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A Vision for Vancouver

The City of Vancouver has set aggressive targets to be the Greenest City in the world by 2020. The advancement of low carbon district energy is an important element to achieving our greenhouse gas reduction targets and Greenest City Action Goals. This presentation will provide an overview of the vision and objectives for low carbon district energy within Vancouver what’s happening today and what we envision moving forward ­ and the associated impacts and opportunities that this presents to the development community. Different approaches to achieving our low carbon energy goals, from site-specific low carbon solutions to broader neighbourhood scale systems, will be discussed.

In this compelling discussion, Glenn Stainton and co-host Alexandra Baxter will be covering such topics as energy consumption, and management.

Seminar Date

11:00 A.M. – 2 P.M. Thursday September 27th, 2012

Seminar Location

Sutton Place Hotel, 845 Burrard ST, Vancouver

Speakers

Alexandra Baxter

Alexandra Baxter is a Renewable Energy Planner with the City of Vancouver’s Engineering Department with experience spanning the renewable energy and resource management sectors. Ms. Baxter currently provides project management oversight of the City’s portfolio of district energy opportunities under investigation, ranging in scale from large redevelopment sites to broad neighbourhood-scale district energy initiatives. Ms. Baxter holds a B.Sc. in Geophysics, an M.Sc. in Environmental Science and Engineering, and an MBA, and is a Registered Professional Geoscientist with APEGBC.

Glenn Stainton

Glenn is the General Manager and Vice President of Operations, responsible for the day to day operational and design issues for one of the few operational District Energy providers within British Columbia.

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Building information modelling (BIM) is a process involving the generation and management of a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. The resulting building information model becomes a shared knowledge resource to support decision-making about a facility from earliest conceptual stages, through design and construction, then through its operational life before its eventual demolition.
Proponents claim that BIM offers:

  1. Improved visualization
  2. Improved productivity due to easy retrieval of information
  3. Increased coordination of construction documents
  4. Embedding and linking of vital information such as vendors for specific materials, location of details and quantities required for estimation and tendering
  5. Increased speed of delivery
  6. Reduced costs

Original Seminar Date

11:30 A.M. – 2 P.M. Thursday March 29th, 2012

Seminar Location

Sutton Place Hotel, 845 Burrard ST, Vancouver

Speakers

Dimitri Harvalias of Summit BIM Consulting
Sunny Ghataurah of AES (Applied Engineering Solutions)
Darin Postma of Turner Construction

The Federal Government is changing the way it buys goods and services by improving the design, management & delivery of procurement across government. The speaker will provide a brief overview of procurement renewal in the Federal Government & how the regional OSME can assist small & medium enterprises.

Original Seminar Date

11:30 A.M. – 2 P.M. Thursday October 19th, 2006

Seminar Location

Sutton Place Hotel, 845 Burrard ST, Vancouver

Speakers

Elpidio (Rocky) Domingo, P. Eng. Regional Director office of Small & Medium Enterprises (OSME), Public works and Government Services Canada

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