There is a definite interest in green building in the East Kootenay, as evidenced by the attendance and participation in the 2012 Green Building Conference at the Kimberley Conference and Athlete Training Centre.
Conference organizer Erna Jensen-Shill says it went very well, with good attendance, great speakers and networking.
"It went really well. And the one surprising thing I kept hearing was, there is nothing else like this. Maybe in Vancouver, but in mainland BC and Alberta, the Kimberley conference stands out. We had Calgary and Edmonton folks saying there is nothing like it. They were all so darned excited."
What's inspiring people, Jensen-Shill says is the opportunity to have engineers, designers, planners, builders and home owners all under one roof.
"They are asking questions, bending people's ears over a beer, seeing products in the showcases. There is just an awesome energy."
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