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British Columbia sets global example in LEED construction

2012 British Columbia’s Sustainability Resource

Changing attitudes Buildings need to be repurposed, not demolished

Get with the program Pressure mounts for businesses to adopt green practices

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Carbon friendly care plan The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association has established Canada’s first carbonneutral extended-health insurance plan—13 Not-so-standard practices British Columbia is an example to the world in LEED design—18 Footprints on the farm Agriculture takes on carbon reduction—30 Biggest LEED-certified projects in B.C.—54 Biggest alternative-energy companies in B.C.—55

Life changes The benefits of reuse versus tearing down and building anew—8

Waste not Regional municipalities respond to Metro Vancouver’s call to keep waste out of landfills—25

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Contentscontinued

British Columbia sets global example in LEED construction

2012 British Columbia’s Sustainability Resource

Changing attitudes Buildings need to be repurposed, not demolished

Get with the program Pressure mounts for businesses to adopt green practices

The green get richer and stragglers fall further behind Trending in B.C.’s sustainable business community—16

Going to waste

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www.greenspacebc.com Green Space would like to thank the following for their participation in its editorial advisory panel: The Canada Green Building Council, the Canadian Wood Council, Climate Smart, the City of Vancouver, Hoggan & Associates, Metro Vancouver, New Climate Strategies, Peter Ladner, Light House Sustainable Building Centre, Perkins+Will, the Vancouver Heritage Foundation and WWF-Canada.

Leveraging your assets Getting employees involved in sustainability projects—36

Publisher: Paul Harris Managing publisher: Gail Clark Editor-in-chief emerita: Naomi Wittes Reichstein Editor: Baila Lazarus Design director: Randy Pearsall Writers: Emma Crawford, Peter DeVries, Amy Gibson, Maria Marcakis, Joel Mckay, Peter Mitham, Peter Moonen, Jens Ourom, Peter Ter Weeme, Andrew Tzembelicos Production manager: Don Schuetze Production: Carole Readman Sales manager: Joan McGrogan Advertising sales: Lori Borden, Corinne Tkachuk Administrator: Katherine Butler Senior researcher: Anna Liczmanska Research/verification: Richard Chu Controller: Marlita Hodgens President, BIV Media Group: Paul Harris

Greening your supply chain Five questions to ask your vendors—37

BriefCases From business to home, products and projects for a sustainable world—43

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Perspectives:

Creating our energy future together

The debate around our energy future has never been as polarized as it is today. For Suncor, sustainable development guides our decision-making. We believe resources should be produced and used in ways that generate economic growth, create social benefits and minimize the impact on the environment. Our approach is to engage with a variety of stakeholders to help us see different perspectives. Together we can build the energy future we all desire.

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Peter Moonen, head of the Canadian Wood Council’s Sustainable Building Coalition: most buildings need to be repurposed, not demolished

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Life changes

The benefits of reuse versus tearing down and building anew

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undown buildings exist in every city, relicts of times past, reminders of what could be if only the properties hadn’t been so neglected. Some have character, others don’t. But for Peter Moonen, many have more value than most people think. Citing a study by the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute in Ottawa, Moonen says that a mere fraction of buildings – just three to four per cent – have structural issues that require demolition. “You’ve got 95-plus per cent of buildings that still have a use but they no longer serve the owners’ purposes,” explains Moonen, leader of the Canadian Wood Council’s Sustainable Building Coalition. “The building envelope and the foundations generally have full integrity and the building is perfectly usable.” The decision owners face is whether to renovate a building with an eye to accommodating new users; deconstruct it in order to salvage materials for reuse or recycling; or demolish and rebuild from scratch. Demolition may be the easiest way to obtain a blank slate for future development, but Moonen feels owners need to take a close look at alternatives that could extend the life of old buildings. “There are two strategies for building longevity – one is making the building so that it can be readily adaptable,” he says. “The other aspect is how can we recover the components. That is a tougher one to do.” Photos: (opposite page) Dominic Schaefer; (top) City of North Vancouver

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North Vancouver’s new city hall combines two buildings and reuses elements of both the pre-existing structures and the surrounding landscape Demolition

Demolition is the last option for Diane Switzer, executive director of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, but one she can’t avoid acknowledging. With half the buildings in Canada built before 1970, and demolition of the average 2,500-square-foot house generating approximately 60 tons of debris, Switzer says the renewal of Canada’s housing stock needs to take into account the load this will – literallly – place on the country’s landfills. “Demolishing to build new green buildings is not the best course of action. We need to make better use of what we’ve

already built. It’s simply not sustainable to demolish and build everything new.” Construction waste typically accounts for 27 per cent of materials entering landfills, but pilot programs in Vancouver over the past two years have demonstrated opportunities for making demolition more efficient. A project in 2011 funded by Metro Vancouver and overseen by Vancouver’s Light House Sustainable Building Centre saw 85 per cent of waste from one East Vancouver project diverted from landfill. A separate project commissioned by Vancouver city council saw just seven per cent of demolition debris sent to landfill.

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Coeur de l’ile school in Comox reuses timbers from its predecessor

Still, as these projects underscore, there will always be some level of waste, and Switzer would like people to be aware of the options available when it comes to demolition. “How do you create exciting uses for older buildings in order to give them life for another century?” she asks. “Take a close look at what’s already there and how you can reuse it.” Deconstruction

One way of giving new life to old buildings is by reusing their components. The Vancouver Heritage Foundation maintains a warehouse in Richmond where windows, doors, sinks and other components are received and offered to people renovating older homes at a discount from what the items would cost in an antique store or the contemporary equivalent would cost at a building supplies store. Similarly, Jack’s New and Used in Burnaby and the Bent Nail in Abbotsford are among the retail depots providing

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homeowners with cheap access to items salvaged from older buildings. The practice isn’t new, but it received a boost in 2011 when Vancouver councillors adopted the Greenest City Action Plan with the goal of making Vancouver the greenest city in the world by 2020. One of the direct results of the plan was the creation of a deconstruction permit as an alternative to a demolition permit. The permit fast-tracks building demolitions that commit to diverting at least 75 per cent of demolition waste from the landfill. Applicants for a deconstruction permit must provide city staff with a work plan outlining how waste will be managed and a report on how the plan was fulfilled. While some materials – such as asbestos, paints and gyprock – are banned from landfills, the deconstruction permit is an incentive to salvage as much as possible in exchange for a faster approval process. “It helps to divert material [from the landfill] that’s not otherwise banned,” explains deputy city manager Sadhu

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Johnston. “We also help people reduce what they’re consuming, because now people that are trying to renovate their homes in town can get their hands on some of this reuse material and they don’t need to go and buy new material.” Johnston would ultimately like to see a registry connecting vendors and buyers of salvaged materials, and potentially a depot for the materials near downtown Vancouver so urban homeowners have easy access to them. Eric Karsh, principal of Vancouver engineering firm Equilibrium Consulting Inc., didn’t have to go far to find salvaged timber for two schools – Mer et Montagne in Campbell River and Au Coeur de l’Ile in Comox – he recently worked on with architect McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd. The projects incorporate old-growth timbers from the buildings the schools formerly occupied. One of the barriers to reusing wood is often a need to strip it of nails and other metals, allowing it to be replaned. “You’d think because the wood is free it’s going to be cheaper, but in fact by the time you clean up the wood you’ve often spent a little more money than you would if you bought the wood new,” Karsh explains.

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Deconstructing buildings diverts demolition waste from landfills and salvages building materials for new projects

But timbers salvaged from the original Vancouver Island schools were rough-sawn and in pristine condition, requiring very little rehabilitation. In the case of Mer et Montagne, 30-foot beams from the old building continued as roof joists in the new building. The school in Comox was larger, so the original timbers were put to a variety of other uses, from window perlins to flooring. Some were also used as joists and outfitted with Sherpa connectors from Austria that allow the timbers to be removed and reused in the future. Similar technology is being used in construction of the new Earth Sciences building at UBC in Vancouver, set to complete in August 2012. “The economics of reusing wood work only when the wood can be salvaged relatively easily,” Karsh says. “If you’re keeping that in mind, you can make choices that will make reusability of the material in the future a lot easier, and therefore economically viable.”

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Vancouver architect Michael Green takes reuse a step further. Green recently oversaw the renovation of North Vancouver’s new city hall. The original structure was expanded to incorporate a structure that previously housed the city’s public library. “The reason buildings get torn down is they say it’s too expensive to fix them seismically, or it’s too expensive to fix them from an energy point of view, and I think nine times out 10 that’s not correct,” Green says. Combining the existing city hall with the former library required seismic upgrades to the latter, and the creation of an atrium to create a single space, but by working with the existing structures and salvaging building materials, Green says the overall cost of the project was low relative to the volume of space created “Ultimately, the owner’s got to have a lot more area than they would have had if they took that same budget tore it to the ground and built a brand new building,” he says. Green sees the potential for similar projects as the redevelopment of former industrial properties in East Vancouver gains momentum. He points to the Salient Group’s award-winning work on the Alhambra block in Gastown and the upscale renovation of the former Keefer Hotel as examples of what’s possible. “What people crave are unique spaces, not cookie-cutter spaces. What reuse gives you is these really special conditions, unique living spaces, unique offices spaces, that you wouldn’t go out and build from scratch,” he says. “There’s been this phenomenon where you could tear down a building, build a new one and slap a LEED gold label on it and say you’ve done something good for the planet. I think that’s a problem. We need to realize that saving buildings is the first step toward doing something for the planet.” Ă

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Carbon-friendly care plan The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association has established Canada’s first carbonneutral extended-health insurance plan BY JOEL MCKAY

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local association is hoping that B.C.’s independent contractors are keen to reduce their carbon footprints in any way possible – including their health-care plans. The Independent Contractors and Business Association (ICBA), which is based in Burnaby and represents some 1,500 businesses throughout the province, has decided to take “going green” one step further by ensuring that its members’ visits to doctor’s offices aren’t hurting the environment. Gord Stewart, president of ICBA Benefit Service, says the idea for an environmentally friendly extended-health insurance plan came about two years after the ICBA decided to go carbon neutral itself. “We did it internally and then we started to look down our own supply chain – what couriers do we use? How do we commute?” Stewart explains. “We have 1,500 clients and we thought they might be interested in this. “Health benefits and retirement programs are significant costs to businesses, so for businesses that have an environmental mindset like we do we thought they might be interested in having the option of purchasing these products on a green basis.” The ICBA has teamed with Offsetters to help deliver the health plan. Offsetters, which is also based in Vancouver, “offsets” carbon emissions through the sale of emission-reduction credits. Photo: ICBA

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Leah Rennie (left) and Rachelle Vandal (centre) served up oxygen and information on ICBA Benefit Service’s green benefits plan at the Globe 2012 Conference in Vancouver in March

While those credits don’t necessarily reduce a carbon emission in Vancouver, they do reduce greenhouse gas emissions elsewhere, having the effect of lowering the overall impact on the environment. The ICBA hired Offsetters to measure the average impact an extended-health plan has on the environment – focusing specifically on the carbon that’s pumped into the environment when workers drive to their doctor’s or massage therapist’s office. Stewart says ICBA is able to determine

the average carbon footprint of a business based on its size. The association then purchases emission-reduction credits to “offset” that impact. ICBA setup an oxygen bar at the biennial Globe business and environment conference in Vancouver in March, inviting attendees to think differently about the impact of their extended benefit plans. The carbon-neutral plan offers the same benefits at no additional cost to members.

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The new language of green The green economy is ever evolving, generating new terms and concepts that define how the business community discusses sustainability. Here are a few of the latest terms on the market:

In other words, the association picks up the tab for the cost of emission-oset credits. The organization has generated a lot of interest from its members so far, and is hopeful that a number of them will sign up for the carbon-neutral plan this year. Stewart believes that although the plan will have a minor aect on the overall reduction of carbon in the planet’s atmosphere, it dovetails well with businesses that are looking to take a lead on helping to protect the environment for future generations. “I think what you’ve got right now are businesses and people that were perhaps disappointed that we didn’t come to a global agreement on carbon and are deciding just to make the decisions themselves,â€? Stewart says. “Nobody forced us to do this. We cared about it ourselves at a management level, we talked to our sta and they cared about it so we made the decision. “We’re not going to change the whole world by doing this, but we might change a little bit of the world.â€? Ä„

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LEED EB:O&M – this new rating system allows building owners and operators to measure operational improvements and maintenance on a consistent scale, with the goal of maximizing operational eďŹƒciency and minimizing environmental impact. Unlike any other LEED certiďŹ cation, this system focuses on measuring eďŹƒciency and carbon footprints once the building is operational, focusing on a life-cycle phase rather than a construction phase. Because buildings can be maintained for decades, owners and operators must ďŹ le for recertiďŹ cation once every ďŹ ve years. Dematerialization – The latest buzzword in the green economy recognizes that the earth has a ďŹ nite amount of natural resources and that a system based on unlimited consumption of those resources is unsustainable. This concept focuses on the creation of policies that heighten resource productivity to get the most out of the planet’s natural gifts while reducing the amount of natural resources extracted from the ground. The goal is to achieve an improved quality of life that is not based on the increased consumption of raw materials. Integrated energy management – This concept focuses on harnessing a variety of energy sources to meet the needs of an ever-expanding population. Instead of focusing on one speciďŹ c or central energy source to deliver the world’s power needs, this type of energy management would capitalize on a mixture of energy sources that deliver safe, reliable and sustainable power to the grid.

