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SPEC Sustainable Demonstration for Solar Days

Community Event
May 29 2010 - 1:00pm

Join SPEC to celebrate the sun with tours, solar cooked food, solar powered live music and lots of other activities. Don’t forget to bring your home energy bills into SPEC for a consumption analysis!

Join the Society for Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) for a fun family day of solar activities.

SPEC is excited to participate and promote BC's first annual Solar Days to celebrate the sun and educate the public about renewable energy. Every year, hundreds of people pass through our centre and have an opportunity to view the technologies and techniques in place. SPEC is hopeful that BC Solar Days will encourage more people to visit our building to learn how to reduce their energy foot print and strive towards achieving sustainable cities.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday May 29
  • Solar Tour: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
  • Solar Oven Construction Demo: 1pm - 4pm
  • Solar Powered Live Music by Soft Serve: 1-4 pm
  • Face Painting and other kids activities: 1pm - 4pm
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Solar Tour with Rob Baxter

The Solar Tours will be hosted by Rob Baxter, SPEC Director and co-founder/director of the Vancouver Renewable Energy Cooperative. He is has taught renewable energy courses for Langara College Continuing Studies and has been interviewed by CBC radio, CBC television and Global television.

Also, don’t forget to bring your home energy bills into SPEC for a consumption analysis! For a suggested donation of $10 Doug Horn, SPEC’s Energy Committee Member, Certified Energy Advisor, Building Technologist and a LEED© Accredited Professional will offer to analyse your home’s energy usage and compare it to a typical BC home, determine energy usage per living area and occupants, determine renewable energy off setting possibilities and possible areas of inefficiency in your home. Please ensure you bring in both natural gas and electricity bills that have at least one year worth of data.

Founded in 1969, The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) is a non-profit charitable organization that addresses environmental issues in British Columbia, with a particular focus on urban communities in Lower Mainland and the Georgia Basin. Through our public education programs and advocacy work, SPEC works hard to raise public awareness on environmental issues and encourage policies and practices that lead to urban sustainability. We believe that by working together with citizens, government and industry we can reach our goal of creating a truly healthy, livable environment. SPEC is a member-based society with an elected Board of Directors and a dedicated team of staff and volunteers. The Directors, members, staff and volunteers actively participate in SPEC’s on-going environmental projects.

The SPEC Sustainability Demonstration centre located at 2150 Maple Street in Vancouver is an unique real-world demonstration centre for green building techniques, renewable energy technologies and energy conservation. It is the only building in British Columbia that features solar photovoltaic, solar hot water and solar hot air energy systems all on one building.