Quw'utsun' Cultural Centre in Duncan BC

Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre in Duncan was the setting for Watersheds 2014. (Photo: Jack Wong, REFBC)

Feb 03, 2014

Watersheds 2014: Moving Forward

From January 27th to 29th, 180 people from across Canada gathered at the Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre in Duncan for the forum, "Watersheds 2014: Towards Watershed Governance in British Columbia and Beyond".

Jan 31, 2014

Call for Nominations: 2014 Land Awards

The Real Estate Foundation is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2014 Land Awards. The submission deadline is midnight, June 2, 2014.

Jan 24, 2014

Open letter to Premier Clark on the Agricultural Land Reserve

This letter was sent to the Premier of British Columbia, the Honourable Christy Clark, and Minister of Agriculture, the Honourable Pat Pimm.

The front doors of Vancouver's Marine Building

The Real Estate Foundation office is located in the Marine Building, one of Vancouver's heritage buildings and an Art Deco treasure. (Photo: Celina Owen, REFBC)

Jan 23, 2014

Welcome Jim Rempel to the Real Estate Foundation Board of Governors

The Real Estate Foundation of BC is pleased to welcome Jim Rempel to the Board of Governors. Jim is one of two Ministry of Finance appointees and will share the responsibilities of the board with Kelly Lerigny (Chair), Scott Ullrich (Vice-Chair) and Gerry Martin.

Laneway house, Vancouver (Photo: Lanefab Design/Build)

This laneway house was a project of Vancouver's Lanefab Design/Build, the 2013 private sector Land Award winner. (Photo: Lanefab)

Dec 18, 2013

December Grants Approved

The Real Estate Foundation approved a total of 14 grants totalling $624,005 at the December meetings. Check out the funded projects here.

City of Revelstoke (Photo: Picture BC)

The City of Revelstoke received a grant to develop a food security strategy during this round of grants. (Photo: Picture BC)

Dec 10, 2013

Grants Up to $20,000 Approved - December

The Real Estate Foundation approved a total of eight grants totalling $126,813 from our Grant Requests Up to $20,000 stream in December. Read about the projects.

Solar panels on City of Colwood fire station (Photo: City of Colwood)
Nov 25, 2013

Working Together to Advance Green Building Policy

Pembina Institute's Green Building Leaders (GBL) Project brings together local and provincial government agencies with REALTORS®, developers, homeowners, utilities, and environmental organizations with interests in green building and energy use. The goal: to improve performance of new and existing buildings.

okanagan lake
Nov 08, 2013

Water Sustainability Act: Submission to the Province of BC

The Real Estate Foundation of BC has made a submission to the Provincial Government on the recently released Water Sustainability Act Legislative Proposal. We encourage you to join the conversation, and leave your feedback by November 15, 2013.

East Clayton neighbourhood, Surrey BC (Photo: Celina Owen)

Surrey's East Clayton neighbourhood was designed using "complete community" principles. For more on how this came about, visit UBC's Design Centre for Sustainability online. (Photo: Celina Owen, REFBC)

Nov 06, 2013

CEO Blog: Green Building Leaders in BC

Since 2009, our grants for Pembina's Green Building Leaders Project have helped bring together government bodies, non-profit organizations, utilities, real estate industry representatives and others to design and implement policies and programs that advance green building in BC.

Nov 05, 2013

September Grants Approved

The Real Estate Foundation approved a total of 15 grants at the September meetings, totalling $162,200.