Green building conference this weekend

A high quality micro-conference is what organizer Erna Jensen-Shill is promising for those attending the Green Building Conference.

  • Nov. 7, 2013 8:00 a.m.

CAROLYN GRANT

A high quality micro-conference is what organizer Erna Jensen-Shill is promising for those attending the Green Building Conference in Kimberley this weekend at the Conference Centre.

Friday’s format has been condensed into two half-day workshops in the afternoon.

A familiar name at the Green Building Conference is Professor Tan Lee. He will present Air Leakage Testing for High Performance Homes, and “innovations for present and future green buildings” on Friday.

Friday evening, the entire community is invited to the keynote address, “Retrofit Revolution” presented by Lorraine Gauthier of the “NOW House Project”.

On Saturday, the public is also invited to take in the Green Building Expo from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This presentation of what’s new in the green building world proved very popular at the last conference a year and a half ago. Over 20 exhibitors have signed up for the expo.

Registered conference attendees will spend Saturday at two streams of workshops: one dedicated to high efficiency renovations (many homeowners are choosing to renovate in this region), with everything from a workshop on comparing insulation options for cost versus effectiveness to a workshop dedicated to the new fenestration specifications – North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) for Windows, and the other stream being on “Alternative Building Methods and Materials” highlighting Passive house building, and examples of green building in action here in the East Kootenay.

There is one more event the public is invited to attend, that being the Green Home Renovations workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m. This is a free event, but registration is required.

Full information and registration can be found at www.greenbuildingconference.ca.