North Vancouver V7L 1A4 Joe Geluch .................................p: 778-340-1566 e: info@naikoon.ca naikooncontracting.com Natural Balance Premium Home Builders 3288 Dunbar St, Vancouver V6S 2C3 .....................................p: 778-330-7607 e: info@naturalbalancehomes.com naturalbalancehomes.com Total Construction Inc 1751 Capilano Rd Suite 200, West Vancouver V7P 3B5 Alex Barbachkov ........................p: 604-770-0616 e: info@totalproject.ca totalproject.ca Ventana Construction Corp 3875 Henning Dr, Burnaby V5C 6N5 .....................................p: 604-291-9000 e: leed@ventanaconstruction.com ventanaconstruction.com Wales McLelland Construction 6211 Fraserwood Pl, Richmond V6W 1J2 ....................................p: 604-638-1212 e: info@walesmclelland.com walesmclelland.com Westcoast Outbuildings Inc 39200 Government Rd, Squamish V8B 0A0 Colin Doylend.............................p: 604-338-8543 e: colin@outbuildings.ca outbuildings.ca

COMMUNITY & URBAN PLANNING Pacific Land Group Inc 12992 76 Ave Unit 212, Surrey V3W 2V6 ....................................p: 604-501-1624 e: info@pacificlandgroup.ca pacificlandgroup.ca RWA Group Architecture Ltd 355 Kingsway, Vancouver V5T 3J7 Bev Holmes ................................p: 604-736-8959 e: admin@rwa.ca rwa.ca

Urban Systems Ltd 1090 Homer St Suite 550, Vancouver V6B 2W9 .................................... p: 604-235-1701 e: vancouver@urbansystems.ca urbansystems.ca

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL RECYCLING DEPOTS ABC Recycling Ltd 8081 Meadow Ave, Burnaby V3N 2V9 .....................................p: 604-522-9727 e: info@abcrecycling.com abcrecycling.com Ecowaste Industries Ltd 3031 Viking Way Suite 100, Richmond V6V 1W1 .................................... p: 604-276-9511 e: info@ecowaste.com ecowaste.com Pacific Metals Recycling International 8360 Ontario St, Vancouver V5X 3E5 ......................................p: 604-327-1148 e: mlotzkar@pacificmetals.ca pacificmetals.ca Urban Impact Recycling Ltd 15360 Knox Way, Richmond V6V 3A6 .....................................p: 604-273-0089 e: mike.sales@urbanimpact.com urbanimpact.com

CONSTRUCTION WASTE HAULERS 505-Junk 1593 East Kent Ave N, Vancouver V5P 4Y7 Barry Hartman............................p: 604-505-5865 e: info@505junk.com 505junk.com Fresh Start Recycling & Disposal Ltd 119 Pender St W Suite 405, Vancouver V6B 1S4 Thomas Goodall .........................p: 604-637-6400 e: info@freshstartrecycling.com freshstartrecycling.com Green Coast Rubbish Inc 506 Brand St, North Vancouver V7N 1G1 Eamonn Duignan........................p: 778-689-4530 e: pickup@greencoastrubbish.com greencoastrubbish.com

CONSULTING ENGINEERS AECOM 3292 Production Way Suite 330, Burnaby V5A 4R4 .....................................p: 604-444-6400 e: canadacommunications@aecom.com aecom.com Ausenco 855 Homer St, Vancouver V6B 2W2 .................................... p: 604-684-9311 e: info.nam@ausenco.com ausenco.com DIALOG 611 Alexander St Suite 406, Vancouver V6A 1E1 Edel Naughton ...........................p: 604-909-1624 e: lcamp@dialogdesign.ca dialogdesign.ca Energy Revolution Services 375 Water St Suite 200, Vancouver V6B 0M9 Michael Pullinger.......................p: 604-800-7794 e: info@energyrevolution.ca Golder Associates Ltd 2920 Virtual Way Suite 200, Vancouver V5M 0C4 ....................................p: 604-296-4200 e: solutions@golder.com golder.com Hatch 1066 Hastings St W Suite 400, Vancouver V6E 3X2 Mellissa Winfield-Lesk ..............p: 604-689-5767 e: hatch@hatch.com hatch.com

Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd 2955 Virtual Way Suite 500, Vancouver V5M 4X6 Alex Sy .......................................p: 604-669-3800 e: info@klohn.com klohn.com MCW Consultants Ltd 1185 Georgia St W Suite 1400, Vancouver V6E 4E6 ...................................... p: 604-687-1821 e: mcw_van@mcw.com mcw.com

COST CONSULTANTS Advicas Group Consultants Inc 31 Bastion Sq Suite 100, Victoria V8W 1J1 John Granger..............................p: 250-383-1008 e: admin@advicas.com advicas.com Altus Group 1055 Georgia St W Suite 2500, Vancouver V6E 3P3 ...................................... p: 604-683-5591 e: info@altusgroup.com altusgroup.com Target Zero Waste Consulting Inc 1567 Deep Cove Rd, North Vancouver V7G 1S4 Jeff Levitt ...................................p: 604-788-7024 e: info@targetzerowaste.com targetzerowaste.com

COUNSEL FOR GREEN BUILDING DESIGN Pembina Institute 55 Water St Suite 610, Vancouver V6B 1A1 Stephen Hui ...............................p: 604-874-8558 e: stephenh@pembina.org pembina.org

Vancity Community Business & Investment 183 Terminal Ave, Vancouver V6A 4G2 .....................................p: 604-877-7000 e: greenbusiness@vancity.com vancity.com

Wood WORKS! BC A program of the Canadian Wood Council Lynn Embury-Williams ...............p: 877-929-9663 e: lembury-williams@wood-works.ca wood-works.ca/bc

DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS Core Group Consultants Ltd 8988 Fraserton Crt Suite 320, Burnaby V5J 5H8 .....................................p: 604-299-0605 coregroupconsultants.com Urbanics Consultants Ltd 409 Granville St Suite 1207, Vancouver V6C 1T2 ......................................p: 604-669-2724 e: info@urbanics.com urbanics.com

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EDUCATION/TRAINING BCIT School of Construction and the Environment Burnaby Campus 3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby V5G 3H2 .....................................p: 604-434-5734 e: construction@bcit.ca bcit.ca/construction Green Workplace Vancouver Nicholas Lamm ..........................p: 604-338-2429 e: info@greenworkplace.ca greenworkplace.ca

naturally:wood 1130 Pender St W Suite 1200, Vancouver V6E 4A4 .....................................p: 604-685-7507 e: info@naturallywood.com naturallywood.com Society Promoting Environmental Conservation 2305 7th Ave W, Vancouver V6K 1Y4 Oliver Lane .................................p: 604-736-7732 e: admin@spec.bc.ca spec.bc.ca

ENERGY MANAGEMENT FIRMS Energy Revolution Services 375 Water St Suite 200, Vancouver V6B 0M9 Michael Pullinger.......................p: 604-800-7794 e: info@energyrevolution.ca EnEta Energy Engineering Inc 1108 Riverside Close Unit 34, Port Coquitlam V3B 8C2 Salah Mahdi ..............................p: 778-891-7802 e: salah@eneta.ca eneta.ca Freethem Generation Inc 7131 Stride Ave Suite 305, Burnaby V3N 0E3 Claes Fredriksson.......................p: 866-882-0088 e: claes@freethem.com freethem.com Johnson Controls Ltd 3680 2nd Ave E, Vancouver V5M 0A4 ....................................p: 604-707-5200 johnsoncontrols.com Kambo Energy Solutions 1111 Melville St Suite 620, Vancouver V6E 4A6 Angela Foster .............................p: 604-629-7813 e: angela@kambo.com kambo.com QMC Submetering Solutions 573 Sherling Pl Suite 1105, Port Coquitlam V3B 0J6 ......................................p: 604-526-5155 e: info@qmeters.com qmeters.com SES Consulting Inc 55 Water St Suite 410, Vancouver V6B 1A1 .....................................p: 604-568-1800 e: info@sesconsulting.com sesconsulting.com

ENERGY SERVICE COMPANIES Ameresco Canada 2608 Granville St Suite 360, Vancouver V6H 3V3 Doug Wall ..................................p: 604-684-4984 e: dwall@ameresco.com ameresco.ca

