The purpose of this tour is to give an introduction to green commercial buildings and homes. The audience is Vancouver’s design, construction and real estate industries as well as the general public. On the tours, whether you are an industry insider or a member of the general public, you will find out what features are “green,” what the costs and benefits are of green building, and how you can incorporate such features into your next home or future project.
Purchasing a ticket gives you access to all of the Green Skyline tours throughout British Columbia for September 25-28, 2008. Most tours will begin at 11AM and will start at 1.5 hour intervals thereafter: 12:30pm, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm. Registrants can start at whichever building they want to and make their own way to tour the buildings in whichever sequence they please.
HOWEVER, purchasing this bike tour ticket for the commercial building tour on Friday in Vancouver means that you intend to participate in this tour:
Friday, September 26, 2008: Tour of Commercial Buildings in Vancouver
There will be an organized bike tour of four commercial buildings in Vancouver, led by the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition. Participants must have their own bicycle in good working condition, bike helmet and lock, appropriate bike clothes (layers are good) and bag lunch (snacks & water).
This tour will begin at Sunset Community Centre and make its way downtownto the Convention Centre. Participants on the day will be asked to sign a waiver form, and pay a $2 fee to become VACC members for the day if they are not VACC members, this is for insurance purposes.
Meet at 10:45am at bike rack near the Sunset Community Centre entrance, for waiver signing, and collection of $2 daily VACC memberships from non-VACC members. Meeting spot accessible by buses equipped with bike racks or near paid parking, for those not feeling too comfortable biking alone to the meeting spot.
The following commercial buildings are featured on the Friday tour in Vancouver:
11AM: Sunset Community Centre, 6810 Main Street – LEED Gold goal
12:30 Langara College Library, 100 West 49th Ave. – LEED Gold goal
2PM: National Avenue Works Yard, 701 National Avenue - LEED Gold
3:30PM: New West Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre - LEED Gold goal
Please bring your own lunch. There will be a stop along the way for participants to eat together, but there will not be tie for participants to purchase lunch.
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