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Posted: January 19, 2016

Net-zero Energy Building series continues

Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook is presenting Arthur Lo of Insightful Healthy Homes, an experienced net-zero builder from Vancouver, as the next speaker in their Net-zero Energy Building Speaker Series. Arthur will be presenting a four-hour seminar for professionals from 1-5 p.m. in Kimberley and an evening presentation for the public at 7:30 p.m. in Cranbrook, on Friday, Jan. 22.

“Arthur will be sharing his wealth of knowledge gained from more than two decades of experience building energy efficient buildings in Canada,” said Wildsight’s Lars Sander-Green.

Arthur’s current projects include a market-oriented net-zero townhome project (a B.C. first) and a Living Building Challenge home covering all seven sustainability goals. He’ll be sharing details about those projects, as well as older projects like his 2010 Net-zero Harmony House and net-zero ready homes in the Lower Mainland. 
Arthur is an experienced building educator, having worked on training programs with Canada Mortgage and Housing, Natural Resources Canada, and the Canadian Home Builders Association. He also worked as an engineer on numerous infrastructure projects in his native Hong Kong before coming to Canada.

“Our series is approved as continuing professional development by B.C.’s Homeowner Protection Office, so this is an opportunity for builders to learn about leading edge net-zero building construction, while also covering some of their required training hours,” added Sander-Green. “For the public, our evening session is sure to provide inspiration about net-zero buildings that produce as much energy as they use.”

The professional seminar runs from 1-5 p.m. at Centre 64 in Kimberley with a cost of $25. Interested members of the public are also welcome to the afternoon session. The public session starts at 7:30 p.m. in the lecture theatre at College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, with admission by donation.

More details and registration for the professional seminar can be found at

“We had a great turnout at the first session in the series, with people travelling from Creston, Invermere, and Fernie to attend,” said Sander-Green, “and I’m sure there will be plenty of great Q&A for this session as well.”

The third session in the series is Feb. 19, with Dave Spencer of EchoHaven in Calgary and Jan Pratschke of Invermere’s Collective Carpentry, and the last session is March 4, with Shafraaz Kaba of Manasc Isaac Architects in Edmonton. Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Columbia Basin Trust for this project.

Lead image: Arthur Lo’s Net-Zero Harmony House in Vancouver
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