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Corix Utilities 1188 Georgia St W Suite 1160, Vancouver V6E 4A2 .....................................p: 604-697-6700 e: info.utilities@corix.com corix.com Ecolighten Energy Solutions 1460 Main St Suite 200, North Vancouver V7J 1C8 Ryan Coleman ............................p: 604-971-2088 e: info@ecolighten.com ecolighten.com Energy Revolution Services 375 Water St Suite 200, Vancouver V6B 0M9 Michael Pullinger.......................p: 604-800-7794 e: info@energyrevolution.ca Fenix Energy Solutions Ltd 4016 1st Ave, Burnaby V5C 3W4 Hart Starr Crawford ................... p: 604-684-7241 e: hstarrcrawford@fenixenergy.com fenixenergy.com

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING Ambleside Environmental 1489 Marine Dr Suite 427, West Vancouver V7T 1B8 ......................................p: 604-281-3993 amblesideenvironmental.com ARCADIS Canada 1080 Mainland St Suite 308, Vancouver V6B 2T4 ...................................... p: 604-632-9941 e: info.canada@arcadis.com arcadis.com Binpal Engineering Ltd 8232 120 St Suite 215, Surrey V3W 3N4 Jas Binpal...................................p: 604-596-3815 e: info@binpaleng.com binpaleng.com Hatfield Consultants 850 Harbourside Dr Suite 200, North Vancouver V7P 0A3 ..................................... p: 604-926-3261 e: hcp@hatfieldgroup.com hatfieldgroup.com Hemmera 4730 Kingsway Suite 1800, Burnaby V5H 0C6 .....................................p: 604-669-0424 e: phemsley@hemmera.com hemmera.com Keystone Environmental Ltd 4400 Dominion St Suite 320, Burnaby V5G 4G3 ..................................... p: 604-430-0671 e: keyinfo@keystoneenvironmental.ca keystoneenvironmental.ca NEXT Environmental Inc 2550 Boundary Rd Suite 215, Burnaby V5M 3Z3 Harm Gross ................................p: 604-419-3800 e: hgross@nextenvironmental.com nextenvironmental.com

PGL Environmental Consultants 1185 Georgia St W Suite 1200, Vancouver V6E 4E6 Duncan Macdonald....................p: 604-682-3707 e: information@pggroup.com pggroup.com Pinchin Ltd 13775 Commerce Pky Suite 200, Richmond V6V 2V4 ..................................... p: 604-244-8101 e: jholland@phharcenv.com pinchin.com

Recollective Consulting Inc 128 Hastings St W Suite 210, Vancouver V6B 1G8 Eesmyal Santos-Brault ..............p: 604-669-4940 e: info@recollective.ca recollective.ca SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd 1620 8th Ave W Suite 200, Vancouver V6J 1V4 Steve Neville .............................p: 604-754-3874 e: sneville@slrconsulting.com slrconsulting.com

GREEN WALLS & GREEN ROOFS Denbow 40874 Yale Rd W, Chilliwack V2R 4J2 Willetta Les ...............................p: 888-933-6269 e: sales@denbow.com denbow.com Green over Grey - Living Walls & Design Inc 555 Burrard St Suite 900, Vancouver V7X 1M8 ....................................p: 604-837-0333 e: info@greenovergrey.com greenovergrey.com

INDOOR AIR QUALITY SERVICES Design Intent Balancing Services Ltd 32615 Marshall Rd, Abbotsford V2T 1A8 Damian Evans ............................p: 778-552-1487 e: designintent@shaw.ca Envirotech Air Inc 17358 104A Ave Suite 8, Surrey V4N 5M3 George Daschko.........................p: 604-951-2330 e: enviropc@telus.net envirotechbc.com Island Clean Air Inc 326 East Kent Ave S Suite 101, Vancouver V5X 4N6 .....................................p: 604-322-2979 e: info@islandcleanair.com islandcleanair.com

INTEGRATED GREEN BUILDING CONSULTING SERVICES Built Green Canada 8615 104 St, Edmonton AB T6E 4G6 Jennifer Christenson ..................p: 855-485-0920 e: info@builtgreencanada.ca builtgreencanada.ca Capital Home Energy Inc 1778 2nd Ave W Suite 250, Vancouver V6J 1H6 Luke Dolan .................................p: 604-562-0387 e: info@capitalhomeenergy.com capitalhomeenergy.com Light House: Sustainable Building Centre 425 Carrall St Suite 90, Vancouver V6B 6E3 ......................................p: 604-677-3126 e: info@lhsbc.com sustainablebuildingcentre.com

Recollective Consulting Inc 128 Hastings St W Suite 210, Vancouver V6B 1G8 Eesmyal Santos-Brault ..............p: 604-669-4940 e: info@recollective.ca recollective.ca Recollective is a values-driven green building consulting firm specializing in facilitation, Passive House, step code, LEED, Living Building Challenge and energy modelling.

