Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Fourth Annual Green Building Conference

As part of the 4th Annual Green Building Conference, the public is invited to 3 great events – all ‘Green and Free’!

“Retrofit Revolution” – Keynote Presentation by Lorraine Gauthier
Friday, November 8th - 7:30 pm
The Stemwinder Lounge, Kimberley Alpine Resort
The spotlight has been on building new homes that are more energy efficient and sustainable. But what about the huge stock of older homes across the country?
In 50 years, two thirds of Canada’s existing homes will still be here. Will they be the energy hogs they are today? Or will we start a retrofit revolution before it’s too late?
Join Lorraine Gauthier as she describes the vision and approach behind the Now House® - the transformation of older houses to net zero energy homes -and explores current approaches for achieving deep energy retrofits on a community scale."   Sponsored by CMHC.    Free Admission. Cash Bar.

Green Expo - 20 exhibitors featuring green products and services for building/renovating
Saturday, November  9th , 10:30 am – 3:30 pm – New Dawn Ballroom,
Kimberley Conference &Athlete Training Centre

Featuring 20 exhibitors showcasing their products, services and information relevant to a variety of green elements in both home building and renovating, this is a great opportunity to see what is going on in our region in Green Building.

Whether you are in the market to build or renovate your home, or are a tradesperson, realtor, or a building inspector, find out what is happening in green building and why. Meet the people, see the products, and see what is being done to make homes more energy efficient. 

Green Home Renovations Workshop* – by CHBA BC & E3 Eco Group
Saturday, November 9th ,  3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – North Star Room
Kimberley Conference and Athlete Training Centre

Tackling a renovation and considering “Greening” your home? Join us and discover resources for retrofitting a home, the long lasting effects of energy efficiency, how to evaluate the most cost effective places to begin a renovation and how to balance the need for sustainability with a budget. We will also discuss incentives available after a renovation, the cleanest and most affordable fuels, importance of infrastructure items, and the holistic benefits of upgrades in addition to energy savings.
*Participants must pre-register

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