 

 

  

  

  

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The green get richer and stragglers fall further behind

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usinesses that have been resistant to addressing the impact of their operations or to implementing sustainability initiatives might be feeling pressure from a green wave. A perfect storm has been brewing for some time – albeit at a different pace in each respective industry. This storm represents the convergence of consumer, institutional purchaser and peer demand for the demonstration of responsible, sustainable business practices. It’s not necessarily the complete consumer revolution or the regulatory lockdown that was so often projected throughout the last decade or so. However, the drivers for sustainability have attained such diversity that they touch on nearly every business and industry. It’s worth examining a few of the evolving, more intriguing drivers in more depth. Sourcing the ever-elusive sustainable supply chain

For many large companies supply chains have represented perhaps the most perplexing hurdle in attaining their sustainability goals. Though it has now been many years since the Walmarts of the world started to address this incredibly impactful aspect of their operations, the trickle-down effect has created ripples in the local business community. Organizations like BuySmart BC, for example, are helping large purchasers, such as big business, local municipalities and health authorities drive sustainability and efficiency in their supply chains. In an institutional setting, local authorities, such as Metro Vancouver, include a sustainability component to RFPs that accounts for 10 per cent of a prospective contractors submission to the RFP. Not only is this component quantified, but part of the criteria itself is that submissions should include hard metrics and data that allow for evaluation of specific projects, whether related to energy efficiency, 16

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carbon emissions, water use or otherwise. The business-tobusiness incentives of the green hue

Closely tied with the progression of sustainable procurement and supply-chain initiatives is the growing consensus that sustainability is not just a venue through which to cut excess costs associated with energy and waste, but also a business development stream on its own. As the community of businesses pursuing sustainability grows in size and scope, and the large organizations continue to drive efficiency upstream of their operations, it is no longer a leap of faith to consider sustainability as a necessary instrument within the business development toolbox. Scott Gray, vice-president of branding at Vancouver’s sustainability award– winning Metropolitan Fine Printers, has much first-hand experience in this regard. “We can guarantee that there’s lots of work that we would not be doing if we did not have [environment and sustainability practices]. It’s kind of an intangible, but our ethical compass says it’s right.” Citing clients as diverse as Vancity, Nike, Methanex, FortisBC, Mountain Equipment Co-op, VANOC and Stanley Black & Decker, Gray is confident that “they’re learning about Metropolitan because of our practices.” Shared, cross-sector sustainability research and development

Morten Schroder, vice-president operations at Van Houtte Coffee Service’s Pacific Region, has coined the term “coaching up” to reflect the abilities of smaller companies to influence their larger counterparts,

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colleagues and business partners. In all reality, the coaching is happening upwards, downwards and laterally, too. After two years measuring and managing energy, fuel and waste costs in terms of their carbon footprints, Van Houtte has already realized permanent six-figure savings across their B.C. operations. Schroder has not only benefitted from the knowledge of other companies with a longer history of measurement, he has become a strong advocate of the business case for sustainability initiatives. As one concrete example of this shared R&D, upon visiting the Hemlock Printers Burnaby facilities, Schroder learned the benefits of a cardboard-baling system. Instead of paying for daily pickup of cardboard, Van Houtte now bales its cardboard for recycling and is reimbursed for pickup – which now occurs on a monthly basis – representing a significant cost savings for Van Houtte. Sometimes all it takes is asking a simple question. By asking clients if they required hard copies of their statements, Van Houtte eliminated the need for 95 per cent of its paper statements – totalling 48,000 statements and envelopes annually. “We have shared that story with our customers, and several have gone back and said, ‘We need to do this,’ and have since done so.” Ą Jens Ourom is part of the client relations and business development team at Climate Smart. He liaises directly with the 600+ local companies that have worked with Vancouver’s Climate Smart to measure, manage and reduce their carbon footprints.

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British Columbia stands out as an example to the world in LEED design

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uild it and they will come. Like the proverbial baseball diamond of the W.P. Kinsella novel Shoeless Joe, the same could be said of sustainable buildings. Less than five years ago, terms such as GHGs and LEED were far from being part of the everyday lexicon. Today, it’s a whole different story. From front-and-centre public projects, to social housing, to groundbreaking new developments, when it comes to buildings in B.C., these days everything’s coming up green. Garden glory

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Perhaps the best place to start in a story highlighting B.C.’s distinguished sustainable building projects is the new visitor centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver. Opened in fall 2011, designed to be LEED platinum (the very highest standard), it’s the garden gateway – a space that, among the project’s many objectives, needed to inspire visitors and “to demonstrate the best of environmental stewardship” throughout the building and the garden. Designing and building the visitor centre called for adhering to the Living Building Challenge, the most stringent measure of sustainability in the built environment. Among other things, this meant ensuring that the project would cause no negative environmental impacts; the building’s energy needs would be supplied by onsite renewable energy; materials used in construction would be safe, healthy and responsible for all species; the facility would be “water independent,” meaning that 100 per cent of water used would come from captured precipitation or be reused water purified without the use of chemicals but by natural vegetation grown

at VanDusen; the building would be a healthy indoor space and one “intended solely for human delight and the celebration of culture, spirit and place appropriate to the function of the building.” Perkins+Will was the architectural firm tasked with meeting the project’s many goals. Jim Huffman, one of the project’s architects, says the result is a building that is “at the forefront of green design targeting the Living Building Challenge, as well as being an appropriate iconic structure representing the garden.” The VanDusen project takes sustainability in B.C. buildings to the next level in that it “brings regenerative thought to design,” says Huffman. “By mimicking nature, the project helps rebuild nature around us.” Huffman cites the example of the building’s solar chimney, which works by converting solar energy into convection air, promoting cross-ventilation without the need for fans or motors. Signing on to the project was a win all around for Sharp & Diamond. Together with architect Cornelia Oberlander, the firm was responsible for designing what is perhaps the building’s and one of Vancouver’s showcase sustainable features: it’s living roof. Its design allows it to evolve without irrigation and with only minimal maintenance while serving as host to an ecologically diverse plant community that includes 25,000 plantings and more than 25 species. Ken Larsson, principal at Sharp & Diamond, is especially pleased to have met the design objective of “a living roof reflecting the Pacific Northwest coastal grassland community,” while at the same time “creating a harmonious balance between architecture and landscape.”

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The main entrance to the new visitor centre at VanDusen Gardens which also shows off some of the pre-fab roof structure

Bringing sustainability to social housing

With more than 70,000 units of new and existing social housing stock, and adding 1,500 new units each year, greening its new and existing inventory has been a priority for BC Housing. It’s mandated with developing, managing and administering a wide range of subsidized housing options across the province in conjunction with private and non-profit housing providers, health authorities and community groups. Today, BC Housing has new building projects under construction provincewide registered with the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC), including some of the first LEED gold buildings in northern B.C. Further, a growing number of the organization’s buildings are being recognized and winning awards for their sustainability features, design Photo by Nic Lehoux/Courtesy of Perkins+Will Canada

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innovations and heritage conservation. These include Camas Gardens in Victoria, which won a Wood Works! Wood Design Award for the multi-unit residential category; Greenbrook in Surrey, which took home the Silver Award of Excellence in sustainable construction and innovation from the Vancouver Regional Construction Association; and Apple Valley Seniors’ Housing and Willowbridge,

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both in Kelowna, which received OMREB Commercial Building Awards. Specific projects showcasing how the organization is bringing sustainability to social housing include the Friendship Lodge in Prince George, BC Housing’s first development to achieve LEED gold certification, and Tutt Street Place in Kelowna. The Friendship Lodge, a 30-unit housing development, boasts features such as

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materials minimizing volatile organic compounds, and asphalt shingles that reflect light from the sun – reducing the impact of “heat islands” on the local climate. Tutt Street, a facility with 39 apartments and integrated support services to help women and women with children who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or have proven financial need, is an inspired space with features that include shade trees (planted to help cool the building during the summer months) and an onsite playground with a water-permeable surface. Taking sustainability to another level, the organization has even won awards for its efforts on the demolition front, including the Canadian Urban Institute’s People’s Choice Award for its leadership and innovation in brownfield redevelopment related to the demolition of Little Mountain in Vancouver, B.C.’s oldest public housing site. Shayne Ramsay, BC Housing’s CEO, believes his organization has a critical role to play in raising the sustainability bar ever higher. “As a public sector organization, we have an obligation to be a leader in sustainability – both in the social housing sector and through the role we play through the Homeowner Protection Act with the private sector,” says Ramsay. (BC Housing assumed key HPA responsibilities in 2010.) “And we are seeing significant results. Last year, we reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 25 per cent over 2005 levels and we have more than 40 LEED-registered buildings completed or under construction across the province. “Building to this high environmental standard allows us to reduce our GHG emissions even further while providing homes that are more comfortable and durable.” Walking its talk

Sustainability is not new to BC Housing – an organization which sees itself as a “change agent.” Beyond its role as one of the largest landlords in the province, BC Housing’s commitment to sustainability is reflected in its efforts to encourage sustainability in the residential construction sector through its Homeowner Protection Office Branch, and in its own operations. This has 22

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entire economic and social landscape,” says Ramsay. “To become high performers in this landscape, organizations need to be both innovators and early adopters of new technologies, business processes and management practices.” Beyond this he says, “We’re very fortunate to have a workforce that’s both deeply committed to creating the best system of affordable and supportive housing in the country for vulnerable portions of our population and deeply committed to the values of conservation and sustainability.” Seven35 Tutt Street Place won the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Central Okanagan TOMMIE Award for Excellence in creating a low-rise multi-family development. Tutt Street was built to LEED gold standards in partnership with NOW Canada Society

meant taking significant steps to reduce GHGs in its offices, such as greening its paper consumption (by 2010, 80 per cent of office paper was 100 per cent recycled) and establishing a livegreen employee

council, the organization’s “green team,” to support sustainability practices for BC Housing employees at work, home and in the community. “Sustainability goals are reshaping the

May 2, 2012, saw the ribbon-cutting on seven35, located in North Vancouver and described as “a collection of 60 stacked urban townhomes.” With the latest sustainability features, it’s the first multi-family LEED for Homes platinum development also certified Built Green gold – Canada’s first double-certification. It’s also a 2012 Ovation Awards winner. Ą

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Waste not Regional municipalities respond to Metro Vancouver’s call to keep waste out of landfills

Metro Vancouver project engineer Nicole Tuzi and communications specialist Lena Zordan show the kinds of foodscraps that the regional administration is planning to collect as part of its Zero Waste challenge

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etro Vancouver is working with regional municipalities to decrease the amount of waste going into landfills, with the aim of meeting its zerowaste targets over the next few years. As of February 2011, the proportion of waste diverted from disposal through recycling and composting was 55 per cent. The Zero Waste challenge calls for the diversion rate to be 70 per cent by 2015 and 80 per cent by 2020. “Our big priority over the next couple of years, to be getting to our target of 70 per cent recycling by 2015, is organic materials, particularly food scraps, because that makes up a significant portion of our garbage,” says Metro Vancouver’s David Photo: Dominic Schaefer

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Hocking, division manager, corporate communications. Organics make up an estimated 40 per cent of the region’s waste. Consisting mostly of food waste, yard trimmings and soiled paper, these wastes could be composted or processed into biofuels, instead of creating methane gas in landfills. In order to meet the 2015 target, the region needs to recycle another 265,000 tonnes of organics annually. The priority actions the Zero Waste plan has outlined include imposing a disposal ban on food scraps and soiled papers, mandating the separation and collection of organics from businesses and multifamily homes, establishing the appropriate infrastructure required to process organic

wastes and ensuring the price of processing organics is lower than that of disposal. Metro Vancouver model bylaws

Metro Vancouver is in the process of establishing, through consultations with the region’s municipalities and relevant industries, template bylaws encompassing waste collection and diversion for the municipalities to customize and adopt. The plan looked at four sectors: singlefamily homes, multi-family homes, businesses and institutions, and construction and demolition. Businesses and institutions are the largest generators of organic wastes, with the bulk due to food scraps. The construction and demolition sector has the highest diversion rate at 76 per

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The City of Surrey’s new organics waste collection program rolls out in October and includes new energyefficient CNG trucks

cent. Although this is already above the 70 per cent overall goal, these businesses dispose of a significant amount of intact pieces of wood and other organics. About 15 per cent of the total waste stream from all sources is wood from this sector. Dealing with garbage

Vancouver city councillor Andrea Reimer says waste is a challenging policy area due to regulations at all levels of government.

There is a challenge handling waste from businesses and construction sites, she says, as these are regulated provincially. “The province mandates that it’s privately dealt with, so we’re not allowed to go to a construction site and pick up their waste, for example,” Reimer says. “In the case of residential, we can mandate that you must use a blue box, but we can’t do that for construction sites.” The city’s power in this area lies within

building bylaws, she says. For example, Metro Vancouver is considering making businesses that are applying for demolition and building permits provide estimates as to the types and quantities of waste materials their projects will generate. They will then be required to identify where these materials will go. “On the demolition and construction side, what we’re looking at there is… a process where you would need to get a permit that would demonstrate you are going to be recycling your materials,” Hocking said. Deposits based on the project size may be required, with these deposits being returned if certain diversion rates are met. Hocking says there will be additional

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financial incentives for businesses to dispose of materials responsibly because haulers picking up organic materials would charge less than garbage collection fees. “By separating their garbage, some of that would have a lower tipping fee, a lower fee to dispose of it, because there is some value in that material and in organics,” Hocking says. “So because there are uses, there’s value in that resource.” Regional municipalities respond

The City of Vancouver has had a program in place since 2010 that allows all singlefamily homes and duplexes that get city garbage pick-up to recycle their uncooked food scraps. In September 2011, it launched a pilot program in certain neighbourhoods in which residents can also recycle cooked food and other substances. Reimer says Vancouver was already looking at ways to reduce waste prior to the Zero Waste challenge and pushed for a number of the provisions now in the plan. “We have a Greenest City Action Plan that predates Metro’s,” she says. “We wanted [Metro Vancouver’s plan] to align with our Greenest City Plan around diversion, particularly of organics.” The City of Surrey is establishing a new organic waste collection program in October and is building a biofuel facility to convert the waste into methane gas. “It will probably be the largest of its kind in Canada when it’s built,” says Rob Costanzo, City of Surrey deputy manager of operations, noting the facility is expected to be operational in about two years. The waste collection trucks, he says, will run on compressed natural gas (CNG). “The benefit of CNG trucks is that they

Metro Vancouver’s waste-reduction targets Divert 70 per cent of waste from landfills by 2015 Increase diversion rate to 80 per cent by 2020 Achieve a minimum of 10 per cent waste reduction per capita by 2020 As of February 2011, the proportion of waste diverted from disposal through such means as recycling and composting was 55 per cent.

run on natural gas and they have 20 to 25 per cent less emissions compared to gas or diesel,” Costanzo says. “The cost of that gas is significantly lower than diesel.” Dipak Dattani, assistant director engineering for the City of Burnaby, says Burnaby has completely amended its solid waste and recycling bylaw to address waste-diversion requirements for singlefamily, multi-family, commercial, industrial, institutional and civic facilities. Burnaby now has a food-scraps program for single-family homes and has initiated a similar pilot program with all schools in the district. “Moving forward, we are looking at demolition and land-clearing (DLC) diversion work, and we’re waiting for Metro Vancouver to come up with their model bylaw,” Dattani says. “It’s a staged approach we’re taking, and we’ve taken the regional plan and changed the framework of our bylaw completely.” The City of Richmond has been very active in reducing waste in single-family dwellings, says Mayor Malcolm Brodie, citing the city’s Green Can program that collects food scraps and yard trimmings. Brodie says Richmond’s multi-family homes may soon have a similar program in place. “For multi-family, we have a program we have piloted with 3,200 townhouse

units,” he says. “We’re seeing how that goes with a view to expanding it to all townhouse units in the city.” Although there is currently no bylaw mandating waste diversion in the construction and demolition and DLC sectors, Brodie says this is something that will come “in due course.” “We haven’t implemented anything yet, but probably very soon we will be,” he says, explaining Richmond is waiting for Metro Vancouver’s bylaw template before anything is undertaken. Brodie says there is also currently nothing in place for other businesses and institutions, but he hopes the city will get into that sector with a program comparable to the Green Can program. Regional plan based on successful programs around the world

