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British Columbia’s Sustainability Resource

Designful but mindful Houses and neighbourhoods built to reduce environmental impact

Ready, set, offset Creative ways to invest your company’s credits

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In tandem By Naomi Wittes Reichstein or those who have been watching trends in sustainability and corporate social responsibility for a while, it’s encouraging to witness a move away from “duel” and toward “dual.” What I mean: a new tendency among for-profits to team up with environmental organizations – advocacy groups or consultancies – and establish partnerships for the combined purposes of enhancing business value and reducing environmental harm. This new pattern is at variance with the earlier model, which saw the corporate and environmental sectors as irretrievably at odds. Today’s companies team with environmentally friendly organizations when they want to do right by the earth while saving operational costs, including energy use. An inspiring example featured in the pages of Green Space this year: Catalyst Paper Corp. of Richmond worked with WWF-Canada as a Climate Saver partner to cut its carbon dioxide emissions, embrace recycling initiatives and even make the move toward developing Catalyst Cooled, a carbon-neutral paper. In British Columbia and Alberta, Overwaitea Food Group Ltd. works with the David Suzuki Foundation and SeaChoice to offer sustainable seafood, while forward-thinking companies like Canadian Tire plan today to reduce their risk from the carbon prices of tomorrow. Architects, designers and builders have been embracing ever more ambitious ways of incorporating principles of sustainability into their work. In Vancouver, a house by Natural Balance Home Builders Ltd. uses a radiant system to draw in air that heats water, pioneering the use of this European technology in North America. In a large-scale renovation of Jubilee House, BC Housing used the new Noxite Eco-Active in its roofing: a material that reduces pollution

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by lessening release of nitrous oxide into the environment. UniverCity on Burnaby Mountain, which has won a 2011 Award for Planning Excellence from the Canadian Institute of Planners, is a model of innovative clean technology. Signs of progress are likewise evident in the efforts under way in B.C. to step up recycling, reuse and composting of many different materials across a wide variety of sectors. From composting and diversion of solid waste from landfills in the Regional District of Nanaimo to the systems designed by companies such as EcoFluid Systems Inc. that treat waste water suitably for discharge back into the environment, B.C.’s municipalities and private industries are putting our resources back to work. For some especially British Columbian flavour, uncork our story on the greening of the Okanagan’s wine industry. Today, earth-conscious vintners are pursuing LEED certifications for their winery buildings. Explore Tantalus Vineyards of Kelowna, which is going after LEED silver for its new 13,000-square-foot winery. One of the sassiest areas of advance in this sector: our burgeoning electricvehicle cluster, featuring energetic newer players in the automotive world. From the aerodynamic-looking eVaro by Future Vehicles Technologies of Maple Ridge to the Kestrel by Motive Industries Inc. of Calgary with a body made of – yes, it’s for real – hemp, this sector features ambitious Canadian entrepreneurs poised to seize opportunities to forge ahead in the green space. Explore with us. Ą

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Opposites attract Companies work with sustainability advocates to lessen footprints and improve value

Lyn Brown, vice-president of corporate affairs and social responsibility, Catalyst Paper, Richmond (left), and Darcy Dobell, vice-president, Pacific region, World Wildlife Fund Canada (right). Catalyst works with WWF-Canada as a Climate Saver partner

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Doug Burgoyne, founder and president of Frogbox, which entered into partnership with Climate Smart to measure and reduce its carbon footprint while cutting costs

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nvironmentalism used to be a case of David and Goliath: activists on inflatable dinghies sidling up to giant whaling vessels in the North Pacific, facing off against loggers in Clayoquot Sound, picketing corporations thought to be harming Earth. The tides are changing. Increasingly, non-profit environmental groups are teaming with companies that want to operate more sustainably. Businesses tap into the expertise of conservationists as they green their operations both internal and external. Catalyzing change Since 2005, Catalyst Paper Corp., a producer of specialty printing papers headquartered in Richmond, has worked voluntarily with World Wildlife Fund Canada to further its environmental commitment. As one of WWF-Canada’s Climate Saver partners, Catalyst has cut its carbon dioxide emissions by 70 per cent relative to 1990 levels: the equivalent of taking 250,000 cars off the road. “We believe that collective action is the best way to address the risk of global warming,” affirms Lyn Brown, Catalyst’s vicepresident of corporate affairs and social responsibility. “We see good value in looking to the expertise of credible and science-

based groups such as WWF, which can engage with us both critically and constructively as we strive to make better business decisions and improve our sustainability performance.” The partnership with WWF-Canada has helped Catalyst pursue fuel-switching, energy-saving and recycling initiatives in its B.C. mills. Its participation in Climate Savers has even allowed it to translate its gains into industry-changing, earth-friendly product offerings. On June 28, 2007, Rolling Stone magazine débuted its first issue printed on Catalyst Cooled paper: a special edition dedicated to global warming. Produced with no net increase in greenhousegas (GHG) emissions, Catalyst Cooled makes Catalyst the first company to have manufactured carbon-neutral paper on a mass scale. Rolling Stone continues to publish on manufactured carbonneutral paper made at Catalyst’s Port Alberni mill. “The GHG-neutral promise means that we account for and offset emissions that are within our direct control,” Brown explains. “That includes doing things that reduce our greenhouse-gas emissions as much as possible, like switching to renewable, carbonneutral fuels, reducing energy consumption and improving equipment-efficiency.” The product, Brown says, would not have materialized had www.greenspacebc.com BIV Magazines Green Space BC 2011 9

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Foundation with several other environmental organizations, works with companies like Overwaitea Food Group Ltd. to overcome obstacles and maximize success. “This idea sounds very simple, and … who would not want healthier oceans and more sustainable seafood? But to make that idea real in today’s world … [is] very tough,” says Overwaitea president Steve van der Leest. “We know that with the experts that we have in the SeaChoice organization helping us find practical solutions … we can make a difference.” Overwaitea, which operates 124 grocery stores in B.C. and Alberta, began working with the David Suzuki Foundation and SeaChoice to “come up with a sustainable seafood policy,” van der Leest says. “They have, in our opinion, the best science in the world on this topic.” David Suzuki: “We’re not going to make it if we The partnership bore fruit on don’t begin to work together with other sectors” April 21, 2010, when Overwaitea Hop, skip and jump announced that it would make sustainably farmed closedBased in Vancouver with franchises across the Lower Mainland, in containment Coho salmon available to consumers: the first food Toronto and in Seattle, Frogbox Inc. provides reusable containers retailer in Western Canada to do so. SeaChoice had helped the as alternatives to cardboard moving boxes. While the company company identify a Washington-state supplier that met its high was built on commitment to green, founder and president Doug sustainable-seafood standards. Burgoyne felt he could do even more, even better, shortly after “Just giving consumers a better choice isn’t the only way Frogbox’s launch in 2008. to make change,” says Jay Ritchlin, program director, marine “When we started the business, we looked at everything we and freshwater conservation, for the David Suzuki Foundation. could possibly do to minimize the environmental impact,” he says. “We used solar hosting for our website, we used biodiesel … “Sometimes policies have to change, or practices have to change, and Overwaitea has committed to help us work with its suppliers, but we didn’t really measure the impact of that.” the people who grow the agriculture products and fish for the Frogbox entered into partnership with Climate Smart wild-caught products. Businesses Inc., a social enterprise launched by non-profit “Sometimes it’s important to be able go with a major busiEcotrust Canada that helps businesses measure and reduce their ness partner to government and to say [that] we really do carbon footprints while cutting costs. need to change the way we monitor or manage our fisheries, Burgoyne says, “We wanted to minimize the operational so that everybody knows that things are getting better and impact of our service, and that’s where Climate Smart came in it’s not up to each and every individual to try and solve everyreally handy, because it helped us to measure it and understand thing [alone].” where our greenhouse gases were really coming from.” David Suzuki, who was on hand for the Earth Day announceOne strategy that Frogbox implemented was a softwarement, said, “Environmentalists have fought. We’ve fought against based routing system for its delivery trucks. bad practices, pollution of the air, the water; against clear-cut log“We wanted to reduce our fuel costs by 20 per cent, and ging; and it’s become very clear to me that, worthy as our causes we wanted to reduce our greenhouse-gas emissions per box are, we’re not going to make it if we don’t begin to work together delivered by 30 per cent,” Burgoyne explains. “Now we can lock with other sectors. customers down to sort out our orders in batches so we’re not “As the corporate sector begins to realize that you can’t just driving [inefficiently] all over the city.” ignore the environment – it’s critical not only for other people but also for their businesses – and begins to try to align its polBig fish to fry icies and practices with true sustainable ideas, that’s where the Businesses interested in the emerging sustainable-seafood sector action is as far as I’m concerned.” Ą may face challenges. SeaChoice, an initiative of the David Suzuki Catalyst not undertaken “a thorough review of its operations, with an eye to identifying emissions-reductions opportunities” through Climate Saver. According to Darcy Dobell, vicepresident, Pacific region, at WWFCanada, helping companies like Catalyst achieve success in sustainability is part of her organization’s mandate. “We reject the notion that there is an inherent conflict between business and the environment, economy and ecology,” she explains. “We’re not an organization that sees business as inherently antagonistic to good sustainability practices. Rather, we believe that there is an enormous opportunity for the business community to make a huge contribution to improving our relationship with the planet. Our aim is to engage the people who have the ability to make the biggest difference.”

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Building the future Creative thinking pushes development today

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here’s a green tinge to development and architecture across British Columbia. When one looks past political rhetoric and public buildings, one sees substantive change coming up from the street. This in part is due to the courage of individuals in overcoming the complexity of green construction. Builders are becoming more daring at the same time that consumers’ acceptance and soaring energy costs drive demand. In Vancouver, which trumpets the goal of becoming the greenest city in North America, a single builder has created Western Canada’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum house, an award-winning project that could send a ripple through the residential building industry. Atop Burnaby Mountain, a re-jigged boiler and a refurbished school indicate the restorative capacity of urban sustainability. And an old social-housing complex now cleans the air around it because a building consultant and contractor stretched the concept of green roofs.

Only natural Having introduced Western Canada’s first LEED platinum house, Natural Balance Home Builders Inc. of Vancouver has captured a national award this year from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association for the best green home in the country. The Kitsilano residence scored an EnerGuide rating of 88, whereas an average Vancouver house would score 66. Let’s put this in perspective. A one-point improvement on the EnerGuide scale from Natural Resources Canada typically reduces a house’s energy consumption by three to five per cent. The airy Natural Balance house, however, uses 70 per cent less energy than an average Canadian residence of comparable size. “The biggest news is the radiant air-to-water heating system,” says Natural Balance principal Nick Kerchum, who believes this is the first time the European system has been used in B.C. The air-to-heat system draws in air, heats it approximately to 100 degrees C and uses it to heat water circulating through the 12

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Western Canada’s first LEED platinum detached house (left), in Vancouver, has garnered a national award for green residential construction for Natural Balance Home Builders

radiant system. This very energy-efficient method allows for specific zone heating anywhere in the house. The house is also equipped with 30 solar tubes on the roof, used for efficient water heating. The entire main level is floored with natural basalt that holds a significant amount of solar thermal mass. Low-flow plumbing fixtures, countertops of recycled granite, millwork certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, recycled wood veneer, high fly-ash architectural concrete, deep sprayfoam insulation and triple-pane windows carry sustainability throughout the large house. Water conservation is assured through four planted green roofs, drought-tolerant landscaping and permeable pavers and surfaces for all walkways and patios. Structured as separate two and three-storey buildings connected by a central stairway, the design creates open space and a natural flow for the house, explains Kerchum. Across the UniverCity In his former capacity as president of Simon Fraser University, John Stubbs planted the seed for what has become UniverCity at SFU’s Burnaby campus. Stubbs envisioned a community on some 300 acres surrounding the university that would deserve international acclaim. “I am delighted that we have achieved that goal,” says Michael Photo: (left) Natural Balance Home Builders Inc.

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Geller, president of the Geller Group, an architect and urban planner who helped bring UniverCity to life four years ago. UniverCity has won the 2011 Award for Planning Excellence from the Canadian Institute of Planners in the neighbourhood planning category, the latest in a series of honours. Yet Gordon Harris, president and chief executive officer of SFU Community Trust, says that UniverCity represents “an evolution, not a revolution” in sustainable development. Sweeping in design and practical in realization, UniverCity is now home to about 3,000 persons and will be able to accommodate a maximum of 10,000 when fully built. It has introduced “suites within suites” as mortgage helpers in new condominiums, offers deeply discounted transit passes to residents and has incorporated its environmental requirements into its streets, its commercial and institutional buildings and its residences. Despite the green glitter and market success, it is a lowly but huge boiler that lies at the heart of UniverCity’s sustainability, Photos: (top) Dominic Schaefer Photography; (bottom) SFU Community Trust

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Architect and urban planner Michael Geller (above) helped bring UniverCity to life. Today some 3,000 residents live in what is one of North America’s greenest communities

supplying heat for all buildings there. The system’s conversion to biomass next year will reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by more than 80 per cent across Burnaby Mountain: equivalent to emissions from 935 homes or 2,100 cars. The SFU Community Trust has been working with Corix to develop the sustainable-energy project, which will give residents reliable, low-cost heat and hot water every day of the year without burning fossil fuels. www.greenspacebc.com BIV Magazines Green Space BC 2011 13

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Gordon Harris, president and CEO of SFU Community Trust, on UniverCity: “sustainable, affordable and livable”

Liberty Homes Ltd, which is building its second condo project at UniverCity, has already seen the boiler’s benefits. Its latest, 104unit project, known now as Parcel 23 but with a new name to come upon its completion next year, won’t need a furnace, just hydronic radiant heating hooked to the boiler lines. Liberty’s director of development Jesse Nobbs-Thiessen says that Liberty has encountered few problems meeting UniverCity’s environmental guidelines. Parcel 23 will have, among other features, green roofs, drywall made from recycled material from a B.C. supplier and an efficient ventilation system and non-offgassing materials for clean indoor air. Meanwhile, the restored University Highlands Elementary School is an example of how UniverCity is making older buildings sustainable. The existing school building has received extensive seismic upgrades and renovations designed to LEED gold. Green features include a demonstration green roof, solar panels that supply 20 per cent of the school’s electricity and a ventilation-exchange system that uses stale warm air released outside to preheat fresh air coming in. The school will also connected to the community boiler. Nobbs-Thiessen is impressed with the green know-how at UniverCity. He says, “There is a lot of talk about green, but when you get down to it, there is often a lot that people don’t understand. At UniverCity, they get it.” Harris attributes the “magic” of UniverCity to the incremental steps taken to bring the concept of a “sustainable, affordable and livable” community to life. “We started with guidelines,” he says, describing how such

Jubilee House, downtown Vancouver: a Noxite roof now cleans the city air around the building

guidelines matured into the current development requirements, which have earned the full support of private developers. The roof cleans up When the time came to re-roof a 25-year-old social-housing project in downtown Vancouver, BC Housing opted for a new material capable of reducing the equivalent in carbon emissions of about 1,000 automobiles. Manufactured by Texas-based Siplast, a subsidiary of the IcoPal Group, the Noxite Eco-Activ membrane was recommended to BC Housing by consultant RDH Building Engineering Ltd. and Bollman Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd., which installed the flat roof this year. Siplast claims the material can “reduce atmospheric pollution” by reducing the release of nitrous oxide into the environment. “It is a premium-priced product, but there was no upcharge for this installation,” says Lawrence Matzek, a partner in Bollman. Siplast, he explains, offers a discount as it is introducing Eco-Activ

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to the B.C. market from its distribution centre in North Vancouver. Country’s first multiMatzek says that Eco-Activ went down family residence built to just like a conventional roofing membrane and required no special handling, despite highest LEED standard its unique granular coating. Vancouver-based Adera Capital It is this coating that gives Noxite its Corp. has started construction of environmental credibility. The granules Canada’s first multi-family project increase the speed at which nitrous oxide designed to LEED platinum. degrades, transforming harmful molecules The 30-unit Seven35 in North Seven35, North Vancouver into a non-hazardous nitrate salt. Vancouver also has the first wasteWhen sunlight hits Noxite, the granules water heat-recovery system among private projects in North America, according to absorb UV light. Acting collectively as Adera president Norm Couttie. solar cells, the granules generate electrical Designed by Integra Architecture Inc., Seven35 includes ground-to-roof siding charges that accelerate the breakdown and walls of indigenous cedar. Interiors by Calvert Design Group incorporate locally of the nitrous oxide. The by-product of sourced natural materials such as cedar slate and limestone. the decomposition is carried away by All Seven35 residences will have guaranteed EnerGuide ratings of 82 or higher, as rainwater. well as sustainable features including Energy Star windows and appliances, motionAccording to Siplast, 500 squares (each sensor light switches, fluorescent light fixtures, low-VOC paints, low-flow faucets, being 100 square feet) of Eco-Activ memwater-efficient irrigation and future photovoltaic capacity for solar cells. brane can reduce an amount of nitrous oxide equivalent to that emitted by 23 automobiles driven 12,000 miles each. membrane costs about 20 per cent more than a conventional The 113,00-square-foot roof of Jubilee House – an 87-unit bitumen roof but requires the same labour to install as a convenapartment building for low-income people over 45 – is the first in tional torch-on single-ply roofing material. B.C. with an Eco-Activ roof. According to Bourget, the Vancouver installation shows how James Bourget of RDH Building Engineering says the innovative products are being introduced in renovations. Ą

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The flaws of laws

Performance, not rating checklists, should set standards for sustainability

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hile jurisdictions have lately been developing legislation to reduce human impact on the environment, laws with good intentions can end up having unintended consequences. What have some of these pitfalls been? Is there a thread common to them? What signs can alert policymakers to say, when creating a regulation, “Ooh, not a good idea”? Various rating tools have become available over the last decade or so to design professionals, developers and contractors: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Green Globes, BuiltGreen, Passivhaus and more. Too often, zeal for sustainability will prompt a local government to require use of one specific rating tool for buildings within its jurisdiction. This is a mistake. Elected officials should clearly state environmental performance objectives instead of prescribing specific methods of achieving them. Portland, Oregon, requires LEED for new civic-owned or civicfunded buildings. Vancouver and Calgary both took steps to require LEED for their own civic buildings. In its goal of becoming the world’s greenest and a carbon-neutral city, Vancouver considered passing a requirement that all buildings be certified LEED gold. After resistance from developers and designers, Vancouver changed its policy and is currently moving to clarify desired performance levels. San Francisco and Portland are doing the same. The problem: neither LEED nor many other rating tools adequately address carbon-neutrality. Take this example of a prescriptive rather than performancebased approach. The International Energy Conservation Code in the United States requires the use of foam-board sheathing, a requirement that could lead designers away from ultra-low energy techniques, such as passive design. While reducing impact is certainly important, the mechanisms may have other consequences. What to do?

