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Green Building in BC: Events + News + Resources

posted on 2:15 PM, February 7, 2012

Cascadia Board of Directors - Seeking Nominations
The nomination period for new board members runs through February 17. There is one open seat each in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. Join the leadership team and help us shape the future of green building! Learn more

Living Future 2012 announces Keynote Speakers
Dr. Vandana Shiva, Jason F. McLennan and Carol Sanford will speak on the connection between social justice and ecological health during the International Living Future Institute's 6th annual unConference.
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Speaking of Living Future 2012, numbers for Living Future 2012 are going through the roof! The unConference for green building's leading thinkers and practitioners is outpacing 2011 registration by two months! If you haven't already, sign up soon, because this traditionally sold-out event is going to achieve that milestone faster than you can say "net-zero energy."

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Applications for the Andy Kesteloo Memorial Student Project Award are open through April 23, 2012.
Administered annually by the Canada Green Building Council, this award honors the memory of a visionary green building advocate.
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Become a Cascadia Member Today!
The bioregion's leading green building thinkers and practitioners are standing with us - and we want to add your name to the list. Join us as we embark on a new year of green building transformation.
Learn more about the benefits of Cascadia membership or join today!


Get involved with your local branch
The branch steering committees in Kootenay/Rockies, Thompson Okanagan, Vancouver Island and Vancouver are always looking for talented professionals interested in volunteering time and passion to creating programs in their local markets. Learn more

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Retrofits and Buildings Forum
Feb 10 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Vancouver, BC
This forum will explore the fastest way to lower greenhouse gases, while creating thousands of new green jobs. Inspiring case studies across BC that demonstrate how local organizations and governments can taken will be featured.Learn more

Rainwater Harvesting and Re-Use as a Stormwater Runoff Reduction Practice
Feb 22 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM | Webinar
This presentation will provide an overview of water usage and applicability of harvesting as a runoff reduction technique. Harvesting and re-use create additional challenges for site design, and special consideration of building codes, health codes and water law must be taken into account. System components, standard practices and example projects will be shared.Learn more

Green Building Conference
Mar 2 - 3, 2012 | Kimberley, BC
This packed event will feature leading experts in green and sustainable building from British Columbia, Alberta and beyond.
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EMERGE: Leadership for a Sustainable Society with Kathleen O'Brien
Mar 17 - 18, 2012 | IslandWood Conference Center, Bainbridge Island
Cascadia Fellow and nationally renowned sustainability expert Kathleen O'Brien, in partnership with Cascadia Green Building Council, provides insight based on years of experience guiding clients toward a sustainable built environment. Learn more



View the Cascadia Calendar for additional events, including more LEED courses on offer across Canada. 



Cascadia's Research Department provides groundbreaking research and technical consulting services to support our mission of leading a transformation, and helps to further the adoption and understanding of the Living Building Challenge and other high performance policies, programs and standards. Learn more


Did you know that you can earn LEED CE hours just by reading Trim Tab? Learn more

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See the CaGBC Green Jobs Board here.