Retrofits & Building


On February 10th, 2012 GreenJobs BC held a Forum on Retrofits and Building. Over the next few weeks we will be posting the presentations from nearly 30 speakers, video footage, and audio recordings from the workshops and case studies. You can download the Forum Agenda, Speakers Biographies, and Session Descriptions.

GreenJobs BC Forum – Retrofits & Buildings

Opening Plenary – GreenJobs BC Forum on Retrofits & Building from Emily Jubenvill on Vimeo.

Forum Case Study Presentations

Clean Energy Works Oregon: Catalyzing the Home Energy Efficiency Retrofit Industry

Pipes Need Jackets Too: Mechanical Insulation to improve Building Performance

Deconstruction: Breaking Down Waste & Building Futures

T’Sou-ke First Nations Community Solar: Beyond Power Generation


Forum Workshop Presentations

Training & Education

Financing Solutions

Policy & Community

Standards & Certifications


Background Reports & Papers

Here are some resource papers from our partner organizations that might be of interest:

This Green House: Building Fast Action on Climate Change and Green Jobs – Municipal financing of retrofits

Climate Change, Construction and Labour in Europe: A Study of the Contribution of Building Workers and their Unions to ‘Greening’ the Built Environment in Germany, the UK and Denmark – John Calvert

Pipes Need Jackets Too: Improving Performance of BC Buildings through Mechanical Insulation Practice and Standards – A White Paper

The road to equity: Training Women and First Nations on the Vancouver Island Highway — A Model for Large-Scale Construction Projects – Marjorie Griffin Cohen & Kate Braid

Achieving Public Policy Objectives Through Collective Agreements: The Project Agreement Model for Public Construction in British Columbia’s Transportation Sector – John Calvert & Blair Redlin