Project Manager Opportunity

ReSource Rethinking Building is a green building consulting company which provides implementable solutions to developers and building owners including LEED certification services. They are looking for an experienced building professional to provide leadership to that area of business. For a full job description, click on the link below.
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LEED BC Launch

The US Green Building Council developed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in 1998. It has become a widely accepted environmental standard for buildings. The Canada Green Building Council has been hard at work developing the standard for Canada, and is now ready to roll out LEED BC. LEED BC contains the full range of credit descriptions included in the LEED 2.1 rating system, adapted to account for issues, applicable standards and resources pertinent to British Columbia. For more information about this exciting development affecting structural, civil, and mechanical engineering, visit the Canada Green Building Council’s webpage, or view some of the links below.
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Sustainability Now Vol 3 No 2: Consulting Engineering and Geoscience

The spring 2004 issue of Sustainability Now looks at applying sustainability to consulting engineering and geoscience practice. An interview with Ray Tarnai, P. Eng, shows how Sandwell Engineering Services, BC’s largest engineering consulting firm, has made a solid business out of energy efficiency. Also featured is Noram Engineering’s low impact water treatment systems, and Engineers Without Borders project in Africa, and and exciting new tool for the mineral exploration community. Click on the link below to download the newsletter. For back issues, see the listing below.
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Presentation to Engineers Without Borders

Presentation by Michel de Spot, P.Eng. at the Engineers Without Border Conference UBC March 13, 2004. If sustainability principles will guide us to a secure future, then nowhere do these principles need more urgent application than within the field of engineering. What do these principles mean in practice? What knowledge, skills, and actions are required by engineers to shift sustainability theory to practical application? What are the current initiatives and best practices locally and globally? These questions have been the focus of Sustainability Now for the past four years. The presentation summarizes the findings of this leading edge initiative and what challenges and opportunities expect future graduates who want to incorporate sustainability in their future career.
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Climate Change Impacts of Water in Georgia Basin/Puget Sound

This paper by Paul H. Whitfield, David Fraser and Stewart Cohen published in a special issue of the Canadian Water Resources provides an overview of the March 3-April 3, 2003 Georgia Basin/Puget Sound Research Conference held in Vancouver, British Columbia. Co-hosted by Environment Canada Pacific and Yukon Region, and the Puget Sound Action Team, the 2003 Georgia Basin-Puget Sound Research Conference was the sixth in a series of conferences representing the largest and most visible efforts to communicate research results among the region’s scientists and natural resource managers. The conference provided a venue for the expression of the ecosystem-based management approach and provided an opportunity for cross-border scientists and decision-makers from a wide range of disciplines to share knowledge and information on important issues such as climate change impacts and adaptation, marine resources, transboundary air quality, indicator development and collaborative management approaches. The conference program included over fifty technical sessions, panel discussions, workshops, poster presentations and keynote speakers. Attendees included an international and multidisciplinary group of more than 800 university and government scientists, Coast Salish First Nations and Tribal representatives, regional politicians, students and community leaders. Click on the link below to read to paper.
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Conservation Financing from Vancity Credit Union

Conservation financing from VanCity Credit Union is for small to medium sized organizations in British Columbia, Canada, with big environmental goals. A conservation economy is one that is continuously building three forms of wealth: ecological integrity, social equity, and economic opportunity. VanCity Conservation financing aims to strenthen the growth of the conservation economy in British Columbia by financig enterprises that help to bring it to life. Conservation financing provides loans to promote conservation or implement environmental solutions. This is a BC wide program to create jobs and promote the growth of organizations with significant environmental impacts. Through a joint inititiave between VanCity Credit Union, VanCity Capital Corporation, and Ecotrust Canada, organizations can access a full range of financing solutions, including micro finance, conventional loans, and higher risk capital (including subordinated debt). Through a partnership with Western Economic Diversification, VanCity and Ecotrust Canada can provide higher risk finacing (term loans only) to eligible organizations. For more information call (Vancouver, BC, Canada): VanCity Credit Union 604-709-6933 EcoTrust Canada 604-682-4141 Ext 27 VanCity Capital Corporation 604-877-7657
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Sustainable energy technologies

Technologies that rely on renewable or essentially infinite sources (e.g. solar, hydro, wind) rather than on finite supplies of fossil fuels, and which do not generate environmentally damaging pollutants such as many of the by-products of the combustion of fossil fuels.
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Europe’s summer of 2003 hottest in 500 years

The heat wave that caused havoc across Europe last year has put 2003 in the record books as the hottest summer in more than 500 years, according to climate experts. Scientists at the University of Bern, Switzerland, found that not only was last summer exceptionally hot, but that in the past 10 years, Europe has experienced its hottest summers since 1500. According to the journal Science, the records show that Europe was on average two degrees Celsius hotter last summer than the average summer temperature over nearly the entire 20th century. (Guardian)
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