INTERIOR DESIGN DIALOG 611 Alexander St Suite 406, Vancouver V6A 1E1 Edel Naughton ...........................p: 604-909-1624 e: lcamp@dialogdesign.ca dialogdesign.ca Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd 1500 Georgia St W Suite 1685, Vancouver V6G 2Z6 .....................................p: 604-683-4145 e: carol.jones@kasian.com kasian.com Omicron Canada Inc 595 Burrard St Suite 500 PO Box 49369, Vancouver V7X 1L4 Karena Selnar ............................p: 604-632-3367 e: kselnar@omicronaec.com omicronaec.com Square One Interior Design 1201 Pender St W Suite 720, Vancouver V6E 2V2 Jennifer Hamilton ......................p: 604-678-1085 e: jennifer@sq1.ca sq1.ca SSDG Interiors Inc 609 Granville St Suite 310, Vancouver V7Y 1G5 ..................................... p: 604-685-4301 e: info@ssdg.com ssdg.com

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DIALOG 611 Alexander St Suite 406, Vancouver V6A 1E1 Edel Naughton ...........................p: 604-909-1624 e: lcamp@dialogdesign.ca dialogdesign.ca Our Designs Landscape Architects & Associates Inc 1335 Fernwood Cres, North Vancouver V7P 1K3 Donna Rodman ..........................p: 604-929-0776 e: donna@ourdesigns.ca/oceanspirit@telus.net ourdesigns.ca Universal design, riparian planting design, health-care planning and design. Additional office: Nelson, B.C. PD Group Landscape Architecture Ltd 255 1st St W Suite 217, North Vancouver V7M 3G8 ....................................p: 604-904-9803 e: davidrose@pdgroup.ca pdgroup.ca PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc 1201 Pender St W Suite 500, Vancouver V6E 2V2 ...................................... p: 604-688-6111 e: mlong@pwlpartnership.com pwlpartnership.com

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERS DIALOG 611 Alexander St Suite 406, Vancouver V6A 1E1 Edel Naughton ...........................p: 604-909-1624 e: lcamp@dialogdesign.ca dialogdesign.ca E-Factor Engineering Inc 1892 Broadway W Suite 200, Vancouver V6J 1Y9 Brian D Sikorski .........................p: 604-708-4140 e: brian@eforenergy.com eforenergy.com Energy Revolution Services 375 Water St Suite 200, Vancouver V6B 0M9 Michael Pullinger.......................p: 604-800-7794 e: info@energyrevolution.ca Integral Group 200 Granville St Suite 180, Vancouver V6C 1S4 .....................................p: 604-687-1800 e: info@integralgroup.com integralgroup.com ITEC Systems Designs Ltd 20092 93A Ave Unit 4, Langley V1M 3Y4 Harold Forsyth............................p: 604-882-9500 e: hforsyth@itecsys.com itecsys.com McCuaig & Associates Engineering Ltd 33 8th Ave E Suite 201, Vancouver V5T 1R5 John McCuaig ............................p: 604-255-0992 e: info@mccuaig.net mccuaig.net Rocky Point Engineering Ltd 211 Georgia St E Suite 102, Vancouver V6A 1Z6 .....................................p: 604-559-8809 e: info@rpeng.ca rockypointengineering.com

PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS Aurora Solar Technologies Inc 930 1st St W Suite 223, North Vancouver V7P 3N4 .....................................p: 778-241-5000 e: info@aurorasolartech.com aurorasolartech.com BQE Water 900 Howe St Suite 250, Vancouver V6Z 2M4 ....................................p: 604-685-1243 e: info@bqewater.com bqewater.com Denbow 40874 Yale Rd W, Chilliwack V2R 4J2 Willetta Les ...............................p: 888-933-6269 e: sales@denbow.com denbow.com Multi-storey and green roof soil and aggregate installation with blower truck, custom soil blends, revegetation seeding, green retaining walls, erosion and sediment control, slope stabilization, stream bank restoration. Detec Systems 1728 Shearwater Terrace, Sidney V8L 5L4 David Vokey ............................... p: 250-655-0911 e: info@detecsystems.com detecsystems.com dPoint Technologies Inc 1455 Georgia St E, Vancouver V5L 2A9 James Dean ...............................p: 604-488-1132 e: jdean@dpoint.ca dpoint.ca Loop Energy Inc 4664 Lougheed Hwy Suite 200, Burnaby V5C 5T5 Ben Nyland ................................p: 604-222-3400 e: info@loopenergy.com loopenergy.com

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Plan B Energy Storage 8286 Sherbrooke St, Vancouver V5X 4R6 .....................................p: 604-425-1053 e: info@pbes.com pbes.com Quadrogen Power Systems Inc 4250 Wesbrook Mall Suite 1160, Vancouver V6T 1W5 ....................................p: 604-221-7170 e: sales@quadrogen.com quadrogen.com Terra Mechanical Ltd 1643 Beach Grove Rd, Delta V4L 1P4 Jason De Los Santos.................. p: 778-858-2991 e: office@terramechanical.ca terramechanical.ca ZE PowerGroup Inc 5920 No 2 Rd Suite 130, Richmond V7C 4R9 Aiman El-Ramly..........................p: 604-244-1469 e: aiman@ze.com ze.com

RENEWABLE ENERGY Anagram SOLAR Inc 45462 Tamihi Way Unit 31, Chilliwack V2R 0Y2 Colin Doylend.............................p: 604-338-8543 e: colin@anagramsolar.com anagramsolar.com Ballard Power Systems Inc 9000 Glenlyon Pky, Burnaby V5J 5J8 ......................................p: 604-454-0900 e: marketing@ballard.com ballard.com Chinook Power Corp 4388 Prospect Rd, North Vancouver V7N 3L7 Stephen Cheeseman ..................p: 604-924-4494 chinookpower.com Delta-Q Technologies Corp 3755 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby V5G 3H3 .....................................p: 604-327-8244 e: info@delta-q.com delta-q.com Energy Revolution Services 375 Water St Suite 200, Vancouver V6B 0M9 Michael Pullinger.......................p: 604-800-7794 e: info@energyrevolution.ca General Fusion Inc 3680 Bonneville Pl Suite 106, Burnaby V3N 4T5 Michel Laberge ..........................p: 604-439-3003 e: info@generalfusion.com generalfusion.com Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd 4288 Lozells Ave Suite 208, Burnaby V5A 0C7 .....................................p: 604-259-0343 e: sales@greenlanebiogas.com greenlanebiogas.com Innergex Renewable Energy Inc 1185 Georgia St W Suite 900, Vancouver V6E 4E6 ......................................p: 604-633-9990 e: info@innergex.com innergex.com Palcan Energy Corp 4250 Wesbrook Mall Suite 1152, Vancouver V6T 1W5 ....................................p: 604-288-7822 e: hannah.han@palcan.net palcan.com Pembina Institute 55 Water St Suite 610, Vancouver V6B 1A1 Stephen Hui ...............................p: 604-874-8558 e: stephenh@pembina.org pembina.org Schneider Electric Canada 3700 Gilmore Way, Burnaby V5G 4M1 ....................................p: 604-422-2642 e: canadian.pss@schneider-electric.com schneider-electric.ca

Synex International Inc 1444 Alberni St Suite 400, Vancouver V6G 2Z4 ..................................... p: 604-688-8271 e: gsunell@synex.com synex.com Vancouver Renewable Energy 130 Broadway W, Vancouver V5Y 1P3 Rob Baxter .................................p: 778-869-8333 e: main@vrec.ca vrec.ca Westport Fuel Systems Inc 1750 75th Ave W Suite 101, Vancouver V6P 6G2 .....................................p: 604-718-2000 e: info@wfsinc.com wfsinc.com

