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1 “Where to from here... And how? The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability Presentation at “Charting Sustainable Development in Canada Looking Forward – Looking Back” John Robinson IRES,UBC Oct 19, 2007

2 Global Urban Population Growth Source: UN (2005) for ; author thereafter

3 The Sustainable Development Imperative 10 challenges: Clean air Housing Clean water Jobs Energy Health care Land use Waste disposal Transportation Human Security

4 Need for Urban Infrastructure Global envir. services $ billion (GLOBE Fndn, 2003) per year (GLOBE Fndn, 2003) per year Dev’g countries ( ) $120 billion (World Bank, 2004) per year (World Bank, 2004) per year World ( ) $170 billion (World Bank, 2003) per year (World Bank, 2003) per year

5 Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability “ Accelerating Sustainability ”

6 The CIRS Opportunity Part 1 - building design and operations Part 2 - visualization, simulation and community engagement Part 3 - partnerships and strategies of regional implementation To make Canada a world leader in three interconnected fields of applied sustainability:

7 Living within our means All heating and cooling from the ground All water from the sky All waste treatment from the ground and sun All light (when it exists) from the sun Virtually all electricity from the sun Virtually all ventilation from the wind

8 Integrated and paperless design Sustainable mobility program Positive environmental impact GHG neutral Little mechanical ventilation/cooling Net energy producer* 100% daylighting 100% rainwater Zero liquid waste Zero Solid Waste Sustainable building materials Healthy air quality Supermonitoring; adaptive controls CIRS Sustainable Design Goals Continuous research: - technical - behavioural

9 The CIRS Building Concept Improving the Local and Global Environment

10 The CIRS Building Concept Improving the Human Environment

11 The CIRS Building Concept Cost-effective and Adaptive

12 The CIRS Building Concept

13 Science World Theatre

14 Immersion & Interaction Theatre Community Engagement

15 XantrexEnvision SGI NRC NRCan ICSC FCC DSF GVRD Vancouver BC Hydro Telus Dow Vancity Haworth Terasen Noram The Sustainability Mosaic

16 solarsimulation data mgmt Industrial ecology energy policy urban design fuel cells offsets standards codes DSM IT materials finance interiors utility biodiesel The Sustainability Mosaic

17 solarsimulation data mgmt industrial ecology energy policy urban design fuel cells offsets standards codes DSM IT materials finance interiors utility biodiesel The Sustainability Mosaic

18 solarsimulation data mgmt industrial ecology energy policy urban design FCC DSF standards codes biodiesel IT materials finance interiors utility DSM The Sustainability Mosaic

19 Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability “ Accelerating Sustainability ”


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