Have clear performance goals If reducing energy consumption is a goal, passive design is a superb solution involving extra-thick insulated walls. Yet many jurisdictions fail to acknowledge the reduction to interior floor space in a Passivhaus, determining size as they would for a conventional structure. This raises costs per usable square foot and no doubt means construction of fewer passive buildings. When considering rating and design tools, legislators must clearly understand the goals they’re trying to achieve (say, lower 18

energy consumption, less waste water, higher density, and so on) and set measurable criteria for each. All rating and design tools that fulfil these aspirations should be accepted. Innovate before you regulate Green design needs creative solutions. Let designers and developers use their skills to meet performance goals. Codes, policies and bylaws can’t possibly keep up with technological changes that can satisfy environmental objectives. Incentives work better than penalties but should still be embraced with caution. Some jurisdictions reward installation of photovoltaic systems. This may make sense in Calgary or Phoenix, but incentives that drive developers to install them in inappropriate locations are ill-conceived. The Nanaimo Regional District has a checklist for homeowners and developers that, while generally excellent, assumes that ondemand heaters and low-flow toilets are always better than, say, high-efficiency insulated hot-water tanks or composting toilets. The relative impact of each available option should be clearly outlined, with a cost-benefit analysis conducted of each. Co-ordinate before you legislate Legislators must co-ordinate and consult comprehensively with other levels of government, developers and designers, financial institutions and warranty providers before setting policies. After waiting months to take down and salvage a house, a homeowner in Surrey was foiled when the gypsum-board tape was found to contain a minute amount of asbestos. This discovery bumped the decision from the municipal to the provincial domain. As proceeding would have entailed a significant increase in costs, the house was ultimately demolished and sent to landfill. Sure, we know the dangers of asbestos, but legislation that compartmentalizes hazards and supports deconstruction rather than destruction is better for the environment. Every designer, contractor, developer and legislator I meet is concerned about our collective impact on the environment. Yet wellintentioned laws often yield unexpected results. Flexible laws that focus on performance rather than applying one-size-fits-all standards can help us protect the environment at costs we can afford. Peter Moonen is leader of the sustainable building coalition and is sustainability coordinator at the Canadian Wood Council. He can be reached at 604-886-0033, toll-free 877-929-9663 ext. 5, pmoonen@me.com.

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Encorp Pacific (Canada): highly effective container collections

Ambitious programs help province thin out shipments to landfills

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he numbers are stark: Canadians produce an average of 1,031 kilograms of garbage each per year, of which all but 24.6 per cent end up in landďŹ ll. The single biggest contributors are businesses, which generate 21 million tonnes of waste a year, as compared with 13 million from residences. At 219 kilograms, British Columbia ranks second only to Nova Scotia in generating the least amount of waste per person. Its businesses and other non-residential sources account for 422 kilograms, the least of any province outside the Atlantic region. B.C. also rivals leaders Nova Scotia and New Brunswick when it comes to diverting waste from landďŹ lls, sending 34.9 per cent for recycling or composting. Organics, cardboard and construction www.greenspacebc.com BIV Magazines Green Space BC 2011 19

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waste were the top three materials diverted, by weight, as of 2008. Yet individual municipalities in the province are now setting higher bars for residents and businesses. Since 2004, the Regional District of Nanaimo has worked to meet the goal of diverting 70 per cent of solid waste from landfills: the most ambitious target adopted by any regional district in the province. Nanaimo is currently achieving diversion of 63 per cent, according to Sharon Horsburgh, senior zero waste co-ordinator for the district. Vancouver has drafted a plan that would aim to halve by 2020 the amount of trash sent to landfill and incineration from 2008 levels. This would require overall diversion of 80 per cent, up from the current 55 per cent.

Post-consumer to compost Composting is one of the most effective ways to reduce landfill. It’s been key to the success of Nanaimo’s diversions. The regional district’s solid-waste plan includes a requirement for restaurants, grocers and all other food services to send organic waste to International Composting Corp. at Duke Point, which transforms it into grade-A compost sold on the private market. Vancouver composts yard and garden trimmings but has yet formally to adopt city-wide food-waste composting. In North Vancouver, TerraBioGen Technologies Inc. converts organic waste – food, municipal sludge, manure – into fertilizers. West Coast

BioteQ Environmental Technologies recovers dissolved metals and removes sulphate from waste water, yielding water suitable for reuse or for discharge to the environment

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Reduction Ltd. collects oil and grease from restaurants to produce biodiesel, a complement to its rendering business, which turns animal waste into material for feed, cosmetics and other products. Composting enjoys support from companies that create disposable plastics from vegetable starches. Whole Foods Market, for example, uses potato-based cutlery in its operations, while Solegear Bioplastics Inc. has developed a durable corn-based material for injection-moulded products such as Schick razor handles. The handles can be composted and returned to soil rather than being recycled into lower-grade plastic or simply landfilled. Rounding out the solid-waste initiatives is wastewater treatment that yields liquid clean enough for discharge back into the environment. Tantalus Vineyards near Kelowna installed a system designed in Ontario to treat its waste water. EcoFluid Systems Inc. has developed a system to serve the Osoyoos Indian

Home advantage B.C.’s beverage-container deposit is a long-standing institution. The taxable “eco fees” that support Encorp Pacific (Canada)’s effective collections is newer. Glassmaker Verallia, which receives at its Seattle plant much of the glass B.C. returns, says the province produces some of the best glass cullet in the Northwest. It works because the deposits encourage people to return glass that then gets crushed and used to make new bottles for local wineries and other businesses. The loop is less tight for paper and metal, both of which go outside the province for recycling. Still, the province accounts for a fifth of Canada’s cardboard recycling and more than half the volume of mixed metals diverted from landfill. Governmental encouragement of industry-led recycling programs gives households another kick at the can: the province

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EcoFluid Systems Inc. has developed a waste water-treatment system to serve the Osoyoos Indian Band’s new Senkulem Enterprise Park

complements its ban on 75 and 100-watt incandescent bulbs with LightRecycle, an industry initiative overseen by government to handle household fluorescents, including mercury-laden compact fluorescent ones. Select Encorp depots accept electronics, while Telus Corp. and retailers such as London Drugs, Future Shop and Best Buy Canada Ltd. take used and worn-out items for recycling or safe disposal. Surrey’s Innovative Audio/Video Solutions Ltd. also receives a wide variety of AV equipment for recycling, for people who find stashes of audiocassettes or eight-track players in their attics. Gobs from jobs T.O.R. The Office Resource supports a buy-back program that office-equipment manufacturer Knoll Inc. operates for chairs. A number of organizations will refurbish old office equipment for use by schools and goodwill organizations. As swag bags and other promotional gear proliferate, at least one company is taking steps to relieve you of all those transparent badge-holders and lanyards. Richmond-based Imprint Plus produces recyclable and reusable name tags for meetings, conventions and other corporate events, as well as producing a line sold through office-supply stores for general purposes. Builder filler Construction sites are among the biggest sources of landfill waste. While programs such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) award points for reducing construction waste and reusing materials, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association and the Light House Sustainable Building Centre advocate for a program dedicated to diverting such waste. Concrete is a resource whose potential is being realized by BA Blacktop Ltd. and Lafarge Canada Inc., both of which crush old

Tonnes of waste diverted 652,637 121,886

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concrete and asphalt for use as aggregate in highway construction. These activities extend the lives of existing quarries and frequently reduce hauling costs. Data from the Illinois-based Construction Materials Recycling Association indicate that recycled concrete also reduces material costs because it yields up to 15 per cent more volume by weight than virgin aggregate. Heritage and retro elements are available through vendors of salvage such as Jack’s Used Building Materials Ltd. in Burnaby and Port Coquitlam’s D. Litchfield & Co. Ltd., which reserves an acre of its site for everything from old-style doors to antique toilets. Vancouver-based BioteQ, for its part, reclaims copper and other metals as well as sulphates (used in gypsum) from waste water at mines. The metals and minerals are made into a variety of products for the building sector, including drywall, wiring, countertops and equipment. Ą www.greenspacebc.com BIV Magazines Green Space BC 2011 23

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How businesses invest their carbon credits

Sounding off on offsets BY REBECCA EDWARDS

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easuring, reducing and offsetting the carbon footprint of your business isn’t just about doing the right thing; it can also help you increase sales and cut operational costs. “It’s interesting how eco-consciousness spreads down the supply chain; we are carbon-neutral, so we want the people who supply us to be carbon-neutral too. It becomes something that perpetuates itself,” says Philip Reece, director of marketing for SaltSpring Air, an operator of seaplanes travelling between Salt Spring Island and the Lower Mainland that became carbon-neutral in 2008. Currently, British Columbian businesses may choose whether to regulate their footprints, but change is on the horizon. “In 2007, B.C. outlined a suite of legislation for regulation of greenhouse-gas emissions, including a cap-and-trade program for large carbon emitters that would begin in January 2012,” says Amy Carruthers, a partner at Lawson Lundell LLP who focuses on the renewable-energy industry; “however, there hasn’t yet been a final decision on the cap-and-trade system, so we are all waiting to see if it will go ahead in that time frame and what it will look like.” Meanwhile, businesses of all sizes are benefiting from signing up voluntarily to measure their carbon impact. A carbon audit can show a business

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At Novex Couriers, Canada’s first carbon-neutral courier, branding reflects green, with Mr. Novex as mascot

“Sixty-two per cent of consumers say they are making a conscious effort to purchase products made by environmentally responsible companies” – Kari Grist, senior vice-president marketing & client engagement, Offsetters

how to become more energy-efficient. From there, the company can buy carbon credits to offset part or all of its newly reduced footprint. “There are several recurring motivators for businesses offsetting their emissions,” says Kari Grist, senior vice-president marketing & client engagement at Offsetters, a Vancouver-based company that helps businesses across Canada calculate and offset their carbon footprints. “Most companies want to make a difference,” says Grist, but auditing and offsetting “can also help protect the organization from fuel-price shocks or from carbon regulation that may come in the future. Reducing carbon output has associated cost savings, and it can help employees become more engaged with the business. “Sixty-two per cent of consumers say they are making a conscious effort to purchase products made by environmentally responsible companies, according to a survey by NBC Universal. Other carbonneutral companies are also more likely to work with environmentally conscious businesses.” Grist says that Offsetters “helped Harbour Air in Vancouver to become the first seaplane company in North America to achieve carbon-neutral status.” Harbour “saw a 12 to 15 per cent increase in ridership in the following year,” which the airline attributed “to being carbon-neutral.”

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From flying to forestry SaltSpring Air offsets locally and globally Passengers can see exactly where SaltSpring Air places its offset credits. The airline pays for the planting of more than 1,500 new trees in the sustainable-forestry centre at Seven Ravens Farm on Salt Spring Island, directly below the seaplane flight path. The farm uses ecoforestry management to harvest trees without degrading the land. “We wanted to invest our offset money locally because we get a lot of business from the local community,” says Philip Reece, director of marketing at SaltSpring Air. “On scenic flights we always make a point of flying over the ecoforest, and the pilots show people from above what our offset money is doing for the local environment.” Mike Nickels, owner of Seven Ravens Farm, says the offset money has also benefited communities far away. “For 23 years, I have been working in Kenya to help educate communities in permaculture and ecoforestry. I also train interns at Seven Ravens Farm in sustainable tree-planting, and often the interns accompany me to Africa. “So SaltSpring Air’s decision to support a local island operation has had very far-reaching positive outcomes.”

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She adds that market leaders often get positive media exposure by venturing into the carbon market. “Salt Spring Coffee in Vancouver calculated the cradle-to-gate carbon footprint of [its] coffee beans, from Nicaragua through the production process.” The company “bought offset credits to neutralize that product’s carbon footprint, and because [it] became the first company to produce a carbon-neutral coffee, we got thousands of dollars’ worth of media coverage” for it. In 2007, Novex Couriers of Richmond became Canada’s first carbon-neutral courier. It now saves 118 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year by using hybrid vehicles, natural gas and biodiesel. Chief executive officer Rob Safrata says that carrying out an environmental audit is the first step in transforming a business. “Business people are used to basing their decisions on data,

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The paper people Hemlock Printers makes it easy being green

Salt Spring Coffee owner Mickey McLeod (right) with the company’s Nicaragua coffee supplier Byron Corrales

and once they have [the data], actions and beneďŹ ts become obvious. My personal prescription for getting started is to do an environmental audit, include environmental goals in everyone’s job description ‌ and set a big goal. “When these three steps are taken, thousands of sincere and amazing actions will transform the business and its culture.â€? Ä„

How to get your customers on board with a green initiative? Make it simple, says Richard Kouwenhoven, vice-president client services, Hemlock Printers Ltd., Burnaby. Though Hemlock made its operations carbon-neutral in 2007, it found that most emissions came from the paper supplies used for clients’ print projects. Clearly, clients needed a greener alternative. Enter Hemlock’s Zero program, which let clients choose paper with a low carbon footprint and purchase carbon credits to oset their print projects. A client receives a certiďŹ cate recognizing this decision and may use the Zero logo on the project. “I think there is a great opportunity to help customers understand the impacts of their purchases and oer them greener alternatives,â€? says Kouwenhoven. “The success of our Zero program is that it is very easy for the customer to see what the project’s footprint is and how [he or she] can oset it.â€? In 2009, clients chose to oset ďŹ ve per cent of Hemlock’s print jobs. The company hopes to increase this proportion to 50 per cent in the next ďŹ ve years.

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Doing vine Wineries embrace the earth in construction and management

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ritish Columbia is striving to be a green wine producer, but don’t think vinho verde in the Portuguese sense. Rather, growing numbers of wineries are embracing sustainable practices in vineyard management and winemaking, knowing that they must respect the natural systems that yield the wine they produce. This is why the BC Wine Grape Council took steps in 2008 to develop a sustainable vineyard-management program for grape

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growers, an initiative followed in 2010 by the development of a workbook for wineries. “Any of the new wineries that are coming on stream ask, ‘Is it going to be difficult to operate organically?’” notes Gary Strachan, a consultant to the industry and chair of the council’s sustainable practices committee. From Vancouver Island through the Fraser Valley to the Okanagan, wineries tend to focus their sustainability efforts on vineyard management rather than production. With energy Photo: www.donweixl.com

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costing little, they lack the incentives of those in areas with more expensive power, such as California and Oregon. “Wineries don’t consume a lot of energy unless they start to get a little bigger,” Strachan says. That said, a number of them are considering sustainable construction. Orofino Vineyard in the Similkameen Valley employs straw-bale construction, while several wineries are seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Case in point: at Tantalus Vineyards in Kelowna, sustainable growing practices led to a decision in 2008 to build a new 13,000-square-foot LEED-certified winery. Construction completed in spring 2010, and certification is pending. With a 58-acre vineyard dating to 1927, Tantalus prides itself on farming naturally. It weeds by hand, eliminating herbicides, and uses only those pesticides and fungicides allowed in organic vineyards (although the vineyard isn’t certified organic). A 10-acre patch of forest in the vineyard’s middle harbours raptors that Jane Hatch, control rodents, while nesting boxes host general bluebirds that eat non-beneficial insects. manager The new winery came at a premium of of Tantalus less than 10 per cent over a conventional Vineyards, building. It aims for a LEED silver rating whose thanks to features such as a wastewater 13,000-squaretreatment system similar to the systems foot winery serving Pemberton and Whistler. has LEED This on-site system treats the winery’s certification waste water and sewage in a three-stage pending process that produces grey water suitable for irrigating vineyards and flushing toilets. Designed by Enviro-Stewards Inc. and installed by Marquardt Mechanical Ltd., it lessens the load on Tantalus’ septic system, thereby reducing trucking charges and fuel use while easing the winery’s environmental impact. Overall practices also help Tantalus with sales, because the fact that production has low impact on the earth adds to a good wine’s appeal. Hatch says that “the buying customer feels comfortable with purchasing products” from companies “that have demonstrated a will to do things in a sustainable manner.”

At Tantalus Vineyards: Warwick Shaw, vineyard manager, with Pinot Noir grapes (top photo); beehives (bottom)

Drink think Some of the most sustainable practices occur under the radar or are taken for granted. The region doesn’t have many pests, and the Okanagan’s aridity means few fungi. And wineries that make the most of local topography can enjoy lower energy costs. Strachan says one of the key design elements wineries can incorporate are underground cellars that take advantage of the earth’s insulative capacity for stabilizing temperature. Burrowing Owl Estate Winery near Oliver went this route, while Duncan’s Averill Creek Vineyard built its cellar into a hillside. Both also take advantage of the landscape to incorporate gravity-fed production systems that reduce energy use when grapes are crushed. Still, most wineries will expend some energy, either during production or in packaging and distribution. Tinhorn Creek Vineyards of Oliver turned to Vancouver-based Offsetters for a solution, becoming B.C.’s first carbon-neutral winery. Tinhorn Creek tracked its emissions, identified reduction strategies and bought credits to offset its carbon-generating activities. An initial inventory pegged the winery’s emissions of greenhouse gases at the equivalent of 155.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide. Efforts to reduce resulted in a tally of just 102.1 tonnes in 2010. How did the winery achieve this? It began fuelling tractors with www.greenspacebc.com BIV Magazines Green Space BC 2011 29

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Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, Oliver (above and right): B.C.’s first carbon-neutral winery

B20 biodiesel and shifted to drip irrigation, which uses less energy and water than overhead sprinklers. It also adopted broader thresholds for triggering heating and cooling in its warehouse. Tinhorn Creek reached an additional milestone in 2010 when it sent a greater volume of waste for recycling – more than 2.6 tonnes – than to landfill. Further, while the winery has been composting grape waste to date, it plans to add food scraps in 2011. The winery has further initiated a program that will compost not only grape and other vineyard waste but also scraps from its new restaurant.

The actions of individual wineries are starting to receive institutional support. Fortis BC is including wineries in the second phase of a new energy-conservation program aimed at B.C. farms. For the first phase, targeting dairy, poultry and vegetable-greenhouse operations, the utility estimates that the 27 participating farms could save 750,000 kilowatt hours of electricity and more than 57,300 gigajoules of energy from fossil fuels. The second phase will examine wineries and result in an Excelbased application that will help operators measure energy consumption and identify opportunities for conservation. Ą

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Province a leader in green housing “One of my best memories of working on Friendship Lodge was the excitement the residents expressed when I reviewed the sustainability features with them.” –Anthony Boni of Boni-Maddison Architects

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n 2008 BC Housing developed its livegreen plan – a comprehensive sustainability strategy that helped the provincial agency achieve carbon neutral status in 2010. The livegreen plan also outlines the significant contribution BC Housing can make to environmental sustainability within the public housing sector. “Building renovations and energy retrofits of our public housing stock led to a 25 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in 2010, compared to the 2005 baseline,” said BC Housing CEO Shayne Ramsay. “With our non-profit partners, we’re the largest developer of LEED buildings in the province with 40 buildings either completed or under construction. Many of our innovative housing developments have also been recognized for their sustainability features.”

Building innovation A 30-unit housing development in Prince George was BC Housing’s first building to achieve LEED Gold certification. Operated by the Prince George Native Friendship Centre, Friendship Lodge provides housing to low-income tenants. “Friendship Lodge was also our first LEED Gold certified building,” said architect Anthony Boni of Boni-Maddison Architects. “The building has lots of great design and mechanical features that significantly reduce its impact on the environment, but when it comes right down to it, it’s what these mean to the residents that really count. One of my best memories of working on Friendship Lodge was the excitement the residents expressed when I reviewed the sustainability features with them. They really care that they live in a place that is energy efficient.”

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things as recycling, conserving water, and reducing energy consumption. Fifteen-year-old Brittney Appleby lives at Brant Villa in Vancouver and is participating in the youth sustainability program. “It’s been a great opportunity to learn more about the environment and contribute to the community,” she said. “Our complex now has a composting program and that’s really reduced the amount of garbage we have. I’m thinking a lot more about what I buy and where it comes from and how to make changes in my life to be more sustainable.”

