Join the City of Vancouver at the AIBC on February 7, 2018 for a lunchtime seminar on the recent and upcoming building by-laws changes. Learn firsthand from City of Vancouver staff on Vancouver Building By-law updates, floor area exclusion and Passive House relaxations. There will be a Q&A period as part of this lunchtime seminar, so please come prepared with questions. Lunch will be provided for attendees.
Review of updates will include:
- Vancouver Building By-law updates going into effect March 1, 2018;
- Changes passed December 6, 2017 at a public hearing to modify the floor area exclusion; and,
- Changes passed December 6 for Passive House projects.
Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time: 12–1:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
Location: AIBC, Suite 100, 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Learning Units: 1 Core LU
Register by February 1, 2018
The session will be delivered by:
Chris Higgins, CPHC, LEED AP Homes
Green Building Planner, City of Vancouver
As a Green Building Planner at the City of Vancouver, Chris develops and implements policy and programs to achieve 100% renewable new buildings while at the same time helping to reduce greenhouses gases from existing buildings. He works to remove barriers in policy for Passive House projects, and possesses an understanding of regulatory and incentive options a city has at its disposal. Chris is a spokesperson at national conferences and to various media outlets.
Sailen Black, Senior Green Building Planner
Sailen Black, Architect AIBC, works for the City of Vancouver as a Senior Green Building Planner. His work includes changes to the zoning and development process to facilitate more zero emissions buildings, including large scale Passive House projects.
Patrick Enright, Green Building Engineer
Patrick Enright is the Green Building Engineer with the City of Vancouver’s Sustainability Group, where he works on green building policy for new large buildings. Current priorities include the implementation of the Zero Emissions Building Plan, with the first step being the recent update of the Green Building Policy for Rezonings. Patrick is a professional engineer with years of experience in the building industry, including a number of years in Vancouver with a mechanical engineering firm in design and energy modeling.
Kevin Lau, Policy Code Engineer
Kevin Lau represents the Building Policy Branch on building regulatory matters while developing building policy and regulations, include the review of alternative solution applications. The building policy engineer resolves and at times leads departmental issues related to building regulatory, permitting, and inspection matters.
If you are interested in attending the City of Vancouver Building By-law Update Seminar, please register by February 1, 2018. Registration questions can be directed to Professional Development Coordinator Krista Sutherland at firstname.lastname@example.org.