GLOBAL LEARNING FORUM 2015

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Site Visits at the Global Learning Forum

While the Global Learning Forum includes small group sessions, networking, panel discussions, and an inspirational opening night event, participants will also get a chance to get out and enjoy Vancouver’s incredible scenery while taking in site visits to various clean energy installations. Note: Site visits take place either Wednesday, May 13 (all day) or immediately following the closing session of the Forum on Friday, May 15. Please indicate your preference for site visits when you register for the Global Learning Forum.

Innergex Ashlu Creek run-of-river Hydroelectric Project

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Date: Wednesday, May 13, 8:00am-4:00pm

Information: The Innergex Ashlu Creek hydroelectric power plant is located northwest of Squamish, BC, and has an estimated annual energy output of 265,000 MWh. The project, commenced operations in December, 2009, and produces no greenhouse gases, while providing power to 23,000 homes each year. In addition, the project boasts several unique features, such as a covered fish ladder to  protect migrating species from birds; the construction of over 50,000 m3 of ponds and channels to compensate for habitat loss or damage; as well as a Energy Dissipation System which acts as a shock absorber for the large volumes of water flowing through the intake to the turbines, which is beneficial to both fish and recreational users. Finally, this project is ranked as the least environmentally disruptive energy gathering method.

NOTE: This site visit is full

More information: http://www.innergex.com/en/ashlu-creek

False Creek District Energy Centre

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Date: Friday, May 15, 3:00-6:00pm

Information: The False Creek Energy Centre controls Vancouver’s first low-carbon district energy system, and was launched to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by replacing fossil fuels with cleaner energy sources. The Centre uses waste thermal energy from sewage to provide heating and hot water to buildings, and this energy eliminates more than 60% of global warming pollution associated with heating buildings. This Energy Centre provides 70% of local energy supply, and is self-funded, providing a return on investment to city taxpayers, while providing customers with cost-competitive energy. The Energy Centre is the first of its kind in North America, and mimics those in other sustainably focused countries, such as Iceland, Denmark, and Norway.

More information: http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/false-creek-neighbourhood-energy-utility.aspx

Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at UBC

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Date: Friday, May 15, 3:00-6:00pm

Information: The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability was developed in response to the challenge to create a more sustainable built environment. CIRS seeks to be an internationally recognized research institution that accelerates the adoption of sustainable building technologies, and sustainable urban development practices. The building is certified by both LEED and The Living Building Challenge, and has implemented several key sustainable initiatives in construction. These include a living roof and wall; a heat recovery system working with an energy exchange system; as solar panels on the roof; as well as a rainwater harvesting system that works in tandem with a water reclamation system.

More information: http://cirs.ubc.ca/building

SPEC-MEC Solar Panel Installation

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Date: Friday, May 15, 3:00-6:00pm

Information: The SPEC array was the first photovoltaic grid-tied system installed in the city of Vancouver. Since its installation in 2005 hundreds have followed SPEC’s lead and installed grid-tie renewable energy systems all over BC. The array is installed on a Mountain Equipment Co-op  location and is part of a unique partnership with Bullfrog Power.

More information: https://www.bullfrogpower.com/14releases/mec.cfm

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