BC Insulators talking sustainability with Mechanical Insulation to city councils
BC Insulators’ Bob Barter and Neil Munro made a presentation to the Sustainable City Advisory Committee of the City of Burnaby on June 7, promoting the use of proper Mechanical Insulation and illustrating heat loss through the use of a thermal imaging camera and 3e Plus software. Committee members were impressed and called the presentation “very informative” – and the information has been sent on to Burnaby staff to review. We look forward to further discussions with the city to help them meet their sustainability goals.
We are scheduling more appearances before city councils throughout the province.
Local 118 is also working on the language for three resolutions to be presented to the Union of BC Municipalities conference in September, where city mayors and councillors gather to discuss and debate policies. Our resolutions involve: Building Commissioning; Building Labelling; and Benchmarking.
ENERGY AUDITS MORE AVAILABLE
Justin Teskey and Riley Feser-Gray from the BC Insulators attended the Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser course hosted in Edmonton by Insulators Union Local 110 and the I Save team. Both members are now Certified Appraisers and will be included on future Audits that Salamander Inspections conducts. BC Insulators now have five Energy Appraisers available to conduct Audits and use thermal cameras and the 3ePlus software that generates the reports.
NET ZERO BUILDINGS
Teskey and Munro also attended the Building Lasting Change Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The conference was very interesting and focused on Net Zero Buildings. To achieve Net Zero buildings will have increased attention to building envelope, ventilation strategies and onsite energy generation (solar, wind and Biomass). Buildings will also have new targets including Total Energy Use Intensity, Thermal energy Demand Intensity, GHG Intensity Targets.
This will include building commissioning that ensures that buildings are constructed and operated properly.