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Green Machine (Most Influential 20 in 2008)
It could be said that Wilma Leung of WISA Healthy Homes is the David Suzuki of home building. Trained as a civil engineer, Wilma has over the years become the province's leading expert in high-performance construction. Instantly recognizable with her cheery smile and boundless energy, she has been a tireless advocate for energy-efficient and sustainable home building. As one of BC's leading R2000 builders, Wilma has been an avid supporter of R2000 - the designation for truly high-performance homes. Not only does she build green, she believes in it. She volunteers her time generously, participating on all sorts of green building committees and working groups. As a board member of the Light House Sustainable Building Centre, she has been instrumental in guiding the growth of BC's green building resource centre. As we shift to increased green building into the mainstream, Wilma will be the go-to person for all information green. Read More
Making Things Happen (Most Influential 20 in 2010)
Adjectives like sustainable, compassionate and thoughtful are used when describing the work of Wilma Leung, president of WISA Healthy Homes. She also brings passion and determination to the conception, design and construction of residential properties in B.C. And people pay attention. She makes herself visible at municipal meetings, a catalyst for new strategies in residential development, such as affordable seniors living.Leung, former chair of the Western Canada Group of Chartered Engineers, has noted: “I’m very interested in seeing better integration in our communities, especially in terms of keeping elders in communities.” One of her most recent successful contributions to city policy was her recommendation to raise basements. “[It was] to reduce risks of flooding, to save energy in pumping, to make basements more livable,” says Leung, whose design-build contracting company uses the R2000 standard as the minimum standard for all its work. Read More
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