Community Energy Workshop

06 Jun 2018
11:00 - 16:30
Wood Innovation and Design Centre

Community Energy Workshop

1100 Opening Plenary

Local perspectives on energy and sustainability: a discussion with four community leaders

Mayor Anna Tenje – Växjö, Sweden
Mayor Lyn Hall – Prince George, BC
Mayor Taylor Bachrach – Smithers, BC
Chief Donny Van Somer – Kwadacha, BC

1200 Lunch

Location: Downtown TBD

1300 Breakout Sessions
Readying our communities for electric vehicles: expanding charging station infrastructure in Northern BC and local government experiences

• Dale Littlejohn – Executive Director, Community Energy Association

New building codes and design options that feature wood and energy conservation

• Guido Wimmers – University of Northern BC

One-on-one with Växjö, Sweden: lessons from Europe’s Greenest City

• Anna Tenje – Mayor
• Per Schöldberg – Municipal Council
• Jan Johansson – Community Energy Manager

Partnerships with local businesses for community energy projects

• Bob Radloff – Radloff Engineering
• Tim Hoy – Clean Energy Consulting
• David Dubois – Fink Machines

Partnerships with post-secondary institutions for community-based education, research, and innovation

• Representatives from the University of Northern British Columbia and College of New Caledonia

Smart Growth & Smart Energy: Practical Land Use Tools for Climate Smart Communities

• Alex Boston, Executive Director, Renewable Cities, MJ Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University

1500 Closing Roundtable
Session summaries and roundtable discussion on learnings from the day.
1600 Group Photo and Session Close
1700 Canadian Bioeconomy Conference Opening Reception
Registered Conference Delegates Only)

Location: Crossroads Brewing