Spotlight to shine on the greenest buildings

Posted by Rumin Mann
September 2nd, 2010

The greenest buildings in the Regional District of Nanaimo will be on display in September.

The RDN presents a Green Skyline seminar series and tour as part of the Green Building Action Plan originally adopted in 2007.

Evening seminars by green building experts will run in all seven of the RDN’s electoral districts and in the City of Nanaimo, starting Sept. 7, concluding with a tour and open houses at 12 local green buildings on Sept. 18.

The seminars provide information from local green building experts and cover a range of topics including the use of natural building material, how to achieve net-zero energy usage, solar hot water systems and photovoltaics.

“We focused on getting speakers with local expertise — to connect people here with professionals that know the issues we face,” said Ting Pan, RDN sustainability co-ordinator. “We have to recognize that most people live in semi-rural and rural areas and want to be energy independent and minimize impact on their site.”

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