Monday, October 7, 2013

2013 Green Building Conference, Kimberley,BC

4th Annual Green Building Conference – Kimberley, BC   November 8th & 9th, 2013

Whether you’ve got a building or renovating project underway or are planning for the future, the fourth annual Green Building Conference in Kimberley BC is the place to be.
This year, the format is condensed to make the conference even more accessible. Our amazing lineup of speakers joining us from across the country will focus on energy efficiency in home renovations and new builds. Join homeowners, builders, designers, realtors, and municipal officials for two days filled with the latest thinking in energy efficiency, resources and inspiration!
Friday afternoon will feature two information-packed half-day workshops: “Air Leakage testing and the Air Barrier System” facilitated by E3 Eco Group, and “Innovations for Present and Future Green Buildings” by conference favourite Professor Tang Lee.  Friday night’s keynote address is open to the public – “Retrofit Revolution” presented by Lorraine Gauthier of the “NOW House Project”.

Saturday will offer two streams of workshops running throughout the day. With many homeowners in this region choosing to renovate, one stream will be dedicated to high-efficiency renovations – including everything from a workshop  comparing insulation options for cost vs. effectiveness, ’ 10 Steps to a Zero-Energy Retrofit’, to the latest on greener standards for windows and doors.  The ‘New Build Stream’  workshops will include ‘ Tiny Houses and Small Space Design’, a workshop showcasing  green building in the East Kootenays, and a Passive House Triplex project nearing completion  near Nelson, BC.
On Saturday, take in the Green Expo, showcasing regional businesses offering energy saving products and services for homes, onsite at the Kimberley Conference and Athlete Training Centre from 10:30 am to3:30 pm.
Kimberley’s Green Building Conference offers exceptional bang for your buck. Wildsight, the City of Kimberley and the College of the Rockies have worked hard to keep registration fees as affordable as possible.  With generous sponsorships from CMHC, BC Hydro and others, we are able to offer Friday afternoon workshops at just $85, and the full conference for only $199 with early bird pricing in effect until October 11th, 2013.
Every year, participants and presenters alike leave the Green Building Conference inspired and informed. Don’t miss this unique event on November 8th & 9th! For more information and online registration go to , or contact conference organizer Erna Jensen-Shill at 250.427.2535 ext. 224.

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