Green Infrastructure Session on May 18, 2017 – Slides!

Thursday May 18, 2017
BCIT Downtown Campus (555 Seymour Street)
Registration opens at 2:30pm, Session from 3-6pm

Speakers included:

Sean Kennedy from WSP
Brownfield to Bus Depot
Sean will be discussed how a brownfield site in Queensborough was transformed into a Bus Depot built to LEED standards.

Amy Greenwood, Fraser Basin Council, Program Manager Watersheds and Water Resources
Salmon-Safe site certification – implementing best practices to improve environmental outcomes in urban areas.
During this presentation, Amy will provide an overview of the Salmon-Safe program and its introduction to BC while highlighting best practices on Salmon-Safe certified sites in Portland, Seattle and Vancouver.  Amy will outline the Salmon-Safe assessment process and Standards, which encompass Stormwater Management, Sediment-Erosion Control, Water Conservation, Pesticide/Chemical Management, Urban Ecological Function, as well as Riparian and In-Stream Habitat Protection.  During the presentation, Amy will discuss how Salmon-Safe certified clients have benefited from strategic communication campaigns to demonstrate their environmental leadership to a broad audience.

David Sayson, Engineer & Entrepreneur, JustAquaponics
Urban Farming with Aquaponics
David will give an overview of Aquaponics, the synergistic and sustainable growing technique that combines land based aquaculture with hydroponics.
There will be time for audience Q&A and discussion at the end of the presentation.

Thanks to the speakers for an informative and engaging session!