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Sep 27, 2012

Kelowna Chamber Resolution Accepted at Canadian Chamber AGM

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Kelowna Chamber Resolution Accepted at Canadian Chamber AGM

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September 27, 2012

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce was successful in introducing, and approving a resolution at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM in Hamilton Ontario last week.

The resolution focused on the government being in a position to ensure all federal buildings, both through construction and maintenance, are managed in a cost effective manner that maximizes sustainability and minimizes negative environmental burdens.

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce put forth the following recommendations:

1. When building new structures, renovating or adding on to existing buildings, the government require solutions using recognized evaluation tools, such as LEED certification.

2. Take steps to amend the Nation Building Code to include measurement criteria for assessing the sustainable and environmental impact of building materials including the adoption/identification of appropriate life cycle assessment tool(s) that fulfills federal government objectives.

3. Meet competitive and sustainable funding formulas for federal building set by the federal government.

"It’s exciting to see the process and to see the resolution the Kelowna Chamber introduced be accepted on the national level. This is how things are changed in government and we are part of it," says Caroline Grover, CEO of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce.

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