Reducing the operating footprint Integrating sustainability with business practices is the third focus of BC Housing’s livegreen plan. One of the ways the organization is doing this is by implementing a green fleet policy aimed at optimizing energy efficiency through fuel usage, route planning, fleet operation, vehicle size, and increasing the use of alternative fuels and sustainable technologies. “Our maintenance and ground vehicles in Metro Vancouver now use a computerized system that provides a real-time snapshot of where vehicles are so that the closest appropriate personnel can be dispatched,” said BC Housing Maintenance Manager Peter Martin. “Our objective is to reduce our GHG emissions from our fleet by 15 per cent in the near term and 50 per cent by 2020-21.” In the three years since the introduction of its first sustainability plan, BC Housing has accomplished some significant goals and will continue to work with its partners to promote energy savings and foster a culture of conservation.

Change agent Making tenants aware of environmental issues and getting them to buy in to greener practices are vital steps to reducing GHG emissions. BC Housing is currently running two sustainability programs at sites in Metro Vancouver: one aimed at youth; the other at families and seniors. The programs encourage tenants to change behaviours by doing such

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The electric companies

If ambitious startups have it their

way, a Canadian-made electric vehicle could soon hit the road

With its airplane-like body, the eVaro by Future Vehicle Technologies can travel up to 200 kilometres on a single charge

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hile major automakers ready their first electric vehicles (EVs) for the consumer market, an entirely distinct current is recharging the automotive sector. That current is ridden by a burgeoning cluster of newer players working from the bottom up in EV development. They lack the brand power, experience or manufacturing might of a General Motors or a Toyota. Yet Mike Elwood, chair of the industry-funded advocacy group Electric Mobility Canada and vicepresident, marketing, of Azure Dynamics Inc. in Burnaby gives them much credit for the fact that EVs will soon be on Canadian roads. “The traditional OEMs [original end manufacturers] have embraced this market, but they have embraced it because of the pressure coming from the bottom up,” says Elwood. By “bottom up,” he refers to the nascent cluster of junior companies developing EV technologies. “In Canada, we have a very robust industry for making pretty well every auto component, drive system and energy-storage system.” The industry’s most ambitious members are developing what could be the only Canadian-made vehicles on the car market. Future Vehicle Technologies of Maple Ridge is creating the

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eVaro, a three-wheeled electric hybrid at least three years away from production. With the look of an airplane, the eVaro might be a tough sell to a mass audience, but that’s the point: rather than competing with the EVs that large automakers are commercializing, FVT thinks the eVaro will appeal to niche enthusiasts. The company projects needing to raise between $30 million and $50 million to get the eVaro on the road. It would have a limited run of roughly 500 vehicles in the first year, then up to 5,000 in following years. “This isn’t an area that investors are used to investing in,” says Todd Pratt, FVT’s chief executive officer. He notes that aside from California’s Tesla Motors, the most notable new car company in North America was American Motors Corp., a failure of the 1970s. Yet he adds that technology has advanced so much that the automotive market is now accessible to smaller companies. “The costs aren’t [nearly so] enormous as the large manufacturers make them out to be,” he says. “They have a lot more overhead than we do.” Given the stranglehold of the incumbent companies on the market for combustion-powered vehicles, the vast majority of

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Nathan Armstrong, director and president of Motive Industries, whose Kestrel has a body made of hemp

new automotive businesses is focusing on the EV market, which is still up for grabs. FVT has designed almost every part of the eVaro’s engine, from electric motor to battery pack to DC converter. The company is proving its technologies in other industries. It’s designing battery packs for submarines, a powertrain for the mine-shaft trucks of an Ontario company and a direct-drive generator for wind and water turbines. “While we’re looking for investors to take us to the next level, these customers are critical to the survival of the company,” says Pratt. In high gear While FVT is largely going it alone, Calgary’s Motive Industries Inc. is leveraging a large network of Canadian automotive and technology companies to develop its EV, the Kestrel. Like the eVaro, the Kestrel is still a few years from hitting the road, pending Motive’s finding investors. “All the new batteries, drivetrains, fuel cells and other technologies that are coming out: who is going to be using this

Jay Giraud, founder and CEO of Rapid Electric Vehicles

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technology?” asks Nathan Armstrong, Motive’s founder, director and president. “Especially with the reluctance from the traditional guys to look at any outside technology that they haven’t developed themselves.” The surprise: Kestrel’s biocomposite body is made from hemp. Design and production are being done through a network of companies and academic institutions in Alberta. The body is made from mats produced in Edmonton by the government research agency Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures (AITF), which gets the hemp from a pilot farm project in Vegreville. Tekle Technical Services in Drayton Valley, Alberta, takes the mat from AITF and refines it further into the composite used in the body. Then the mat goes to FiberwerX in Sylvan Lake, Alberta, which shapes it into panels. These panels then go to Red Deer College, where students and researchers are putting the Kestrel together and testing it. www.greenspacebc.com BIV Magazines Green Space BC 2011 33

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A subsidiary of Hydro Québec is developing the Kestrel’s powertrain. Toxco Inc. of Trail, B.C., one of the world’s few recyclers of lithium-ion batteries, is involved in designing charging stations for the Kestrel. British Columbia Institute of Technology is conducting simulations of how the EV-charging infrastructure may affect the larger electrical grid. It will use a Kestrel over the next years to validate the result of these simulations. Extrapolating figures from previous studies, Motive projects that annual Canadian demand for EVs could reach 160,000. “Part of the reason we’re doing this is to prove to people that we can do this in Canada,” he says. “If we use different materials and technologies, and if we go electric, we can do this for a lot less money, and we can do it in Canada.” Other companies in B.C. that share Motive’s optimism about the EV market include Burnaby’s Delta-Q Technologies Corp., which makes power converters for EVs, and Vancouver’s Rapid Electric Vehicles Inc., which converts combustion-engine vehicles into electric-powered ones. Kyle Wang, CEO of Richmond’s Delaware Power Systems Corp., which designs battery modules for EVs in the more advanced markets of Asia and Europe, expresses skepticism that junior companies can develop useful relationships with major automakers. “The real electric-vehicle makers are the hundreds of businesses and organizations that don’t have the major auto OEMs’ research-and-development muscle but that have the passion,” he comments. He adds that new players don’t have to worry about cannibalizing their gas-powered vehicles, as major automakers do. In B.C., at least one relationship between junior company and major automaker has borne fruit: Azure Dynamics is designing powertrains for Ford Motor Co.’s electric-powered Transit Connect, which is gaining solid traction in the commercial-van market. Ą

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Risky business

Is sustainability an option or a necessity? Depends on how well you manage uncertainty

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emember Wile E. Coyote’s ever-failing plans for catching Road Runner? Some of them might have worked – if Coyote had only assessed and managed his risk. That’s the thing: risk doesn’t seem relevant until you’ve headed off a cliff with no way to steer. Which is why, collectively, we’re so slow to act on climate change. It’s vast, intangible and overwhelming. Hard to work into a business plan. So try this on for size: a price on carbon of $30 per tonne, globally, within 10 years. If you don’t have any idea what that means for your business (or any idea what it means at all), it’s time to get started. If you don’t, you may end up looking backward and wondering, like Coyote, why the ground just dropped out from beneath.

Changing fundamentals, shifting costs Carbon is the base of all fossil fuels: gas, oil, coal. Burn these and you release carbon into the atmosphere. Too much carbon, and we get climate change. Putting a price on carbon is a way to curb appetites for carbon-based fuel and stimulate discovery of other options. British Columbia’s carbon tax is a step toward what’s expected to become an international system, as governments choose between having their exports taxed in other jurisdictions or capturing the levy’s value for themselves. This is going to change cost structures, in some cases dramatically. That will happen because there’s a doublewhammy: you’ll pay a charge on carbon just as the easy availability of carbonbased fuels declines. Costs for energy are going nowhere but up. 36

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“A decade from now, a company without an energy and sustainability department could be as unusual as one without a human resources department,” wrote senior Deloitte staffers Nick Main and Joseph Stanislaw in an essay in Forbes. “Or, it might be out of business.” Says Don Frater, director, climate change & sustainability services at KPMG in Australia, “Businesses should start assessing what the risks are of a carbon price and how to reduce the costs to them.” Carbon-price risk Your local Canadian Tire provides a terrific example of forward thinking about carbon. “We foresee a global carbon-constrained economy within a decade,” says Tyler Elm, vice-president, business sustainability, for Canadian Tire Corp. He recommends treating risk from carbon prices like managing risk from “any other cost of goods sold.” It’s a strategy, he says, for being “competitive in the marketplace.” Elm describes carbon-price risk as “the probability of economic loss due to a price on carbon,” a loss that most businesses will probably pass on to customers. Canadian Tire started by figuring out its area of greatest exposure to carbon-price risk. It turned out 75 per cent of its carbon footprint was embedded in its products, both in energy required for manufacture and in materials. (Think of all the metal in bikes, barbecues and saw blades.) Raise the price on carbon to $30 per tonne and, Elm says, the cost of goods sold (COGS) goes up by 2.5 per cent across the board. A finer analysis, however, shows that the COGS for some products could go up by as much as 30 to 35 per cent: a

serious concern in retail, where margins are slim. In response to these findings, Canadian Tire has improved efficiency of transportation, redesigned some products to reduce material and energy consumed, decreased packaging and reduced energy used in stores. In May 2011, the corporation announced that it would start linking compensation to its buyers in part to their achievement of sustainability goals. Outcomes from these endeavours already look promising. Sustainability initiatives completed in the first quarter of 2011 alone are expected to yield $891,000 in annual savings. In the longer term, the efforts place the company well ahead of competitors that disregard carbon and energy risk. “They’re going to have higher costs,” says Elm. “Thus they’re going to be less competitive.” The insurance industry is changing its risk assessments in light of climatic events that don’t match historical trends. Major investors such as pension-fund managers are increasingly choosing companies that show they can weather energy-price volatility and carbon regulation. And now, smart companies are looking ahead and preparing to compete on efficient cost-management in a quickly changing world. Some still consider sustainability as an optional “feel-good” add-on that won’t become truly relevant for a few decades. When you hear such arguments from a company today, take a close look at its risk management and head the other way. Remember, Coyote called himself a genius too. Ą Nina Winham (nina@newclimate.ca) is principal of New Climate Strategies, offering consulting to companies that seek value from sustainability efforts. A frequent writer and educator, she is a monthly sustainability columnist for Business in Vancouver.

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They’re looking through you Measuring and reporting in the age of transparency

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ore than ever, enterprises both large and small are heeding the call for transparency by measuring and reporting on their sustainability goals and activities. Eighty per cent of Fortune 250 companies now produce some sort of annual accountability report. The good news: they’re doing so with increasing consistency. 2008 through 2009 saw an increase of 29 per cent in the number of organizations using the framework set forth by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the global standard, for their sustainability reporting. At last count, more than 1,400 companies were doing so. Some do because they know it’s good business practice. Others are obliged to. Larger companies, especially publicly traded ones, can be the targets of NGO campaigns and shareholder advocacy groups seeking more transparency. Susan Todd of Solstice Sustainability Works Inc., a 20-year veteran of sustainability reporting, assurance and stakeholder engagement, says, “While it’s encouraging to see the trend to measurement and reporting, that doesn’t mean that all companies are necessarily doing a good job.” Sure, there are loads of sustainability indicators. And, yes, the GRI has removed some of the guesswork. Yet the biggest issue remains: most companies still don’t link measurement to strategy. They regard standards as checklists, without necessarily measuring the right things. “It takes effort to develop systems with meaningful indicators,” says Todd. “The ones that do it particularly well are able to link social and environmental strategies to their business strategies and understand how they will contribute to addressing their most significant impacts.”

It does take time, resources, capacity and management to measure and report credibly. Aggregating and reporting on results require good data-capture. Especially for small and medium-size enterprises, such elements are often in short supply. Where to start? ĄUnderstand your impact: Consider the social and environmental impact of your company and what you’ll do to address it. Anticipate stakeholders’ concerns and show that you understand them solidly. ĄFocus: Don’t spread yourself thin. Todd suggests choosing just three to five sustainability issues strongly connected to your business and actively managing those. You might look at your supply chain, your operations or issues critical to your community. ĄCollaborate: Don’t tackle the issues alone. Your industry association or business improvement association may already be working on some of them. Join their efforts, hear their insights and share your joint results.

ĄTo manage well, measure well: On the issues you’ve selected, measure your performance. By engaging your employees, you’ll get better results. Be guided by accepted standards. For example, the GRI’s level C sets out 10 indicators (at least one each for environmental, social and economic categories) and calls for some standard profile disclosures. If you can’t find GRI indicators that work for your organization, at least set targets or milestones for the issues relevant to you. ĄShare your strategy: Without revealing proprietary stuff, be transparent in describing your measurement efforts. Acknowledge the good, the bad and the ugly. For inspiration, check out the accountability report from Mountain Equipment Co-op (www.mec.ca/sustainability), a refreshingly honest company that doesn’t gloss over issues. Without question, reporting on your footprint may be unfamiliar territory. Yet addressing the growing public expectations with regard to transparency is a great way to demonstrate your commitment and credibility and set your company apart from the competition. What’s more, reporting can be a great storytelling vehicle for attracting new customers, strengthening stakeholder relationships, meeting the needs of supply-chain partners and driving employee engagement. Who wouldn’t want that? Ą Peter ter Weeme is principal, sustainability lead, of Junxion Strategy, an international consultancy with offices in Canada, the United Kingdom and India that works to catalyze social and environmental progress to build a better world. He can be reached at 604-644-5679, peter@junxionstrategy.com.

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FROM BUSINESS TO HOME, PRODUCTS AND PROJECTS FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD Silk plaid and striped taffeta with linen contrast by Lara Presber, inspired by the design of the new Art Gallery of Alberta by Randall Stout

Style miles Green architecture inspires sustainable fashion Designed by Randall Stout, an architect who lectures widely on green design, the new Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton has influenced the colours and shapes of the spring 2011 collection of party dresses and structured, lightweight office wear by fashion designer and architect Lara Presber. Each season, Presber translates a building into a collection, the architecture inspiring the look of the pieces. Rounded edges, extravagant shapes and grey and cream colours mixed with metallic silver and highlights of teal evoke the innovative, notably energy-efficient gallery. Presber has been fashionably responsible since starting her line in 2008. Her philosophy of creating clothes that can be worn for several years is an

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environmental as well as an æsthetic choice. Presber has also incorporated sustainable materials such as eco-denim and Tyvek, a recyclable building material, into her collections. In January of this year, Presber moved production to Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, a community challenged by losses of jobs in logging. While benefiting from the greater space and labour pool available there, her company has in turn trained local women with previous home sewing skills to sew for production. At a time when many in the industry ship their manufacturing overseas, she sets an example within the fashion community of sourcing and producing garments locally to produce in small cities, for global change.

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Cascadian cast British Columbian CEOs named to Pivotal Leaders Network Jonathan Rhone, president and chief executive officer of Nexterra Systems Corp., and David Helliwell, co-founder of Pulse Energy, Inc., have been selected as 2011 Pivotal Leaders Network members, as announced in May by Pivotal Investments of Portland, Oregon. More than 700 nominations were received from British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho. The final list of 47 leaders were selected through a peer-voting system. The Pivotal Leaders program seeks to stimulate investment and expand human and financial resources to help grow the sustainable economy of the Pacific Northwest. The 2011 Pivotal Leaders will have opportunities throughout the year to connect with successful entrepreneurs, business and legal experts, potential investors and other resources for growth. Gregg Semler, managing director of Pivotal Investments, created the network with his partners in recognition of the talent and ideas in regional clean tech, and of the need for qualified C-level entrepreneurs to support startups, attract capital and create more jobs in the sector. David Helliwell, co-founder, Pulse Energy

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O Cannata Nicole Bridger’s flagship store opens in Vancouver Vancouver-based New Leaf Interior Design Inc. has completed the flagship store on Fourth Avenue, Vancouver, for Nicole Bridger, who is known for award-winning eco-design. Following that spirit, Kate Cannata of New Leaf created an inviting, contemporary space using elements from many renewable resources, such as display shelves made of 100-year-old douglas fir converted from beams purchased from a church demolished in the city. To avoid generating excessive construction waste, the team used lime plaster over gypsum instead of replacing the many imperfect walls. With its longevity, this material won’t need replacement or regular maintanance as other materials might. Comments the team, “Lime plaster can be recycled [or] reused and also is resistant to mold and fungus, increasing the quality of the air when used indoors.” In combination with the lime plaster, concrete flooring with radiant heating will create better thermal comfort at a lower thermostat setting. Other materials used in the store include PaperStone for signage (recycled paper composite); the 3form Varia Ecoresin chandelier from Vancouver-based Propellor Design (40per cent post-consumer recycled); and Farrow & Ball paints (natural pigments, no VOCs).

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Granting all that Federal dollars stimulate clean technology

Catalyst Paper’s Crofton mill

BY PETER MITHAM

Stimulus funding from senior levels of government has provided millions for energy conservation and renewable power projects across British Columbia. Traditional sectors have attracted a significant amount of the funding as Ottawa helps them adapt to the new economy. In Nanaimo, the Harmac Pulp Mill received federal funds for a $27 million of its boilers, and $15.6 million went to upgrades at Canfor Corp.’s paper mill in Prince George. Fraser Richmond Soil & Fibre Ltd., a subsidiary of Harvest Power, Inc., will receive up to $4 million over two years in support of a high-solids anærobic digester with the ability to transform 27,000 tonnes a year of food and yard waste into renewable energy and highquality, marketable compost. Catalyst Paper Corp. received $2.5 million through a program designed to pilot new technologies to converting sludge from its mill in Crofton into biogas and fertilizer. (For more on Catalyst, see page 8.)

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Arise Winery, designed by Burgers Architecture of West Vancouver

Arise and wine Okanagan vintner and West Vancouver architect shoot for LEED silver Cedric Burgers, principal of Burgers Architecture Inc. of West Vancouver, is designing an energy-efficient, environmentally responsive winery for Arise Ventures Ltd. in Oliver that will produce largely Bordeaux-style reds. The winery is expected to start operations in fall 2013. The winery will be constructed of wood coming from forests affected by the pine beetle. The architect sourced the wood via a mill-owner in Merritt, addressing the client’s request for a handcrafted look. A key idea is to create a flexible, reusable, recyclable building structure that allows for growth and a structural steel skeleton with a high-efficiency skin of insulated panels. Production facilities will allow for approximately 7,500 cases annually, with expansion to 10,000 cases by the 10th year of operation. A de-stem and crush area, a fermentation gallery, barrel cellars, a bottling line, case-goods storage and shipping,

winery-administration offices and a visitors’ centre complete with a wine-tasting bar, retail, a special-events lounge and a terrace complete the building. The facility is approximately 12,000 square feet in the first phase, expanding to 16,000 in the second. Form reflects both function and topography, with structure set into the existing hillside. Environmental features include: Ąvertical stacking of building and operations, with gravity feeding to eliminate mechanical pumping; Ągeothermal space-heating for the building; Ąhot-water preheating for winery operations; Ągrey-water recycling; and Ąpassive cooling, natural ventilation, evaporative cooling, passive solar shading and earth-sheltering. The project aims for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification. (For more on the greening of construction in British Columbia’s wine industry, see page 28.)

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Website offers group buying deals Consumers wanting to purchase local green products can now do so at a bargain. EthicalDeal, based in Vancouver and the only green daily-deal site in Canada, announced its Toronto launch in May. Think of it as a green version of Groupon. For businesses, EthicalDeal offers the advantage of guaranteeing customers, as every deal requires a minimum number of buyers to go through. The site operates by a social group-buying platform. The site’s daily deals from local green companies make up a consumer’s guide to the green city. Founder Annalea Krebs, age 26, recognized that the top three reasons preventing consumers from buying green products were fear of their being too expensive, not knowing where to find them and not knowing which to trust. The deals are environmentally friendly versions of mainstream deal sites. Examples: 65 per cent off eco-friendly cleaning services, 60 per cent off green home products, 50 per cent off vegan restaurants, 75 per cent off eco-friendly spas. Featured businesses attract green finders, not deal-finders, and benefit from positive brand alignment. Launched in November 2010, EthicalDeal made Fast Company’s 25 Women-Run Startups to Watch this year. See ethicaldeal.com.

