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50 BC Cleantech CEOs Send Prime Minister Trudeau an Open Letter Outlining a National Cleantech Growth Strategy

on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 21:56

The BC Cleantech CEO Alliance is a group of cleantech entrepreneurs and CEOs committed to accelerating British Columbia as a global hub of cleantech innovation, talent, capital and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges in climate, energy and water. This letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the first of its kind, uniting over 50 CEOs in a call to create the nation’s first cleantech strategy:

DEERE Webinar

on Thu, 02/11/2016 - 21:22

In the Lower Mainland of BC, regulation banning the disposal of organic waste to landfills are in effect, and, from July 2015, entered the enforcement phase. Other local governments throughout BC are implementing similar programs and these are at various stages of implementation. Dealing with organic waste is a challenge for local government, waste management companies, institutions, industries and even households. What are the options to process the mountain of organic waste (mainly food waste) that previously went to landfill?



on Sun, 12/20/2015 - 21:08

Two DEERE Executive members were honoured at the 2015 APEGBC AGM with awards for recent projects of theirs. Congratulations to Seamus Frain and Michel De Spot. Watch the excellent videos of these two projects below. 

Harvest Energy Garden - 2015 APEGBC Environmental Award

SunMine - 2015 APEGBC Sustainability Award

DEERE Webinar

on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 17:42
Join us for our first DEERE Webinar, followed up with a social gathering at the Steel Toad Brew Pub!
Title: Bottling Electrons: Storing Energy on the Future Electric Grid
Grid connected energy storage systems are progressively being heralded as an integral part of the future electricity grid.

Nominations for two awards, due March 6

on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 09:11

APEGBC's Sustainability Award

From innovative processes that do more with less to adaptive measures to address an uncertain climate future, APEGBC engineers and geoscientists practice at the leading edge of sustainability.

APEGBC recognizes these leaders through the annual Sustainability Award as a means to celebrate and share the positive contributions to a sustainable future. The award is open to any project that has demonstrated a commitment to, and understanding of, the concept of sustainability and/or has applied one or more of the Sustainability Guidelines.

The Sustainability


October e-Newsletter

on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:06

On behalf of the Division of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, I would like to invite you to our upcoming tour of Powertech Labs on November 5th, as well as some other CPD seminars that may be of interest to you. Please see below for details.


Mehrzad Tabatabaian, PhD, P.Eng.
Faculty, Mech. Eng. Dept., School of Energy, BCIT

Tour of Powertech Labs

DateNovember 5, 2014Time1:30-4:30 pmLocation: Surrey, BC. Cost: $10. Credit: 3.0 PDH

Powertech Labs serves electrical power utilities, electrical, automotive equipment manufacturers, and oil and gas companies,

BC Companies vying to pitch at VERGE Accelerate

on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 14:15
Two Vancouver cleantech companies, VeloMetro Mobility and HydroRun Technologies, are vying to pitch at the VERGE Accelerate conference in San Francisco in October. Please vote for them (daily!) at 

Advanced Large-Scale Geothermal Heating/Cooling Seminar

on Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:38

Dear members of DEERE:

Please see below for information about a continuing professional development seminar that may be of interest to you.

Mehrzad Tabatabaian, PhD, P.Eng.

Advanced Large-Scale Geothermal Heating/Cooling Seminar

April 16, 2014 - Vancouver, BC

Advanced Large-Scale Geothermal Heating/Cooling Systems: Resource, Technology & Economy Seminar.

Call for Presenters - APEGBC Annual Conference

on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 18:46

Dear members of DEERE:

DEERE is currently seeking presenters for the professional development stream at the APEGBC Annual Conference in October 2014.

The theme for the 2014 conference is Global Innovation Begins at Home and will focus on how professionals in BC create solutions for global challenges. 

Presentations should be 1 hour and 15 minutes in length. Presentations of 35 minutes in length will also be considered. All presentations must include time for questions and answers.

If you would like to present your topic at the conference, please indicate your interest by e-mailing the

Harvest Energy Garden Tour

on Tue, 02/11/2014 - 12:46

Dear members of DEERE:

This is an invitation to an upcoming tour of Harvest Energy Garden scheduled for Thursday, February 13, 2014. Please see below for details and be sure to register online. We hope to see you there!


Seamus Frain, P.Eng.
On behalf of the DEERE Executive

DateThursday, February 13, 2014  Time2:00-3:30 pm

LocationHarvest Energy Garden, 7028 York Road, Richmond, BC

Credit: 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH)

Cost: FREE! (Online registration required).

Details: View pdf flyer

RegistrationCLICK HERE