Photos and videos from our first flash mob design charrette for UBC’s new hot water district energy plant. It was an awesome, high energy, super fun workshop where we took over the mezzanine of CIRS!
EarthWork Day is about organizations celebrating Earth Day by walking the talk.
SES Consulting, Recollective, Pulse Energy and HiVE are playing around with a cool new way to celebrate Earth Day this year. We are going to pay our employees to have some fun making a difference in a creative way. We start at 9 am at the HIVE (128 West Hastings, Suite 210), split up our various folk into small teams of 4, each company gives each employee a budget of $22 per person to hit the street or their computers and make a difference.
All EarthWork Teams will be collecting stories, taking photos/videos and assembling back at the HiVE for a party at 4:00 pm (on April 20) to share and celebrate our contributions.
Anyone and everyone are welcome to join, or create your own version!
RSVP at earthworkday.eventbrite.ca
Twitter / Flickr / YouTube Hashtag: #earthworkday
We are about to embark on one of the most ambitious experiments any of us has yet known: a collaborative chaos, a working man’s and women’s Walden. HiVE Vancouver will be a reality, and the coolest coworking space in the City will soon open its doors.
But, yea! That day has not yet arrived. And so we find ourselves in a strange vortex, where we have 9,000 square feet of unfinished office space to play in, but no office to speak of. Whatever will we do with all this space?
Have a party, of course! Friday, March 25th we’ll have a Warehouse Ball. Put on your very finest scrubs and come prepared to engage in a variety of activities you’ve never done in an office… and most likely never will again!
`the Bees at HiVE Vancouver
Recollective is planning to stir the pot around the issue of “LEED Equivalency” and you’re all invited to witness, heckle and throw tomatoes.Â What does LEED Equivalency really mean?Â Since there is no standard, every municipality and agency that claims Equivalency has a different interpretation, from a simple 1-page LEED scorecard to full documentation and energy modeling.
Without clear direction from the municipality/agency, how should one respond as developer or consultant?Â Should we as developers and consultants in Vancouver try to agree on what LEED Equivalency means to us, or can municipalities do this?Â Can developers and consultants agree on what it means?
Also, as many of you know, LEED Equivalency is a contentious issue with the CaGBC, as it dilutes the LEED brand and generally leads to relatively poorer performing buildings.Â Or does it?
Join us on March 11 at 4pm at our office (with beer!). We’re inviting city policy planners from as many municipalities in BC as possible, along with staff and board members from the CaGBC and Cascadia, as well as several private developers, and the general green building community to have an informal conversation about what LEED Equivalency means.
Please spread the word!
RSVP here: http://leedequivalency.eventbrite.com/