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Energy modelling BC Hydro helps new construction build in energy efficiency from the ground up

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n late summer 2012, a much expanded St. Mary’s Hospital will open in Sechelt as a showcase for the best in care and the latest in energy efficiency, made possible in part through use of computer-generated energy modelling. Says Dave Mackintosh, director of capital projects for Vancouver Coastal Health, “St. Mary’s will be a model for how best to control diseases that can be transmitted from patient to patient, as well as how to help people recover quicker and get home faster. At the same time, though, we wanted to make sure this expansion was energy-efficient, because the more we can reduce our operating costs, the more we can put back into health care.” By working with BC Hydro’s Power Smart New Construction Program to computer-model the expansion, Vancouver Coastal Health and project architect Perkins+Will Canada saw exactly which energy-efficiency measures would save the most. Turns out, relatively simple measures such as high-performance glazing and solar shading could reduce St. Mary’s energy consumption by more than 360,000 kilowatt hours a year, enough to power 32 residences. It’s such savings that have lead other developers and designers to the New Construction Program in record numbers.

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Enrolment has doubled over the past 12 months. In the last two years alone, more than 50 new buildings in British Columbia have been built to high energy-efficiency standards, together saving 32 gigawatt hours of electricity per year, enough to power 3,200 residences. “Modelling programs can run wholeyear detailed simulations to show how a particular building will perform at different times of day and night and in different climates,” says BC Hydro’s Bojan Andjelkovic, a Power Smart specialist engineer. “By doing this at the early concept design stage, you can interactively explore different design strategies. You can see, for example, what happens if you change a building’s orientation, shape, mass or envelope, or if you use different building

systems and energy sources. It’s much more time and cost-effective than trying to make changes later.” For most new buildings, modelling proves without a doubt that innovative building systems – which might include fast-acting radiant heating and cooling systems; constant natural ventilation even when windows are closed; use of lighting controls in all parkades and residential corridors; window glazing; and solar shading – will save substantial amounts of energy. Designed for commercial, institutional and multi-unit residential new developments or major building retrofits, the New Construction Program provides financial incentives, tools and resources to owners, developers and designers. Ą

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UTown@UBC: a model of sustainable development

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here I live today, there used to be miles of parked cars,” says Erica Frank, a faculty member at the University of British Columbia and a resident of UTown@UBC. A dedicated advocate of sustainability, Frank is thrilled by the transformation the campus is undergoing. She has witnessed the commuter campus evolving into a complete community, known as UTown@UBC, where people can live, work and learn together. Situated at the end of a peninsula and separated from Vancouver by an 1,800acre park, UBC in the early 1990s was a commuter campus with limited residential housing. By using a portion of its 1,000acre land endowment to build residential housing for students and families, UBC took the first step in a new phase of sustainable planning on campus. “When UBC began planning its residential community, we made a decision to build a complete community with a mix of residents,” says Nancy Knight, associate vice-president, campus and community planning. “The campus emptied out every day when faculty, staff and students left, and that just didn’t make sense.” Today, UBC’s Vancouver campus is a thriving eco-city of faculty, staff, students, alumni and other residents. Half of family households house at least one person who works or studies at UBC. This includes rental units, multi-family homes “sold” on 99-year leases and, of course, student housing. “We offer more student housing than any other university campus in Canada,” says Knight. “There are 8,500 spaces for students, with another 566 coming this fall. This [means that] 27 per cent of full-time students now can reside on campus.” Innovative programs and plans also promote public transit, carpooling, walking and cycling. Since 1997, transit trips to and from UBC have increased to 63,000 a day, or 49 per cent of all trips. Moreover, 14 per cent fewer cars come to campus now than over a decade ago. And UBC is adding amenities including schools, shops, cultural and recreational facilities and parks within walking or cycling distance of housing.

For residents like Frank, the commitment to sustainable development is why she has not only chosen to live here, but to become an elected member of the University Neighbourhoods Association. The association is responsible for promoting sustainability, local regulation,

community programs, recreation and other municipal functions. “UTown@UBC allows me to live my values by being part of a unique university community committed to the principles and practice of sustainability – to living in what I call a ‘bright green’ way.” Ą

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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 product section offers a range of green building products and technologies available for construction projects in B.C. Many professional associations and building-related organizations are listed as potential sources of green building information.

PRODUCTS ADHESIVES CAULKS & SEALANTS Bear Canyon Cabinet Company 607 Victoria Rd W Suite 105, Revelstoke V0E 2S0 ...................................... 250-837-3446 glen@bearcanyoncabinets.ca www.bearcanyoncabinets.ca Eagle Specialized Coatings And Protected Environments 18523 Fraser Hwy, Surrey V3S 8E7 Doug Pearce ............................... 604-576-2212 info@eaglecoatings.net www.eaglecoatings.net The Eco Floor Store 5511 192 St Suite 203, Surrey V3S-8E5 Jared Kress ................................ 604-576-4400 jared@thatecostore.com www.ecofloorstore.ca GreenWorks Building Supply Inc 386 8th Ave W, Vancouver V5Y 3X2 Peter McGee .............................. 604-685-3611 info@greenworksbuildingsupply.com www.greenworksbuildingsupply.com

APPLIANCES Bradlee Distributors Inc 13780 Bridgeport Rd, Richmond V6V 1V3 Alexis Gavin ............................... 604-244-1744 www.bradlee.net Echelon Home Products 11120 Horseshoe Way Suite 120, Richmond V7A 5H7 Deborah Applegarth ................... 604-275-2210 marketing@echelonhomeproducts.com www.echelonhomeproducts.com

Wishbone Industries Ltd 27090 Gloucester Way Suite 109, Langley V4W 3Y5 John Jansen ............................... 604-626-0476 john@wishboneltd.com www.wishboneltd.com

DOORS Bear Canyon Cabinet Company 607 Victoria Rd W Suite 105, Revelstoke V0E 2S0 ...................................... 250-837-3446 glen@bearcanyoncabinets.ca www.bearcanyoncabinets.ca Innotech Windows & Doors Inc 31290 Wheel Ave, Abbotsford V2T 6H1 Mika Laspa ................................. 604-854-1111 info@innotech-windows.com www.innotech-windows.com Lynden Door Canada 2076 Townline Rd Suite 1, Abbotsford V2T 6E5 Andrew McGregor...................... 604-852-7160 andrew.mcgregor@lyndendoor.com www.lyndendoor.com

ELECTRICAL & LIGHTING EcoCentury Technologies Inc 12417 Meadowbrook Pl, Maple Ridge V4R 2H6 Stephen Gibson .......................... 604-467-2625 sgibson@ecocentury,ca www.ecocentury.ca Elec-Tech Sales Ltd 11080 Bridgeport Rd Suite 120, Richmond V6X 1T2 Anne Mathews........................... 604-278-3044 amathews@electechsales.com www.electechsales.com GreenWorks Building Supply Inc 386 8th Ave W, Vancouver V5Y 3X2 Peter McGee .............................. 604-685-3611 info@greenworksbuildingsupply.com www.greenworksbuildingsupply.com

Monde Home Products 11120 Horseshoe Way Suite 130, Richmond V7A 5H7 Deborah Applegarth ................... 604-275-2210 marketing@mondehomeproducts.com www.mondehomeproducts.com

KM Roberts & Associates Ltd 18812 96 Ave Suite 20, Surrey V4N 3R1 Brian H Le Cappelain .................. 604-882-8488 blecappelain@kmroberts.com www.kmroberts.com

DECKING FENCING & OUTDOOR STRUCTURES

EXTERIOR FINISH & TRIM

GreenWorks Building Supply Inc 386 8th Ave W, Vancouver V5Y 3X2 Peter McGee .............................. 604-685-3611 info@greenworksbuildingsupply.com www.greenworksbuildingsupply.com

Canadian Stone Industries Inc 27524 51A Ave, Aldergrove V4W 2V2 Brian Denny ................................ 604-607-8800 sales@canadianstone.com www.canadianstone.com

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GreenWorks Building Supply Inc 386 8th Ave W, Vancouver V5Y 3X2 Peter McGee .............................. 604-685-3611 info@greenworksbuildingsupply.com www.greenworksbuildingsupply.com I-XL Masonry Supplies 7836 Venture St, Burnaby V5A 1V3 .....604-299-0270 www.ixlbrick.com MAC Building Products Ltd 38 Leopold Pl Suite 1104, New Westminster V3L 2C6 Mickey MacMurchy ................... 604-526-5153 macbuild@telus.net Mainland K2 Stone Inc 4391 King George Blvd, Surrey V3S 0L2 Forrest Kidd ................................ 604-598-3611 forrest@k2stone.ca www.k2stone.ca Stonetile (Vancouver) Ltd 1515 Broadway St Suite 500, Port Coquitlam V3C 6M2 Ted Braniski ................................ 604-942-4100 vancouver@stonetile.com www.stonetile.com Woodtone 8807 Aitken Rd, Abbotsford V2R 4H5 Mike Pidlisecky .......................... 800-663-9844 www.woodtone.com

FLOORING & FLOOR COVERINGS AFA Forest Products Inc 19822 101 Ave, Langley V1M 3G6 Chris Soucie ............................... 604-513-4850 csoucie@afaforest.com www.afaforest.com Banner Carpets Ltd 1770 3rd Ave W, Vancouver V6J 1K4 Lynn Herberts ............................. 604-438-7464 info@bannercarpets.ca www.bannercarpets.ca Bear Canyon Cabinet Company 607 Victoria Rd W Suite 105, Revelstoke V0E 2S0 ...................................... 250-837-3446 glen@bearcanyoncabinets.ca www.bearcanyoncabinets.ca Bullnose Tile & Stone 4390 10th Ave W, Vancouver V6R 2C7 Steve Weiss ............................... 604-222-2626 www.bullnosetile.com Dinoflex Group LP 5590 46th Ave SE PO Box 3309, Salmon Arm V1E 4S1 Marie Unger ............................... 250-832-7780 munger@dinoflex.com www.dinoflex.com Division 9 (a Shnier Company) 725 Eaton Way Suite 140, Delta V3M 6S5 Alan Hurley................................. 604-636-3565 www.division9.ca

Duochem Inc 1103 Cliveden Ave, New Westminster V3M 6G9 Dave Setterlund ......................... 604-521-0572 davesetterlund@duochem.com www.duochem.com The Eco Floor Store 5511 192 St Suite 203, Surrey V3S-8E5 Jared Kress ................................ 604-576-4400 jared@thatecostore.com www.ecofloorstore.ca European Touch Hardwood Floors 243 8th Ave W, Vancouver V5Y 1N3 Alicja Kudyba ............................. 604-325-7001 info@ethfloors.com www.ethfloors.com GreenWorks Building Supply Inc 386 8th Ave W, Vancouver V5Y 3X2 Peter McGee .............................. 604-685-3611 info@greenworksbuildingsupply.com www.greenworksbuildingsupply.com InterfaceFLOR 1020 Mainland St Suite 119, Vancouver V6B 2T2 Laura Opsal ................................ 604-255-7447 www.interfaceflor.ca MAC Building Products Ltd 38 Leopold Pl Suite 1104, New Westminster V3L 2C6 Mickey MacMurchy ................... 604-526-5153 macbuild@telus.net Metropolitan Hardwood Floors Inc 718 Eaton Way, Delta V3M 6J9 Elizabeth Baldwin....................... 604-395-2000 www.metrofloors.com Millicare by Xebec 1551 Broadway St Suite 123, Port Coquitlam V3C 6N9 Jason Davies .............................. 604-468-9400 jdavies@xmg-group.com www.millicare.com Milliken Carpet 3013 Albion Dr, Coquitlam V3B 6S5 Bob Hunter ................................. 604-945-6341 bob.hunter@milliken.com www.millikencontract.com Nature’s Carpet 494 Railway St, Vancouver V6A 1B1 Chris Dragan............................... 604-639-2232 www.naturescarpet.com Western Heritage Hardwoods & Recycling 7007 68th St, Delta V4K 5B6 Brian Marjakangas ..................... 604-619-6877 whhwf@aol.com www.westernheritagebc.com Western Reclaimed Timber Corp 11110 284th St, Maple Ridge V2W 1T9 Amika Scott ................................ 604-462-8845 wrtc@telus.net www.westernreclaimed.com Wide Plank Hardwood Ltd 8444A Aitken Rd, Chilliwack V2R 3W8 Hans Baer ................................... 604-795-2237 byron@wideplankhardwood.com www. wideplankhardwood.com

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Woodland Flooring & Millwork 1584 Knight Rd, Comox V9M 4A2 Steve Roscoe.............................. 250-890-0402 quality@woodlandflooring.com www.woodlandflooring.com

FOUNDATIONS FOOTERS & SLABS Apex Foundations Ltd 1367 Crown St, North Vancouver V7J 1G4 Ray Vesely .................................. 604-990-3520 sales@apexfoundations.ca www.apexfoundations.ca Brock White Construction Materials 2450 Alpha Ave, Burnaby V5C 5L6 Andy Williams ............................ 604-299-8551 www.brockwhite.com Fab-Form Industries Ltd 6333 148 St Suite 212, Surrey V3S 3C3 Richard Fearn ............................. 604-596-3278 info@fab-form.com www.fab-form.com GreenWorks Building Supply Inc 386 8th Ave W, Vancouver V5Y 3X2 Peter McGee .............................. 604-685-3611 info@greenworksbuildingsupply.com www.greenworksbuildingsupply.com Lehigh Hanson Materials Ltd PO Box 950, Delta V4K 3S6 Brad Pope ................................... 604-946-0411 bpope@lehighcement.com www.lehighcement.com LOGIX Insulated Concrete Forms/ Beaver Plastics 6333 Unsworth Rd Unit 215, Chilliwack V2R 5M3 Patrick Chan ............................... 604-671-2501 patrick@logixicf.com www.logixicf.com Rub-R-Wall Waterproofing BC Ltd 15585 24 Ave Suite 203, Surrey V4A 2J4 ...................................... 604-535-4424 info@rubrwallbc.com Xypex Chemical Corp 13731 Mayfield Pl, Richmond V6V 2G9 Bill Johnstone ............................ 604-273-5265 enquiry@xypex.com www.xypex.com

FOUNDATIONS FOOTERS & SLABS – STAY IN PLACE FORMS

FURNITURE & FURNISHINGS Blu Bathworks 3614 1st Ave E, Vancouver V5M 1C3..................................... 604-299-0122 info@blubathworks.com www.blubathworks.com Francis Lemieux & Co 3005 Murray St Suite 11, Port Moody V3H 1X3 Francis Lemieux.......................... 604-469-9684 info@francislemieux.com www.francislemieux.com IKEA Coquitlam 1000 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam V3K 3T5 ............604-636-1000 www.ikea.ca IKEA Richmond 3200 Sweden Way, Richmond V6V 2A5............604-273-2051 www.ikea.ca p+a furniture inc 159 Hastings St W, Vancouver V6B 1H4...................................... 604-255-2089 info@pafurniture.ca www.pafurniture.ca Wishbone Industries Ltd 27090 Gloucester Way Suite 109, Langley V4W 3Y5 John Jansen ............................... 604-626-0476 john@wishboneltd.com www.wishboneltd.com

INSULATION AFA Forest Products Inc 19822 101 Ave, Langley V1M 3G6 Chris Soucie ............................... 604-513-4850 csoucie@afaforest.com www.afaforest.com Can-Cell Industries Inc 20177 97 Ave Suite 2, Langley V1M 4B9 Cheryl Cumiskey ......................... 604-513-8830 www.can-cell.com CertainTeed Insulation 101 First St, Redcliff AB T0J 2P0 Sabrina Basic ............................. 905-403-2815 sabrina.basic@saint-gobain.com www.certainteed.com

Green over Grey – Living Walls & Design Inc 555 Burrard St Suite 900, Vancouver V7X 1M8 Mike Weinmaster ...................... 604-837-0333 info@greenovergrey.com www.greenovergrey.com

LOGIX Insulated Concrete Forms/ Beaver Plastics 6333 Unsworth Rd Unit 215, Chilliwack V2R 5M3 Patrick Chan ............................... 604-671-2501 patrick@logixicf.com www.logixicf.com

GreenWorks Building Supply Inc 386 8th Ave W, Vancouver V5Y 3X2 Peter McGee .............................. 604-685-3611 info@greenworksbuildingsupply.com www.greenworksbuildingsupply.com

INSULATION – EPS FOAM INSULATION Quad-Lock Building Systems Ltd 7398 132 St, Surrey V3W 4M7 Karen Bunz ................................. 604-590-3111 info@quadlock.com www.quadlock.com

I-XL Masonry Supplies 7836 Venture St, Burnaby V5A 1V3....604-299-0270 www.ixlbrick.com MAC Building Products Ltd 38 Leopold Pl Suite 1104, New Westminster V3L 2C6 Mickey MacMurchy ................... 604-526-5153 macbuild@telus.net

INTERIOR FINISH & TRIM

McKillican Canadian Inc 20233 100A Ave, Langley V1M 3X6 Jake Matychuk ........................... 604-513-8122 jmatychuk@mckillican.com www.mckillican.com

Cascadia Design Products 1614 5th Ave W Suite 100, Vancouver V6J 1N8 Mark Bromley ............................. 604-739-0966 info@cascadiadesign.ca www.cascadiadesign.ca

INTERIOR FINISH & TRIM – CEILING SYSTEMS

CertainTeed Gypsum Canada Inc 1070 Derwent Way, New Westminster V3M 5R1..................................... 604-525-3461 www.certainteed.com Componance Design 2323 2nd Ave W Suite 406, Vancouver V6K 1J4 Kurt Miller .................................. 604-771-5128 info@componance.com www.componance.com The Eco Floor Store 5511 192 St Suite 203, Surrey V3S-8E5 Jared Kress ................................ 604-576-4400 jared@thatecostore.com www.ecofloorstore.ca

Tendu Stretch Ceiling Group 241 1st St E, North Vancouver V7L 1B4 Sita Carboni................................ 604-981-9663 info@tendu.ca www.tendu.ca

MECHANICAL SYSTEMS/HVAC Architek Sustainable Building Products Inc 3715 Puget Dr, Vancouver V6L 2T8 Ron Schwenger .......................... 604-861-9446 info@architek.ca www.architek.ca Barclay Sales Ltd 1441 Kebet Way, Port Coquitlam V3C 6L3 Jeff Blair..................................... 604-945-1010 mail@barclaysales.com www.barclaysales.com

Dow Chemical Canada 34A 2755 Lougheed Hwy Suite 500, Port Coquitlam V3B 5Y9 Les Yard.... 604-472-7266 www.styrofoam.ca Eagle Specialized Coatings And Protected Environments 18523 Fraser Hwy, Surrey V3S 8E7 Doug Pearce ............................... 604-576-2212 info@eaglecoatings.net www.eaglecoatings.net EcoLogic Spray Foam Insulation 151 32500 South Fraser Way Suite 366, Abbotsford V2T 4W1 Mark Nelson............................... 604-488-4009 mark.nelson@ecologicfoam.com www. ecologicfoam.com

