BC ACE AGM + Impacts of Site C to energy conservation
May
23
3:30 PM15:30

BC ACE AGM + Impacts of Site C to energy conservation

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You are invited to the BC ACE's Annual General Meeting to review our activities last year and plans for 2018-2019. It's also a great opportunity to socialize with our board of directors and guests while enjoying snacks and a cup of tea.

Join us to hear expert keynote speaker David Craig on the Site C Completion Decision.

David will speak to us about the controversial Site C dam decision and in particular about the BCUC’s alternative option to Site C and the role that conservation and efficiency played in the construction of the alternative. The BCUC ran the Site C Inquiry to answer specific questions from the BC government, including one about whether there was an alternative portfolio including demand side management measures which could replace the Site C project. Learn more about the central role conservation and efficiency played in the Alternative and what it could and should mean for the conservation and efficiency industry and movement in BC.

David Craig was one of six energy experts invited to speak to the BC Government’s full cabinet meeting prior to the government making its decision to proceed with the Site C dam’s completion. Mr. Craig is the Executive Director of the Commercial Energy Consumers Association of BC, Vice-President and Secretary Treasurer of BC ACE and President of his own consulting business, Consolidated Management Consultants Ltd.

Program:

3:15 - 3:30pm: Registration and grab a snack
3:30 - 3:40pm: Welcome remark: BC ACE Board of Directors
3:40 - 3:55pm: AGM
4:00 - 4:40pm: Keynote speaker - David Craig
4:40 - 4:50pm: BC ACE in 2017-2018
4:50 - 5:30pm: Networking and wrap up

The event will be hosted in Multipupose Room #2 on the ground floor of the Creekside Community Centre.

Tickets are free to members and students and $20 each for non-members. If you join BC ACE at the event we will put the $20 towards your membership fee!

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Discussion with Climate Scientist – Trevor Murdock
Apr
13
8:00 AM08:00

Discussion with Climate Scientist – Trevor Murdock

Climate Scientist, Trevor Murdock, will be presenting on climate projections for BC’s future.

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Trevor leads the Regional Climate Impacts Theme at the Pacific Climate Impact Consortium (PCIC). For the past 20 years, he has worked on applications of climate research to assist decision-making and planning. Trevor’s work has focused on climate scenarios and online mapping tools, downscaling to high resolution, analysis of historical climate data and improvement of seasonal climate predictions.

During his presentation, Trevor will introduce the climate model projections available for BC, showing climate change impact on temperature, precipitation, and related indices of extremes throughout BC. While BC is in early days of applying this information to building energy analysis, we are among the leaders on this in North America. 

Trevor will speak briefly to how such information has been used in decision making to date. In particular, he will speak to climate indices used locally in climate adaptation projects by Vancouver Island Health Authority and the University of British Columbia, as well as how use of future projections relates to the BC Energy Step Code. 

Finally, Trevor will provide a brief orientation to the PCIC climate data portal, where you can access climate projections and how the availability of future climate information in BC compares to data available nationally and internationally.

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Student Mixer – Introduction to BCACE and Volunteer Opportunities
Mar
9
5:00 PM17:00

Student Mixer – Introduction to BCACE and Volunteer Opportunities

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BC ACE is hosting a student networking event at NYIT. Our board members will be at the event to introduce BC ACE and listen to you on your view of the future of energy conservation in BC. BC ACE offer educational and industry focused events free to our members and you can sign up as a student member for free. Our host and sponsor of the event, NYIT, will provide a short introduction to their graduate program on energy management. 

British Columbia Advanced Conservation and Efficiency (BC ACE) is a non-profit association advocating for conservation and efficiency in our use of resources, and of promoting the industries that deliver this vital element of our economy, society and the environment. We are a voice for conservation and efficiency before provincial legislative and regulatory bodies and assist in the development and implementation of policies and practices that will support conservation and efficiency objectives within the province.

You can meet the following board members:

  • Penny Cochrane - Penny is a senior consultant at CLEAResult, an energy management and engineering consultancy firm. She has focused her career on strategic and energy resource planning for utilities and large energy users. Penny is also a Director and Past Chair of the Pacific Energy Innovation Association.
  • Len Horvath - Len is the President and owner of Quantum Lighting, Inc., a B.C.-based lighting design and electrical contracting firm, servicing the commercial and industrial building industry in western Canada. Len has over 45 years of experience in the industry involving building design, construction, operations and maintenance.
  • others to be announced

See you on March 9, light refreshment will be provided.

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Federal/Provincial Building Retrofit Program Feedback Opportunity
Mar
1
9:00 AM09:00

Federal/Provincial Building Retrofit Program Feedback Opportunity

On behalf of our Board, we are extending an invitation to members from Tom Berkhout, Senior Policy Advisor, Energy Efficiency at the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (MEM) to provide your input into the province’s forthcoming retrofit program for commercial, institutional, and multi-unit residential buildings. 

The call/webinar will include the following topics:

  • Program design (administration, eligibility, application process etc.)
  • Barriers to implementing measures
  • Opportunities for custom and prescriptive program measures

MEM will be open to written feedback and phone calls until March 9, 2018. This compressed timeline is necessary in order to meet their goal of finalizing program design by mid-March. All webinar participants must sign a confidentiality agreement (NDA), ideally beforehand. If you have any additional questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Tom Berkhout: tom.berkhout@gov.bc.ca.

BCACE has a number of events during the year to share knowledge and advocate for our industry: please join us in achieving our objectives but renewing your membership, sponsoring the organization and/or coming to events.  We welcome new volunteers and are a member run organization.  If you membership has lapsed, please renew online here: https://www.bcacea.com/joinus/

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