Media Advisory: Hon. George Heyman, Minister of Environment, and Hon. George Chow, Minister of State for Trade, to attend Ice Box Challenge launch

Passive House Canada
Media Advisory
July 26, 2017

Ice Box Challenge Launch

Passive House Canada, Vancity, the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Park Board invite the media to meet the Hon. George Heyman, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Strategy, and the Hon. George Chow, Minister of State for Trade, at the launch of Canada’s first-ever Ice Box Challenge. Between July 27 and August 14, Vancouver residents and visitors are invited to learn about the Passive House Standard—the world’s most energy-efficient building design standard that requires almost no energy for heating or cooling and leaves buildings comfortable throughout the year.

The Honourable Ministers will attend the July 27th launch, when two structures will be placed at Olympic Village Square—one built to B.C.’s current building code and one built to a Passive House Standard. Almost one tonne of ice will be placed in each structure, and people will be invited to guess how much ice will be left at the end of the competition.

Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm: Staff will be onsite setting up the structures. Media are invited to capture b-roll.
12:00 – 1:00pm: Launch
Location: Olympic Village Square (near the Tap & Barrel)
Who:

Hon. George Heyman, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Hon. George Chow, Minister of State for Trade
Adam Olsen, Green Party MLA, Saanich North and the Islands
Andrea Reimer, City of Vancouver Councillor
Michael Wiebe, Chair, Vancouver Parks Board
Rick Sielski, Senior VP of Enterprise Risk, Vancity
Ian McDonald, Vice President, Architectural Institute of B.C.

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For more information, contact:
Monique Keiran
Manager, Communications & Member Services
Passive House Canada
Tel: 250.940.2465; monique (at) passivehousecanada.com

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