Hocking says Metro Vancouver drafted the details of its Zero Waste plan by looking at what is done about waste management in other parts of the world. “In many European cities, for instance, they do have recycling rates approaching 70 per cent,” he says. “What we’ve done is look at what the best practices are… and say, how can we do that in Canada? How can we do that in Metro Vancouver?” Ą

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Footprints on the farm Agriculture takes on carbon reduction BY PETER MITHAM

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arbon dioxide (CO2) may be one of the chief contributors to a changing climate, but for plants, it’s one of the chief nutrients. That simple fact is creating opportunities for B.C. farms to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as part of their regular operations, using some homegrown know-how. “[Carbon dioxide] is the most natural fertilizer there is,” says Victor Krahn of SunSelect Produce Inc., established 25 years ago in Abbotsford. The Krahn family operates 70 acres of greenhouses in Aldergrove and Delta producing bell peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers. But boosting carbon dioxide levels in the average greenhouse to optimize production is expensive. A shipment of liquefied CO2 costs 14 cents a kilogram. Capturing CO2 emitted by the natural gas boilers used to keep greenhouse temperatures steady cuts costs to about seven cents a kilogram, but the cost of gas and the relatively low CO2 it yields is a drawback. The most appealing fuel, and richer source of carbon, is biomass – typically, waste from pulp mills. When burned, emissions are approximately eight per cent carbon dioxide – but a lethal blend of carbon monoxide, methane and other components means it can’t be piped directly into the greenhouse. 30

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But through ProSelect, a joint venture with the Dutch company Procede BV, SunSelect was able to develop a system that allows greenhouse growers to make the most of a cheap and abundant fuel source while reducing its carbon emissions. Known as GC6, the system was developed at a cost of $5 million with financial assistance from B.C.’s Innovative Clean Energy Fund and the federal monies from Sustainable Technology Development Canada. It employs a proprietary organic solvent to capture and remove CO2 from boiler emissions. The first working system debuted at SunSelect’s Delta location last year, alongside two Vyncke wood-burning boilers from Belgium. It has cut CO2 costs at the greenhouse to less than five cents a kilogram. “It cuts our CO2 costs in half, basically,” Krahn says. While natural gas has traditionally been the fuel of choice in summer, when heating needs are less but carbon demands are high, biomass now stands to fulfil a greater share of its heating fuel needs year-round. GC6 has also boosted SunSelect’s credentials as a carbon-neutral vegetable producer. By substituting biomass for nonrenewable natural gas, and then capturing carbon emissions from its boilers to nourish its crops, SunSelect is deemed to absorb more carbon than it emits by the

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“[Carbon dioxide] is the most natural fertilizer there is� - Victor Krahn, SunSelect Produce

Victor Krahn of SunSelect Produce tries boosting carbon dioxide levels to increase production. His greenhouse in Delta (right) employs a carbon capture system that makes better use of waste wood and reduces its greenhouse gas emissions

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Vancouver-based group Offsetters Carbon Neutral Society. Offsetters audits the operation to determine the volume of carbon being absorb, then equates the absorption level to so-called carbon credits. The units are then offered to businesses such as floatplane operator Harbour Air and Tinhorn Creek Vineyards near Oliver, B.C. Sales of the credits yield revenue for green businesses such as SunSelect. “That revenue stream tied directly to our final decision to implement the whole solution of CO2,” Krahn says. “That’s a direct revenue stream we wouldn’t have otherwise.”

SunSelect greenhouse in Delta employs a carbon capture system that makes better use of waste wood and reduces its greenhouse gas emissions

Now in its second year of operation, SunSelect’s carbon-capture system is attracting interest from growers elsewhere in B.C., as well as Ontario and around the continent. While the technology was designed solely for biomass boilers, Krahn says Procede engineers are looking at adaptations that would allow the system to capture carbon from the emissions of coal and other fuels. Greenhouse growers aren’t the only ones tackling carbon emissions. Ottawa granted $1.3 million from its Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program in April 2012 to researchers at UBC Okanagan that will help fruit growers improve crops management to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance the volume of carbon plants sequester. The three-year project will work with an apple grower, a vineyard and a raspberry grower in the Fraser Valley to study the best possible balance between fertilizer and water. The theory behind the research is that a well-fed plant will absorb more CO2 during photosynthesis. Some of the

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Salmon farms have made strides in reducing their dependence on diesel generators

carbon absorbed by the plant would be retained in the root system, removing it from the atmosphere. While tools exist to help growers determine when to irrigate, and for how long, correlations between irrigation practices and carbon sequestration hasn’t received much attention. CO2 isn’t the only greenhouse gas targeted by the research. The effects of irrigation on nitrous oxide (N2O), a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than carbon

dioxide, are also being investigated. Vehicle emissions are a relatively minor source of N2O, 70 per cent of which is the result of farming activities. Applying too much fertilizer – either manures or commercial preparations – is a major source of nitrates that contribute to the release of nitrous oxides. When nitrates accumulate in the soil, they become a food source for bacteria that convert it under anaerobic conditions to oxygen and N2O. The bacteria thrive

in wet soils, which also contribute to the anaerobic conditions that lead to N2O emissions. “If you’re using irrigation methods that wet the soil too much, to saturation, then you’re creating anaerobic conditions in the soil and the [bacteria] will be active and may be producing nitrous oxide,” says Louise Nelson, associate dean, research, at the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at UBC Okanagan and one of the researchers involved in the project. “We’re hoping at the end of all this we should be able to say to the farmer, ‘OK, if you want to be environmentally conscious and reduce the possibility of greenhouse gas emissions, we would recommend that you use this type of irrigation and this type of nitrogen fertilizer in this amount.’” B.C. aquaculture operations are also taking steps to address carbon emissions. Tidal power is a key energy source for farms, delivering oxygen to sites and clearing away waste, but electricity is still required for many aspects of the farms’ operations.

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Salmon farms at Moreseby Island and elsewhere along the B.C. coast have made strides in reducing their dependence on diesel generators

The hatcheries where farmed salmon spend their first eight months require steady power to keep water moving through the tanks, and staff residences at farms along the coast demand power, too. But it’s here that advances in generator technology make better use of energy. Diesel generators run the feeding

systems at each farm for about four hours a day, explains Ian Roberts, a 20-year veteran of the industry who now serves as communications manager for Marine Harvest Canada. The excess power from the 60-watt generators charges batteries that provide power to farm residents for the rest of the day.

“It used to be unaffordable,” Roberts recalls. “[Good systems] weren’t really available ... at a reasonable cost when I started. ... We were running generators 24 hours a day.” Power Serve Energy Ltd. in Campbell River now supplies inverters that capture the energy and store it more efficiently and at a fraction of the cost as two decades ago. Shellfish growers require even less power, and Roberta Stevenson of the B.C. Shellfish Growers Association says many of the association’s members live off the grid, within a couple of nautical miles of their farms. This means lower fuel requirements and, in turn, lower emissions. “A lot of our farms use no machinery whatsoever, we use human power – say for clam digging or oyster picking,” she says. “They’re pretty low impact.” Ą

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Leveraging your greatest assets Getting employees involved in sustainability projects

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s the business community continues to make the shift to sustainability, employee engagement has proven to be a critical component for success. After all, who better than frontline staff to identify unnecessary waste and environmental impacts, consider how to do things differently and suggest ways to improve processes. The boost to morale that comes from asking their opinion is a nice bonus too. Even with the best of intentions, many organizations struggle with how best to move beyond token, ad hoc, “feel good” actions to attain that engagement and deliver measurable results. Follow these seven tips and you’ll be well on your way:

1 Develop a formal strategy Like any initiative in your organization, the best-planned ones deliver the greatest results. So, prepare a strategy for employee engagement on sustainability and tie it to your broader business goals. Better yet, have your employees develop the strategy with the support of senior management.

This will give them a sense of ownership while cutting through much of the cynicism you may encounter. 2 Strike employee green teams Create one or more employee green teams and set them up for success. Ensure broad representation, give them a clear mandate and resources, and provide them the tools to do their job. Help them focus on the areas of greatest impact to your business and relevance to your employees. 3 Make the program accessible Not everyone cares about the same sustainability issues or is prepared to make the same efforts. So offer various ways for your employees to participate, tailor programs to local offices or regions, employ a range of tools – offline and online – and place a strong emphasis on constant communication. The more visible the program, and the more access points it offers, the more staying power and impact it will have.

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4 Make it fun Many sustainability topics are complex and challenging so it’s important to bring some fun into your sustainability engagement program. Friendly competition and incentives (known as “gamification”) are always effective. So are humour and levity. 5 Provide support Employee engagement is an opportunity to help your staff build skills and capacity. But it requires clear terms of reference and programs that allow employees to support their co-workers. Research shows that this mutual support generates an increased commitment to the organization. 6 Think employee development Use the program to support employees’ individual skill sets or development needs. Help them develop their own sustainability goals or tie volunteer opportunities into the program. In short, it’s a strategic HR tool. 7 Be open Addressing issues of sustainability is as much art as it science. It requires input from a range of stakeholders and feedback mechanisms to help measure success. But most of all, it benefits from a culture of learning and continuous improvement. Save money, improve efficiency, foster innovation, make better-informed decisions and build brand equity and reputation. Engage your employees around sustainability and you will begin to reap the rewards. Ą Peter ter Weeme is a principal at Junxion Strategy (www.junxionstrategy.com) and works with clients from their Vancouver and Delhi, India offices.

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Greening your supply chain Amy Gibson

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employees who encouraged management to become more sustainable.

s more companies engage in sustainable environmental practices, myriad terms, certifications and policies are used to describe them. It can be challenging to decipher what actually has a positive impact on our environment and what might be marketing spin – or “greenwashing.” Here are a few questions you can ask suppliers to confirm that they are practising what they preach.

What is your commitment to environmental sustainability? Some companies will have an explicit commitment published on their website as a part of their mission and vision statements. Others will be able to provide you with a formal sustainability report or a list of certifications they hold. However, whether or not this information is easily accessible, by asking the question, you can learn more about how sustainability factors in to their daily work – are they just repeating what is on their website or do they sound passionate as they provide you with more details? What materials do you recycle? How do you dispose of hazardous waste? It is expected and assumed that most companies will separate the standard paper and containers from their waste. Don’t take this on assumption, as there are currently no regulations to enforce this. By asking, you can confirm that your suppliers meet your own minimum standards, and learn about those who go beyond that. There are waste management providers that can help businesses organize their recycling to include everything from electronics to paint cans to compost materials. Ask if they conduct a waste audit to

If your suppliers are claiming to be carbon neutral, look into how they back up this claim and who is providing their offsets ensure their products are being disposed of properly. How do you engage your employees in sustainability? This comes back to incorporating sustainability into the daily work of their company. And some companies can be quite innovative in how they engage their employees. The responses could be anything from encouraging employees to telecommute or bike to work, to not providing new staff with garbage bins and having a centralized area for recycling and waste disposal, to having an internal sustainability committee that makes recommendations to corporate management. You may also learn that it was the

How do you track your carbon emissions? Annual sustainability reports are one method many companies use to publish their carbon emission standards and trends. Regular greenhouse gas audits are one common method used for tracking such details. Make sure suppliers’ emissions are being tracked by a credible independent third party. If your suppliers are claiming to be carbon neutral, look into how they back up this claim and who is providing their offsets, as well as what types of emissions they have decided to include in their offsets. Also note that self-audits and sustainability reports are completely voluntary. What environmental performance indicators do you track? There will be some universal indicators for companies to track – energy and water consumption, for example – but generally these will be different for every industry. Ask questions about why they track the indicators they do. And if you can think of something they’re not tracking, ask why not. Any suppliers making claims of environment sustainability should be more than willing to provide you with greater detail of their practices. By asking questions and using your common sense, you can avoid the trap of greenwashing and ensure your suppliers’ beliefs match your own. Ą Amy Gibson is the marketing co-ordinator and Maria Marcakis is the sustainability co-ordinator at Hemlock Printers

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Telus Garden: setting an example in energy reduction

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n a city that’s chock full of tall residential towers, it’s hard to stand out. But Vancouver’s Telus Garden certainly will – if not for its height (at 53 storeys, it will be the second-tallest condo tower in the city), then definitely for its remarkable energy efficiency. “This is a truly unconventional and innovative design, where the heat from an existing Telus data centre next door will be recovered and used to heat two new towers,” says BC Hydro Engineer Salah Mahdi, referring to the 53-floor 450,000-square-foot residential tower, and a 24-floor, 500,000-square-foot office tower that will be Telus’ new headquarters. “That’s a huge amount of space, but recycling the heat will virtually eliminate the need for any additional energy to heat both buildings.” Designed by Vancouver-based Henriquez Partners Architects and developed by partners Westbank Projects and Telus Corp., the two buildings – along with a three-level retail podium and a public plaza – will occupy an entire city block in the heart of Vancouver at Richards and Robson. Like all Westbank’s recent projects in the city, including Woodwards, ShangriLa Vancouver and the Fairmont Pacific Rim, the design was arrived at only after extensive energy modelling through BC Hydro’s New Construction Program. Says Madhi, “BC Hydro will cover up to 100 per cent of an energy-modelling study done by an approved consultant. Plus, and this is really good, the model can be used to apply for LEED certification and, in some cases, for FortisBC capital incentives, too, as well as the incentives offered by BC Hydro for installing the energy-saving measures.” The energy-modelling study for Telus Garden, completed by Cobalt Engineering, consisted of a detailed simulation of how the two buildings will perform hour by hour, day or night, over a year, depending on what energy source is used and what energy-savings systems are installed. The resulting final design – in addition to the sophisticated district energy system 38

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that will recycle heat from the neighbouring Telus data centre – includes rooftop solar collection, solar shades, low-flow hotwater fixtures, energy-efficient LED lighting and advanced lighting controls. BC Hydro estimates that, collectively, all the Telus Garden energy-conservation measures will result in buildings that use about 22 per cent less energy in total than conventional buildings. “They are also going to be really unique,” says Mahdi. “The development will be a showcase of how to successfully share energy and at the same time build a unique and beautiful space.” The general public and Telus employees, who were offered a one per cent discount on the condos, seem to heartily agree. When the 428 units in the residential tower went on sale in March 2012, they sold out in just over one week. “I believe the innovative design and lifestyle that Telus Garden represents is what fostered such an incredible response,” says

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Andrea Goertz, senior vice-president of strategic initiatives for Telus. “We knew from the very beginning that Telus Garden would be unlike any other development, setting the highest standards for intelligent and green living.” Westbank and Telus also stand to receive a major return on their investment in energy-saving measures, once the buildings are complete and all the measures are installed. Through the New Construction Program, BC Hydro’s capital incentives for major projects like Telus Garden are between $30,000 and $50,000 per 100,000 kWh per year of electricity saved. The better the electricity savings achieved compared to conventional building design, the higher the incentive BC Hydro will provide. Material submitted by BC Hydro. To find out more about energy modelling and BC Hydro’s New Construction Program, visit bchydro. com/construction or call 1-866-522-4713.

