AIBC Vancouver Island Chapter

Lunch & Learn Seminar

AIBC Vancouver Island Chapter invites you to attend their next lunch and learn featuring two presentations:

“The Greenest Building is the One that is Already Built”, a one hour presentation by Richard Linzey, Manager of Heritage Programs and Services, BC Heritage Branch MFLNRO:

  • Most of the buildings that will exist in Canada in the next thirty years already exist. In fact, new construction is calculated to account for only about one percent of the built environment in 2050. BC’s climate action plan seeks to reduce GHG emissions to 80% of 2007 levels by 2050, and the retrofitting of existing buildings represents a significant opportunity to reduce our carbon emissions. Former UK architect, Richard Linzey, now a manager with the provincial Heritage Branch considers the assertion that ‘the greenest building is the one that is already built’ and illustrates the emerging nexus of heritage conservation, rehabilitation of existing buildings and climate action.

“West African Architecture”, a one hour presentation by Graeme Verhulst, Iredale Group Architecture:

  • Join Graeme Verhulst for stories and insights about the struggles and rewards of living and working in one of the poorest corners of the world. Graeme spent time as a sessional lecturer at an undergraduate level architecture program in The Gambia, West Africa, offered by the Gambia Technical Training Institute and the University of the Gambia. Topics covered include architectural education, the role of architectural education in international development, and West African vernacular architecture.

Date: Friday, February 20, 2015, 11:45 am – 2:15 pm
Location: Cedar Hill Golf Club, 1400 Derby Road, Victoria, BC
Cost: $25
Learning Units (LUs): 1 Core LU per presentation
To register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/heritagecultural-architecture-tickets-15002042513

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