Quad-Lock Building Systems Ltd 7398 132 St, Surrey V3W 4M7 Karen Bunz ................................. 604-590-3111 info@quadlock.com www.quadlock.com

GreenWorks Building Supply Inc 386 8th Ave W, Vancouver V5Y 3X2 Peter McGee .............................. 604-685-3611 info@greenworksbuildingsupply.com www.greenworksbuildingsupply.com

Four Seasons Insulation Ltd 25588 60th Ave, Aldergrove V4W 1H1 Roger Prato................................. 604-607-5022 fsinsulation@aol.com www.fourseasonsinsulation.com

Rediscover interior doors Enduring natural materials Sustainable, healthful choices

Intelligent, honest design

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Extreme Green Wool Carpet • 100% natural undyed woolen yarn • Natural backings • No chemicals • 100% Biodegradable • LEED Compliant

Distributors with a passion for service Wood interior doors Commercial | Residential Abbotsford, BC 1.877.852.3667 www.lyndendoor.com

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Custom Cooling Solutions Ltd 20445 62 Ave Suite 204, Langley V3A 5E6 Christine Trischuk ....................... 604-539-9533 sales@customcooling.ca www.customcooling.ca D-B Equipment Ltd 9173 Shaughnessy St, Vancouver V6P 6R9 Clifford Cox................................. 604-251-3342 www.dbequipment.com ECCO Supply 19700 Landmark Way, Langley V3A 7Z5 Rick Reeve .................................. 604-530-9755 rreeve.bby@eccohtg.com www.eccosupply.ca Eneready Products Ltd 6420 Beresford St Suite 4, Burnaby V5E 1B6 Yvonne Kerr ................................ 604-433-5697 sales@enereadyproducts.com www.enereadyproducts.com Energex Inc 138 8th Ave W, Vancouver V5Y 1N2 Rami Belson ............................... 604-448-1899 sales@energexinc.com www.energexinc.com Johnson Controls Ltd 3680 2nd Ave E, Vancouver V5M 0A4 Ben Putnam ................................ 604-707-5200 www.johnsoncontrols.com KM Roberts & Associates Ltd 18812 96 Ave Suite 20, Surrey V4N 3R1 Brian H Le Cappelain.................. 604-882-8488 blecappelain@kmroberts.com www.kmroberts.com Lennox Industries (Canada) Ltd 2962 Lake City Way, Burnaby V5A 3A2 Rob Viau ..................................... 604-421-5424 rob.viau@lennoxind.com

OTHER GREEN PRODUCTS Barr Plastics Inc 31192 South Fraser Way Unit A, Abbotsford V2T 6L5 Aleece Schubert ......................... 800-665-4499 info@barrplastics.com www.barrplastics.com Bear Canyon Cabinet Company 607 Victoria Rd W Suite 105, Revelstoke V0E 2S0 ...................................... 250-837-3446 glen@bearcanyoncabinets.ca www.bearcanyoncabinets.ca Chateau Homes 4700 Vanguard Rd, Richmond V6X 2P8 Peter Francis............................... 604-639-8032 peter@chateauhomes.ca www.chateauhomes.ca Eagle Specialized Coatings And Protected Environments 18523 Fraser Hwy, Surrey V3S 8E7 Doug Pearce ............................... 604-576-2212 info@eaglecoatings.net www. eaglecoatings.net The Eco Floor Store 5511 192 St Suite 203, Surrey V3S-8E5 Jared Kress ................................ 604-576-4400 jared@thatecostore.com www.ecofloorstore.ca Green Coast Rubbish 506 Brand St, North Vancouver V7N 1G1 Eamonn Duignan ........................ 604-230-4530 pickup@greencoastrubbish.com www.greencoastrubbish.com GreenWorks Building Supply Inc 386 8th Ave W, Vancouver V5Y 3X2 Peter McGee .............................. 604-685-3611 info@greenworksbuildingsupply.com www.greenworksbuildingsupply.com GSky Plant Systems Inc 318 Homer St Suite 704, Vancouver V6B 2V2 Chad Sichello ............................. 604-708-0611 www.gsky.com Kind Gardens Ltd 1030 Denman St Suite 125A, Vancouver V6G 2M6 Graeme Hodson-Walker............. 604-681-8668 info@kindgardens.com www.kindgardens.com Rub-R-Wall Waterproofing BC Ltd 15585 24 Ave Suite 203, Surrey V4A 2J4 ...................................... 604-535-4424 info@rubrwallbc.com

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Sun Bright Solar Inc 20140 120B Ave, Maple Ridge V2X 3K5 Paul Sim ..................................... 604-459-4551 paul@sunbrightsolar.ca www.sunbrightsolar.ca Western Reclaimed Timber Corp 11110 284th St, Maple Ridge V2W 1T9 Amika Scott ................................ 604-462-8845 wrtc@telus.net www.westernreclaimed.com

Canadian Solar Technologies Inc 8459 110A St, Delta V4C 2K5 Wendy Maver............................. 604-721-6565 info@canadiansolartechnologies.ca www.canadiansolartechnologies.ca

PAINTS & COATINGS

Future Energy Resources Inc 2188 No 5 Rd Suite 190, Richmond V6X 2T1 Sarj Sethi.................................... 604-278-7244 info@solarpowernrg.com www.solarpowerNRG.com

Bear Canyon Cabinet Company 607 Victoria Rd W Suite 105, Revelstoke V0E 2S0 ...................................... 250-837-3446 glen@bearcanyoncabinets.ca www.bearcanyoncabinets.ca Benjamin Moore & Co 26680 Gloucester Way, Aldergrove V4W 3V6 Kimberly Pfeifer.......................... 604-857-0600 kimberly.pfeifer@benjaminmoore.com www.benjaminmoore.com Eagle Specialized Coatings And Protected Environments 18523 Fraser Hwy, Surrey V3S 8E7 Doug Pearce ............................... 604-576-2212 info@eaglecoatings.net www.eaglecoatings.net Eukula Hardwax Oil 8444A Aitken Rd, Chilliwack V2R 3W8 Hans Baer ................................... 604-795-2237 byron@wideplankhardwood.com www.hardwaxoil.com GreenWorks Building Supply Inc 386 8th Ave W, Vancouver V5Y 3X2 Peter McGee .............................. 604-685-3611 info@greenworksbuildingsupply.com www.greenworksbuildingsupply.com Wide Plank Hardwood Ltd 8444A Aitken Rd, Chilliwack V2R 3W8 Hans Baer ................................... 604-795-2237 byron@wideplankhardwood.com www.wideplankhardwood.com

PLUMBING American Standard 17675 66 Ave Suite 6, Surrey V3S 7X1 ...................................... 604-574-9244 www.americanstandard.ca Barclay Sales Ltd 1441 Kebet Way, Port Coquitlam V3C 6L3 Jeff Blair..................................... 604-945-1010 mail@barclaysales.com www.barclaysales.com Barr Plastics Inc 31192 South Fraser Way Unit A, Abbotsford V2T 6L5 Aleece Schubert ......................... 800-665-4499 info@barrplastics.com www.barrplastics.com Blu Bathworks 3614 1st Ave E, Vancouver V5M 1C3..................................... 604-299-0122 info@blubathworks.com www.blubathworks.com Cheviot Products Inc 1594 Kebet Way Suite 200, Port Coquitlam V3C 5M5..................................... 800-444-5969 www.cheviotproducts.com Go Green Wastewater Ltd 1136 Alderside Rd, Port Moody V3H 3A6 Erling Kjerside ............................ 604-657-2724 erling@gogreenwastewater.com www.gogreenwastewater.com GreenWorks Building Supply Inc 386 8th Ave W, Vancouver V5Y 3X2 Peter McGee .............................. 604-685-3611 info@greenworksbuildingsupply.com www.greenworksbuildingsupply.com

RENEWABLE ENERGY ONSITE ENERGY PRODUCTION Architek Sustainable Building Products Inc 3715 Puget Dr, Vancouver V6L 2T8 Ron Schwenger .......................... 604-861-9446 info@architek.ca www.architek.ca Astravan Distributors Ltd 123 Charles St, North Vancouver V7H 1S1 Pat Martin .................................. 604-929-5488 sales@astravan.com www.astravan.com

exchangenergy 1305 Powell St, Vancouver V5L 1G8 Jeremy Jacob ............................. 778-786-3702 info@exchangenergy.ca www.exchangenergy.ca

Northern Alternate Power Systems Box 1243, Fairview AB T0H 1L0 Sam Glauser ............................... 780-835-3682 info@solar-store.com www.solar-store.com Sun Bright Solar Inc 20140 120B Ave, Maple Ridge V2X 3K5 Paul Sim ..................................... 604-459-4551 paul@sunbrightsolar.ca www.sunbrightsolar.ca

ROOFING AFA Forest Products Inc 19822 101 Ave, Langley V1M 3G6 Chris Soucie ............................... 604-513-4850 csoucie@afaforest.com www.afaforest.com Architek Sustainable Building Products Inc 3715 Puget Dr, Vancouver V6L 2T8 Ron Schwenger .......................... 604-861-9446 info@architek.ca www.architek.ca EcoLogic Spray Foam Insulation 151 32500 South Fraser Way Suite 366, Abbotsford V2T 4W1 Mark Nelson............................... 604-488-4009 mark.nelson@ecologicfoam.com www.ecologicfoam.com MAC Building Products Ltd 38 Leopold Pl Suite 1104, New Westminster V3L 2C6 Mickey MacMurchy ................... 604-526-5153 macbuild@telus.net

SITEWORK & LANDSCAPING BC Eco Paving 185 21 Ave E, Vancouver V5V 1P7 Brad Lavigne............................... 604-785-3795 brad@ecopaving.ca www.ecopaving.ca Brock White Construction Materials 2450 Alpha Ave, Burnaby V5C 5L6 Andy Williams ............................ 604-299-8551 www.brockwhite.com Deep Root Canada Corp 2425 Quebec St Suite 201, Vancouver V5T 4L6 Michael James........................... 604-687-0899 mjames@deeproot.com www.deeproot.com Green Coast Rubbish 506 Brand St, North Vancouver V7N 1G1 Eamonn Duignan ........................ 604-230-4530 pickup@greencoastrubbish.com www.greencoastrubbish.com Kind Gardens Ltd 1030 Denman St Suite 125A, Vancouver V6G 2M6 Graeme Hodson-Walker............. 604-681-8668 info@kindgardens.com www.kindgardens.com

STRUCTURAL FRAMING Luxor Industrial Corp – Sales 1615 Townline Rd, Abbotsford V2T 6E2 ...................................... 604-864-9601 sales@luxorcorp.com www.luxorcorp.com

WINDOWS Bear Canyon Cabinet Company 607 Victoria Rd W Suite 105, Revelstoke V0E 2S0 ...................................... 250-837-3446 glen@bearcanyoncabinets.ca www.bearcanyoncabinets.ca Hartung Glass Canada 7344 Winston St, Burnaby V5A 2G9 Bruce Butler................................ 604-420-3600 bbutler@lamiglass.ca www.hartung-glass.com

Innotech Windows & Doors Inc 31290 Wheel Ave, Abbotsford V2T 6H1 Mika Laspa ................................. 604-854-1111 info@innotech-windows.com www.innotech-windows.com Loewen Windows Centre 21300 Gordon Way Suite 178, Richmond V6W 1M2 Dianne Davies ............................ 800-897-9181 diannedavies@loewen.com www.loewen.com

GE0EXCHANGE GeoExchange BC is a non-profit, industry driven association of private and public interests in British Columbia and throughout Canada. Our focus is to provide information, education, training, certification and resources for the growing geoexchange and diverse heat pump industry. GeoExchange BC is managed by a group of elected directors and has a growing membership of individuals and corporations from all sectors.

CONSULTANT Advicas Group Consultants Inc Victoria ....................................... 250-995-5422 Payne, Margarita mpayne@advicas.com

CONTRACTOR Advanced Energy Systems Maple Ridge ............................... 604-466-0701 Robinson, Dan robro6@aol.com Chase Equipment & Supply Chase.......................................... 250-679-8420 Cavers, Don chaseequip@yahoo.ca Clean Energy Developments Langley ....................................... 604-455-5085 Bowie, Kelvin; Daly, Anthony; Fish, Richard; Hernadez, Roger; Hocking, Denton d.hocking@cleanenergydevelopments.com; Lessoway, Steve; Metzner, Mark m.metzner@ cleanenergy.ca; Mooney, Tony; Patzak, Clint c.patzak@cleanenergy.ca; Theaker, Trent t.theaker@cleanenergy.ca Drillwell Enterprises Ltd Duncan ....................................... 250-746-5268 drill@drillwell.com Slade, Calvin; Slade, David; Slade, Paul Geo-tech Geothermal Surrey ......................................... 604-319-2220 Hart, Barry geo-techgeothermal@telus.net Geocon Energy Solutions Ltd Vancouver ................................... 604-684-7241 Ervondy, Doddy; Hayes, Eoghan; King, Doug; King, Ross rking@geoconenergy.com; Kirkham, Angela; McClelland, Jamie; Ryan, Adrian; StarrCrawford, Hart; Stowkowy, Ashley The Geothermal Guys Ltd Salmon Arm................................ 250-832-0070 Arsenault, Randy randy@geothermalguys.ca Groundforce geoDrilling Solutions Richmond.................................... 778-879-1518 Hawkins, David dhawkins@ groundforcedrilling.com Milner, Barry bmilner@groundforcedrilling.com Tetreault, Rodney rtetreault@ groundforcedrilling.com Integrity Installations Ltd North Vancouver......................... 604-988-3700 Miller, Scott scottmiller@ integritymechanical.ca Markey Mechanical Ltd Williams Lake............................. 250-398-7026 Hale, Ray; Schouten, Dwayne; Tjosvold, Keith keith@markey.ca Mercury Refrigeration Products & Services Ltd Shawnigan Lake ......................... 250-686-1716 Rockson, Jason jason@mercuryrefrigeration.ca Okanagan Geothermal Ltd Enderby....................................... 250-833-6126 Croken, Jim jjcroken@nowcom.ca; Croken, Nick jjcroken@nowcom.ca Pacific Rafter & Frame Squamish.................................... 604-892-7580 Modin, Al almodin67@gmail.com Schmidt Bros. Plumbing & Heating Ltd Vancouver ................................... 604-224-7068 Schmidt, Roland roland@schmidtbros.ca

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Sonic Drilling Ltd Surrey ......................................... 604-588-0681 Fitzgerald, Bill bill.fitzgerald@sonicdrilling.com Roussy, Ray Ray.roussy@sonic-drill.com TR3 Geothermal Abbotsford.................................. 604-309-2487 Anderson, Matt rick@tr3svc.com Millard, Jim rick@tr3svc.com Saari, Rick rick@tr3svc.com Wedgemount Mechanical Ltd Whistler...................................... 604-938-4845 Harwood, Doug operations@wedgemount.com

DESIGNER Jeff’s GeoExchange Coombs....................................... 250-607-7050 Christopherson, Jeff geo@jeffchristopherson.com RCITO - Residential Construction Industrial Training Organization Sidney......................................... 778-426-3151 Esaw, Diane desaw@rcito.com Kenny, Mary mkenny@rcito.com

ENGINEER

Surrey ......................................... 604-763-1691 Deol, Tar tardeol@hotmail.com Associated Engineering Burnaby ...................................... 604-293-1411 Bolongaro, Sean bolongaros@ae.ca Chan, Helen chanh@ae.ca Warren, Rosanne warrenr@ae.ca DEC Engineering New Westminster ...................... 604-525-3341 Carter, Ryan ryan@decdesign.ca Hemmera Vancouver ................................... 604-669-0424 shun@hemmera.com Arellano, Ruben; Bolongaro, Rachel; Higginson, Dan HPF Engineering Ltd Kamloops.................................... 250-828-7992 Rogers, Neal neal@hpfengineering.com Jade West Engineering Co. Ltd Surrey ......................................... 604-538-0764 engineers@jadewest.com Makepeace, John; Moore, Derrick; Vaive, Leila Maine Consultants Ltd Parksville .................................... 250-954-8183 Maine, Ron RonMaine@MaineConsultants.ca Opus Dayton Knight North Vancouver......................... 604-219-2050 Warren, Roger roger.warren@opusdaytonknight REW Consultants Port Moody ................................. 604-505-5940 Wedding, Rene rwedding@rewassociates.com Rocky Point Engineering Nanaimo ..................................... 250-585-0222 Mullaley, Aaron aaron.mullaley@rpeng.ca

ENGINEER & SUPPLIER/ MANUFACTURER/ UTILITY Fortis BC Burnaby ...................................... 604-293-8571 aes@terasen.com Andree, Alexa; Bergler, Don; Bierlmeier, Grant; Chan, Jane; Dacho, Abby; Jones, Gareth; Lee, Anita; Lota, James; Madsen, Paul; Mucha, Kristen; Tyson, Jeff Fortis BC Burnaby ...................................... 604-293-8643 Marier, Richard aes@terasen.com Fortis BC Victoria ....................................... 250-380-5738 Bekesza, Jarek aes@terasen.com

ENGINEER, DESIGNER, CONTRACTOR & SUPPLIER/ MANUFACTURER/ UTILITY GeoTility Geothermal Installations Corp Kelowna ..................................... 250-762-5776 Carroll, Lance lcarroll@geotility.ca Clayton, Arik aclayton@geotility.ca Davidson, Barry bdavidson@geotility.ca Horbay, Gord ghorbay@geotility.ca Koebel, Lorne lkoebel@geotility.ca Leask, Jim jleask@geotility.ca Nelson, Rick info@geotility.ca Parro, Jordan jparro@geotility.ca Yanow, Stuart syanow@geotility.ca

ENGINEER/DESIGNER/ CONTRACTOR Threshold Energies Corp St. Albert .................................... 780-459-9433 mail@GOthreshold.com Bond, Clayton; Bond, Leigh; Thibault, Luke

SUPPLIER/ MANUFACTURER/ UTILITY BC Hydro Vancouver ................................... 604-453-6547 Monk, Gordon gordon.monk@bchydro.com Corix Utilities Inc Surrey ......................................... 604-575-6122 Kulak, Travis travis.kulak@corix.com Corix Water Systems North Vancouver......................... 604-539-9399 Sainas, John john.sainas@corix.com ECCO Supply Burnaby ...................................... 604-420-4323 Dafoe, Chris chrisd.bby@eccohtg.com Regier, Terry terryr.bby@eccohtg.com Enertech Mfg. Strathroy, ON.............................. 618-267-8710 Wright, Ron M. RWright@enertechmfg.com

OTHER

Deroche ...................................... 604-826-5607 Solomon, Don d.solomon@live.ca

SERVICES ARCHITECTS Allan Diamond Architect 1807 Fir St, Vancouver V6J 3A9 ...................................... 604-734-2004 al@allandiamondarchitect.com www.allandiamondarchitect.com

