Real Estate Foundation hosts Green Developers Roundtable at 2008 Gaining Ground Summit
Investment decisions show that Green Value has moved from market-niche to market-share on Vancouver Island
In 2006, the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC) launched a strategy for the Vancouver Island and coastal regions to encourage local and regional governments to engage policies and practices that accommodate settlement growth and change without irrevocable damage to the ecology that underlies the well being of Island/coastal communities.
In conjunction with the 2008 Gaining Ground Sustainable Development Leadership Summit held in Victoria, the REFBC organized a Green Developers Roundtable as a consultation opportunity to support the CAVI-Convening for Action on Vancouver Island program. Representatives of projects in the Comox Valley, mid-Island and south-Island regions participated. The roundtable purpose was to initiate a Green Value Dialogue with the Vancouver Island development community.
“We organized the roundtable event to engage the major Vancouver Island developers in a conversation about the factors that facilitate or hinder theirefforts to design, plan for and implement development incorporating Green Value Strategies on Vancouver Island,” said Jack Hall, REFBC Chair. “In particular, we asked them to offer observations about the local or regional government context. The roundtable was the first step in an educational process that will parallel what we already have underway with local government.”
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