Indigenous Celebrations – June 2017

June 21 is National Aboriginal Day, and the entire month is full of Indigenous Celebrations taking place across the country. The following events will be happening in Victoria and area - check them out! 2017 Victoria Aboriginal Cultural Festival Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18 Join the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations in celebrating National Aboriginal Day weekend with music, dance, food, and the arts on the grounds of the Royal BC Museum in downtown Victoria. Best of all, it's FREE! First Peoples Festival Sunday, June 18 - 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Stage at City Hall & Douglas Street [...]

2016 Andy Kesteloo Memorial Student Project Award Winner

Advicas would like to congratulate Ashley Hu, this year's winner of the CaGBC Andy Kesteloo Memorial Student Project Award. From CaGBC News - June, 2016: Canada Green Building Council honours green building innovators at 2016 Leadership Awards Well done, Ashley! We wish you the best of success in your studies and career in green building. P.S. Know someone who might want to apply next year? Info about application process and past winners here.

Life Cycle Analysis – Impact Estimator Training Course

Wendy C. Macdonald has arrived back in the Advicas office after an exciting trip to Vancouver to attend Athena Sustainable Materials Institute's Impact Estimator Training Course on June 14, 2016. Now she's all chatty about Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and how well it fits with our cost estimating and Life-Cycle cost analysis (LCCA) services. But wait – you ask – what's the difference between LCA and LCCA? (One measly letter, right? Wrong.) You are probably already familiar with, and may have even hired Advicas to perform Life Cycle Costing Analysis (LCCA). This is when we talk about things like costs [...]

Celebrating 20 years – thank you, Laurel!

We at Advicas proudly say congratulations and a HUGE thank you to our Office Manager, Laurel Regan, who this month celebrated 20 years of employment as part of the Advicas team (beginning in its earlier days as The Thornley Group and TBKG). Laurel is the glue that holds the company together and has played a major part in maintaining the quality of service we endeavour to achieve in our day to day work. We asked her to share a bit about what the past 20 years has been like for her, and this is what she had to say. Though [...]

Significant milestone for green building in Canada

Good news from the LEED® and green building front, and Advicas is thrilled to count our LEED projects among these numbers! From CaGBC: Ottawa, ON – April 21, 2016 – Green building in Canada has reached a significant milestone, as the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced today that Canadian LEED certified projects have now led to a cumulative reduction of over one million tonnes of CO2e in greenhouse gas emissions – the equivalent of taking 238,377 cars off the road for a year. 🍂 Energy savings of 6,503,647 eMWh which is enough to power 220,702 homes in Canada for [...]

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