DLP Architecture Inc 318 Homer St Unit 806, Vancouver V6B 2V2 ...................................... 778-889-6849 www.dlpdesigns.com Helliwell + Smith: Blue Sky Architecture Inc 4090 Bayridge Ave, West Vancouver V7V 3K1 Bo Helliwell ................................ 604-921-8646 bsa@blueskyarchitecture.com www.blueskyarchitecture.com Iredale Group Architecture One Alexander St Suite 202, Vancouver V6A 1B2 James Emery .............................. 604-736-5581 james@iredale.ca www.iredale.ca Jan H Timmer Architecture Ltd 6655 Madrona Pl, West Vancouver V7W 2K1 Jan H Timmer ............................. 604-925-8068 jtimmer@direct.ca Kasian 1555 Pender St W Suite 350, Vancouver V6G 2T1 Karen Parkinson ......................... 604-683-4145 kparkinson@kasian.com www.kasian.com Landmark Architecture Ltd 2025 Bayswater St, Vancouver V6K 4A9 Monica Baillie ............................ 604-228-1243 monica.baillie@landmark-architecture.com www.landmark-architecture.com Metis Design-Build 1511 13th Ave E, Vancouver V5N 2B7 Erick Villagomez ......................... 604-708-0992 info@metisdb.com www.metisdb.com Michel Labrie Architect Inc 5892 Quebec St, Vancouver V5W 2P1 Michel Labrie ............................. 604-377-0553 michel@mlarchitect.ca www.mlarchitect.ca Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership 555 Burrard St Suite 1600 Box 264, Vancouver V7X 1M9 William J Reid............................ 604-687-2990 mcmp@mcmparchitects.com www.mcmparchitects.com Omicron Architecture Engineering Construction Ltd 595 Burrard St Suite 500 PO Box 49369, Vancouver V7X 1L4 Kevin Hanvey.............................. 604-632-4367 solutions@omicronaec.com www.omicronaec.com

PBK Architects Inc 1818 Cornwall Ave Suite 220, Vancouver V6J 1C7 Jennifer Sung ............................. 604-736-5329 jennifer.sung@genivar.com www.pbkarchitectsinc.com Perkins+Will Canada Architects Co 1220 Homer St, Vancouver V6B 2Y5 Enrico Dagostini ......................... 604-684-5446 enrico.dagostini@perkinswill.com www.perkinswill.ca Site Lines Architecture Inc 9188 Glover Rd Suite 200 PO Box 249, Fort Langley V1M 2R6..................................... 604-881-7173 reception@sitelines.ca www.sitelines.ca Stantec Consulting Ltd 111 Dunsmuir St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6B 6A3 Graham Senft ............................. 604-696-8000 elizabeth.johnston@stantec.com www.stantec.com Streamline Design Ltd 2644 Montrose Ave, Abbotsford V2S 3T6 Kevin Simoes.............................. 604-854-2966 info@streamlinedesign.ca www.streamlinedesign.ca VIA Architecture Inc 1050 Homer St Suite 301, Vancouver V6B 2W9 .................................... 604-683-1024 info@via-architecture.com www.via-architecture.com

ASSOCIATIONS GREEN BUSINESSES Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada, BC Chapter (AWMAC BC) 4664 Lougheed Hwy Suite 160, Burnaby V5C 5T5 Moira Rowan.............................. 604-298-3555 awma@awma-bc.ca www.awmac.com Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) 4010 Regent St Suite 200, Burnaby V5C 6N2 ..................................... 604-430-8035 apeginfo@apeg.bc.ca www.apeg.bc.ca

Architectural Institute of BC 440 Cambie St Suite 100, Vancouver V6B 2N5 Jerome Marburg ........................ 604-683-8588 info@aibc.ca www.aibc.ca Architrix Design Studio Inc 289 Alexander St Suite 411, Vancouver V6A 4H6 Khang Q Nguyen ........................ 604-677-7877 khang@architrixstudio.com wwww.architrixstudio.com Bing Thom Architects Inc 1430 Burrard St, Vancouver V6Z 2A3 Michael Heeney ......................... 604-682-1881 office@bingthomarchitects.com www.bingthomarchitects.com CEI Architecture Planning Interiors 1500 Georgia St W Suite 500, Vancouver V6G 2Z5 Travis Pow .................................. 604-687-1898 mail@ceiarchitecture.com www.ceiarchitecture.com Chandler Associates Architecture Inc 601 Cordova St W Suite 270, Vancouver V6B 1G1 Chris Block.................................. 604-687-3390 office@caa-architecture.com www.caa-architecture.com CR Contracting PO Box 1488, Whistler V0N 1B0 Craig Ross .................................. 604-905-6645 info@cr-contracting.com www.cr-contracting.com D’Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism 2960 Jutland Rd, Victoria V8T 5K2 Franc D’Ambrosio ....................... 250-384-2400 mail@fdarc.ca www.fdarc.ca David Nairne + Associates Ltd 171 Esplanade W Suite 250, North Vancouver V7M 3J9 Dave McIntyre ............................ 604-984-3503 dmcintyre@davidnairne.com www.davidnairne.com DIALOG 611 Alexander St Suite 406, Vancouver V6A 1E1 Leah Nyrose ............................... 604-255-1169 lnyrose@designdialog.ca www.designdialog.ca

The Station 270 - 601 W. Cordova St. Vancouver BC V6B 1G1 Tel 604 687 3390 Toll free 1 877 687 3390 Fax 604 687 3325 office@caa-architecture.com www.caa-architecture.com

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BC Construction Association 655 Tyee Rd Suite 401, Victoria V9A 6X5 Colleen McConnell ..................... 250-475-1077 bcca@bccassn.com www.bccassn.com BC Ready-Mixed Concrete Association 26162 30A Ave, Aldergrove V4W 2W5 Carolyn Campbell ....................... 604-626-4141 info@bcrmca.ca www.bcrmca.ca BC Real Estate Association 701 Georgia St W Suite 1420 PO Box 10123, Vancouver V7Y 1C6 .................... 604-683-7702 bcrea@bcrea.bc.ca www.bcrea.bc.ca BC Sheet Metal Association (SMACNA-BC) 15225 104 Ave Suite 315, Surrey V3R 6Y8 Bruce Sychuk .............................. 604-585-4641 smacnabc@smacna-bc.org www.smacna-bc.org British Columbia Environment Industry Association (BCEIA) c/o MACI Conventions Inc 111 Water St Suite 312, Vancouver V6B 1A7 Trish Wuttunee ........................... 604-633-0703 trish@bceia.com www.bceia.com www.hazwastebc.com Building Owners and Managers Association of BC 409 Granville St Suite 556, Vancouver V6C 1T2 Paul LaBranche........................... 604-684-3916 info@boma.bc.ca www.boma.bc.ca The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) 150 Isabella St Suite 605, Ottawa ON K1S 1V7 Wes Johnston ............................ 613-736-9077 info@cansia.ca www.cansia.ca Cascadia Region Green Building Council 111 Dunsmuir St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6B 6A3...................................... 604-909-9559 metrovancouver@cascadiagbc.org www.cascadiagbc.org Cement Association of Canada – Western Region 1200 73rd Ave W Suite 820, Vancouver V6P 6J5 ...................................... 604-269-0582 western@cement.ca Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) 38 69th Ave E, Vancouver V5X 4K6 Joanna Trebon............................ 604-215-4483 vancouver@era.ca www.era.ca Roofing Contractors Association of BC 9734 201 St, Langley V1M 3E8 Ivan van Spronsen ...................... 604-882-9734 roofing@rcabc.org www.rcabc.org Sustainable Development Technology Canada 999 Canada Pl Suite 404, Vancouver V6C 3E2 ............604-844-2857 www.sdtc.ca Urban Development Institute – Pacific Region 602 Hastings St W Suite 200, Vancouver V6B 1P2 Maureen Enser ........................... 604-669-9585 menser@udi.org www.udi.bc.ca Vancouver Regional Construction Association 3636 4th Ave E, Vancouver V5M 1M3 Keith Sashaw ............................. 604-294-3766 vrca@vrca.bc.ca www.vrca.bc.ca

BUILDING CONTRACTORS Averra Developments Inc 1529 6th Ave W Suite 104, Vancouver V6J 1R1 ...................................... 604-718-1845 info@averra.ca www.averra.ca Blackfish Homes & Construction Ltd 1305 Welch St Suite 107, North Vancouver V7P 1B3 David Adair................................. 604-980-0814 info@blackfishhomes.ca www.blackfishhomes.ca Castle Creek Contracting Ltd 2510 Eton St, Vancouver V5K 1J7 Laurence Cohen P Eng................ 604-251-7400 laurence@castlecreekcontracting.com www.castlecreekcontracting.com CCI Renovations 1863 Welch St, North Vancouver V7P 1B7 John Friswell .............................. 604-980-8384 john@ccirenos.com www.ccirenos.com

CR Contracting PO Box 1488, Whistler V0N 1B0 Craig Ross .................................. 604-905-6645 info@cr-contracting.com www.cr-contracting.com DLP Architecture Inc 318 Homer St Unit 806, Vancouver V6B 2V2 ...................................... 778-889-6849 www.dlpdesigns.com Econ Group Construction & Development Ltd 510 Chesterfield Ave Suite 402, North Vancouver V7M 2L9 Marcel Studer ............................ 604-721-0360 sales@econgroup.ca www.econgroup.ca Ecosol Design & Construction Ltd 2124 Venables St, Vancouver V5L 2J4 Arno HK Schmidt ........................ 604-254-0258 arno_ecosol@telus.net www.ecosoldesignandconstruction.ca www.ecosolrammedearth.ca www.eco-sol.ca Design-Build: Rammed Earth structures and homes; heritage restoration. Providing passive solar, energy sensitive, health wise, sustainable solutions. www.ecosoldesignandconstruction.ca Elements Home Design 102 Seaview Ave, Salt Spring Island V8K 2V8 Daniel Logan .............................. 250-537-2344 info@elementshomedesign.ca www.elementshomedesign.ca Inspired Renovations 6553 188 St, Surrey V3S 8V1 Allen Hemmelgarn ..................... 778-859-7366 info@inspiredrenovations.ca www.inspiredrenovations.ca J Norris Construction Ltd 933 Ioco Rd, Port Moody V3H 2W9 Jacob Norris Rodgers................. 604-469-2210 info@jnorrisconstruction.com www.jnorrisconstruction.com Point Grey Projects Inc 4208 11th Ave W, Vancouver V6R 2L7 Norman Little ............................. 604-790-6676 nwlittle@telus.net Second Nature Contracting Ltd 1186 13th Ave E, Vancouver V5T 2M1 Ryan Jackson ............................. 778-232-1248 secondnaturecontracting@gmail.com www.secondnaturecontracting.ca Silver Valley Homes Ltd PO Box 376, Maple Ridge V2X 8K9 Gord Knuttila .............................. 604-240-3159 silvervalleyhomes@shaw.ca www.silvervalleyhomes.ca Sonbuilt Custom Homes Ltd 4848 275 St Suite 101A, Langley V4W 0A3 .................................... 604-626-4688 info@sonbuilthomes.com www.sonbuilthomes.com

BUILDING MATERIALS WASTE HAULERS 1-800 RID OF IT 167 2nd Ave W Suite 240, Vancouver V5Y 1B8 Michael McKee .......................... 604-659-6684 mmkee@1800ridofit.com www.ridofit.com A-Topco Pallet Recycling Ltd 10619 Timberland Rd Unit 8, Surrey V3V 3T3 Ralph Booth ................................ 604-582-2020 topcopallets@shaw.ca ABC Recycling 8081 Meadow Ave, Burnaby V3N 2V9 ..................................... 604-522-9727 sales@abcrecycling.com www.abcrecycling.com Allied Salvage & Metals (1985) Ltd 11651 Twigg Pl, Richmond V6V 2K7 Arthur Weinstein........................ 604-322-6629 info@alliedsalvagemetals.com www.alliedsalvagemetals.com Annacis Waste Disposal Corp 7231 120 St Suite 446, Delta V4C 6P5 Paul Antoniou ............................. 604-594-7848 apollow@shaw.ca www.annaciswaste.com BFI Canada 25 Fawcett Rd, Coquitlam V3K 6V2 ...................................... 604-525-2072 vancouver@bficanada.com www.bficanada.com Capital Salvage 1919 Triumph St, Vancouver V5L 1K6 Dov Dimant................................. 604-253-8481

City Haul Disposal 1816 14th Ave W, Vancouver V6J 2J9 Christopher Fisher ...................... 604-731-3100 fisher1816@shaw.ca Cloverdale Disposal Ltd 5620 198 St, Langley V3A 7C7 Tony McCamley .......................... 604-534-9983 info@cloverdaledisposal.com www.cloverdaledisposal.com Cloverdale Fuel Ltd 20280 102B Ave, Langley V3A 4R5 Robby Gill ................................... 604-882-8597 rgill@cloverdalefuel.com www.cloverdalefuel.com Davis Trading & Supply Ltd 1100 Grant St, Vancouver V6A 2J6 Gabe Davis ................................. 604-255-3111 gabe@davistrading.com www.davistrading.ca Fairway Disposal 11560 Twigg Pl, Richmond V6V 2K7 Lazo Bjelica ................................ 604-327-7100 Fraser Valley Metal Exchange 23359A Fisherman Rd, Maple Ridge V2W 1B9 Mike Salo ................................... 604-467-7878 recycling@fvme.shawbiz.ca www.fvme.com Maple Leaf Disposal Ltd 2320 Rogers Ave, Coquitlam V3K 5X7 Steve Bryan ................................ 604-540-4992 sbryan@mapleleafdisposal.com www.mapleleafdisposal.com Mini-Load Disposal Ltd 5759 Byrne Rd, Burnaby V5J 3J1 John Ottens ................................ 604-431-7701 miniload@telus.net www.miniloaddisposal.com North Star Metal Recycling 1170 Powell St, Vancouver V6A 1J3 Phil Watson ................................ 604-254-2734 admin@northstarmetalrecycling.com www.northstarmetalrecycling.com Northwest Waste Systems 19500 56 Ave, Surrey V3S 6K4 Customer Service ...................... 604-539-1900 sales@northwestwaste.com www.northwestwaste.com Pacific Metals Recycling International 8360 Ontario St, Vancouver V5X 3E5 Mark Lotzkar............................... 604-327-1148 mlotzkar@pacificmetals.ca www.pacificmetals.ca Recycling Alternative 360 Industrial Ave, Vancouver V6A 2R3 Rob Weatherbe .......................... 604-874-7283 info@recyclingalternative.com www.recyclingalternative.com Richmond Steel Recycling Ltd 11760 Mitchell Rd, Richmond V6V 1V8 John Rai ..................................... 604-324-4656 John.Rai@simsmm.com Richvan Holdings Ltd 15300 River Rd, Richmond V6V 1L5 ...................................... 604-270-8922 www.richvanholdings.com Rypac Aluminum Recycling Ltd 11849 Tannery Rd, Surrey V3V 3W8 Craig Merritt............................... 604-580-7471 rypac2@shaw.ca www.rypacmetalrecycling.com Scott Road Trading Ltd 12855 King George Hwy, Surrey V3T 2T1 Ernie Fleischer ............................ 604-580-0771 office@scottroadtrading.com www.scottroadtrading.com Skinny Binns Disposal Inc 1157 Esperanza Dr, Port Coquitlam V3B 6A6 Mark .......................................... 604-261-6198 skinnybins@shaw.ca www.skinnybins.com Smithrite Disposal Ltd 1650 Hartley Ave, Coquitlam V3K 7A1 Orietta Danyluk .......................... 604-529-4030 sales@smithrite.com www.smithrite.com Super Save Disposal Inc 19395 Langley Bypass, Surrey V3S 6K1 Greg Johannes ........................... 604-533-4423 greg@supersave.ca www.supersave.ca Urban Impact Recycling Ltd 10071 River Dr, Richmond V6X 1Z2 Nicole Stefenelli ........................ 604-273-0089 info@urbanshredding.com www.urbanimpact.com

Waste Control Services Inc 5288 Still Creek Ave, Burnaby V5C 4E4 Nick Kiss..................................... 604-986-9777 nick@wastecontrolservices.com www.wastecontrolservices.com Waste Management of Canada 2330 United Blvd, Coquitlam V3K 6S1 Customer Service ...................... 604-520-7800 WesternCanadaCustomerService@wm.com www.wmcanada.com Waste Services Inc 34321 Industrial Way , Abbotsford V2S 7M6 Bill Shearer................................. 604-857-1990 bshearer@wsii.ca www.wasteservicesinc.com Wescan Disposal 925 Sherwood Ave Suite 6, Coquitlam V3K 1A9 Dispatch .................................... 604-526-9511 sales@wescandisposal.com www.wescandisposal.com West Coast Metal Recycling 19841 57A Ave, Langley V3A 7B1 Terry McHale .............................. 604-534-3531 terry@westcoastmetalrecycling.com www.westcoastmetalrecycling.com

COMMUNITY AND URBAN PLANNING Adera Development Corp 1055 Dunsmuir St Suite 2200, Vancouver V7X 1K8 Eric Andreasen ........................... 604-684-8277 info@adera.com www.adera.com AECOM 3292 Production Way Suite 330, Burnaby V5A 4R4 Albert Li ...................................... 604-444-6400 CanadaCommunications@aecom.com www.aecom.com Catherine Berris Associates Inc 1639 2nd Ave W Suite 420, Vancouver V6J 1H3 Catherine Berris ......................... 604-736-6336 office@cbainc.bc.ca www.cbainc.bc.ca DIALOG 611 Alexander St Suite 406, Vancouver V6A 1E1 Leah Nyrose ............................... 604-255-1169 lnyrose@designdialog.ca www.designdialog.ca HB Lanarc Consultants Ltd a member of the Golder Group of Companies 420 Hastings St W Suite 200, Vancouver V6B 1L1 Maxwell Sykes ........................... 604-688-9769 www.golder.com HB Lanarc Consultants Ltd a member of the Golder Group of Companies 256 Wallace St, Nanaimo V9R 5B3 Maxwell Sykes ........................... 250-754-5651 www.golder.com Jan H Timmer Architecture Ltd 6655 Madrona Pl, West Vancouver V7W 2K1 Jan H Timmer ............................. 604-925-8068 jtimmer@direct.ca MMM Group 5151 3td St SE, Calgary AB T2H 2X6 Claudia Gee ................................ 403-269-7440 geec@mmm.ca www.mmm.ca Stantec Consulting Ltd 111 Dunsmuir St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6B 6A3 Graham Senft ............................. 604-696-8000 elizabeth.johnston@stantec.com www.stantec.com Uncover Editorial + Design Shana Johnstone ....................... 604-763-5780 shana@uncovereditorial.ca www.uncovereditorial.ca

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL RECYCLING DEPOTS A-Topco Pallet Recycling Ltd 10619 Timberland Rd Unit 8, Surrey V3V 3T3 Ralph Booth ................................ 604-582-2020 topcopallets@shaw.ca Abbotsford Community Services Recycling 33670 Valley Rd, Abbotsford V2S 3S9 ...................................... 604-850-3551 acsrec@telus.net www.abbotsfordcommunityservices.com http://acsrecycling.ca/

