500 Granville
Vancouver, British Columbia

Join the Sustainable Building Centre to learn about the latest trends and innovation in BC green building products and materials, and how policy will impact the evolution of this sector. Our first rate panel will discuss issues related to commercialization of new technology, raising capital and going to market, consumer protection and the testing of new products, as well as how to pitch to developers to incorporate innovation into local projects.

The session will be held Wednesday July 29th at SFU Segal School of Business and you can sign up at http://www.sustainablebuildingcentre.com/market_insights_0

Panelists and guest speakers:
Harbs Bains Manager of Business Development Services, 2010 Commerce Centre www.2010commercecentre.gov.bc.ca
Kevin Amyot CEO, Proform Management Systems http://proformpanels.com
Denisa Ionescu Manager Research and Education, Homeowner Protection Office www.hpo.bc.ca
Caleb Willis VP Business Development, SWITCH Materials www.switchmaterials.com
More speakers to be announced.

The green building sector is the fastest growing sector of the construction industry, growing by approximately 6 percent per annum with the US market expected to reach $80 billion by 2013. Governments around the world are looking to green retrofits and low-carbon technology to pull their economies out of recession and mitigate the effects of climate change. Come and hear how industry leaders are leveraging this opportunity and what changes are needed to facilitate better adoption of green practices in this sector.

Official Website: http://www.sustainablebuildingcentre.com/market_insights_0

Added by thegreenpages on July 15, 2009

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