The BC Insulators Green campaign to promote Mechanical Insulation continues to roll with two notable successes generated from our Trade Show booth at the Canadian Green Building Council conference in Toronto and at SustainaBuild conference right here in Vancouver.
At the Toronto conference we met Cara Sloat of WSP Canada Inc. Cara is a Mechanical and Sustainable Design Engineer based in Toronto for WSP, a worldwide engineering firm that is responsible for some of the world’s notable buildings including the Petronos Towers in Singapore and the new World Trade Centre in New York.
Cara was very interested in Mechanical Insulation and Steve Clayman from the Thermal Insulation Association of Canada [TIAC] made a presentation in Toronto that was very well received. Steve was asked to present again at WSP’s Montreal office, and arrangements are underway for a presentation in French. We will be leveraging that interest across the country at their other offices.
At the SustainaBuild conference we met Joe Weiss, who is the Director of Engineering at the Hyatt Hotel in Vancouver. The Hyatt has achieved the Hotel Association of Canada’s highest 5 Green Keys rating measuring environmental performance Jeff Webb and I made a preliminary visit and will be working with the Hyatt to assist the hotel in finding ways to further improve their energy efficiency and reduce green house gas [GHG] emissions.
The Hyatt Hotel is committed to reducing its energy consumption and carbon footprint, including using Bullfrog Windpower for all electricity in its meeting rooms.