Sustainable Saanich workshop: Green Value, Green Marketing and Green Financing


What is the real value of 'sustainability' and 'green buildings', and how can you benefit from this? On June 22, the District of Saanich is hosting a  free seminar to shatter the myth that 'green costs more'. Attendees will learn about:

  • Innovative marketing and financing options for residential and commercial green buildings;
  • Adding value to developments so that you meet sustainability goals AND get a better return on investment;
  • The Vancouver Valuation Accord, signed by Premier Gordon Campbell and an international conglomerate of bodies responsible for appraisals and valuation, signalling a declaration of the importance of cementing sustainability in business practices.

This workshop is designed to be of interest to: 

  • Local government councillors and staff
  • Builders, developers and development consultants
  • Planners, engineers, architects, realtors
  • People involved in selling and financing real estate
  • Community group representatives
  • Interested individuals

The workshop is sponsored by Vancity Enterprises and the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. To download a flyer about the workshop, please click on this link to Green Value, Green Marketing and Green Financing



  • Chris Corps, Principal, Asset Strategics: Green Value
  • Matt Zipchen, Economic Development & Market Research Analyst, Light House Sustainable Building Centre: Green Marketing
  • Dan Paris, Director of Development, Vancity Enterprises: Green Financing: BC Options
  • Ian Baker, Mortgage Broker, Beyer Mortgage: Green Financing: New Possibilities?

Registration is free. To register, contact or call (250) 391-8772.


Posted June 2007