BC Insulators talking sustainability with Mechanical Insulation to city councils

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Bob Barter of BC Insulators spreading the word on Mechanical Insulation – the 1% Solution for sustainability!


BC Insulators’ Bob Barter and Neil Munro made a presentation to the Sustainable City Advisory Committee of the City of Burnaby on June 7, promoting the use of proper Mechanical Insulation and illustrating heat loss through the use of a thermal imaging camera and 3e Plus software.  Committee members were impressed and called the presentation “very informative” – and the information has been sent on to Burnaby staff to review.  We look forward to further discussions with the city to help them meet their sustainability goals.

We are scheduling more appearances before city councils throughout the province.

Local 118 is also working on the language for three resolutions to be presented to the Union of BC Municipalities conference in September, where city mayors and councillors gather to discuss and debate policies.  Our resolutions involve: Building Commissioning; Building Labelling; and Benchmarking.


Justin Teskey and Riley Feser-Gray from the BC Insulators attended the Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser course hosted in Edmonton by Insulators Union Local 110 and the I Save team. Both members are now Certified Appraisers and will be included on future Audits that Salamander Inspections conducts. BC Insulators now have five Energy Appraisers available to conduct Audits and use thermal cameras and the 3ePlus software that generates the reports.


Teskey and  Munro also attended the Building Lasting Change Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The conference was very interesting and focused on Net Zero Buildings. To achieve Net Zero buildings will have increased attention to building envelope, ventilation strategies and onsite energy generation (solar, wind and Biomass). Buildings will also have new targets including Total Energy Use Intensity, Thermal energy Demand Intensity, GHG Intensity Targets.

This will include building commissioning that ensures that buildings are constructed and operated properly.




BC Insulators at GLOBE 2016 Vancouver Conference

Financing the Green Economy

GLOBE 2016 Vancouver is on March 2 to 4 and the BC Insulators will be there at the Innovation Expo!

GLOBE 2016 – The Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business – is one of Canada’s biggest and best known environmental events.

The BC Insulators will have a booth at the Expo to provide information about mechanical insulation, energy conservation and efficiency to the more than 1,600 people attending.


BC Insulators at BUILDEX Vancouver 2016 to talk energy conservation

BUILDEX Vancouver

The BC Insulators will be at the 2016 BUILDEX Vancouver Conference on February 24 & 25 to promote energy conservation through mechanical insulation to the industry, government and consumers.

The BC Insulators booth will be on the trade show floor – #435 – and staffed with knowledgeable members who will make new connections among the 14,000 attendees expected.

BUILDEX Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest tradeshow and conference for the Construction, Renovation, Architecture, Interior Design and Property Management industries.

Held annually, BUILDEX has over 600 exhibits, and more than 70 educational seminars.

The are a limited number of free tickets for anyone interested in attending the Trade Show – please contact the BC Insulators office to arrange your ticket.


BC Insulators promote Energy Conservation at BUILDEX Vancouver 2015

Buildex Vancouver 2015

The BC Insulators will have a booth to promote mechanical insulation at the annual BUILDEX Vancouver 2015 – Western Canada’s largest conference and tradeshow for construction, renovation and related work.

The conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre – West on February 25 & 26, 2015.  The are a limited number of free tickets for anyone interested in attending the Trade Show – please contact the BC Insulators office to arrange your ticket.

There are over 600 exhibits on the trade show floor, which is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm  February 25th and 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on February 26, 2015.  You can check out the details at the exhibitors’ list.

Green Chamber of Commerce BC throws party July 10


The Green Chamber of Commerce BC is celebrating its 1 Year Anniversary with a Green Products Showcase Party!

Come sample various green products and join us for a fun night of celebration.

There will be food, music, wine, beer, and lots of door prizes.

The event takes place Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 8:30pm at Greenworks Building Supply,  79 W 3rd Avenue in Vancouver.

It’s free for Member and just $10 + tax for non-members.

The BC Insulators are proud Founding Members and supporters of the Green Chamber of Commerce, which exists to bridge “the gap between businesses and a green sustainable economy.”

