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At Eco-Integration we believe that sustainability is
about meeting the needs of society today and ensuring our children the
same opportunity. It is the continuation and enhancement of life.
At Eco-Integration, we work with people to balance the
sustainability triangle in the built environment. We will work with you
to balance the three points of the triangle; economics, people and our
planet in the design of your buildings.
Sustainable building design connects us to nature rather than separating
us from it. By designing holistically we can find synergies that optimize
energy and water use, lower operating costs, and provide healthier places
to live and work.
The benefits are cost effective buildings, a healthier environment indoors
and out, and happier people.
Diana Klein P. Eng., LEED BD+C & Homes, CSBA
Sustainable Design Consultant
Diana is a consultant and founder of Eco-Integration.
She has over 25 years experience in the building industry as a structural
engineer and sustainable consultant. She will bring to your building design
her extensive project management experience and an ability to help you
and your team embrace new ideas and attitudes.
She came to Canada from the UK in 1988 bringing a strong background in
both integrated design and sustainable practices. She worked as a structural
engineer with Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. (RJC), a structural and building
envelope engineering company for nearly 20 years. During this time her
role evolved to becoming RJC’s sustainability specialist and researcher.
Diana was the project engineer on the CK Choi Building at UBC (designed
1993). This project was a leader to embrace a holistic approach to sustainable
design. She is respected in the building industry for the expertise and
inspiration she brings to innovative sustainable design. Diana is dedicated
to life-long learning and committed to the concept that sustainable building
design will become the ‘norm’ for building design because
it economically, socially and environmentally makes sense.
For the 2004/2006 term she was a board member of the Cascadia Chapter
of the US and Canadian Green Building Council (the first dual citizen
chapter). She is a past member of the executive for the Cascadia
Chapter locally in Vancouver and part of the Outreach Committee.
The BC Green Building Code is a provincial government initiative to address
issues around the contribution of buildings to climate change and energy
use. Diana was a member of the APEGBC BC Green Building Code Task Force. This task force was represented at the Green Building Industry Advisory Committee presenting APEGBC’s feedback to Government. The BC Green Building Code was launched early 2008.
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