Sandra Fowler BID. LEED AP 1-250-477-5084
sandrafowlerpvartstudio@shaw.ca
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    I have always been very close to nature and spent my youth canoeing and camping in Lake of the Woods, and continue my love for the water by kayaking here on the West Coast. This deep respect for nature has strongly influenced my life path and is the reason for my growing interest in photovotalics. One of the key elements to Earth’s sustainability is to develop renewable sources of energy and to reduce our present use of fossil fuels. Photovoltaics, the process by which we can harness solar energy, is one such renewable resource. Through my visual work I would like to help develop photovoltaics, bringing the unusual into the daily mindset of designers, builders and consumers alike.

    I studied Interior Design from the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba where I was first introduced to solar power. I am delighted to now live on Vancouver Island where the influence of sustainable building practices are strongly encouraged. Attending lectures on environmental building practices I was introduced to the LEED building program. The Leaders in Energy and Environmental Design program is operated by the Canada Green Building Council, it is a system that has a set of standards that must be met in order for a building to qualify as “green”. In this way, the CaGBC helps to transform our building practices into sustainable buildings, a goal that will ultimately play a part in maintaining Earth’s sustainability.

    I am the first artist in Canada to hold the LEED AP status. This has equipped me to forge ahead into the area of Photovoltaics, integrating my visual art into architectural elements in structures and sculpture. I hope that in doing so, I will produce beautiful visual works of art that will not only enrich our lives but will be a renewable energy source.
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