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Living proof of B.C.’s flourishing green economy If anyone ever had any doubt about the validity of British Columbia’s growing green economy, just ask Ron Schwenger, the busy principal at Architek Sustainable Building Products Inc. Architek Sustainable Building Products Inc. is a local Vancouver-based company specializing in living architecture systems for commercial, institutional and residential buildings. As the leader in its field, Architek has been designing, building and now maintaining engineered green roofs, living walls and living facades for close to a decade. In addition to its living architecture technologies, Architek also provides expertise and products for rainwater capture and photovoltaic solar systems that can be used symbiotically to enhance the overall sustainable performance of the building and dramatically reduce its carbon footprint. Examples of Architek’s green handywork can been seen on homes, schools and other buildings throughout British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. For more information please refer to our company website: www.architek.com.

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Building a voice for construction The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) is a non-profit organization whose primary goal is to improve the well-being of our region by supporting and providing a voice for the construction industry. BCCA member-based services help to manage ongoing change and promote effective practices to keep B.C.’s construction industry growing and wellbalanced. Created by the BCCA and Infinite Source Systems, BidCentral is a major service bringing the hundreds of people and organizations involved in each construction project to a single centralized service built with the industry’s best practices and best interests in mind. Initially based on an online planroom, BidCentral has expanded to become a well-rounded suite of information technology tools which enables the industry to securely manage bids, tendering and construction documents electronically. It has since housed more than 20,000 projects, reducing emissions and saving wood, wastewater and energy with each involved project.

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Greener buildings, greener neighbourhoods A major priority of Chandler Associates is the implementation of an integrated design approach emphasizing sustainability in all our projects. Our current projects embrace the principles of LEED standards as part of the earliest planning and design concepts. Chandler Associates has a number of LEED accredited professionals, and we are a member of the Canadian Green Building Council. Currently, we are participating in a pilot program with the USGBC for LEED ND (Neighborhood Development) Gold Certification on our Uptown Development. Our efforts to practise sustainability in the office start with obtaining our supplies from Mills Basics and continue with our participation in the Green @ Work program hosted by our landlord, Cadillac Fairview. This demonstrates Chandler Associates’ ongoing commitment to sustainability. www.greenspacebc.com Business in Vancouver Magazine Division

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As part of Surrey’s EnergyShift Program, the city has partnered with Climate Smart to help local businesses reduce their energy use. Cutting down on electricity, natural gas and fuel usage reduces greenhouse gas emissions as well as costs. The city recognizes that taking action on climate change is not only good for the environment and the bottom line, but encourages local job creation and community reinvestment. To date, more than 20 Surrey businesses have earned the Climate Smart Seal, including Lark Group, Aggressive Tube Bending, Russell Brewing, BC Rubber Supply, Blue Pine Enterprises, Cobra Electric and the Surrey Board of Trade. The city is providing funding for another 20 local businesses to participate in 2012. Businesses involved in Climate Smart stand to uncover operational efficiencies, develop their employee’s skills, and demonstrate sustainability leadership and credentials. For more information: climatesmartbusiness.com or surrey.ca/energyshift

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Form and function Everything in context

Not only does this wine case open to create a chess board, but each of the wine bottle corks are designed as a different chess piece. When the bottles have all been opened, the set is complete

Contexture Design is a Vancouverbased firm recognized for making products from other people’s waste. It sources materials from nearby industries, manufactures locally and uses reclaimed and recycled materials whenever possible. Owned by industrial designers Trevor Coghill and Nathan Lee, Contexture Design always tries to tell a story with its work. A product may reflect the family life of different species and their connection to the land, or it can be about how the canoe came to become a symbol of Canada. There is always a narrative told through materials. And the materials that have the most to say are the ones that have history. Contexture Design’s projects range from production pieces to one-of-akind installations. It strives to make a connection between the final product and its source material. For information about Contexture Design’s projects visit www.contexture.ca.

Keep cardboard from the landfill with this wood braceletturned-coffeecuff. Made by Contexture from reclaimed architectural veneer offcuts

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Natural beauty Wood demonstration projects open in B.C.

The North Shore Credit Union Environmental Learning Centre in Brackendale, near Squamish

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Getting a chance to see in person wood being used as a building product is one of the best ways of being convinced of its usefulness, and that is exactly the aim of three new wood demonstration projects that opened in British Columbia this year. The North Shore Credit Union (NSCU) Environmental Learning Centre, Elkford Community Conference Centre and City of North Vancouver Civic Centre renovation all opened their doors in June showing off their wood construction. The goal of the locations is to draw provincial, national and international attention to the advantage of using wood design and engineering systems. New this year is the introduction of mass timber as a design element. In each case, unique use of wood in an architectural context is underscored, especially in the areas of commercial applications.

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“These outstanding projects demonstrate a blend of leading-edge international technologies and B.C. design concepts,” says Mary Tracey, executive director, Wood WORKS! BC. “B.C. is entrenching its status as one of the global leaders in wood design and engineering, and innovative uses of wood applications.” Surrounded by nature

The NSCU learning centre is a $5.8 million structure near Squamish built with a treehouse motif. It includes a nature gallery, exhibition space, assembly/dining hall and classrooms and uses mass timber construction to conserve energy and reduce the centre’s environmental footprint. Cross-laminated timber demonstrates how to add strength in a wood structure. “We used the natural beauty and warmth of the reclaimed Douglas fir roof structure and exposed glulam beams and columns to evoke a sense of familiarity and comfort for the students and teachers,” says John Hemsworth,

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project architect with McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd. “We then clad the building in vertical cedar slats that were treated with a natural preservative, to allow the building to slowly weather and take on the qualities of the surrounding trees. … The result is a building that explicitly shows how ‘wood first’ initiatives are not only achievable, but rather, intrinsic in our realization of a more satisfying built environment.” Meeting of the minds

The Elkford Community Conference Centre is a $6.4 million centre serving the 2,500 residents of Elfkord. It includes a visitor information centre, playschool, commercial kitchen, banquet hall, multipurpose meeting rooms and historical displays. “The District of Elkford wanted a

North Vancouver’s Civic Centre renovation is the first building in Canada or the U.S. to use a composite system of glulam post and beam to support a concrete floor

signature building that reflected the optimism of growth in this resource/tourism community in southeastern B.C. and incorporated the dynamic forms found in the surrounding mountains, says architect Douglas Sollows. The use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) wall panels – as large as 10 feet by 50 feet – is the first commercial application in North America. The CLT panels demonstrate strength and stiffness by resisting high wind loads for the building and are lighter, more environmentally friendly and easier to install than metal or concret panels. Advanced systems

Elkford’s new Community Conference Centre serves 2,500 people in the resource- and tourism-based town

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The City of North Vancouver has added 770 square metres of atrium space to connect its city hall to the old library. Incorporating state-

of-the-art design, the structure is built with laminated strand lumber roof panel systems, a process that involves cutting wood into thin strands that are glued together using a steam-injection process. These panels provide structural support while concealing electrical and mechanical systems and absorbing sound. The floor is comprised of a composite system using glulam post and beam that supports a concrete slab floor. This is the first such design used in Canada or the U.S Siding and wood sunscreens from the original city hall became furniture, while a 75-year-old elm tree that stood between the two buildings was harvested and milled into wood for a feature wall. “That tree has been relocated only 12 feet from where it was, but now it’s the finish of the interior wall instead of a living tree,” says project architect Michale Green. “But it gives a legacy story as part of the project. In an interesting way, it’s part of that process of dismantling – it’s not just the building materials you dismantle, it’s the landscape.”

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Trust issues UniverCity childcare centre wins 2012 Burnaby Environment Award

UniverCity at Simon Faser University on Burnaby Mountain has been hailed over the years as an innovative model for sustainability and community living. It’s already been recognized with awards for sustainability, affordable housing and overall planning and execution and has even been the inspiration for a book on environmentally sensitive community planning. Adding to its accolades, in June, the Simon Fraser University Community Trust received the 2012 Burnaby Environment Award in recognition for having designed, built and opened the first zerofootprint childcare centre in the world. “This award is a welcome recognition for the work that we are trying to do on Burnaby Mountain,” says trust president and CEO Gordon Harris. “Our mandate has always been to build a community that models sustainable practice, and the childcare centre is probably our greatest success to date. It’s wonderful to have this kind of validation for our efforts.”

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The UniverCity Childcare Centre was designed and built to meet the Living Building Challenge, considered the most ambitious green building standard in the world, designed by the Living Futures Institute. To meet that standard, a building must Ągenerate more energy than it consumes; Ącollect or recycle more water than it uses; and Ąuse only local and non-toxic components in its construction and operation. Jason McLennan, who authored the Living Building Challenge, and who has inspected the UniverCity centre, called it, “the greenest childcare on the planet.”

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BriefCases The key to green Pan Pacific receives top ratings in hospitality industry standards

Pan Pacific general manager Tim Tindle helps out using earthfriendly ozonated-water cleaning products by the Lotus Pro Cleaning System. The hotel has received top green-key awards for its practices

Pan Pacific Vancouver may be recognized around the world by the towering white sails of Canada Place, but it is also being recognized as a “green” hotel. Its practices include participating in the Pan Pacific PanEarth program, achieving Green Key ratings for both the hotel and meeting venues and, most recently, introducing a carbon offset program for meetings and events. As part of the PanEarth program, Pan Pacific Vancouver undertakes a comprehensive environmental program including extensive recycling of a wide range of products, paperless check-in and check-out, food composting and donation, green cleaning products and environmentally efficient lighting. “The PanEarth program is really an extension of our commitment to our guests,” says Pan Pacific Vancouver general manager Tim Tindle. “We care about the environment and we know our guests do too, so we want to ensure that we offer our guests the chance to reduce their environmental footprint while still experiencing the ultimate in service and product.” This commitment to sustainability has resulted in two top Green Key ratings for Pan Pacific Vancouver. The hotel is one of only three hotels in Vancouver to receive four Green Keys for both overall hotel practices and for meetings. In addition, the hotel is working with Vancouverbased Offsetters, a leading carbon management solutions provider, to measure the carbon footprint of a given event. This impact can then be offset by a small surcharge. www.panpacificvancouver.com/the-hotel/environment

Changing tides Bentall re-examines its priorities around properties

Remco Daal, president and COO of Bentall Kennedy LP, told a meeting of the commercial real estate association NAIOP this past spring that his company is taking a close look at the new properties it is building and acquiring with a view to their future adaptability. “We’re looking critically at all the assets in our portfolio and saying, ‘Are they future proof?’” he says. “Needs will change over time.” 48 Green Space BC 2012

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Greening the deep blue Awards announced for shipping and cruise lines

In 2009, Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) started its Blue Circle Awards program acknowledging participating industry members’ commitment to port sustainability. PMV decides on the award’s recipients based on parameters outlined in their ecoaction program. The program, which ascribes gold, silver and bronze ratings to participating vessels, includes consideration of air emissions and the use of low sulphur fuels and ecofriendly practices. Announced on June 6, 2012, the 2011 winners included eight recipients, among them Grieg Star Shipping, Holland America Line, Disney Cruises and Princess Cruise Lines. Award winners will enjoy reduced harbour dues rates and the accolades achieved by PMV for running the program. The port’s emissions reduction efforts in 2011, as part of the northwest ports clean-air strategy, also earned it an international environmental achievement award for leadership.

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Vancity helps Recycling Alternative drive zero waste How do you build a recycling movement that is an inspiration for environmental sustainability in North America? Ask Recycling Alternative, which over 20 years has recycled tons of materials from its clients throughout the Lower Mainland. Recycling Alternative is also home to the Vancouver Biodiesel Co-op, Metro Vancouver’s only source of 100 per cent recycled biodiesel. As their recycling collection business evolved to include organics and food scraps – currently 40 per cent of Metro Vancouver’s waste stream – Recycling Alternative realized that to create operational efficiencies they would need a truck with more compartments to separate recyclable components. “I’ve financed a lot of trucks, but when it came to this one, no financial company was interested in spending money on a truck that had never been built. Fortunately Vancity said, ‘We’re going to make it happen for you.’” Robert Weatherbe, Recycling Alternative Vancity has been with Recycling Alternative every step of the way, from a grant to buy its first truck, to helping staff attend Climate Smart business training, to financing their shift to zero-waste services. They are now working with other local businesses to develop Vancouver’s first eco-industrial green hub. Learn how we can support your organization – www.vancity.com/greenbusiness. Full story: www.vancity.com/ RecyclingAlternative

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BriefCases Energy star FortisBC encourages customers to drop the dryer in favour of clotheslines

FortisBC was named Energy Star utility of the year at a ceremony in Ottawa in early June. The regional award is given annually for the demonstration of leadership and commitment in manufacturing, marketing and promoting energy-eďŹƒcient products, and is awarded to utility providers, manufacturers, retailers and other energycentred organizations. FortisBC achieved the recognition as a result of its 2011 laundry line campaign, which encouraged customers to use laundry lines instead of clothes dryers, and to opt for Tier 3 Energy Star–qualiďŹ ed washing machines instead of traditional machines. The campaign, which saw distribution of 10,000 free laundry lines to customers and rebates on qualifying machines, saw great success in 2011 with a 300 per cent increase in customer purchases of Energy Star–qualiďŹ ed appliances over the same period in 2010.