SALVAGE CONTRACTORS Chilliwack New & Used Building Materials Inc 44720 Yale Rd, Chilliwack V2R 4H1 .....................................p: 604-792-7322 e: office@chilliwacknewandused.ca chilliwacknewandused.ca

SPECIFICATION WRITERS Energy Revolution Services 375 Water St Suite 200, Vancouver V6B 0M9 Michael Pullinger.......................p: 604-800-7794 e: info@energyrevolution.ca

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS Associated Engineering (BC) Ltd 2889 12th Ave E Suite 500, Vancouver V5M 4T5 Lianna Mah ................................ p: 604-293-1411 e: laup@ae.ca ae.ca DIALOG 611 Alexander St Suite 406, Vancouver V6A 1E1 Edel Naughton ...........................p: 604-909-1624 e: lcamp@dialogdesign.ca dialogdesign.ca Glotman Simpson Group 1661 5th Ave W, Vancouver V6J 1N5 .....................................p: 604-734-8822 e: info@glotmansimpson.com glotmansimpson.com RJC Engineers 1285 Broadway W Suite 300, Vancouver V6H 3X8 .....................................p: 604-738-0048 e: cgroves@rjc.ca rjc.ca Weiler Smith Bowers 3855 Henning Dr Suite 118, Burnaby V5C 6N3 .....................................p: 604-294-3753 e: wsb@wsb-eng.com wsb-eng.com

SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTING Avid Consulting Group Ltd 610 Granville St Suite 3113, Vancouver V6C 3T3 Jo Anne Gin................................p: 778-317-8814 e: joanne.gin@avidconsulting.ca avidconsulting.ca Biocentric Business Solutions 1140 Castle Cres Suite 190, Port Coquitlam V3C 5R5 Chris Knoll..................................p: 604-328-7253 e: chris@biocentric.ca biocentric.ca Green Workplace Vancouver Nicholas Lamm..........................p: 604-338-2429 e: info@greenworkplace.ca greenworkplace.ca Greenomics Corp 2116 Triumph St, Vancouver V5L 1K9 Erich Schwartz ...........................p: 604-790-1490 e: erich.schwartz@greenomics.ca greenomics.ca

Recollective Consulting Inc 128 Hastings St W Suite 210, Vancouver V6B 1G8 Eesmyal Santos-Brault ..............p: 604-669-4940 e: info@recollective.ca recollective.ca Recollective is a values-driven green building consulting firm specializing in facilitation, Passive House, step code, LEED, Living Building Challenge and energy modelling.

WASTE MANAGEMENT/ SOIL REMEDIATION 505-Junk 1593 East Kent Ave N, Vancouver V5P 4Y7 Barry Hartman............................p: 604-505-5865 e: info@505junk.com 505junk.com Annacis Waste Disposal Corp 7231 120 St Suite 446, Surrey V3W 0M6 Paul Antoniou ............................p: 604-594-7848 e: paul@annaciswaste.com annaciswaste.com Belkorp Environmental Services Inc 1508 Broadway W Suite 900, Vancouver V6J 1W8 ....................................p: 604-688-8533 belkorp.com Covanta Burnaby Renewable Energy Inc 5150 Riverbend Dr, Burnaby V3N 4V3 Russ Anderson ...........................p: 604-521-1025 covanta.com RecycleSmart 3751 Shell Rd Suite 100, Richmond V6X 2W2 ....................................p: 888-892-1796 e: info@recycle-smart.com recycle-smart.com Recycling Alternative 449 Industrial Ave, Vancouver V6A 2P8 Jeff Wint ....................................p: 604-874-7283 e: info@recyclingalternative.com recyclingalternative.com Revolution Resource Recovery Inc 19500 56 Ave, Surrey V3S 6K4 Christine Thompson ...................p: 604-539-1900 e: christine@aforceofnature.ca aforceofnature.ca Wescan Disposal 925 Sherwood Ave Unit 6, Coquitlam V3K 1A9 Dispatch .................................... p: 604-526-9511 e: sales@wescandisposal.com wescandisposal.com

West Coast Reduction Ltd 1292 Venables St, Vancouver V6A 4B4 ..................................... p: 604-255-9301 e: info@wcrl.com wcrl.com

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