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ABC Recycling 8081 Meadow Ave, Burnaby V3N 2V9 Ron Ramsey................................ 604-522-9727 ron@abcrecycling.com www.abcrecycling.com Allied Salvage & Metals (1985) Ltd 11651 Twigg Pl, Richmond V6V 2K7 Arthur Weinstein........................ 604-322-6629 artwein@uniserve.com www.alliedsalvagemetals.com BA Blacktop Ltd 6 Riverside Dr, North Vancouver V7J 2E7 Joe Zanatta ................................ 604-929-7974 jz@bablacktop.com www.bablacktop.com Basran Freight and Lumber 9486 River Rd, Delta V3M 5L5 Ron Basran ................................. 604-522-1628 Burnaby Recycling Depot 4800 Still Creek Ave, Burnaby V5G 1N3 Jim Thompson ............................ 604-294-7972 www.city.burnaby.bc.ca/cityhall/ departments/engnrn/engnrn_snttnr.html Capital Salvage 1919 Triumph St, Vancouver V5L 1K6 Dov Dimant................................. 604-253-8481 www.capitalsalvage.ca City of Richmond 5555 Lynas Lane, Richmond V7C 5B2 ...................................... 604-276-4010 garbageandrecycling@richmond.ca www.richmond.ca/services/recycling/ services/depot.htm City of Vancouver Transfer Station and Recycling Depot 377 West Kent Ave N, Vancouver V5Y 1F4 Dave Robertson .......................... 604-326-4600 recycle@Vancouver.ca www.vancouver.ca/engsvcs/solidwaste/ transfer/index.htm Cloverdale Fuel Ltd 20280 102B Ave, Langley V3A 4R5 Robby Gill ................................... 604-534-4313 rgill@cloverdalefuel.com www.cloverdalefuel.com Columbia Lafarge 28371 Huntingdon Rd, Abbotsford V2S 1M3 Murray Giffen ............................. 604-230-3619 murray.giffen@lafarge-na.com www.lafarge-na.com Columbia Lafarge 2300 Rogers Ave, Coquitlam V3K 5X6 Murray Giffen ............................. 604-230-3619 murray.giffen@lafarge-na.com www.lafarge-na.com Columbia Lafarge 13340 Mitchell Rd (Mitchell Island), Richmond V6V 1M8 Murray Giffen ............................. 604-230-3619 murray.giffen@lafarge-na.com www.lafarge-na.com Coquitlam Construction Recycling Facility 1001 United Blvd, Coquitlam V3K 7A7 Patrick Wittmann ....................... 604-517-6553 pwittmann@wastech.ca www.wastech.ca Coquitlam Resource Recovery Plant and Recycling Depot 1200 United Blvd, Coquitlam V3K 6T4 Patrick Wittmann ....................... 604-517-6553 pwittmann@wastech.ca www.wastech.ca Davis Trading Ltd 1100 Grant St, Vancouver V6A 2J6 Gabe Davis ................................. 604-255-3111 gabe@davistrading.com www.davistrading.com Fraser Richmond Soil & Fibre Ltd 21320 Gordon Way Suite 270, Richmond V6W 1J8 Steve Aujla ................................. 604-220-2385 info@FraserRichmond.ca www.fraserrichmond.ca Fraser Valley Metal Exchange 23359-A Fisherman Rd, Maple Ridge V2W 1B9 Mike Salo ................................... 604-467-7878 recycling@fvme.shawbiz.ca www.fvme.com Inner City Recycling 11640 Twigg Pl, Richmond V6V 2K7 Yvonne Penton............................ 604-327-0957 yvonne@innercitydemo.com www.innercitydemo.com

Langley Transfer Station 1070 272 St, Aldergrove V4W 2P8 Annette Peterson ....................... 604-856-3225 www.metrovancouver.org/services/solidwaste/ disposal/Pages/disposalfacilities.aspx Maple Ridge Transfer Station 10092 236 St, Maple Ridge V2X 7E6 Annette Peterson ....................... 604-466-9277 www.metrovancouver.org/services/solidwaste/ disposal/Pages/disposalfacilities.aspx Matsqui Transfer Station 33621 Valley Rd, Abbotsford Tom Fordyce ............................... 604-853-7560 www.wastech.ca New West Gypsum Recycling 38 Vulcan St, New Westminster V3L 5T7 Tony McCamley .......................... 604-520-6647 mccamley@nwgypsum.com www.nwgypsum.com New Westminster Recycling Depot 65 Sixth Ave E , New Westminster V3L 4G6 ...................................... 604-968-4208 www.newwestcity.ca North Shore Recycling Depot 29 Riverside Dr, North Vancouver Victoria Gazeley ......................... 604-984-9730 info@nsrp.bc.ca www.nsrp.bc.ca North Shore Transfer Station Patrick Wittmann ....................... 604-517-6553 pwittmann@wastech.ca www.wastech.ca North Star Recycling 1170 Powell St, Vancouver V6A 1J3 Phil Watson ................................ 604-254-2734 admin@northstarmetalrecycling.com www.northstarmetalrecycling.com Pacific Metals Ltd 8360 Ontario St, Vancouver V5X 3E5 Mark Lotzkar............................... 604-327-1148 mlotzkar@pacificmetals.ca www.pacificmetals.ca RDM 20436 Fraser Hwy Unit 207, Surrey V3A 4G2 Steve Madsen ............................ 604-530-6310 steve@rdmenterprises.com www.rdmenterprises.com Recycling Alternative 360 Industrial Ave, Vancouver V6A 2R3 Rob Weatherbe .......................... 604-874-7283 info@recyclingalternative.com www.recyclingalternative.com Regional Recycling 750 Riverside Rd, Abbotsford V2S 7P6 Paul Mellis ................................. 604-852-9152 paulm@regionalrecycling.ca www. regionalrecycling.ca/abbotsford.html Regional Recycling 13300 Vulcan Way, Richmond V6V 1J8 Jason Dault ................................ 604-861-4881 jason@regionalrecycling.ca www.regionalrecycling.ca/richmond.html Regional Recycling 960 Evans Ave, Vancouver V6A 2L2 Jason Dault ................................ 604-861-4881 jason@regionalrecycling.ca www.regionalrecycling.ca/vancouver.html Richmond Steel Recycling Ltd 11760 Mitchell Rd, Richmond V6V 1V8 John Rai ..................................... 604-324-4656 John.Rai@simsmm.com Richvan Holdings Ltd 15300 River Rd, Richmond V6V 1L5 Tyler Epp ..................................... 604-270-8922 www.richvanholdings.com Ridge Meadows Recycling Society Box 283 10092 236 St, Maple Ridge V2X 7G2 Kim Day ...................................... 604-463-5545 info@rmrecycling.org www.rmrecycling.org Rypac Aluminium Recycling Ltd 11849 Tannery Rd, Surrey V3V 3W8 Craig Merritt............................... 604-580-7471 rypac2@shaw.ca www.rypacmetalrecycling.com Scott Road Trading Ltd 12855 King George Highway, Surrey V3T 2T1 Ernie Fleischer ............................ 604-580-0771 office@scottroadtrading.com www.scottroadtrading.com Slater Iron & Salvage Co. Ltd 19355 54 Ave, Surrey V3S 8E5 David Slater................................ 604-533-8522 info@slateriron.com www.slateriron.com

Super Save Disposal Inc 19395 Langley Bypass, Surrey V3S 6K1 Denise Courtemanche ................ 604-533-4423 denise@supersave.ca www.supersave.ca Surrey Transfer Station 9770 192 St, Surrey V4N 4C6 Jeremy Hughes .......................... 604-513-2409 jhughes@wastech.ca www.surrey.ca/city-services/4551.aspx www.wastech.ca Urban Wood Waste Recyclers 4 Spruce St, New Westminster V3L 5G6 ...................................... 604-527-4060 inforequest@uwwr.com www.uwwr.com Urban Wood Waste Recyclers 110 69 Ave E, Vancouver V5X 4K6 ...................................... 604-327-5052 inforequest@uwwr.com www.uwwr.com West Coast Metal Recycling 19841 57A Ave, Langley V3A 7B1 Terry McHale .............................. 604-534-3531 terry@westcoastmetalrecycling.com www.westcoastmetalrecycling.com

CONSTRUCTION WASTE HAULERS 3R Demolition Corp 5735 Beresford St, Burnaby V5J 1J9 Corinne Fulton ............................ 604-435-2555 info@3rdemolition.com www.3rdemolition.com Benefits Waste Management 21530 Mayo Pl, Maple Ridge V2X 2K9 Ben Fishman ............................... 604-779-8340 www.benefitswaste.com Pacific Metals Recycling International 8360 Ontario St, Vancouver V5X 3E5 Mark Lotzkar............................... 604-327-1148 mlotzkar@pacificmetals.ca www.pacificmetals.ca

CONSULTING ENGINEERS Applied Engineering Solutions Ltd 1815 Blanchard St Suite 300, Victoria V8T 5A4 Roger Dupuis .............................. 250-381-6121 www.appliedengineering.ca

Associated Engineering (BC) Ltd 4940 Canada Way Suite 300, Burnaby V5G 4M5 Lianna Mah ................................ 604-293-1411 vossj@ae.ca www.ae.ca David Nairne + Associates Ltd 171 Esplanade W Suite 250, North Vancouver V7M 3J9 Dave McIntyre ............................ 604-984-3503 dmcintyre@davidnairne.com www.davidnairne.com DIALOG 611 Alexander St Suite 406, Vancouver V6A 1E1 Leah Nyrose ............................... 604-255-1169 lnyrose@designdialog.ca www.designdialog.ca Estus Research and Development Ltd 2086 2nd Ave W Suite 406, Vancouver V6J 1J4 Joel Atwater .............................. 888-727-3538 info@estus.ca www.estus.ca Hatch Ltd 1066 Hastings St W Suite 400, Vancouver V6E 3X2 Scott Hanna................................ 604-689-5767 hatch@hatch.ca www.hatch.ca Hemmera 1380 Burrard St Suite 250, Vancouver V6Z 2H3 Paul Hemsley.............................. 604-669-0424 phemsley@hemmera.com www.hemmera.com Levelton Consultants Ltd 12791 Clarke Pl Suite 150, Richmond V6V 2H9 Alex W Schutte .......................... 604-278-1411 info@levelton.com www.levelton.com MCW Consultants Ltd 1185 Georgia St W Suite 1400, Vancouver V6E 4E6 Greg Lord .................................... 604-687-1821 mcw_van@mcw.com www.mcw.com MMM Group 5151 3td St SE, Calgary AB T2H 2X6 Claudia Gee ................................ 403-269-7440 geec@mmm.ca www.mmm.ca

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Associated Engineering (BC) Ltd 4940 Canada Way Suite 300, Burnaby V5G 4M5 Lianna Mah ................................ 604-293-1411 vossj@ae.ca www.ae.ca Capital Home Energy 1489 Marine Dr Suite 405, West Vancouver V7T 1B8 Luke Dolan.................................. 604-562-0387 capitalhomeenergy@gmail.com www.capitalhomeenergy.com Catherine Berris Associates Inc 1639 2nd Ave W Suite 420, Vancouver V6J 1H3 Catherine Berris ......................... 604-736-6336 office@cbainc.bc.ca www.cbainc.bc.ca ECL Envirowest Consultants Ltd 3700 North Fraser Way Suite 130, Burnaby V5J 5H4 Ian Whyte ................................... 604-451-0505 admin@ecl-envirowest.bc.ca www.ecl-envirowest.bc.ca Ecostrategic Advanced Energy Ltd 883 Seymour Blvd, North Vancouver V7J 2J7 Lorne James ............................... 604-985-4148 ecostrategic@gmail.com www.ecostrategicenergy.com Kiwano Marketing Sofia Ribeiro ............................... 604-726-9220 sofia@kiwano.ca www.kiwano.ca Levelton Consultants Ltd 12791 Clarke Pl Suite 150, Richmond V6V 2H9 Alex W Schutte .......................... 604-278-1411 info@levelton.com www.levelton.com M&R Environmental Ltd 4623 Byrne Rd, Burnaby V5J 3H6 Harold Winberg .......................... 604-876-0506 harold@mrenviro.com www.mrenviro.com

McGauley Consultants Ltd 7580 Columbia St Suite 201, Vancouver V5X 4S8 Terry McGauley .......................... 604-325-2038 enquiries@mcgauleyconsultants.com www.mcgauleyconsultants.com MMM Group 5151 3td St SE, Calgary AB T2H 2X6 Claudia Gee ................................ 403-269-7440 geec@mmm.ca www.mmm.ca NovaTec Consultants Inc 2415 Columbia St Suite 101, Vancouver V5Y 3E7 Troy David Vassos ...................... 604-873-9262 tvassos@novatec.ca www.novatec.ca Pacific Metals Recycling International 8360 Ontario St, Vancouver V5X 3E5 Mark Lotzkar............................... 604-327-1148 mlotzkar@pacificmetals.ca www.pacificmetals.ca PHH ARC Environmental Ltd 13251 Delf Pl Suite 406, Richmond V6V 2A2 John Holland .............................. 604-244-8101 jholland@phharcenv.com www.phharcenv.com Pottinger Gaherty Environmental Consultants Ltd 1185 Georgia St W Suite 1200, Vancouver V6E 4E6 ...................................... 604-682-3707 info@pggroup.com www.pggroup.com Rescan Environmental Services Ltd 1111 Hastings St W Suite 600, Vancouver V6E 2J3 ...................................... 604-689-9460 rescan@rescan.com www.rescan.com SES Consulting Inc 55 Water St Suite 410, Vancouver V6B 1A1 Scott Sinclair .............................. 604-568-1801 scott@sesconsulting.com www.sesconsulting.com Stantec Consulting Ltd 111 Dunsmuir St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6B 6A3 Graham Senft ............................. 604-696-8000 elizabeth.johnston@stantec.com www.stantec.com TRI Technology Resource Inc 980 1st W St Suite 102, North Vancouver V7P 3N4 Allister Brown ............................ 604-904-6711 allister@tri.bc.ca www.tri.bc.ca

GREEN WALLS & GREEN ROOFS Catherine Berris Associates Inc 1639 2nd Ave W Suite 420, Vancouver V6J 1H3 Catherine Berris ......................... 604-736-6336 office@cbainc.bc.ca www.cbainc.bc.ca Green over Grey – Living Walls & Design Inc 555 Burrard St Suite 900, Vancouver V7X 1M8 Mike Weinmaster ...................... 604-837-0333 info@greenovergrey.com www.greenovergrey.com isCleaner 1055 Hastings St W Suite 300, Vancouver V6E 2E9 Claes Fredriksson ....................... 604-767-3635 claes@iscleaner.com www.iscleaner.com N.A.T.S. Nursery Ltd 24555 32 Ave, Langley V2Z 2J5 Rod Nataros ............................... 604-530-9300 rod@natsnursery.com www.natsnursery.com Second Nature Contracting Ltd 1186 13th Ave E, Vancouver V5T 2M1 Ryan Jackson ............................. 778-232-1248 secondnaturecontracting@gmail.com www.secondnaturecontracting.ca Streamline Design Ltd 2644 Montrose Ave, Abbotsford V2S 3T6 Kevin Simoes.............................. 604-854-2966 info@streamlinedesign.ca www.streamlinedesign.ca

INDOOR AIR QUALITY SERVICES Christopher Collett & Associates Ltd 2588 138A St, Surrey V4P 2M1 Chris Collett................................ 604-535-4215 chris@collett.net www.chris.collett.net Eco-Audit.ca 2142 Carolina St Suite 402, Vancouver V5T 3S2 Alexandra Henriques.................. 604-417-2764 email@eco-audit.ca www.ECO-audit.ca

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NovaTec Consultants Inc 2415 Columbia St Suite 101, Vancouver V5Y 3E7 Troy David Vassos ...................... 604-873-9262 tvassos@novatec.ca www.novatec.ca

Stantec Consulting Ltd 111 Dunsmuir St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6B 6A3 Graham Senft ............................. 604-696-8000 elizabeth.johnston@stantec.com www.stantec.com

Omicron Architecture Engineering Construction Ltd 595 Burrard St Suite 500 PO Box 49369, Vancouver V7X 1L4 Kevin Hanvey.............................. 604-632-4367 solutions@omicronaec.com www.omicronaec.com

INTEGRATED GREEN BUILDING CONSULTING SERVICES Advicas Group Consultants Inc 31 Bastion Sq Suite 100, Victoria V8W 1J1 John Granger.............................. 250-383-1008 admin@advicas.com www.advicas.com Architek Sustainable Building Products Inc 3715 Puget Dr, Vancouver V6L 2T8 Ron Schwenger .......................... 604-861-9446 info@architek.ca www.architek.ca Associated Engineering (BC) Ltd 4940 Canada Way Suite 300, Burnaby V5G 4M5 Lianna Mah ................................ 604-293-1411 vossj@ae.ca www.ae.ca Blackfish Homes & Construction Ltd 1305 Welch St Suite 107, North Vancouver V7P 1B3 David Adair................................. 604-980-0814 info@blackfishhomes.ca www.blackfishhomes.ca Capital Home Energy 1489 Marine Dr Suite 405, West Vancouver V7T 1B8 Luke Dolan.................................. 604-562-0387 capitalhomeenergy@gmail.com www.capitalhomeenergy.com CR Contracting PO Box 1488, Whistler V0N 1B0 Craig Ross .................................. 604-905-6645 info@cr-contracting.com www.cr-contracting.com David Nairne + Associates Ltd 171 Esplanade W Suite 250, North Vancouver V7M 3J9 Dave McIntyre ............................ 604-984-3503 dmcintyre@davidnairne.com www.davidnairne.com E3 Eco Group 1500 Georgia St W Suite 1400, Vancouver V6G 2Z6 Troy Glasner ............................... 604-874-3715 info@e3ecogroup.com www.e3ecogroup.com EA Energy Alternatives Ltd 4217 Glanford Ave Suite 5, Victoria V8Z 4B9 Kevin Pegg.................................. 250-727-0522 sales@energyalternatives.ca www.energyalternatives.ca Elements Home Design 102 Seaview Ave, Salt Spring Island V8K 2V8 Daniel Logan .............................. 250-537-2344 info@elementshomedesign.ca www.elementshomedesign.ca Eli-T Design & Prototyping for NZEH Vancouver V5N 5H7 ................... 604-875-6164 Ivan_tochev@shaw.ca www.sustainableheating.ca Green Foot Forward Jim Campbell ............................. 604-880-1068 info@greenfootforward.ca www.greenfootforward.ca isCleaner 1055 Hastings St W Suite 300, Vancouver V6E 2E9 Claes Fredriksson ....................... 604-767-3635 claes@iscleaner.com www.iscleaner.com Light House: Sustainable Building Centre 2060 Pine St, Vancouver V6J 4P8 ...................................... 604-682-5960 helenc@sustainablebuildingcentre.com www.sustainablebuildingcentre.com MMM Group 5151 3td St SE, Calgary AB T2H 2X6 Claudia Gee ................................ 403-269-7440 geec@mmm.ca www.mmm.ca

Silver Valley Homes Ltd PO Box 376, Maple Ridge V2X 8K9 Gord Knuttila .............................. 604-240-3159 silvervalleyhomes@shaw.ca www.silvervalleyhomes.ca Stantec Consulting Ltd 111 Dunsmuir St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6B 6A3 Graham Senft ............................. 604-696-8000 elizabeth.johnston@stantec.com www.stantec.com Wisent Environmental Inc 4170 Still Creek Dr Suite 200, Burnaby V5C 6C6 Tom Chisholm ............................. 604-628-9027 info@wisentenviro.com www.wisentenviro.com

INTERIOR DESIGN DIALOG 611 Alexander St Suite 406, Vancouver V6A 1E1 Leah Nyrose ............................... 604-255-1169 lnyrose@designdialog.ca www.designdialog.ca Elements Home Design 102 Seaview Ave, Salt Spring Island V8K 2V8 Daniel Logan .............................. 250-537-2344 info@elementshomedesign.ca www.elementshomedesign.ca Kasian 1555 Pender St W Suite 350, Vancouver V6G 2T1 Karen Parkinson ......................... 604-683-4145 kparkinson@kasian.com www.kasian.com Michel Labrie Architect Inc 5892 Quebec St, Vancouver V5W 2P1 Michel Labrie ............................. 604-377-0553 michel@mlarchitect.ca www.mlarchitect.ca

PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc 1201 Pender St W Suite 500, Vancouver V6E 2V2 Margot Long ............................... 604-688-6111 mlong@pwlpartnership.com www.pwlpartnership.com Senga Landscape Architecture 4268 Fonteyn Way, North Vancouver V7R 4L4 Senga Lindsay ............................ 604-929-8627 senga@sengadesigns.com www.sengadesigns.com Stantec Consulting Ltd 111 Dunsmuir St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6B 6A3 Graham Senft ............................. 604-696-8000 elizabeth.johnston@stantec.com www.stantec.com Uncover Editorial + Design Shana Johnstone ....................... 604-763-5780 shana@uncovereditorial.ca www.uncovereditorial.ca

PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS Air Phaser Environmental Ltd 19292 60 Ave Suite 308, Surrey V3S 3M2 Doug Lanz ................................... 604-532-5856 admin@airphaser.com www.airphaser.com Delta Controls Inc 17850 56 Ave, Surrey V3S 1C7 ...................................... 604-574-9444 rrae@deltacontrols.com www.deltacontrols.com Detec Systems 1728 Shearwater Terrace, Sidney V8L 5L4 John Robinson............................ 604-742-0911 www.detecsystems.com EA Energy Alternatives Ltd 4217 Glanford Ave Suite 5, Victoria V8Z 4B9 Kevin Pegg.................................. 250-727-0522 sales@energyalternatives.ca www.energyalternatives.ca Eli-T Design & Prototyping for NZEH Vancouver V5N 5H7 ................... 604-875-6164 Ivan_tochev@shaw.ca www.sustainableheating.ca

Estus Research and Development Ltd 2086 2nd Ave W Suite 406, Vancouver V6J 1J4 Joel Atwater .............................. 888-727-3538 info@estus.ca www.estus.ca Future Energy Resources Inc 2188 No 5 Rd Suite 190, Richmond V6X 2T1 Sarj Sethi.................................... 604-278-7244 info@solarpowernrg.com www.solarpowerNRG.com GSky Plant Systems Inc 318 Homer St Suite 704, Vancouver V6B 2V2 Chad Sichello ...604-708-0611 www.gsky.com Quad-Lock Building Systems Ltd 7398 132 St, Surrey V3W 4M7 Karen Bunz ................................. 604-590-3111 info@quadlock.com www.quadlock.com Spectral Innovations Ltd 16447 64 Ave Suite 201, Surrey V3S 6V7 Greg M’Lot ................................. 604-576-8700 sil_info@spectralinnovations.com www.spectralinnovations.com Sybertech Waste Reduction Ltd 13698 Coldicutt Ave, White Rock V4B 3A9 Randy Unrau ............................... 888-888-7975 runrau@swrl.com www.swrl.com

RENEWABLE ENERGY Ballard Power Systems Inc 9000 Glenlyon Pkwy, Burnaby V5J 5J8 ...................................... 604-454-0900 investors@ballard.com www.ballard.com Bullfrog Power 163 Hastings St W Suite 405, Vancouver V6B 1H5 Christine Carter .......................... 877-360-3464 christine.carter@bullfrogpower.com www.bullfrogpower.com Castle Creek Contracting Ltd 2510 Eton St, Vancouver V5K 1J7 Laurence Cohen P Eng................ 604-251-7400 laurence@castlecreekcontracting.com www.castlecreekcontracting.com Design/build services for integrated building envelope, renewable energy projects, water harvesting and treatment systems, solar thermal heating systems.

Penner & Associates Interior Design Inc 159 Hastings St W, Vancouver V6B 1H4 Shelley Penner ........................... 604-255-2049 info@pennerdesign.ca www.pennerdesign.ca Stantec Consulting Ltd 111 Dunsmuir St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6B 6A3 Graham Senft ............................. 604-696-8000 elizabeth.johnston@stantec.com www.stantec.com Streamline Design Ltd 2644 Montrose Ave, Abbotsford V2S 3T6 Kevin Simoes.............................. 604-854-2966 info@streamlinedesign.ca www.streamlinedesign.ca

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Catherine Berris Associates Inc 1639 2nd Ave W Suite 420, Vancouver V6J 1H3 Catherine Berris ......................... 604-736-6336 office@cbainc.bc.ca www.cbainc.bc.ca HB Lanarc Consultants Ltd a member of the Golder Group of Companies 420 Hastings St W Suite 200, Vancouver V6B 1L1 Maxwell Sykes ........................... 604-688-9769 www.golder.com HB Lanarc Consultants Ltd a member of the Golder Group of Companies 256 Wallace St, Nanaimo V9R 5B3 Maxwell Sykes ........................... 250-754-5651 www.golder.com MMM Group 5151 3td St SE, Calgary AB T2H 2X6 Claudia Gee ................................ 403-269-7440 geec@mmm.ca www.mmm.ca Our Designs Landscape Architects & Associates Inc. 1283 Parkgate Ave Suite 107, North Vancouver V7H 3A3 Donna M Rodman ...................... 604-929-0776 donna@ourdesigns.ca www.ourdesigns.ca

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Chinook Power Corp 3926 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver V7K 2S9 Stephen Cheeseman .................. 604-924-4494 www.chinookpower.com Day4 Energy Inc 4621 Canada Way Suite 401, Burnaby V5G 4X8...................................... 604-297-0444 info@day4energy.com www.day4energy.com Delta-Q Technologies Corp 3755 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby V5G 3H3 ..................................... 604-327-8244 info@delta-q.com www.delta-q.com EA Energy Alternatives Ltd 4217 Glanford Ave Suite 5, Victoria V8Z 4B9 Kevin Pegg.................................. 250-727-0522 sales@energyalternatives.ca www.energyalternatives.ca Ecostrategic Advanced Energy Ltd 883 Seymour Blvd, North Vancouver V7J 2J7 Lorne James ............................... 604-985-4148 ecostrategic@gmail.com www.ecostrategicenergy.com Endurance Wind Power 19052 26 Ave Suite 107, Surrey V3S 3V7 ...................................... 888-440-4451 info@endurancewindpower.com www.endurancewindpower.com EnEco Systems Inc 666 Burrard St Suite 600, Vancouver V6C 2X8 Ross Dickinson ........................... 604-649-4518 eneco@eneco.ca www.eneco.ca Estus Research and Development Ltd 2086 2nd Ave W Suite 406, Vancouver V6J 1J4 Joel Atwater .............................. 888-727-3538 info@estus.ca www.estus.ca Finavera Wind Energy 570 Granville St Suite 1800, Vancouver V6C 3P1 Michael Clark ............................. 604-288-9051 info@finavera.com www.finavera.com Future Energy Resources Inc 2188 No 5 Rd Suite 190, Richmond V6X 2T1 Sarj Sethi.................................... 604-278-7244 info@solarpowernrg.com www.solarpowerNRG.com isCleaner 1055 Hastings St W Suite 300, Vancouver V6E 2E9 Claes Fredriksson ....................... 604-767-3635 claes@iscleaner.com www.iscleaner.com MagPower Systems Inc 1480 Foster St Suite 20, White Rock V4B 3X7 ...................................... 778-294-3211 info@magpowersystems.com www.magpowersystems.com Nevada Geothermal Power Inc 1140 Pender St W Suite 840, Vancouver V6E 4G1 Ashli Gauvreau ........................... 604-688-1553 info@nevadageothermal.com www.nevadageothermal.com Schneider Electric (Renewables Business Unit) 3700 Gilmore Way, Burnaby V5G 4M1 .................................... 604-422-8595 re.pvsales@schneider-electric.com www.schneider-electric.com/ renewable-energies Sea Breeze Power Corp 333 Seymour St Suite 1400 Box 91, Vancouver V6B 5A6 Max Haase ................................. 604-689-2991 info@seabreezepower.com www.seabreezepower.com TR3 Geothermal Services Inc 3635 Blue Jay St Unit 5, Abbotsford V2T 6T3 ...................................... 604-309-2487 info@tr3svc.com www.tr3svc.com Westport Innovations Inc 1750 75th Ave W Suite 101, Vancouver V6P 6G2 ...................................... 604-718-2000 info@westport.com www.westport.com

Assertive Excavating & Demolition 19567 Fraser Hwy Suite 264, Surrey V3S 9A4 Mike Holloway ........................... 604-888-6055 mike@assertiveexcavating.com www.assertiveexcavating.com Bent Nail New & Used Building Supplies 31255 Wheel Ave, Abbotsford V2T 6H1 David/Shirley Voth ..................... 877-850-2691 shirleydavid@telus.net www.bentnail.org Chilliwack New & Used Building Materials Inc 44720 Yale Rd W, Chilliwack V2R 4H1 Jason Laframboise ..................... 604-792-7322 D Litchfield Demolition & Used Building Materials 3046 Westwood St, Port Coquitlam V3C 3L7 Don Litchfield ............................. 604-464-7525 demo@dlitchfield.com www.dlitchfield.com Demco Disposal Service Ltd 7987 Gilley Ave, Burnaby V5J 4Y4 Clay Satchwell ........................... 604-433-5387 www.demolishers.com Fraser Trucking & Tractor Ltd 9425 127A St, Surrey V3V 5K7 Ray Grendus ............................... 604-861-6087 The Glass Station 1161 Kingsway Ave, Port Coquitlam V3C 1S2 Randy/Jacquie Massey.............. 604-552-3738 glassstation@telus.net www.glassstation.ca Jack’s New and Used Building Materials 4912 Still Creek Ave, Burnaby V5C 4E4 John Virtanen ............................. 604-299-2967 Chris@jacksused.com www.jacksused.com Johnston & McKinnon Demolitions (1981) Ltd 6038 Trapp Ave, Burnaby V3N 2V4 Mark/Joe McKinnon .................. 604-526-0787 johnston_mckinnon@telus.net Nickel Brothers House Moving Ltd 1528 Broadway St, Port Coquitlam V3C 2M8 Murray Nickel............................. 604-944-9430 van@nickelbros.com www.nickelbros.com Pacific Labour and Demolition 6498 Marine Dr, Burnaby V3N 2Y3 Barry Joneson ............................ 604-529-1011 info@pacificlabour.com www.pacificlabour.com Pacific Metals Recycling International 8360 Ontario St, Vancouver V5X 3E5 Mark Lotzkar............................... 604-327-1148 mlotzkar@pacificmetals.ca www.pacificmetals.ca Richmond Steel Recycling Ltd 11760 Mitchell Rd, Richmond V6V 1V8 John Rai ..................................... 604-324-4656 john.rai@simsmm.com www.simsmm.com Supreme House Movers Ltd 25768 128th Ave, Maple Ridge V4R 1C4 Peter Christensen ....................... 604-462-9884 peter@supremehm.com www.supremehm.com Surrey New & Used Building Materials 17861 64 Ave, Surrey V3S 1Z3 Jason Warner............................. 604-576-8488 surreynewandused@shaw.ca www.surreynewandused.com Westcoast Plastic Recycling Inc 2480 Shell Rd Unit 3, Richmond V6X 2P1 Peter Bissada ............................. 604-247-1664 info@westcoastplasticrecycling.com www.westcoastplasticrecycling.com Western Reclaimed Timber Corp 11110 284th St, Maple Ridge V2W 1T9 Bruce MacDonald....................... 604-462-8845 wrtc@telus.net www.westernreclaimed.com

SALVAGE CONTRACTORS

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS

3R Demolition Corp 5735 Beresford St, Burnaby V5J 1J9 Corinne Fulton ............................ 604-435-2555 info@3rdemolition.com www.3rdemolition.com Ace Demolition 20366 Wharf St, Maple Ridge V2X 1A3 Peter Vincent .............................. 604-780-4702 info@AceDemolitionSolutions.ca www.acedemolitionsolutions.ca

Associated Engineering (BC) Ltd 4940 Canada Way Suite 300, Burnaby V5G 4M5 Lianna Mah ................................ 604-293-1411 vossj@ae.ca www.ae.ca David Nairne + Associates Ltd 171 Esplanade W Suite 250, North Vancouver V7M 3J9 Dave McIntyre ............................ 604-984-3503 dmcintyre@davidnairne.com www.davidnairne.com

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SPECIFICATION WRITERS DLP Architecture Inc 318 Homer St Unit 806, Vancouver V6B 2V2 ...................................... 778-889-6849 www.dlpdesigns.com

DIALOG 611 Alexander St Suite 406, Vancouver V6A 1E1 Leah Nyrose ............................... 604-255-1169 lnyrose@designdialog.ca www.designdialog.ca Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd 1285 Broadway W Suite 300, Vancouver V6H 3X8 Michael Blackman...................... 604-738-0048 vancouver@rjc.ca www.rjc.ca Stantec Consulting Ltd 111 Dunsmuir St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6B 6A3 Graham Senft ............................. 604-696-8000 elizabeth.johnston@stantec.com www.stantec.com Streamline Design Ltd 2644 Montrose Ave, Abbotsford V2S 3T6 Kevin Simoes.............................. 604-854-2966 info@streamlinedesign.ca www.streamlinedesign.ca

Kiwano Marketing Sofia Ribeiro ............................... 604-726-9220 sofia@kiwano.ca www.kiwano.ca Light House: Sustainable Building Centre 2060 Pine St, Vancouver V6J 4P8 ...................................... 604-682-5960 helenc@sustainablebuildingcentre.com www.sustainablebuildingcentre.com MMM Group 5151 3td St SE, Calgary AB T2H 2X6 Claudia Gee ................................ 403-269-7440 geec@mmm.ca www.mmm.ca NovaTec Consultants Inc 2415 Columbia St Suite 101, Vancouver V5Y 3E7 Troy David Vassos ...................... 604-873-9262 tvassos@novatec.ca www.novatec.ca

SURVEYORS MMM Group 5151 3td St SE, Calgary AB T2H 2X6 Claudia Gee ................................ 403-269-7440 geec@mmm.ca www.mmm.ca

SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTING Advicas Group Consultants Inc 31 Bastion Sq Suite 100, Victoria V8W 1J1 John Granger.............................. 250-383-1008 admin@advicas.com www.advicas.com Avid Consulting Group Ltd 610 Granville St Suite 807, Vancouver V6C 3T3 Jo Anne Gin................................ 778-317-8814 joanne.gin@avidconsulting.ca www.avidconsulting.ca Capital Home Energy 1489 Marine Dr Suite 405, West Vancouver V7T 1B8 Luke Dolan.................................. 604-562-0387 capitalhomeenergy@gmail.com www.capitalhomeenergy.com David Nairne + Associates Ltd 171 Esplanade W Suite 250, North Vancouver V7M 3J9 Dave McIntyre ............................ 604-984-3503 dmcintyre@davidnairne.com www.davidnairne.com E3 Eco Group 1500 Georgia St W Suite 1400, Vancouver V6G 2Z6 Troy Glasner ............................... 604-874-3715 info@e3ecogroup.com www.e3ecogroup.com Earthwise Society 6400 3rd Ave, Delta V4L 1B1 ...................................... 604-946-9828 info@earthwisesociety.bc.ca www.earthwisesociety.bc.ca Eco-Audit.ca 2142 Carolina St Suite 402, Vancouver V5T 3S2 Alexandra Henriques.................. 604-417-2764 email@eco-audit.ca www.ECO-audit.ca Estus Research and Development Ltd 2086 2nd Ave W Suite 406, Vancouver V6J 1J4 Joel Atwater .............................. 888-727-3538 info@estus.ca www.estus.ca Green Chair Events 8812 Laurel St, Vancouver V6P 3V8 ...................................... 604-806-0680 info@greenchairevents.com www.greenchairevents.com Green Workplace Vancouver ................................... 604-338-2429 info@greenworkplace.ca www.greenworkplace.ca HB Lanarc Consultants Ltd a member of the Golder Group of Companies 420 Hastings St W Suite 200, Vancouver V6B 1L1 Maxwell Sykes ........................... 604-688-9769 www.golder.com HB Lanarc Consultants Ltd a member of the Golder Group of Companies 256 Wallace St, Nanaimo V9R 5B3 Maxwell Sykes ........................... 250-754-5651 www.golder.com isCleaner 1055 Hastings St W Suite 300, Vancouver V6E 2E9 Claes Fredriksson ....................... 604-767-3635 claes@iscleaner.com www.iscleaner.com

Offsetters 1055 Hastings St W Suite 1500, Vancouver V6E 2E9 Kari Grist .................................... 604-699-2650 info@offsetters.ca www.offsetters.ca Penner & Associates Interior Design Inc 159 Hastings St W, Vancouver V6B 1H4 Shelley Penner ........................... 604-255-2049 info@pennerdesign.ca www.pennerdesign.ca SES Consulting Inc 55 Water St Suite 410, Vancouver V6B 1A1 Scott Sinclair .............................. 604-568-1801 scott@sesconsulting.com www.sesconsulting.com Stantec Consulting Ltd 111 Dunsmuir St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6B 6A3 Graham Senft ............................. 604-696-8000 elizabeth.johnston@stantec.com www.stantec.com Streamline Design Ltd 2644 Montrose Ave, Abbotsford V2S 3T6 Kevin Simoes.............................. 604-854-2966 info@streamlinedesign.ca www.streamlinedesign.ca Target Zero Waste Consulting Inc 3472 Weymoor Pl, Vancouver V5S 4G5 Jeff Levitt ................................... 604-788-1429 info@targetzerowaste.com www. targetzerowaste.com Uncover Editorial + Design , Vancouver Shana Johnstone.... 604-763-5780 shana@uncovereditorial.ca www.uncovereditorial.ca

WASTE MANAGEMENT/SOIL REMEDIATION ECO-TEK Ecological Technologies Inc 20543 96 Ave Suite 10, Langley V1M 3W3 Kimron Rink ................................ 778-298-6835 admin@ecotek.ca www.ecotek.ca M&R Environmental Ltd 4623 Byrne Rd, Burnaby V5J 3H6 Harold Winberg .......................... 604-876-0506 harold@mrenviro.com www.mrenviro.com MMM Group 5151 3td St SE, Calgary AB T2H 2X6 Claudia Gee ................................ 403-269-7440 geec@mmm.ca www.mmm.ca NovaTec Consultants Inc 2415 Columbia St Suite 101, Vancouver V5Y 3E7 Troy David Vassos ...................... 604-873-9262 tvassos@novatec.ca www.novatec.ca Second Nature Contracting Ltd 1186 13th Ave E, Vancouver V5T 2M1 Ryan Jackson ............................. 778-232-1248 secondnaturecontracting@gmail.com www.secondnaturecontracting.ca TRI Technology Resource Inc 980 1st W St Suite 102, North Vancouver V7P 3N4 Allister Brown ............................ 604-904-6711 allister@tri.bc.ca www.tri.bc.ca Wisent Environmental Inc 4170 Still Creek Dr Suite 200, Burnaby V5C 6C6 Tom Chisholm ............................. 604-628-9027 info@wisentenviro.com www.wisentenviro.com

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We’d like to put all kinds of energy into your buildings Especially the sustainable kind

Terasen Gas and FortisBC now share one name — FortisBC. Solutions that integrate renewable energy with conventional energy like natural gas can make a great project really stand out. At FortisBC, we work with you to achieve energy solutions that are both sustainable and reliable. At Tsawwassen Springs, a new residential community, we will provide renewable energy using geoexchange systems to heat and cool the homes. Homeowners will also enjoy natural gas appliances — and individual metering. How can FortisBC help your project? Contact an energy solutions manager today at energysolutions@fortisbc.com or visit fortisbc.com/energysolutions. FortisBC uses the FortisBC name and logo under license from Fortis Inc. FortisBC uses the Terasen Gas name under license from FortisBC Holdings Inc. (06/11 11-347)

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