Archives for April 2011

CaGBC

BC Insulators have become a member of Canada Green Building Council. With over 23,000 members, CaGBC represents every sector of the Canadian economy including architects, engineers, contractors, retailers, planners, government and others. BC Insulators are proud to be CaGBCs newest member.

UBC Sustainability meeting April 6, 2011

The meeting took place at the Sustainability Offices at UBC at 3 pm April 6th 2011. Present were Ken Jacobsson, Subject Matter Expert, Neil Munro, Quality Control Advisor Orion Henderson, Director of Operational Sustainability, David Rodgers, Manager of Technical Services, Alec Paderewski, Manager of Utility Services, Alison Aloisio, Manager of Green Building and Engagement, Lillian Zaremba, Climate and Energy Engineer.

This was a great opportunity to discuss the findings within the white paper, and outline some of the changes which could take place immediately. we spoke in length about ASHRAE  standards, inspections and TIAC best practices guide. UBC departments are on side with our suggestions and they are ready to implement them.

AGM Association of Canadian Building Code Officials

Steve Clayman of Nor-Rep Agencies, and (TIAC) Thermal Insulation Association of Canada, has been invited to give a presentation at the AGM for the Association of Canadian building Code Officials Alliance, ¬†www.acboa.ca on April 13, 2011. The location is in the Regina inn. Steve admits this could be a biggie for us as the scene is” life safety” and we have a good deal to talk about when it comes to mechanical insulation. although the white paper titled pipes need jackets too is BC focused, Steve believes it has a universal message, and so he feels it is important these code officials each get a copy to take home.

On the road with mechanical insulation

Our next stop is FCM’s 74th Annual Conference and Municipal Expo in Halifax from June 3 to 6, 2011. We’ll be speaking with community leaders from across Canada about the benefits of mechanical insulation.