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March 2012 Market Insights: The Missing Link to a Green Economy: Green Industrial Lands

March 6, 2012, 8:00 am10:00 am


The Missing Link to a Green Economy: Green Industrial Lands

MARCH 6, 2012 8:00 – 10:00am
Registration, networking and breakfast begins at 7:30am

What is shaping the future for industrial lands development and how can sustainable development of industrial lands bolster a green economy? How will municipal sustainability mandates influence the development of industrial lands and what will it mean for developers, investors, designers, and communities? This session of Market Insights explores cutting-edge initiatives in green industrial land development and the impacts it is having on industrial land use and sustainable economic development. The session will feature an expert panel, discussion and networking session followed by an optional tour of the False Creek Energy Plant.

Special venue! Olympic Village, Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver

False Creek Energy Plant Tour to follow (optional): Led by Kieran McConnell, P.Eng., LEED® AP, NEU Systems Engineer for the City of Vancouver (tour spaces limited).


Jean-Philippe Picard – Regional Lead, Project Management Western Canada, CB Richard Ellis
Jean-Philippe Picard is a professional engineer, project management professional and LEED Accredited Professional with significant experience in commercial, institutional, retail, industrial, and municipal projects; he has delivered over $1B in capital construction projects. JP is conversant in all LEED rating systems including LEED for New Construction, Commercial Interiors, and Core and Shell having delivered projects under each of these rating systems; he endeavors to integrate environmentally sustainable elements or LEED design principles in all his projects. JP managed the $60M Ritchie Bros. head office which won the NAIOP Development of the Year award, the Speed Skating Oval for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games and BC Hydro’s $300M Workplace Transformation Initiative.

Marcy Sangret – Deputy Director, Community Planning & Development, Corporation of Delta
Marcy Sangret has a Masters Degree in Resource and Environment Management from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelors Degree in Geography from the University of Winnipeg.  In her nine years with the Municipality of Delta, Marcy has worked to integrate environmental and planning principles in land development, infrastructure projects, and long range plans.  She has taken a lead role on initiatives dealing with community planning, industrial land development and brownfield remediation, biodiversity conservation, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.  She has sat on a number of regional committees in Metro Vancouver and has participated in the recent updating of Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy. She has also been involved in the “Saving Our Industrial Lands” initiative and recent steps taken by the Municipality to encourage revitalization and redevelopment of  Delta’s industrial lands.

Greg Last – Vice President, Property Management, Tonko Realty Advisors

Greg has been with Tonko Realty Advisors since 2005 and oversees all aspects of property management and building operations on a portfolio of 5 million sq.ft of office and industrial assets in BC.  Greg’s prior work includes asset and property management, leasing and development work in private sector and crown corporation environments in BC, Alberta and in the Toronto market.  Over the past five years, Tonko has brought to the market 8 new industrial properties in Burnaby, with another building commencing construction soon, and also manages industrial properties in Richmond, Langley and North Vancouver which serve 80 industrial businesses.  Additionally, Tonko has recently completed three Gold certified LEED NC office properties and is underway with LEED EB certification on a fourth office property.  All Tonko properties are BOMA BESt certified.


Tracy Casavant – Executive Director, Light House Sustainable Building Centre

Tracy heads up Light House’s eco-industrial planning and development services. She has a unique soft and hard skill set of training and experience, blending backgrounds in chemical engineering, environmental studies, and over 15 years of consulting on eco-industrial projects. Tracy is one of North America’s leading experts on sustainable industrial / employment lands and infrastructure development, and has been responsible for dozens of green industrial projects nationally and internationally. Tracy sits on the Advisory Board for Cogen Canada. She teaches the Industrial Ecology course in BCIT’s Environmental Engineering program; has previously been a sessional lecturer at SFU; and has supervised graduate students at UBC, Dalhousie, and Royal Roads. She has been invited to speak on various business, community, and sustainability topics across Canada and internationally in countries such as Korea, China, Taiwan, Mexico, and Turkey.

Tickets $65* includes tax
Seasons Pass (4 sessions) $195 includes tax

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March 6, 2012
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Creekside Community centre
1 Athletes Way
Vancouver, BC Canada