April 2021 | Newsletter

Light House Spotlight

Vancity and BizBiz BC Partnership
Light House and Vancity are teaming up this April to bring BizBiz BC to even more members in the province and working on transitioning towards a circular British Columbia.
Financial institutions have a unique opportunity to champion industrial symbiosis and circular practices in their communities, and Vancity is once again taking the bold first steps in bringing a sustainable economy to our province!
Through this partnership, Vancity’s business members get exclusive $100 gift cards on their first transactions on BizBiz BC.BizBiz BC, the online resource marketplace, is the latest feature to be offered by Vancity to their business members to support the adoption of “lighter living” practices. Read the full press release here.
Sign up for BizBiz BC today!

Tiny Homes Report
We are very excited for the release of this report, published by BC Housing, that was written in partnership with Light House and BC Tiny House Collective along with many industry partners.
This research touches on all things tiny house such as its potential, possible impacts and barriers to be implemented in municipalities in BC.
Read the report here.

Road to Inclusion
Light House Project Manager Sarah Radi joins host Grant Hardy, members from the disability community, as well as other city planning and urban design experts to explore the challenges cities face in meeting the diverse needs of the community.
Watch the video here: Road to Inclusion | Accessible Media Inc. (ami.ca) Sarah talks biophilic design and wellness around the 35 min mark!


Earth Day with Taza Talks: Sustainability!

Earth Day 2021
Light House Managing Director, Joanne Sawatzky, celebrated this past Earth Day by participating in the first installment of the new Taza Talks series!
Taza Talks: Sustainability brought together the teams at ZeidlerLight HouseCanderel, and the Tsuut’ina Nation to discuss how they’re helping Tazameet the environmental, social, and economic needs of the future.
Light House was involved in developing Taza’s sustainability goals, design guide, and ESG metrics. Read more about Taza’s Sustainability Implementation Strategy here.
Keep an eye on Taza Development’s social channels (@togetherattaza) to join the next Taza Talks!


NISP® Spotlight

Two NISP® Canada members awarded BC Agritech Grants
NISP® Canada is pleased to share the good news that two of its network members have recently been awarded BC Agritech Grants.This grant will enable Vancouver-based Lucent BioSciences Inc. to continue working with one of its technology development partners, Valid Manufacturing Ltd. of Salmon Arm, BC. 
The NISP® Canada team is pleased to see that this joint project incorporates the characteristics of industrial symbiosis, a process by which waste or by-product materials are repurposed or upcycled and so kept in use as valuable economic inputs into the local and provincial economies. Read more.