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Think local, build local Competion encourages use of materials within 100 miles of Vancouver

Architect Tony Osborn of Vancouver has carried o the grand prize of the 100Mile House competition – the design of a dream home using only materials within a 100-mile radius of Vancouver. The contest was sponsored by the Architecture Foundation of British Columbia as a way of fostering innovation and fresh approaches to the achievement of sustainability within the building industry. Billed as an “open ideasâ€? competition, the contest challenged participants to design a 1,200-square-foot dream home using only materials manufactured or recycled within a 100-mile radius from Vancouver’s geographic centre. Submissions were judged by a panel of ďŹ ve residential design and urban planning experts. Osborn won for his Myco House, a design that featured masonry blocks made of mycelium (the vegetative part of a common oyster mushroom), along with lime-hemp plaster, and wood harvested from forests devastated by the

mountain pine beetle infestation. Osborn calls these “mushroom bricksâ€? and knows they sound like science ďŹ ction, but he says the technology is being developed by the 3M Company in the U.S. “It’s not Star Trek-type stu,â€? he says. “It just needs to be implemented correctly in the building industry.â€? Osborn says his design was intended to inspire his peers as much as the general public. “Architects like to get together and sort of feel bad about having contributed to [the] environmental problem we ďŹ nd ourselves in,â€? Osborn says. “I wanted to oer an alternative message. These problems are solvable. We just need to be creative about it.â€?

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Where the rubber meets the roof Roof systems made from recycled tires become more attractive and more affordable

Penfolds Roofing Inc. has taken another step in providing roofing systems made from recycled tires by debuting EcoRoof medium shake and slate systems – with slimmer profiles and prices that are competitive with laminate asphalt shingles. “Between the durability of the product and this new pricing we can offer, we expect this next generation of rubber roofing to be an industry changer,” says Penfolds president Ken Mayhew. “We expect that people will embrace this long-lasting and affordable roofing system for reroofing and new construction, especially since it helps the environment at the same time.” An average of 400 tires are reused for every home roofed in these shingles. The process

Award is in the bag B.C. company selected as semifinalist for Cleantech Open

GR Green of Burnaby has been selected as one of 17 early-stage companies chosen by the Pacific Northwest Cleantech Open to represent the region in a national building competition GR Green has patented a process to produce the world’s first ecological synthetic roofing and siding products. Made from limestone waste and recycled milk bottles and grocery bags – the shingles and siding are nearly carbon neutral and can be completely recycled at the end of their 50+ years of use. The Cleantech Open is the world’s largest clean-tech business competition. Its mission is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs addressing energy, environmental and economic challenges. The program provides the infrastructure, expertise and strategic relationships to turn ideas into successful global clean-tech companies. “The Cleantech Open and the 17 semifinalists are a strong representation of the Pacific Northwest’s deep expertise and ambition in the clean technology and sustainability sector,” says Byron McCann, Cleantech Open regional director for the Pacific Northwest. “Our region and the entire nation need innovators and high-growth companies focused on sustainable solutions now more than ever.” GR Green was the only Canadian company to make it to the Northwest regional selection.

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EcoRoof shakes on Ridgeview School in North Vancouver

involved grinding up old tires into granules as well as removing wire from the mix. The result is a tile with 80 per cent recycled rubber tire content that is longer-lasting than asphalt shingles and comes with a 50-year warranty. The shakes, which can replicate the look of traditional wood roofing, are produced in panels that seal together after installation, similar to installing a regular roofing shingle. EcoRoof shakes can be used for reroofing existing

homes that have cedar shakes or asphalt shingles and can be installed on shiplap roof decks without having to install plywood. Last year, Penfolds installed the thicker EcoRoof shakes on North Vancouver’s Ridgeview Elementary School during seismic upgrading, fulfilling the school district’s aim of attaining LEED certification. Apart from the environmental benefits, the material also provides significant soundproofing, is very durable and can be walked on without denting, cracking or scratching the roof.

Recyled-rubber roofing can replicate the look of traditional wood roofing

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Sustainable transportation to UBC supports innovation By Scott Steedman Twice a day, student Kyle Warwick tries to get a 99 B-Line to or from UBC. The 99, which runs from Commercial Drive to UBC, carries the majority of riders on the Broadway corridor—now the busiest bus transit corridor in TransLink’s system. Warwick, who is also the VP External for UBC’s AMS Student Society, lines up with thousands of other commuters as the express buses pull in and out. Sometimes he squeezes in; just as often the bus passes by with the “Sorry: Full” sign flashing. UBC is Canada’s third largest university, with over 48,000 students and 19,000 employees. Through a regional economic impact of $10 billion, UBC accounts for roughly 5% of BC’s economy. Research alone has generated 149 spin-off companies, 95% based in BC, that have generated more than $4 billion in sales and 40,000 person-years in employment. And all those numbers are rising fast. Ranked 22nd among the world’s top 100 universities according to a 2012 ranking, the university is an innovation centre in the region and a global centre for research and teaching. Key to this is being connected to other regional innovation centers, satellite locations, business hubs and to faculty, staff and students. To help promote that connectivity — as well as create a more sustainable community — the university has put into place a series of innovative programs to reduce automobile trips to and from its Vancouver campus and encourage biking, cycling, carpooling and, most successfully, public transit. UBC is also creating UTown@UBC, a vibrant, sustainable residential community on campus that is already home to 18,000 students, faculty, staff and other residents — former commuters who now walk or bike to class or work. The results are impressive. Since 1997, transit trips to and from the campus have almost quadrupled (from 19,000 per weekday to 74,800) and now

make up 54% of all trips. In the same period, single-occupant vehicle trips have decreased 14%, despite a 43% increase in the daytime population. These successes, however, have put increasing strain on the current transportation system, especially along the Broadway corridor. “It’s not that TransLink isn’t trying to put the buses out to UBC,” says Nancy Knight, Associate VP of Campus and Community Planning at UBC. “They are. But you just can’t put enough buses there. Which means that you have to move to the next level of capacity — just to service the existing transit demand, let alone help us grow that demand.” Warwick and other students are frustrated by the situation. “Buses on Broadway alone are carrying 114,000 people every day,” he says. “And TransLink admits that it passes up 2,000 passengers in the UBC– Broadway corridor every day. How long can this go on— twenty years? It’s unacceptable.”

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LiveRoof – NATS Nursery Ltd 24555 32 Ave, Langley V2Z 2J5 Rod Nataros ............................... 604-530-9300 LiveRoof@natsnursery.com www.natsnursery.com

Ames Tile & Stone Ltd 2229 Beta Ave, Burnaby V5C 5N1 ..................................... 604-294-8453 burnaby@amestile.com www.amestile.com Banner Carpets Ltd 1770 3rd Ave W, Vancouver V6J 1K4 Lynn Herberts ............................. 604-734-1136 info@bannercarpets.ca www.bannercarpets.ca DINOFLEX Recycled Rubber Surfacing 5590 46th Ave SE, Salmon Arm V1E 4S1 Sales Department ...................... 250-832-7780 dinoflex@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 The Eco Floor Store 5511 192 St Suite 203, Surrey V3S-8E5 Jared Kress ................................ 604-576-4400 jared@ecofloorstore.ca 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 Interface 1020 Mainland St Suite 119, Vancouver V6B 2T2 Laura Opsal ................................ 604-255-7447 laura.opsal@interface.com www.interface.com

Interstyle Ceramic & Glass Ltd 3625 Brighton Ave, Burnaby V5A 3H5 Ken McGregor ............................ 604-421-7229 info@interstyle.ca www.interstyle.ca Milliken Carpet 3013 Albion Dr, Coquitlam V3B 6S5 Bob Hunter ................................. 604-945-6341 bob.hunter@milliken.com www.millikencarpet.com Phoenix Floor & Wall Products Inc 1089 Cliveden Ave, Delta V3M 6G9 Mark Plausteiner ........................ 604-833-2298 phoenixinfo@floorsbyphoenix.com www.floorsbyphoenix.com Reimer Hardwoods Ltd PO Box 2160, Abbotsford V2T 3X8 ...................................... 604-850-9281 abbotsford@reimerhardwoods.com www.reimerhardwoods.com Western Reclaimed Timber Corp 26324 River Rd PO Box 93 Stn Whonnock, Maple Ridge V2W 1V9............... 604-462-8845 wrtc@telus.net www.westernreclaimed.com 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 PO Box 610, North Vancouver V7J 3V8 Roy Vesely .................................. 604-990-3520 homes@apexhomes.ca www.apexfoundations.ca Fab-Form Industries Ltd 6333 148 St Suite 212, Surrey V3S 3C3 Joey Fearn .................................. 604-596-3278 joey@fab-form.com www.fab-form.com Lehigh Hanson Materials Ltd PO Box 950, Delta V4K 3S6 Brad Pope ................................... 604-946-0411 bpope@lehighcement.com www.lehighcement.com Rub-R-Wall Waterproofing BC Ltd 15585 24th Ave Suite 203, Surrey V4A 2J4 Bill Versteeg ............................... 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

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FOUNDATIONS FOOTERS & SLABS – STAY IN PLACE FORMS

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 I-XL Masonry Supplies Ltd 7836 Venture St, Burnaby V5A 1V3...................................... 604-299-0270 www.ixlmasonry.com LiveRoof – NATS Nursery Ltd 24555 32 Ave, Langley V2Z 2J5 Rod Nataros ............................... 604-530-9300 LiveRoof@natsnursery.com www.natsnursery.com

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

FURNITURE & FURNISHINGS Francis Lemieux & Co 3005 Murray St Suite 11, Port Moody V3H 1X3 Francis Lemieux.......................... 604-469-9684 info@francislemieux.com www.francislemieux.com Fraser Shading Systems Inc 18568 96th Ave Unit 105, Surrey V4N 3P9 Kerry Nikolai............................... 604-881-4881 kerry@frasershading.com www.frasershading.com Level Design 2274 York Ave Suite 301, Vancouver V6K 1C6 Brad Cameron............................. 604-737-1952 brad@leveldesign.ca www.leveldesign.ca

INSULATION AFA Forest Products Inc 19822 101 Ave, Langley V1M 3G6 .................................... 604-513-4850 csoucie@afaforest.com www.afaforest.com Dow Chemical Canada ULC 34A 2755 Lougheed Hwy Suite 500, Port Coquitlam V3B 5Y9 Les Yard ...................................... 604-472-7266 www.styrofoam.com Four Seasons Insulation Ltd 25588 60th Ave, Aldergrove V4W 1H1 Christa Beck ............................... 604-607-5022 fsinsulation@aol.com www.fourseasonsinsulation.com Quad-Lock Building Systems Ltd 7398 132 St, Surrey V3W 4M7 Karen Bunz ................................. 604-590-3111 info@quadlock.com www.quadlock.com Soprema Inc 18651 52nd Ave Suite 101, Surrey V3S 8E5 Blair Bennett .............................. 604-576-3633 vancouver@soprema.ca www.soprema.ca

INTERIOR FINISH & TRIM BW Creative Wood Industries Ltd 23282 River Rd, Maple Ridge V2W 1B6 Gord Catherwood ....................... 604-467-5147 sales@bwcreativewood.com www.bwcreativewood.com

PJ White Hardwoods Ltd 1200 East Kent Ave, Vancouver V5X 2X8 ...................................... 604-327-0241 vancouversales@pjwhitehardwoods.com www.pjwhitehardwoods.com 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 Barclay Sales Ltd 1441 Kebet Way, Port Coquitlam V3C 6L3 Jeff Blair..................................... 604-945-1010 mail@barclaysales.com www.barclaysales.com Custom Cooling Solutions Ltd 20445 62 Ave Suite 204, Langley V3A 5E6 Richard Gibson ........................... 604-539-9533 sales@customcooling.ca www.customcooling.ca Dafco Filtration Group 13940 Bridgeport Rd, Richmond V6V 1V3 ...................................... 604-273-4994 amcgowan@dafcofiltrationgroup.com www.dafcofiltrationgroup.com Gasmaster Industries Ltd 7480 Macdonald Rd, Delta V4G 1N2 ..................................... 604-574-9874 info@gasmaster-ind.com www.gasmaster-ind.com Lennox Industries (Canada) Ltd 2962 Lake City Way, Burnaby V5A 3A2 Rob Viau ..................................... 604-421-5424 rob.viau@lennoxind.com Trane BC 3080 Beta Ave, Burnaby V5G 4K4 Walter Linck ............................... 604-473-5600 www.trane.com/vancouver

PAINTS & COATINGS Cloverdale Paint Inc 6950 King George Hwy, Surrey V3W 4Z1..................................... 604-596-6261 helpdesk@cloverdalepaint.com www.cloverdalepaint.com Eagle Specialized Coatings And Protected Environments 18523 Fraser Hwy, Surrey V3S 8E7 Doug Pearce ............................... 604-576-2212 info@eaglecoatings.net www.eaglecoatings.net

PLUMBING 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 Dean Barrett ............................... 800-665-4499 info@barrplastics.com www.barrplastics.com CuraFlo of BC Ltd 7436 Fraser Park Dr, Burnaby V5J 5B9 Randy Christie ............................ 604-298-7278 christie@curaflo.com www.curaflo.com/bc Equipco Ltd 42 Fawcett Rd Suite 101, Coquitlam V3K 6X9 ...................................... 604-522-5590 sales@equipcoltd.com www.equipcoltd.com Go Green Wastewater Ltd 1136 Alderside Rd, Port Moody V3H 3A6 Erling Kjerside ............................ 604-657-2724 erling@gogreenwastewater.com www.gogreenwastewater.com Hy-Line Sales Ltd 27355 Gloucester Way Unit 2A, Langley V4W 3Z8 Peter Way................................... 604-856-5648 peter@hylinesales.com www.hylinesales.com Watersaver Products Co 14091 18A Ave, Richmond V4A 8H3 Dan Chapotelle........................... 604-560-9902 watersaver@shaw.ca www.gardenwatersaver.com

RENEWABLE ENERGY ONSITE ENERGY PRODUCTION Northern Alternate Power Systems Box 1243, Fairview AB T0H 1L0 Sam Glauser ............................... 780-835-3682 info@solar-store.com www.solar-store.com

ROOFING AFA Forest Products Inc 19822 101 Ave, Langley V1M 3G6 .................................... 604-513-4850 csoucie@afaforest.com www.afaforest.com Moore Enviro Systems 4002 Government Rd PO Box 1459, Squamish V8B 0B1 Richard Moore............................ 604-898-5683 moore_enviro@yahoo.ca Soprema Inc 18651 52nd Ave Suite 101, Surrey V3S 8E5 Blair Bennett .............................. 604-576-3633 vancouver@soprema.ca www.soprema.ca

SITEWORK & LANDSCAPING Enviro Masters Organic Lawn Care 333 Brooksbank Ave Suite 718 Box 644, North Vancouver V7J 3V8 Rene Papier ................................ 604-562-7540 rene@enviromasters.com www.enviromasters.com/vancouvernorthshore

Green Coast Rubbish 506 Brand St, North Vancouver V7N 1G1 Eamonn Duignan ........................ 604-230-4530 pickup@greencoastrubbish.com www.greencoastrubbish.com SYNLawn Vancouver 2955 Diamond Cres Suite 301, Abbotsford V2T 2L5 Chris Berry .................................. 778-264-2209 cberry@synlawn.ca www.synlawn.ca

STRUCTURAL FRAMING Chateau Homes 2480 Shell Rd, Richmond V6X 2P1 Peter Francis............................... 604-290-1961 peter@chateauhomes.ca www.chateauhomes.ca Western Reclaimed Timber Corp 26324 River Rd PO Box 93 Stn Whonnock, Maple Ridge V2W 1V9............... 604-462-8845 wrtc@telus.net www.westernreclaimed.com

WINDOWS Centra Windows 20178 98th Ave, Langley V1M 3G1 Mark Brandow............................ 604-882-5010 info@centrawindows.com www.centrawindows.com Marvin Windows & Doors of Canada 2999 Underhill Ave Suite 101, Burnaby V5A 3C2...................................... 604-291-9411 bc@marvincanada.com www.marvincanada.com Vinyltek Windows 587 Ebury Pl, Delta V3M 6M8 Austin Woodward ...................... 604-540-0029 austin@vinyltek.com www.vinyltek.com

OTHER GREEN PRODUCTS Barr Plastics Inc 31192 South Fraser Way Unit A, Abbotsford V2T 6L5 Dean Barrett ............................... 800-665-4499 info@barrplastics.com www.barrplastics.com Green Coast Rubbish 506 Brand St, North Vancouver V7N 1G1 Eamonn Duignan ........................ 604-230-4530 pickup@greencoastrubbish.com www.greencoastrubbish.com

ICBA Benefits Services Ltd 3823 Henning Dr Suite 211, Burnaby V5C 6P3 Alain Bergeron ........................... 604-298-7752 info@icbabenefits.ca www.benefit-plan.ca/green Complete health and retirement plans for companies and their employees – including Canada’s first carbon-neutral group insurance program.