BC Insulators attend Vancouver SustainaBuild Conference

Sustainabuild 2014The BC Insulators trade show booth was at this past week for the 6th Annual SustainaBuild Conference, Western Canada’s premier conference focusing on sustainable buildings and communities of all types.

Presentations at Vancouver’s Hyatt Regency Hotel included sessions on the New Energy Provisions in the BC Building Code, Deep Energy Retrofits for existing buildings, the new Telus Gardens Building and New Lessons on Sustainability.

There were some interesting presentations and the BC Insulators made some more excellent contacts with key people in the green building sector.

Be sure to check out the SustainaBuild Conference next year!

BC Insulators at Canada Green Building Conference – Toronto June 2-4

Building Lasting Change 2014 expo

The BC Insulators will be at the Canada Green Building Council Expo and Conference in Toronto from June 2 to 4 – spreading the message about the 1% Solution – Mechanical Insulation.

The 2014 Conference theme is Building Lasting Change – Exploring the Value of Green Building.

The BC Insulators will share a booth with the Insulators union Local 95 from Ontario – come by and say hello if you are there.

According to Conference organizers, this year’s program will address new information on the business case and performance of green buildings, but also embrace the broader value proposition of building green. Going beyond the operational savings, the focus will be on emerging benefits that are now becoming better understood such as:

  • Enhanced health and well-being;
  • Tenant attraction and retention; and
  • Innovation and job growth with linkages to enhancing corporate social responsibility, shareholder value, environmental quality, livability and international trade.

The conference is Canada’s largest green building event,

GLOBE 2014 Conference at Vancouver Convention Centre from March 26 to 28 – visit BC Insulators booth there!


The BC Insulators will be front and centre at the GLOBE 2014 Conference in Vancouver from March 26 to 28 at the new Vancouver Convention Centre.

GLOBE is known as “the quintessential gathering of global senior business and government representatives who meet to network and to advance the issues at the nexus of global business and sustainability agendas.”

And with speakers like Robert F. Kennedy Jr., you can count on GLOBE 2014 getting a lot of attention from thousands of delegates.

The BC Insulators have an exhibitors booth at Globe 2014 – visit us at Booth Number 1103 on the Trade Fair Floor, near the large Province of British Columbia booth on the north side, centre of the hall.

And if you mention you saw this on our blog, we’ll give you a free 1% Solution coffee mug, while quantities last.

See you there!


Leaders In Sustainability – A Panel on Energy Management – in Vancouver March 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The Green Chamber of Commerce BC is holding a very special event titled Leaders In Sustainability – A Panel on Energy Management

This  Energy Panel discussion is happening on Thursday, March 20th, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. in downtown Vancouver.


Come and hear from an impressive panel of experts in the energy management field in BC

And there will be a prize draw of one programmable thermostat (value of $100) donated by BC Comfort!

This event is free for Green Chamber of Commerce BC members, $10 online for non-members who book online or $15 at the door.

The three panelists for this informative event are:

Christine VanDerwill, Client Relations Manager

Climate Smart Businesses

Christine leads the business engagement team at Climate Smart Business, a Vancouver-based social enterprise.

Ida Keung, Business Energy Advisor

Building Owners and Managers Association of BC (BOMA BC)

Ida Keung is the Business Energy Advisor at the Building Owners and Managers Association of BC (BOMA BC).

Rod Giltaca, Energy Services Advisor

BC Comfort Air Conditioning Limited

Mr. Giltaca has been a member of the building automation community for 24 years. Rod has fulfilled roles in project management, contract sales, national business development and technology development.

The Green Chamber of Commerce BC thanks the BC Insulators – your Energy Conservation Specialists – for sponsoring  pizza & wine at the event, and the Mechanical Contractors Association of BC for all their administrative support!

BC Insulators are Kicking off at BuildEx Vancouver

As you all know we have been tirelessly working on having mechanical insulation the talk of the town. So this Year we are kicking off at BuildEx Vancouver were we will engage those in attendance on the need for mechanical insulation and the inspection of the installation process that will see consumers receive value for money spent. Come and join us

FREE PASSES email me at ljohnson@insulators118.org