Emerging Green Builders: Speaker Event

April 4

It’s time for another exciting and informative evening of green building! The topic for April is Industrial Ecology and how it might apply to Victoria.

EGB’s speaker will be Stephen Salter, a local professional engineer who has studied and observed Industrial Ecology around the world; and practices it here.

In Stephen’s words:
“We often hear that green technologies are too expensive, and that reducing greenhouse gas emissions will hurt the economy. But is that true?

This presentation and discussion will look at examples of green technologies for water, energy, and transportation which Stephen has collected during travels in Sweden, Brazil, and India. These very different countries have something in common: they’ve all found ways to make green technologies pay their own way, with better outcomes for the environment and society.

The presentation will include examples of how the ingenious thinking from these countries can work in North America, and discuss the smallest scale at which green technologies can work. The key is not the technology, but the quality of questions asked at the planning stage.

The evening will wrap up with a discussion of your experiences with green technologies that are cheaper than business-as-usual options, your successes, lessons learned, and how barriers have been overcome.”


  • When: Thursday, April 4, 7-9pm
  • Where: Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 471 Cecelia Road
  • Who: All of you!

Stephen Salter PEng, LEED AP is an industrial ecologist who works with communities to reduce their consumption of fossil fuels and their greenhouse gas emissions. As the principal of Farallon Consultants Limited (www.farallon.ca), Stephen has worked with over one hundred organizations in North and South America.

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