The BC Insulators had a major presence at the Canadian Green Building Council Conference in Vancouver, appropriately titled Building Lasting Change.
Our International Insulators Union Western Vice-President Vince Engel was on hand to lend support to BC Insulators Union Local 118 Vice-President Neil Munro, Youth Worker Ashley Duncan and local Recording Secretary Bob Barter.
Brother Engel will be submitting a brief on the conference forthe Insulators Magazine. Sister Duncan helped at the booth and also attended sustainability sessions at the conference. Brother Barter was in charge of Business to Business meetings.
The CaGBC afforded us a great chance to talk with engineers that work with firms that have a focus on green projects. Williams Engineering, Stantec Engineering, SES Consulting and the AME Group are all interested in hearing more about what we are doing, with follow ups being organized.
Brother Barter had a meeting with representatives of the CSA Group who, work with businesses, organizations and code authorities all around the world to help create a safer, more sustainable world for people and for business. From testing & certifying products today for safety & performance requirements, to developing leading-edge, consensus-based standards to support tomorrow’s technology, they develop solutions that strive to promote safety to industry and society. CSA are interested in working with us and follow up meetings are being scheduled.
Brother Barter met with Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions – a firm that manages over 100 million square feet of commercial property and 200 billion dollars in assets.
Brother Munro met with David Clark-Wilson of High-Net Energy Inc., who is also a member of the Green Chamber of Commerce. High-Net Energy distributes Led light bulbs and sustainable electrical products. David also hosts an hour long Radio program on CKNW about sustainable products and green issues and is interested in talking about mechanical insulation.
Engineers are realizing the enormous value of mechanical insulation in both energy savings related to process temperature control and pump and cooling tower efficiencies. The BC Insulators have been engaging the green community for many years, creating strong relationships.