Tandus Flooring creates floorcovering solutions that enhance spaces for learning, working, healing and living through inspired design, leading-edge technology, unprecedented achievement toward sustainability and an absolute commitment to continued leadership.

Shown: Hybrid Resilient Style: Winwood Color: Claystone

Hybrid Resilient Modular Broadloom Woven 800.655.1075 tandus.com

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InTech Environmental Canada Corp 12255 King George Blvd, Surrey V3V 3K2 Dave Pasin.................................. 604-580-1575 info@intechcanada.com www.greensolvents.ca

Planet Clean 1609 Derwent Way, Delta V3M 6K8 Jeff Hallat .................................. 604-327-1101 jhallat@planetclean.com We are leaders in cleaning, janitorial, carpet care, restoration, dishwashing, laundry, safety and green cleaning programs. We serve the education, health care, hospitality, facility management, food and beverage, food processing, government, transportation, hotel, restaurant, contract cleaning, building maintenance, recreation and textile industries.

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.

Custom Air Conditioning Port Coquitlam bobh@customair.org Georgi, Ron; Hitchcock, Bob; Kawaguchi, Jeff; Whiten, Peter Custom Air Conditioining Port Coquitlam............................ 604-945-0467 Bradbeer, Chris bobh@customair.org Drillwell Enterprises Ltd. Duncan ....................................... 250-746-5268 Slade, David drill@drillwell.com GroundForce geoDrilling Solutions Vancouver ................................... 778-879-1518 Cronin, Rick rcronin@groundforcedrilling.com Hawkins, David dhawkins@groundforcedrilling.com Milner, Barry bmilner@groundforcedrilling.com Tetreault, Rodney rtetreault@groundforcedrilling.com Mercury Refrigeration Products & Services Ltd Shawnigan Lake ......................... 250-686-1716 Rockson, Jason jason@mercuryrefrigeration.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

ENGINEER

DESIGNER

Jade West Engineering Co. Ltd. Surrey ......................................... 604-538-0764 engineers@jadewest.com Makepeace, John; Moore, Derrick; Vaire, Leila

BC MEM Victoria ....................................... 250-953-3810 Walsh, Warren warren.walsh@gov.bc.ca RCITO – Residential Construction Industrial Training Organization Richmond.................................... 778-297-5131 Esaw, Diane desaw@rcito.com Kenny, Mary mkenny@rcito.com

CONTRACTOR

DESIGNER, CONTRACTOR

Advanced Energy Systems Maple Ridge ............................... 604-466-0701 Robinson, Dan robro6@aol.com

Lockhart Industries (Duncan) Ltd Duncan ....................................... 250-748-1731 Lockhart, Doug lockhart@lockhart.ca

Associated Engineering Vancouver ................................... 604-293-1411 Arellano, Ruben arellanor@ae.ca Associated Engineering Vancouver ................................... 604-308-4805 Bolongaro, Rachel bolongaror@ae.ca DEC Engineering New Westminster Heinrich, Jason jason.heinrich@decmail.ca Koller, Doug doug.koller@decmail.ca Leung, Aldrin aldrin.leung@decmail.ca Ma, Yan yan.ma@decmail.ca McCartie, Aaron aaron.mccartie@decmail.ca Rea, Bob bob.rea@decmail.ca Ren, Tom tom.ren@decmail.ca Tsang, C.L. cl.tsang@decmail.ca White, Jim jim.white@decmail.ca Zhang, Tim tim.zhang@decmail.ca DEC Engineering New Westminster ...................... 604-525-3341 Carter, Ryan ryan.carter@decmail.ca Hemmera Vancouver ................................... 604-669-0424 shun@hemmera.com Cookson, David; Giordano, Richard; Higginson, Dan; Pringle, Eric

JDQ Engineering Ltd Vernon ........................................ 250-309-2090 Quibell, Jeff jquibell@jdqeng.com Maine Consultants Ltd Parksville .................................... 250-954-8183 Maine, Ron RonMaine@MaineConsultants.ca REW Consultants Port Moody ................................. 604-505-5940 Wedding, Rene rwedding@rewassociates.com Town of Qualicum Beach Qualicum Beach ......................... 250-752-6921 Sales, Luke lsales@qualicumbeach.com Stubbs, Dick dstubbs@qualicumbeach.com Weir, Bob bweir@qualicumbeach.com Western Water Associates Ltd Lake Country............................... 250-766-1030 Allard, Remi remi@westernwater.ca

ENGINEER & SUPPLIER/ MANUFACTURER/ UTILITY © 2012 Shaw, A Berkshire Hathaway Company

Fortis BC Burnaby ...................................... 604-293-8571 tes@fortisbc.com Bergler, Don Bierlmeier, Grant; Chan, Jane; Dacho, Abby; Dibai, Ryan; Jones, Gareth; Lota, James; Madsen, Paul; Simon, Nicola; Fortis BC Burnaby ...................................... 604-293-8643 Marier, Richard tes@fortisbc.com Fortis BC Victoria ....................................... 250-380-5738 Bekesza, Jarek jarek.bekesza@fortisbc.com

ENGINEER, DESIGNER Stantec Kelowna ..................................... 250-860-3225 Hutchison, George george.hutchison@stantec.com SHARDS OF COLOR AND JABS OF LIGHT IN PERPETUAL MOTION. VIVID WAVELENGTHS IN VARIED SCALE AND COLOR INTENSITY. DESIGN IS ENLIGHTENED.

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ENGINEER, DESIGNER, CONTRACTOR & SUPPLIER/ MANUFACTURER/ UTILITY GeoTility Geothermal Installations Corp Kelowna ..................................... 250-762-5776 Davidson, Barry bdavidson@geotility.ca Horbay, Gordon ghorbay@geotility.ca Koebel, Lorne lkoebel@geotility.ca Nelson, Rick rnelson@geotility.ca Parro, Jordan jparro@geotility.ca Yanow, Stuart syanow@geotility.ca

SUPPLIER/ MANUFACTURER/ UTILITY BC Hydro Burnaby Andjelkovic, Bojan bojan.andjelkovic@bchydro.com Damy, Luis luis.damy@bchydro.com Marques, Jorge jorge.marques@bchydro.com Thakore, Divya divya.thakore@bchydro.com Monk, Gordon gordon.monk@bchydro.com Corix Utilities Inc. Surrey ......................................... 604-575-6122 Kulak, Travis travis.kulak@corix.com Enertech Mfg Strathroy, ON.............................. 618-267-8710 Wright, Ron M RWright@enertechmfg.com Honeywell North Vancouver......................... 604-345-9258 Carline, Jason jason.carline@honeywell.com Urecon PreInsulated Pipe Calmar, AB.................................. 780-985-3636 Gravel, Ron r.gravel@urecon.com

SERVICES ARCHITECTS Acton Ostry Architects Inc 111 8th Ave E, Vancouver V5T 1R8 Russell Acton ............................. 604-739-3344 info@actonostry.ca www.actonostry.ca Allan Diamond Architect 1807 Fir St, Vancouver V6J 3A9 ...................................... 604-734-2004 al@allandiamondarchitect.com www.allandiamondarchitect.com Architectural Institute of BC 440 Cambie St Suite 100, Vancouver V6B 2N5 Michael Ernest ........................... 604-683-8588 info@aibc.ca www.aibc.ca Architrix Design Studio Inc 55 Water St Suite 414, Vancouver V6B 1A1 Khang Q Nguyen ........................ 604-677-7877 khang@architrixstudio.com www.architrixstudio.com BlueGreen Architecture Inc 436 Lorne St Suite 2, Kamloops V2C 1W3 Kevin Ryan.................................. 250-374-1112 kryan@bluegreenarch.com www.bluegreenarchitecture.com Bumen Architecture & Code Consulting Inc 3031 Williams Rd Unit 132, Richmond V7E 4G1 Jean Bumen ............................... 604-284-5164 jean@bumenarchitecture.ca www.bumenarchitecture.ca CEI Architecture Planning Interiors 1500 Georgia St W Suite 500, Vancouver V6G 2Z5 Jennifer Boudreau...................... 604-687-1898 jboudreau@ceiarchitecture.com www.ceiarchitecture.com Chandler Associates Architecture Inc 601 Cordova St W Suite 270, Vancouver V6B 1G1 Chris Block.................................. 604-687-3390 maryann@caa-architecture.com www.caa-architecture.com D’Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism 2960 Jutland Rd, Victoria V8T 5K2 Franc D’Ambrosio ....................... 250-384-2400 mail@fdarc.ca www.fdarc.ca DIALOG 611 Alexander St Suite 406, Vancouver V6A 1E1 Jennifer Zatser ........................... 604-255-1169 jzatser@designdialog.ca www.designdialog.ca

modern west coast home design

DRK Design 1286 7th Ave W, Vancouver V6H 1B6 David Kominek ........................... 604-928-6036 info@drkdesign.ca www.drkdesign.ca

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Gower Design Group 2459 Cousins Ave Suite 212, Courtenay V9N 3N6 John Gower ................................ 250-871-8765 design@gowerdesigngroup.com www.gowerdesigngroup.com Habitat Design + Consulting 1662 75th Ave W, Vancouver V6P 5G2 ...................................... 604-264-7944 mattock@helix.net www.hdplusc.com Iredale Group Architecture 1 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

ASSOCIATIONS GREEN BUSINESSES Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada, BC Chapter (AWMAC BC) 4664 Lougheed Hwy Suite 160, Burnaby V5C 5T5 ...................................... 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

Kasian 1555 Pender St W Suite 350, Vancouver V6G 2T1 Honor Morris .............................. 604-631-8205 honor.morris@kasian.com www.kasian.com KMBR Architects Planners Inc 1788 8th Ave W, Vancouver V6J 1V6 Gregg Brown .............................. 604-732-3361 info@kmbr.com www.kmbr.com Level Design 2274 York Ave Suite 301, Vancouver V6K 1C6 Brad Cameron............................. 604-737-1952 brad@leveldesign.ca www.leveldesign.ca Meiklejohn Architects Inc 233 Bernard Ave, Kelowna V1Y 6N2 Jim Meiklejohn .......................... 250-762-3004 jim-mai@shaw.ca www.meiklejohn.ca Metis Design-Build 1511 13th Ave E, Vancouver V5N 2B7 Erick Villagomez ......................... 604-708-0992 info@metisdb.com www.metisdb.com 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

BC Construction Association 655 Tyee Rd Suite 401, Victoria V9A 6X5 Manley McLachlan..................... 250-475-1077 bcca@bccassn.com www.bccassn.com BC Ready-Mixed Concrete Association 26162 30A Ave, Aldergrove V4W 2W5 Charles Kelly .............................. 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 Water & Waste Association 8678 Greenall Ave Suite 221, Burnaby V5J 3M6 Daisy Foster................................ 604-433-4389 contact@bcwwa.org www.bcwwa.org British Columbia Environment Industry Association (BCEIA) 602 Hastings St W Suite 400, Vancouver V6B 1P2 Kate MacDonald ........................ 604-683-2751 info@bceia.com www.bceia.com www.hazwastebc.com

Masonry Institute of BC 3636 4th Ave E, Vancouver V5M 1M3 Bill McEwen ............................... 604-291-1458 info@masonrybc.org www.masonrybc.org

Build-Pros Construction Ltd 4465 Ruskin Pl, North Vancouver V7R 3P7 Alex Nasooti............................... 604-780-8118 info@buildpros.ca www.buildpros.ca

Province of BC – Shared Services BC, Integrated Workplace Solutions 4000 Seymour Pl Suite W308, Victoria V8W 9V1 Bernie Gaudet ............................ 250-920-8435 bernie.gaudet@gov.bc.ca www.accommodationandrealestate.gov.bc.ca

Castle Creek Contracting Ltd 2510 Eton St, Vancouver V5K 1J7 Laurence Cohen P Eng................ 604-251-7400 laurence@castlecreekcontracting.com www.castlecreekcontracting.com

Roofing Contractors Association of BC 9734 201 St, Langley V1M 3E8 ..................................... 604-882-9734 roofing@rcabc.org www.rcabc.org

Clear Technologies Security Solutions 1357 Verdun Pl Suite 140, Richmond V6V 1W6 Asa Hoffman .............................. 604-364-2510 info@goclear.ca www.goclear.ca

Sustainable Development Technology Canada 999 Canada Pl Suite 404, Vancouver V6C 3E2 ...................................... 604-844-2857 www.sdtc.ca

Craig Ross General Contracting Ltd PO Box 1488, Whistler V0N 1B0 Craig Ross .................................. 604-905-6645 info@cr-contracting.com www.cr-contracting.com

Thermal Environmental Comfort Association (TECA) Box 73105 Evergreen PO, Surrey V3R 0J2 ...................................... 604-594-5956 training@teca.ca www.teca.ca

CuraFlo of BC Ltd 7436 Fraser Park Dr, Burnaby V5J 5B9 Randy Christie ............................ 604-298-7278 christie@curaflo.com www.curaflo.com/bc

