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Vancouver Luncheon

The City of Vancouverís Near Zero Emissions Building Plan and What It Means For The Building Envelope

Thursday, June 16th, 2016
The Italian Cultural Centre Society
3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

About the Presenters:

Christian Cianfrone, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C
Morrison Hershfield, Principal and Building Energy Practice Lead 

Christian is one of Canada's industry leaders in building energy efficiency and energy simulation, having worked on hundreds of projects across North America.  Christian sits on the CaGBC's Energy Technical Advisory Group and is currently the chair for the equivalent USGBC committee.  Christian has provided energy policy advice to some of Canada's largest cities, including Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto, and was part the Near Zero Emissions Plan consultant team.  Christian has also been instrumental in developing and delivering professional education on current industry topics relating to energy efficiency, simulation, codes, and ventilation.


Sean Pander, M.Sc, P.Eng
City of Vancouver Green Building Program Manager

Sean is a professional engineer with a background in urban planning.  He was the senior energy and climate planner for the City of Vancouver between 2003 and 2009 during which time he established and led the team that developed and implemented Vancouver's Climate Protection Action Plan, its Green Building Strategy, as well as overseeing the early development of its district energy strategy.  In 2010, he oversaw the development of the city's Greenest City 2020 Action Plan. 

Sean currently leads the City of Vancouver's Green Building Team tasked with developing strategies, programs, policies and regulations to a) ensure all new buildings in Vancouver use only 100% renewable energy by 2030 and b) that all existing buildings decrease energy use and emissions by 20% by 2020.

About the Topic:  

In July, city staff will submit a report recommending adoption of the Near Zero Emissions (NZE) New Building Plan. This will guide changes to the Green Rezoning Policies and Vancouver Building Bylaw which establishes mandates for greenhouse gas and energy performance of new construction. The City of Vancouver will present the proposed time-stepped greenhouse gas and energy use limits for new buildings in Vancouver, including the role of incentives, tools for building industry capacity, and the plan for implementation.  As the NZE Plan focuses on improvements to the building envelope, examples of solutions will be presented, as well as identified gaps that the industry will need to fill to meet the future 2030 targets.


Please note:

All WALK-UPS (non pre-registered attendees) must pay a blanket price of $65.00, including Students and Members.

This luncheon seminar qualifies for 1.0 Core Learning Unit. To receive credit, enter a valid AIBC Registration Number during the online registration process.


Registration for June 16th Vancouver Luncheon:

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Victoria Luncheon

Protecting Canadian Homes & Buildings from Toxic Radon Gas: What You Need to Know to Build Right and Save Lives

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
Harbour Towers
345 Quebec Street
Victoria, BC
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

About the Presenter:

Alan J. Whitehead, President & CEO
Radon Environmental Management Corp.

For over 30 years Alan has served on the executive boards of a number of private and public sector companies, operating globally in a diverse range of industries. These sectors include environmental health and building sciences, mining exploration, chemicals and industrial minerals. He is President & CEO of Radon Environmental Management Corp and a founding board member and President of the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST).

Alan also serves on the boards of the Coalition of International Radon Associations (COIRA) and Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CanSAR). Through his leadership at Radon Environmental and as President of CARST, Alan is dedicated to the prevention of radon-induced lung cancer and is passionate in making change happen.

About the Topic:  

  • Radon Gas - What it is, how it enters a building structure, health risks.
  • Radon mapping - where it is prevalent in Canada and in BC (National and BC map's)
  • Radon detection and measurement options
  • Latest BC building code requirements for radon prevention in new construction
  • Radon mitigation methodologies/options.
  • New performance v prescriptive mitigation technologies, for new and existing builds (homes and commercial buildings)


Location: Harbour Towers: 345 Quebec Street Victoria, BC
Parking: 4 levels of underground parking

Students: $30.00
Pre-registered BCBEC Members: $40.00
Pre-registered Non-Members: $45.00

All Walk-up's: $50.00*
*All walk-ups - cheques only (no cash) and seating may be subject to availability and/or delay.


Please note:

This luncheon seminar qualifies for 1.0 Core Learning Unit. To receive credit, enter a valid AIBC Registration Number during the online registration process.



Registration for June 22nd Victoria Luncheon:

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June 16, 2016   12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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