Light House Sustainable Building Centre

Launching Regional Industrial Symbiosis in Metro Vancouver: Our Pathway to a Low Carbon Economy

Industrial Symbiosis looks at interactions between the environment, the economy and industry, and promotes the sharing of materials to minimize waste by following the example of a mature natural ecosystem where symbiotic relationships exist between organisms within close geographic proximity. In this presentation Peter Laybourn, CEO, International Synergies will discussthe United Kingdom’s National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP), which was developed to help businesses from many sectors come together to find uses for unwanted materials, aiming to divert significant waste loads from the landfill and produce bottom line benefits for companies through reduced disposal costs and new commercial opportunities, by sharing assets, resources, logistics and expertise. The discussion will lead into a preview of the Metro Vancouver regional industrial symbiosis project launching in early 2013. It takes place Tuesday, October 14, 2012, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Kentwood Studios, 2058 Pine Street, Vancouver. To register for this free event, visit

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architectureBC 2012 Now Available

The 2012 edition of architectureBC is now available. To view it online, go to:

Advisory: Fastnet Consultants

AIBC CES participants are advised that Fastnet Consultants ( is not part of the AIBC’s Registered Educational Provider Program. Recently, Fastnet Consultants produced a promotional flyer for a one-day seminar entitled, “BC Building Code / VBBL Regulations and Administration.” The flyer indicates that this seminar offers, “Eligibility for professional development credit as per AIBC and APEGBC guidelines.” The AIBC wishes to advise its CES participants of this misleading language, as the institute has not pre-approved learning units for this event. Any interested AIBC CES participants may self-report this activity if desired. As with all self-reported activities, the institute will review each learning activity and assess the claimed learning units as appropriate.