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 ................................... 604-294-3766 vrca@vrca.bc.ca www.vrca.bc.ca

BUILDING CONTRACTORS Bucci Developments Ltd 1669 3rd Ave W Suite 202, Vancouver V6J 1K1 ...................................... 604-688-7011 admin@bucci.com www.bucci.com

Econ Group Construction & Development Ltd 510 Chesterfield Ave Suite 402, North Vancouver V7M 2L9 Marcel Studer ............................ 604-618-0284 sales@econgroup.ca www.econgroup.ca Ecosol Design & Construction Ltd 2124 Venables St, Vancouver V5L 2J4 Arno Schmidt.............................. 604-254-0258 arno_ecosol@telus.net www.ecosolrammedearth.ca Design-Build: Rammed Earth structures and homes; heritage restoration. Providing passive solar, energy sensitive, health wise, sustainable solutions. www.ecosoldesignandconstruction.ca Inspired Renovations 1351 Grant St, Vancouver V3S 8V1 Allen Hemmelgarn ..................... 778-859-7366 info@inspiredrenovations.ca www.inspiredrenovations.ca

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 Neale Staniszkis Doll Adams Architects 134 Abbott St Suite 201, Vancouver V6B 2K4 Larry Adams ............................... 604-669-1926 info@nsda.bc.ca www.nsda.bc.ca Omicron Canada Inc 595 Burrard St Suite 500 PO Box 49369, Vancouver V7X 1L4 Bev Attfield................................. 604-632-4353 battfield@omicronaec.com www.omicronaec.com One SEED Architecture + Interiors 1550 Barclay St Suite 219, Vancouver V6G 3B1 Allison Holden ............................ 778-686-2554 info@oneseed.ca www.oneseed.ca Perkins+Will Canada Architects Co 1220 Homer St, Vancouver V6B 2Y5 Enrico Dagostini ......................... 604-684-5446 enrico.dagostini@perkinswill.com www.perkinswill.ca Ramsay Worden Architects Ltd 355 Kingsway, Vancouver V5T 3J7 Bev Holmes ................................ 604-736-8959 admin@rwa.ca www.rwa.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

The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) 150 Isabella St Suite 605, Ottawa ON K1S 1V7 Wes Johnston ............................ 613-736-9077 wjohnston@cansia.ca www.cansia.ca 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) 455 Industrial Ave, Vancouver V5X 4K6 ...................................... 604-215-4483 donate@era.ca www.era.ca Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd 1130 Pender St W Suite 1200, Vancouver V6E 4A4 ...................................... 604-685-7507 www.bcfi.ca/www.naturallywood.com Naturally:wood is an online resource that provides the latest information on wood products from BC that are used in markets around the world. Highlights include a supplier directory with over 600 manufacturers, emerging trends, latest innovations in wood technology, green building tools and much more. Visit naturallywood.com and you’ll see why wood is truly the renewable resource that can take your imagination – and your next project – to new heights.

Stantec Consulting Ltd 111 Dunsmuir St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6B 6A3 Tyler Tardi ................................... 604-696-8000 tyler.tardi@stantec.com www.stantec.com

Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association 7495 132 St Suite 1003, Surrey V3W 1J8 Peter Simpson ............................ 778-565-4288 info@gvhba.org www.gvhba.org

VIA Architecture Inc 1050 Homer St Suite 301, Vancouver V6B 2W9 .................................... 604-683-1024 info@via-architecture.com www.via-architecture.com

International Facility Management Association – BC Chapter 1023 161A St, Surrey V4A 8G8 ..................................... 778-318-8844 info@ifmabc.org www.ifmabc.org

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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maison d’etre design-build inc 118 2nd Ave W, Vancouver V5Y 1C2 ...................................... 604-484-4030 www.maisondetre.ca Naikoon Contracting Ltd 342 East Esplanade, North Vancouver V7L 1A4 Joe Geluch ................................. 778-340-1566 info@naikoon.ca www.naikooncontracting.com Symphony Homes Ltd 4820 Kingsway Suite 234 PO Box 1236, Burnaby V5H G1 ....................................... 604-520-1480 info@symphonygroup.ca www.symphonygroup.ca Usar Contracting & Design Inc 14333 36A Ave, Surrey V4P 0E1 Jatinder Kaur Grewal ................. 604-375-6196 info@usar.ca www.usar.ca Velsen Homes Gabriola Island Adam Velsen .............................. 250-247-8808 adam@velsen.ca www.velsen.ca Wakefield Construction Inc 5694 Mermaid St PO Box 550, Sechelt V0N 3A0 ..................................... 604-741-9898 info@wakefieldinc.ca www.wakefieldinc.ca

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 Anderson Greenplan Ltd 1655 Cedar Rd, Nanaimo V9X 1L4 Jack Anderson............................ 250-722-3456 info@greenplan.ca www.greenplan.ca 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 Jennifer Zatser ........................... 604-255-1169 jzatser@designdialog.ca www.designdialog.ca GreenCity Planning Services 15216 North Bluff Rd Suite 516, White Rock V4B 0A7 Adrian Kopystynski..................... 604-619-5636 greencity@shaw.ca www.greencityplanningservices.com

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL RECYCLING DEPOTS

ENERGY MANAGEMENT FIRMS BC Hydro Power Smart Alliance 4555 Kingsway Suite 900, Burnaby V5H 4T8 Tanya Perewernycky................... 604-453-6276 alliance@bchydro.com www.bchydro.com

ABC Recycling Ltd 8081 Meadow Ave, Burnaby V3N 2V9 ..................................... 604-522-9727 info@abcrecycling.com www.abcrecycling.com

Opus DaytonKnight Consultants Ltd 889 Harbourside Dr Suite 210, North Vancouver V7P 3S1 John WC Boyle........................... 604-990-4800 info@opusdaytonknight.com www.opusdaytonknight.com

Moore Enviro Systems 4002 Government Rd PO Box 1459, Squamish V8B 0B1 Richard Moore............................ 604-898-5683 moore_enviro@yahoo.ca

Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd 1285 Broadway W Suite 300, Vancouver V6H 3X8...................................... 604-738-0048 vancouver@rjc.ca www.rjc.ca

Pacific Metals Recycling International 8360 Ontario St, Vancouver V5X 3E5 ...................................... 604-327-1148 mlotzkar@pacificmetals.ca www.pacificmetals.ca

Stantec Consulting Ltd 111 Dunsmuir St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6B 6A3 Tyler Tardi ................................... 604-696-8000 tyler.tardi@stantec.com www.stantec.com

QMC Metering Solutions 17 Fawcett Rd Suite 341, Coquitlam V3K 6V2 Mike Easton ............................... 604-526-5155 sales@qmeters.com www.qmeters.com

Richmond Steel Recycling Ltd 11760 Mitchell Rd, Richmond V6V 1V8 John Rai ..................................... 604-324-4656 john.rai@simsmm.com www.simsmm.com

CONTAINERS & SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

Siemens Canada Ltd, Building Technologies Division 4011 Viking Way Suite 150, Richmond V6V 2K9 Froy Aparicio .............................. 604-214-4130 froylan.aparicio@siemens.com www.siemens.com

Super Save Disposal Inc 19395 Langley By-Pass, Surrey V3S 6K1 ...................................... 604-533-4423 greg@supersave.ca www.supersave.ca

CONSULTING ENGINEERS

FROGBOX 1631 Powell St, Vancouver V5L 1H5 Mathieson McCrae .................... 877-376-4269 vancouver@frogbox.com www.frogbox.com

COST CONSULTANTS

AECOM 3292 Production Way Suite 330, Burnaby V5A 4R4 Angus English............................. 604-444-6400 canadacommunications@aecom.com www.aecom.com DIALOG 611 Alexander St Suite 406, Vancouver V6A 1E1 Jennifer Zatser ........................... 604-255-1169 jzatser@designdialog.ca www.designdialog.ca Dubas Engineering Inc 3993 Henning Dr Suite 105, Burnaby V5C 6N5 ..................................... 604-875-1930 info@dubasengineering.com www.dubasengineering.com Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd 4185A Still Creek Dr Suite 200, Burnaby V5C 6G9 Mike Currie................................. 604-294-2088 mail@kwl.ca www.kwl.ca

Jan H Timmer Architecture Ltd 6655 Madrona Pl, West Vancouver V7W 2K1 Jan H Timmer ............................. 604-925-8068 jtimmer@direct.ca

Levelton Consultants Ltd 12791 Clarke Pl Suite 150, Richmond V6V 2H9 Alex W Schutte .......................... 604-278-1411 info@levelton.com www.levelton.com

Living Forest Communities 21 Dallas Rd Suite 21, Victoria V8V 4Z9 Doug Makaroff ........................... 250-386-6600 info@livingforestcommunities.com www.elkingtonforest.com

McCuaig & Associates Engineering Ltd 33 8th Ave E Suite 201, Vancouver V5T 1R5 John McCuaig ............................ 604-255-0992 info@mccuaig.net www.mccuaig.net

Stantec Consulting Ltd 111 Dunsmuir St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6B 6A3 Tyler Tardi ................................... 604-696-8000 tyler.tardi@stantec.com www.stantec.com

MMM Group Ltd 1045 Howe St Suite 700, Vancouver V6Z 2A9 ...................................... 604-685-9381 mmm@mmm.ca www.mmm.ca

MCW Consultants Ltd 1185 Georgia St W Suite 1400, Vancouver V6E 4E6 Greg Lord .................................... 604-687-1821 mcw_van@mcw.com www.mcw.com

Altus Group 1040 Georgia St W Suite 630 Box 26, Vancouver V6E 4H1 ...................................... 604-683-5591 liam.murray@altushelyar.com www.thealtusgroup.com BTY Group 2288 Manitoba St, Vancouver V5Y 4B5 ...................................... 604-734-3126 btyreception@bty.com www.bty.com Target Zero Waste Consulting Inc 3472 Weymoor Pl, Vancouver V5S 4G5 Jeff Levitt ................................... 604-788-1429 info@targetzerowaste.com www.targetzerowaste.com

Enerpro Systems Corp 351 Bewicke Ave, North Vancouver V7M 3E9 Steven Roka ............................... 604-982-9155 sroka@enerprosystems.com www.enerprosystems.com

Willis Energy Services Ltd 885 Dunsmuir St Suite 500, Vancouver V6C 1N5 ..................................... 604-685-2206 info@willisenergy.com www.willisenergy.com

ENERGY SERVICE COMPANIES FRESCo Vancouver/Victoria Jordan Fisher.............................. 778-783-0315 info@frescoltd.com www.frescoltd.com GeoForce Energy 27257 12B Ave, Langley V4W 2P7..................................... 604-834-2593 louie@geoforceenergy.com www.geoforceenergy.com

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING BC HAZMAT Management Ltd 9357 Maryland Dr, Sidney V8L 2R4 David S Rogers ........................... 250-656-3382 info@bchazmat.com www.bchazmat.com

DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS Developing Solutions Inc 4965 College Highroad, Vancouver V6T 1G7 Nora Stevenson.......................... 604-222-1200 devsol@telus.net Signature Renewables Inc Vancouver John Stonier ............................... 604-899-9482 jstonier@signaturerenewables.com www.signaturerenewables.com Stantec Consulting Ltd 111 Dunsmuir St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6B 6A3 Tyler Tardi ................................... 604-696-8000 tyler.tardi@stantec.com www.stantec.com

Core6 Environmental Ltd 128 Hastings St W Suite 210, Vancouver V6B 1G8 Kate Branch ................................ 604-696-2673 kbranch@core6.ca www.core6.ca ECL Envirowest Consultants Ltd 3700 North Fraser Way Suite 130, Burnaby V5J 5H4 ...................................... 604-451-0505 admin@ecl-envirowest.bc.ca www.ecl-envirowest.bc.ca Go Green Wastewater Ltd 1136 Alderside Rd, Port Moody V3H 3A6 Erling Kjerside ............................ 604-657-2724 erling@gogreenwastewater.com www.gogreenwastewater.com

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Hatfield Consultants 850 Harbourside Dr Suite 200, North Vancouver V7P 0A3 Tang Tang ................................... 604-926-3261 hcp@hatfieldgroup.com www.hatfieldgroup.com

GreenCity Planning Services 15216 North Bluff Rd Suite 516, White Rock V4B 0A7 Adrian Kopystynski..................... 604-619-5636 greencity@shaw.ca www.greencityplanningservices.com

Keystone Environmental Ltd 4400 Dominion St, Suite 320, Burnaby V5G 4G3 ..................................... 604-430-0671 keyinfo@keystoneenvironmental.ca www.keystoneenvironmental.ca

INDOOR AIR QUALITY SERVICES

Lees & Associates Consulting Ltd 318 Homer St Suite 509, Vancouver V6B 2V2 Erik Lees ..................................... 604-899-3806 elees@elac.bc.ca www.elac.bc.ca PHH ARC Environmental Ltd 13775 Commerce Pkwy Suite 200, Richmond V6V 2V4 John Holland .............................. 604-244-8101 jholland@phharcenv.com www.phharcenv.com Recollective Consulting 128 Hastings St W Suite 210, Vancouver V6B 1G8 Eesmyal Santos-Brault ............... 604-669-4940 info@recollective.ca www.recollective.ca Rescan Environmental Services Ltd 1111 Hastings St W Suite 600, Vancouver V6E 2J3 ...................................... 604-689-9460 rescan@rescan.com www.rescan.com Seven Generations Environmental Services 7201 Vedder Rd Bldg 10 Suite 300, Chilliwack V2R 4G5 Mike Watson.............................. 604-824-3225 info@sges.ca www.sges.ca Stantec Consulting Ltd 111 Dunsmuir St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6B 6A3 Tyler Tardi ................................... 604-696-8000 tyler.tardi@stantec.com www.stantec.com TERA Planning Ltd 4595 6th Ave W, Vancouver V6R 1V4 Helmut Urhahn ........................... 604-222-8372 hju@teraplanning.com www.teraplanning.com TRI Environmental Consulting Inc 6961 Russell Ave, Burnaby V5J 4R8 Tauseef Waraich ........................ 604-436-3384 tauseef@tri.bc.ca www.tri.bc.ca

GREEN WALLS & GREEN ROOFS

Architek Sustainable Building Products Inc 3715 Puget Dr, Vancouver V6L 2T8 Ronald Schwenger ..................... 604-861-9446 ron@architek.com www.architek.com

Christopher Collett & Associates Ltd 2588 138A St, Surrey V4P 2M1 Chris Collett................................ 604-535-4215 chris@chriscollettiaq.ca www.chriscollettiaq.ca Stantec Consulting Ltd 111 Dunsmuir St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6B 6A3 Tyler Tardi ................................... 604-696-8000 tyler.tardi@stantec.com www.stantec.com Sterling IAQ Consultants Ltd 1122 Mainland St Suite 310, Vancouver V6B 5L1 Michael Glassco......................... 604-681-2701 mglassco@sterlingiaq.com www.sterlingiaq.com

