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ThermalWise at BuildGreen Atlantic

ThermalWise will be exhibiting and presenting at BuildGreen Atlantic today. Jordan MacDonald has assembled a panel that will use project profiles to illustrate the challenges and opportunities associated with educating new builders and designers for the green building industry. Presenters will include Samuel Sajjad Rad from Memar Homes Inc., Eoin McPartland of Bermuda Engineering Co. and Will Marshall from NSCC’s Energy Sustainability Engineering Program.

Samuel is a recent graduate of the Nova Scotia Community College’s Construction Project Management Program. He was a research assistant for the NSCC’s Centre for the Built Environment. His company, Memar Homes, is building LEED-certified homes in the HRM. Samuel will speak about his experiences as a new green homebuilder.

Eoin is with Bermuda Engineering Co. and is the project coordinator of the Sustainable Cabin Project in North Granville, PE. The Sustainable Cabin Project is a unique partnership between Green Island Getaways, UPEI Engineering and Holland College. The project offers students the opportunity to design and build LEED for Homes certified cabins that will be used as vacation rental properties.

Will is a faculty member of the Energy Sustainability Engineering Program at the Nova Scotia Community College. He will present the NSCC’s Pilikan Initiative, which involves a suite of demonstration sites that promote healthy, sustainable residential building. Pilikan will involve, invite and welcome visitation, applied research and learning opportunities for the students, general public, community stakeholders, and industry members. Pilikan represents a new way of thinking about healthy, sustainable homes in a way that respects the environment by minimizing ongoing impact with consideration for how buildings evolve to meet users’ needs.