Light House: Sustainable Building Centre - January 27th, 2007
What: Light House: Sustainable Building Centre
When: Saturday, Jan 27 Guest Expert series from 2-4pm
Who: Helen Goodland speaks about Net Zero Energy Homes: 2-4pm Saturday January 27th at Light House
Helen Goodland, Architect & Executive Director at Light House
Net Zero Energy homes integrate high-performance, energy-efficient passive solar design and commercially available on-site renewable energy systems such as solar water heating, electricity and ground-source heat. They are designed to produce as much energy annually as they consume. Connected to the electricity grid, these homes draw power only as needed — and can feed excess power back into the system. Helen is currently investigating the possibility of converting her own home in North Vancouver to net zero energy consumption. The project involves such strategies as solar hot water heating and passive solar design, a super-insulated building envelope and energy-efficient appliances and fixtures. Helen will be speaking about the project and will be available to answer questions about net zero energy and sustainable design in general. The talk will take place from 2-4 pm at Light House Sustainable Building Centre on Granville Island.
PLEASE RSVP to [email protected] This is a FREE event but we have limited seating.
Light House: Sustainable Building Centre is located at 1575 Johnston Street, just East of the Public Market in the heart of Granville Island. Our centre is on the second floor and accessible via the glass door and staircase on the Southwest corner of the building. This event is sponsored by Light House Sustainable Building Centre and Cascadia Green Building Council, the local chapter of the CaGBC. Funding comes from Environment Canada.