Green Zoning versus Green Building

Is where you build more important to how green a building is than how it is built? In this session attendees will be able to participate in interesting green building conversations and explore topics relating to density and energy efficiency, and how the two affect one another. Three designers pit super-efficient suburban projects against modestly efficient urban projects to see where the grass is greener. Can zoning and efficient design work together to defeat the biggest threat humanity has faced: global warming? Can these findings also address the second biggest threat to living in British Columbia: housing affordability?

Time: 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Location: Room 221/222
Learning Units (LUs): 1.5 Core


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Presented by:

Bryn Davidson M.Arch., LEED AP, Co-Owner, Lanefab Design/Build

Bryn is a LEED accredited residential designer who trained in mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley before completing his Master of Architecture at the University of British Columbia. In 2009 Bryn’s firm, Lanefab, designed and built the City of Vancouver’s first laneway house behind an existing home in East Vancouver. In the ensuingRead More

Dale Parkes Architect AIBC

Dale is a Senior Lecturer and the co-chair of Architectural and Engineering Technology at Thompson Rivers University. He is also a registered architect in British Columbia and Principal of Project Green Architecture, based in Kamloops, B.C. His research and practice both focus on developing low-cost methods of constructing low-energy or regenerative structures. Dale is aRead More

Sean Ruthen Architect AIBC

Sean Ruthen is a senior project architect at James K.M. Cheng Architects in Vancouver. Originally from the Maritimes, Sean received his architecture degree at the University of British Columbia in 2001, and he has called Metro Vancouver home for well over two decades now. With a focus on project delivery and construction administration during hisRead More