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District Energy & Strategies for Carbon Neutral Cities

Nov 24 2009 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

November's BCSEA Climate and Energy Solutions Webinar was on the topic of District Energy - the pioneering method of providing heat to the buildings in a city neighbourhood by channelling waste heat from a nearby industry, sewage plant, or ice rink.

In Sweden, 80,000 people in the Stockholm suburb of Hammarsby are being heated by District Energy - so what is happening in North America - and here in British Columbia?

Our presenter is Tom Osdoba, Managing Director of the Center for Sustainable Business Practices at the University of Oregon College of Business. He will give us an illustrated presentation on the emerging thinking about scale and new opportunities for capturing waste heat, and other novel sources of heat.

As Sustainable Economic Development Manager for the City of Portland, Tom created a framework for a sustainable regional economy, launched a collaborative, multi-sector sustainability institute, and created innovative clean energy investment strategies. As Sustainability Director for the City of Vancouver, he led initiatives for climate protection, green building and development, economic development strategy, and purchasing, including award-winning initiatives for neighborhood-scale clean energy systems, and community engagement on energy and climate change.

The BC Sustainable Energy Association invites you to attend these monthly Climate and Energy Solutions Webinars to expand upon important developments in the fields of sustainable energy and climate change. Log in through your computer's web browser to see and hear the presentations.

See http://www.bcsea.org for more information on the BCSEA.

Title: District Energy & Strategies for Carbon Neutral Cities
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

BC Sustainable Energy Association
#5 - 4217 Glanford Avenue,
Victoria BC V8Z 4B9

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer
PDF icon OsdobaDistrictEnergyWebinar0911.pdf6.39 MB