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 in Vancouver 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. Please see http://www.cascadiagbc.org/events/2008/september/green-skyline
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 conditionbike helmet and lock, appropriate bike clothes (layers are good) and bag lunch (snacks & water). 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 the plaza (along the railing) just to the left of the existing Convention Centre & Pan Pacific Hotel entry, 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: New West Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre - LEED Gold goal
12:30: National Avenue Works Yard, 701 National Avenue - LEED Gold
2PM Langara College Library, 100 West 49th Ave. – LEED Gold goal
3:30PM: Sunset Community Centre, 6810 Main Street – 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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