INTEGRATED GREEN BUILDING CONSULTING SERVICES Blue Camas Consulting Ltd 757 18th Ave W, Vancouver V5Z 1W1 Dave Peterson ............................ 604-417-7028 dave@bluecamas.ca www.bluecamas.ca The Building Tree 621 Herridge Ln, Nelson V1L 7B3 Paula Kiss ................................... 250-352-7933 info@buildingtree.ca www.buildingtree.ca Capital Home Energy 1489 Marine Dr Suite 405, West Vancouver V7T 1B8 Luke Dolan.................................. 604-562-0387 capitalhomeenergy@gmail.com www.capitalhomeenergy.com Eco-Integration Sustainable Design Consulting 7230 Adera St Suite 205, Vancovuer V4P 5C4 Diana Klein ................................. 604-992-5939 dklein@eco-integration.com www.eco-integration.com Eli-T Design & Prototyping for NZEH 4170 Nanaimo St Suite 102, Vancouver V5N 5H7 ..................................... 604-875-6164 Ivan_tochev@shaw.ca www.sustainableheating.ca Green Foot Forward North Vancouver Jim Campbell ............................. 604-880-1068 info@greenfootforward.ca www.greenfootforward.ca Lanefab Design/Build 175 Broadway E Suite 202, Vancouver V5T 1W2 Bryn Davidson ............................ 604-728-0606 bryn@lanefab.com www.lanefab.com Light House: Sustainable Building Centre 2060 Pine St, Vancouver V6J 4P8 ...................................... 604-909-9560 helenc@lhsbc.com www.lhsbc.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 LiveRoof – NATS Nursery Ltd 24555 32 Ave, Langley V2Z 2J5 Rod Nataros ............................... 604-530-9300 LiveRoof@natsnursery.com www.natsnursery.com

HERITAGE CONSERVATION Dewhirst Lessard Consulting 1688 Robson St PH3, Vancouver V6G 1C7 Andre Lessard ............................ 604-608-0504 dewhirstlessard@shaw.ca www.dewhirstlessard.ca

Stantec Consulting Ltd 111 Dunsmuir St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6B 6A3 Tyler Tardi ................................... 604-696-8000 tyler.tardi@stantec.com www.stantec.com

INTERIOR DESIGN DIALOG 611 Alexander St Suite 406, Vancouver V6A 1E1 Jennifer Zatser ........................... 604-255-1169 jzatser@designdialog.ca www.designdialog.ca Kasian 1555 Pender St W Suite 350, Vancouver V6G 2T1 Honor Morris .............................. 604-631-8205 honor.morris@kasian.com www.kasian.com mango design co 2556 Hastings St E Suite 313, Vancouver V5K 1Z3 Tanya McLean ............................ 604-875-1730 info@mangodesignco.ca www.mangodesignco.ca Omicron Canada Inc 595 Burrard St Suite 500 PO Box 49369, Vancouver V7X 1L4 Bev Attfield................................. 604-632-4353 battfield@omicronaec.com www.omicronaec.com

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Durante Kreuk Ltd 1637 5th Ave W Suite 102, Vancouver V6J 1N5 Peter Kreuk ................................. 604-684-4611 info@dkl.bc.ca www.dkl.bc.ca Lees & Associates Consulting Ltd 318 Homer St Suite 509, Vancouver V6B 2V2 Erik Lees ..................................... 604-899-3806 elees@elac.bc.ca www.elac.bc.ca Our Designs Landscape Architects & Associates Inc 1335 Fernwood Cres, North Vancouver V7P 1K3 Donna M Rodman ...................... 604-929-0776 donna@ourdesigns.ca www.ourdesigns.ca Universal design, riparian planting design, healthcare planning and design. 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

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 Tyler Tardi ................................... 604-696-8000 tyler.tardi@stantec.com www.stantec.com

Refined Design Inc 1370 Duchess Ave, West Vancouver V7T 1H6 Debora Bengtson........................ 604-922-6828 info@refineddesign.ca www.refineddesign.ca

PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS

Stantec Consulting Ltd 111 Dunsmuir St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6B 6A3 Tyler Tardi ................................... 604-696-8000 tyler.tardi@stantec.com www.stantec.com

BFL Canada Insurance Services Inc 1177 Hastings St W Suite 200, Vancouver V6E 2K3 ...................................... 604-669-9600 recvan@bflcanada.ca www.bflcanada.ca

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Bullfrog Power 163 Hastings St W Suite 405, Vancouver V6B 1H5...................................... 877-360-3464 james.noble@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 Chinook Power Corp 3926 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver V7K 2S9 Stephen Cheeseman .................. 604-924-4494 www.chinookpower.com Day4 Energy Inc 8168 Glenwood Dr, Burnaby V3N 5E9...................................... 604-297-0444 info@day4energy.com www.day4energy.com dPoint Technologies Inc 1275 Venables St, Vancouver V6A 2E4 ...................................... 604-488-1132 jdean@dpoint.ca www.dpoint.ca Finavera Wind Energy 570 Granville St Suite 1800, Vancouver V6C 3P1 ...................................... 604-288-9051 info@finavera.com www.finavera.com Innergex Renewable Energy Inc 1168 Hamilton St Suite 403, Vancouver V6B 2S2 ...................................... 604-633-9990 cloudworks@cloudworksenergy.com www.innergex.com Lignol Energy Corp 4705 Wayburne Dr Suite 101, Burnaby V5G 3L1 Ross MacLachlan ....................... 604-222-9800 info@lignol.ca www.lignol.ca Nexterra Systems Corp 650 Georgia St W Suite 1300 PO Box 11582, Vancouver V6B 4N8 Raymond McAllister................... 604-637-2501 rmcallister@nexterra.ca www.nexterra.ca Oris Geo-Energy Ltd 12235 No 1 Rd, Richmond V7E 1T6 Diana Westermark ..................... 604-241-4657 www.orisconsulting.ca Palcan Energy Corp 4250 Wesbrook Mall Suite 1152, Vancouver V6T 1W5 John Shen .................................. 604-288-7822 info@palcan.com www.palcan.com Peace Energy Cooperative 1445 102nd Ave Suite 101 Box 2567, Dawson Creek V1G 5A1 Brigitte Schilds ........................... 250-782-3882 info@peaceenergy.ca www.peaceenergy.ca The Pembina Institute 55 Water St Suite 606, Vancouver V6B 1A1 Kevin Sauvé................................ 604-874-8558 www.pembina.org Schneider Electric (Renewables business unit) 3700 Gilmore Way, Burnaby V5G 4M1 .................................... 604-422-8595 re.pvsales@schneider-electric.com www.schneider-electric.com/renewableenergies

BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc 355 Burrard St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6C 2G8 Andrew Hall ............................... 604-685-1243 bioteq@bioteq.ca www.bioteq.ca Blue Energy Canada Inc 355 Burrard St Suite 1000, Vancouver V6C 2G8 Jon Ellison .................. inform@bluenergy.com www.bluenergy.com Corix Utilities 1188 Georgia St W Suite 1160, Vancouver V6E 4A2 Eric van Roon.............................. 604-697-6700 info.utilities@corix.com www.corix.com 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 Pulse Energy 576 Seymour St Suite 600, Vancouver V6B 3K1 Samuel Wind.............................. 778-331-0500 info@pulseenergy.com www.pulseenergy.com Quantum Wind Power Manufacturing Corp 2128 Peters Rd, West Kelowna V4T 2C4 Randal Lyon ................................ 888-700-1251 rick@quantumwind.com www.quantumwind.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 SustaiNet Software International Inc 887 Great Northern Way Suite 140, Vancouver V5T 4T5 Howard Adam ............................ 604-717-4327 info@sustainet.com www.sustainet.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 Aeolis Wind Power Corp 9800 McDonald Park Rd Suite 200, Sidney V8L 5W5 ..................................... 250-655-0330 info@aeoliswindpower.com www.aeoliswind.com Alterra Power Corp 888 Dunsmuir St Suite 600, Vancouver V6C 3K4 Anders Kruus .............................. 604-699-4999 info@alterrapower.ca www.alterrapower.ca Ballard Power Systems Inc 9000 Glenlyon Pkwy, Burnaby V5J 5J8 ...................................... 604-454-0900 marketing@ballard.com www.ballard.com BIC (formerly Angstrom Power Inc) 980 1st St W Suite 109, North Vancouver V7P 3N4...................................... 604-980-9936 info@angstrompower.com www.angstrompower.com Blue Energy Canada Inc 355 Burrard St Suite 1000, Vancouver V6C 2G8 Jon Ellison .................. inform@bluenergy.com www.bluenergy.com

Sea Breeze Power Corp 333 Seymour St Suite 1400 Box 91, Vancouver V6B 5A6...................................... 604-689-2991 info@seabreezepower.com www.seabreezepower.com

Green Workplace Vancouver Nicholas Lamm........................... 604-338-2429 info@greenworkplace.ca www.greenworkplace.ca

Swiss Solar Tech Ltd 5811 Giants Head Rd, Summerland V0H 1Z7 Roger Huber ............................... 250-404-0490 info@swisssolartech.com www.swisssolartech.com

MET Fine Printers 1435 Pender St E, Vancouver V5L 1V7 ...................................... 604-254-4201 hello@metprinters.com www.metprinters.com Canada’s leader in environmental print communication. Carbon neutral, FSC certified, MET UV Zero VOC links = highest quality + smallest footprint.

TR3 Geothermal Services Inc 3635 Blue Jay St Unit 5, Abbotsford V2T 6T3 ...................................... 604-309-2487 info@tr3svc.com www.tr3svc.com Vancouver Renewable Energy 130 Broadway W, Vancouver V5Y 1P3 Rob Baxter .................................. 778-869-8333 main@vrec.ca www.vrec.ca Webster Solar Energy Ltd 4238 Lozells Ave Suite 114, Burnaby V5A 0C4 John Vanden Broek .................... 604-420-7737 vancouver@batterydirect.com www.webstersolar.ca Westport Innovations Inc 1750 75th Ave W Suite 101, Vancouver V6P 6G2 ...................................... 604-718-2000 info@westport.com www.westport.com

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Poskitt Design Ltd 463 22nd St E, North Vancouver V7L 4S6 David Poskitt .............................. 604-980-2600 poskitt.design@gmail.com

SALVAGE CONTRACTORS Bentnail New & Preowned Building Supplies Ltd 31255 Wheel Ave Suite 1, Abbotsford V2T 6H1 Shirley Brown ............................. 877-850-2691 shirleydavid@telus.net www.bentnail.org Richmond Steel Recycling Ltd 11760 Mitchell Rd, Richmond V6V 1V8 John Rai ..................................... 604-324-4656 john.rai@simsmm.com www.simsmm.com

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS Associated Engineering (BC) Ltd 4940 Canada Way Suite 300, Burnaby V5G 4M5 .................................... 604-293-1411 vossj@ae.ca www.ae.ca DIALOG 611 Alexander St Suite 406, Vancouver V6A 1E1 Jennifer Zatser ........................... 604-255-1169 jzatser@designdialog.ca www.designdialog.ca Fast + Epp 1672 1st Ave W Suite 201, Vancouver V6J 1G1 ...................................... 604-731-7412 mail@fastepp.com www.fastepp.com Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd 1285 Broadway W Suite 300, Vancouver V6H 3X8...................................... 604-738-0048 vancouver@rjc.ca www.rjc.ca Stantec Consulting Ltd 111 Dunsmuir St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6B 6A3 Tyler Tardi ................................... 604-696-8000 tyler.tardi@stantec.com www.stantec.com

SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTING Avid Consulting Group Ltd 610 Granville St Suite 3113, Vancouver V6C 3T3 Jo Anne Gin................................ 778-317-8814 joanne.gin@avidconsulting.ca www.avidconsulting.ca

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Penner & Associates Interior Design Inc 159 Hastings St W, Vancouver V6B 1H4 Shelley Penner ........................... 604-255-2049 info@pennerdesign.ca www.pennerdesign.ca

Recollective Consulting 128 Hastings St W Suite 210, Vancouver V6B 1G8 Eesmyal Santos-Brault ............... 604-669-4940 info@recollective.ca www.recollective.ca Recollective is a leading green building consulting firm focused on integrated design, facilitation, LEED and advanced building simulation. Stantec Consulting Ltd 111 Dunsmuir St Suite 1100, Vancouver V6B 6A3 Tyler Tardi ................................... 604-696-8000 tyler.tardi@stantec.com www.stantec.com Sustainability Solutions Group 128 Hastings St W Suite 210, Vancouver V6B 1G8 Jeremy Murphy .......................... 604-828-6660 jeremy@sustainabilitysolutions.ca www.sustainabilitysolutions.ca Uncover Editorial + Design Vancouver Shana Johnstone ....................... 604-763-5780 shana@uncovereditorial.ca www.uncovereditorial.ca

WASTE MANAGEMENT/SOIL REMEDIATION Cascades Recovery Inc 8325 Main St, Vancouver V5X 3M3..................................... 604-327-5272 vancouver@recoverycascades.com www.recoverycascades.com ECO-TEK Ecological Technologies Inc 20543 96 Ave Suite 10, Langley V1M 3W3 Kimron David Rink ...................... 778-298-6835 admin@ecotek.ca www.ecotek.ca

Big Picture Communication 349 Georgia St W Box 2211, Vancouver V6B 3W2 Jason Steeghs............................ 604-880-9636 info@bigpicturecommunication.com www.bigpicturecommunication.com

EnvirEau Technologies Inc 3771 Jacombs Rd Suite 350, Richmond V6V 2L9 Frank Robert Varseveld .............. 604-270-2639 frank@pureprotection.ca www.pureprotection.ca

Biocentric Business Solutions 1140 Castle Cres Suite 190, Port Coquitlam V3C 5R5 Chris Knoll .................................. 604-328-7253 chris@biocentric.ca www.biocentric.ca

Smithrite Disposal Ltd 70 Golden Dr, Coquitlam V3K 6B5 Orietta Danyluk .......................... 604-529-4030 sales@smithrite.com www.smithrite.com

The Building Tree 621 Herridge Ln, Nelson V1L 7B3 Paula Kiss ................................... 250-352-7933 info@buildingtree.ca www.buildingtree.ca

Urban Impact Recycling Ltd 15360 Knox Way , Richmond V6V 3A6 Mike Sales ................................. 604-273-0089 mike.sales@urbanimpact.com www.urbanimpact.com

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