We'll have three topics for the BCSEA Victoria Chapter this month:
- Renewable Energy for Greater Victoria's Harbour
- Greening multi-unit residential buildings
- Chapter plans
Harbour Energy: Why don't we have a wind turbine on the breakwater? Jordan Fisher will talk about the potential for solar, wind, tidal, wave, ocean-thermal, biomass, and geo-exchange renewable energy generation at Ogden Point. In a report for the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, he looked at the types of energy, potential quantities, costs, planning, timelines, GHG emissions, aesthetics, and air pollutants.
See the report here.
Green MURBs (Multiple Unit Residential Buildings): Jordan is BCSEA's lead on the Green MURBs Pilot Project to help facilitate retrofits to up to 15 buildings in the City of Vancouver. He will be describing the barriers to energy efficiency he has found in stratas and rental apartments.
We will be joined by Darryn Yakeleshak, a Masters of Sustainability student at the University of Leeds, who is starting a project to survey condo councils to determine how to best encourage them to make their buildings more sustainable.
If you've had experience on a condo council, please join our discussion. We'd like to hear about your experience.
Summer plans: We’re also looking for your help in what to do for our next few meetings and the Chapter direction in general. We’d like to re-focus on our advocacy and education role for local government, and maybe start our letter-writing group again. Ideas for a field trip this summer ? And we’d be happy to have some new faces on our Victoria Chapter Steering Committee. Come on out and let’s talk it over.
Jordan Fisher of FRESCo Ltd. www.frescoltd.com is a green development professional who focuses on creating complete, efficient, and healthy communities. His current focus is on helping building owners and managers through the process of planning and implementing green building retrofits. Jordan has worked as a LEED®/green building consultant, quantity surveyor, sustainable development manager, and an energy and emissions planner. He was involved in the Canadian review of the US Green Building Council’s Preliminary LEED® for Neighbourhood Development standards, the first national rating system for green development at the neighbourhood scale. Jordan was a founder and is past Chair of the Vancouver Island Branch of the Green Building Council, is a past board member of the BC Sustainability Energy Association, member of the Mayor’s Task Force on Energy and Economic Development in the City of Colwood, and a member of Pearson College's Building and Grounds Committee & Sustainable Site Management Planning team.
Venue accessible, with ramps.
Admission free, no registration required, public welcome, tea & coffee provided.