[Sust-mar] EAC Event

Zak Miller gogreen at ecologyaction.ca
Tue Jan 27 09:27:48 EST 2009

*Green Investment in Built Heritage*
Stewardship of the Natural and Built Environments
Co-Sponsored by
Ecology Action Centre
Nova Scotia Historic Places Initiative,
Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage

*WHEN: * Monday, February 16th   (9.30am - 4.00pm)
*WHERE:* North Street Church (5657 North Street, Halifax)
This day long conference will focus on our existing building stock in 
terms of 'green' re-construction, energy efficiency, and urban 
development.  With a broad reach into the development, heritage, 
government, and energy efficiency sectors; the day is sure to be 
relevant to those who value our built environment and value the 
potential our current building stock hold with respect to a low carbon 
future and effective future use of our natural and existing resources.   

Our speaker panel will address hands-on renovation techniques and 
natural building methods; the energy 'credit' of our existing and 
historic building stock, the economics behind restoration vs. new 
construction, deep energy retrofits, a CMHC case study of a 'net-zero' 
home renovation, and everything you may bring to the table as a 
conference participator.

Lunch and refreshments are provided at no cost.  Please bring a mug.

*Shawna Henderson, Bfreehomes Design Ltd*.  Shawna Henderson has been 
working in the field of energy efficiency and housing since 1992. Her 
experience with the R-2000 and the EnerGuide for Houses (EcoENERGY) 
programs, coupled with research carried out for Canada Mortgage and 
Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Natural Resources Canada provide the 
backbone of the consultation and design services for Bfreehomes Design 
Ltd.. Her current work, in the field and in research studies, is 
focussed on approaching net zero energy in existing homes as well as new 
*Bill Hockey *received a Bachelor of Architecture in 1970 and a Master 
of Environmental Design Studies (Conservation) in 1992. His Thesis 
evaluated the costs of reuse of historic buildings and how they are 
incurred using research and Canadian Case Study material. Working for 
Parks Canada from 1971 to 2006 he held positions in Heritage Recording, 
Conservation Architecture and Project Management; and has worked on 
historic sites in all parts of Canada. He retired from the Federal 
Government in 2006 and currently operates his own company Architectural 
Conservation Services based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
*Andrew Powter *has worked in the field of heritage conservation 
throughout his career at the local, national and international levels. 
His work has included many technical projects, development of national 
policy and legislation and technical training. Andrew is a long time 
member of the Association for Preservation Technology and the 
International Council for Monuments and Sites. He is a founding member 
and former co-chair of the APT Environmental Sustainability and Heritage 
Conservation Technical Committee.

*Kim Thompson, Straw Bale Projects  *Focusing on health, environment, 
aesthetics and affordability Kim Thompson has been pioneering the 
construction of plastered straw bales and other natural building systems 
since 1993. Her work in recent years has become increasingly directed at 
improving existing building stock using local resources, and traditional 
earth based finishing systems, She teaches at the School of 
Architecture, Dalhousie University, and has a varied design/build 
practice working with community groups, businesses and home-owners.

*CMHC* - Presentation on 'Now House' Project - Energy Retrofit of 60 
Year-old Housing

*    Register ASAP as space is limited.  There is no cost for registration.
 To register, please contact:  Zak Miller,
     Ecology Action Centre
     902- 442-5051
     gogreen at ecologyaction.ca <mailto:gogreen at ecologyaction.ca>

Zachary Miller
Green Renovation Project Coordinator
Built Environment Committee
Ecology Action Centre
2705 Fern Lane
Halifax NS
B3K 4L3
Phone (902) 442-5051
Fax (902) 405-3716

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