Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance: Making Alberta the "National Leader in Energy Efficiency" on February 8, 2012
November 4th, 2011, Alberta's new Premier gave four of her Ministers a mandate
to "design and implement an initiative that would make Alberta the
national leader in energy efficiency and sustainability."
As a gathering place for discussions about energy efficiency, join us as we discuss what this new mandate means for the province, and share your ideas on how you would design an initiative for Alberta. This event is sure to have an impact on the future of energy efficiency in the province as the Honourable Diana McQueen, Minister of Environment and Water is confirmed to attend and address the event participants. At this event you will:
Hear from experts in the field about leading energy efficiency initiatives
- Share your thoughts on what Alberta should do to become the national leader in energy efficiency
- Discuss energy efficiency priorities for the province
Date: Wednesday February 8, 2012
Location: Calgary Telus Convention Centre (120 - 9 Ave SE)
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (lunch and refreshments included)
Join us after the event at James Joyce Irish Pub (114 - 8 Ave SW) for continued networking.
Following this event, the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance will be compiling a discussion paper on becoming the national leader in energy efficiency. This paper will be presented to relevant government Ministries for their consideration.
UBC Continuing Studies: Passive House Design and Construction
January 31 to March 20, 2012
In this intensive 36-hour course you gain the knowledge and tools you need to design and build compliant Passive Houses in Canada. The world’s leading standard in low-energy, sustainable construction, Passive House building techniques result in an 80-90% reduction in annual heating and cooling energy without the need for expensive renewable energy systems. Training material is geared to practical applications within Canadian building traditions, and respecting our residential building codes.
The focus and benefits of the course include:
• Passive House design theory
• building science for radical conservation
• building envelope optimization for cold climates
• hands-on building performance modelling using the PHPP design software
• mechanical system design for comfort and performance
• thermal bridge-free design of building assemblies
• architectural details and technical solutions
• detailed Canadian case study examples.
Following the Money: Financing Green Building & Retrofits
September 14, 2011 from 8-10 am
Light House Sustainable Building Centre is an enterprising non-profit society dedicated to advancing and catalyzing sustainability in British Columbia's built environment. The topic of their September Market Insights seminar is "Following the Money: Financing Green Building & Retrofits".
Are you looking to finance a green build or retrofit? Want to know about new financing options coming down the pipe? September's Market Insights networking breakfast seminar brings together representatives from financial institutions, institutional investors, venture capital, angel investors, and government agencies to discuss what they look for when investing in eco-builds and hear from you what tools are needed to support BC's $1.5 billion green building industry.
If you are involved with green design, construction and retrofits, you won't want to miss this session! For more information or to register visit: http://www.sustainablebuildingcentre.com/market_insights_0.