The Missing Link to a Green Economy: Green Industrial Lands

Protecting industrial land is key for a healthy economy – but how can industrial land also support a green economy (and vice versa)? Our industrial lands not only serve as places of work, but are also the hub for design and innovation. Yet, the approach to designing most industrial buildings and lands has not evolved as quickly as that for residential or mixed use lands.

Taking place on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 8:00am to 10:00am at the CIRS Building on the University of British Columbia campus, this session of Market Insights explores the successes and challenges of leading municipalities, developers, investors and property managers in developing green industrial spaces and their role as a catalyst for green economic development.

Panellists include: Murray MacKinnon, Vice President of Sustainability, Ledcor; Marcy Sangret – Deputy Director, Community Planning & Development, Corporation of Delta; Jean-Philippe Picard, Regional Lead, Project Management Western Canada, CB Richard Ellis; and moderator Tracy Casavant, Executive Director, Light House.

The CIRS Building is located at 2260 West Mall, Vancouver, BC. Registration & breakfast begins at 7:30am.

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