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Academy of Housing

Academy of Housing


The GVHBA Academy of Housing develops topical workshops year-round to address members' training needs. From customer service to future trends, the workshops presented by the Academy of Housing keep members up-to-date with the latest information on business and technology.

Click here to be taken to our Calendar of Events page, which lists all upcoming education and training sessions.

Click here to see information regarding CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist)

Links to Other Educational Resources

  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Homeowner Protection Office: Listing of education & training resources including Build Smart for residential construction in BC.
  • Earthwise Society: Food Gardens for a Small Planet workshop (in partnership with Kwantlen ISH).  Audience: landscape professionals and building trade professionals (may be of interest to consumers). Format: eight two-hour sessions. Fees: $240 for eight workshops.  Beginning with an overview of food security issues, the workshop series will suggest strategies for dealing with pro-actively with the problem and the role for building trades in creating infrastructure to support home food production. The course will explore the meaning of sustainable food production, organic growing fundamentals, climate specific considerations, design solutions and the role of green technologies for water and energy in landscape design. The emphasis will be on exploring the possibilities for limited space food gardens in association with green building design. For more information, contact Patricia Fleming at Earthwise Society at 604-946-9828 or click here to e-mail.
  • Lighthouse Sustainable Building Centre: Sustainable Building Advisor Program The Sustainable Building Advisor Program is designed for working professionals who want intensive and wide ranging instruction on green building practices. Students attend one two-day (Friday Saturday) session per month for 9 months. Local experts in their field teach the latest in sustainable design, construction and operation techniques with an emphasis on both practical applications and underlying theories.

If you know of a workshop that you would like to have available please contact us.


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