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The Challenge Series was produced in seven “chapter” installments released on web and via email subscription from June, 2009 – January 2010. As chapters were released, interest continued to grow exponentially, with web hits from 115 countries and 70,000 page views recorded to date.

The following is a list of past and future events related to The Challenge Series. The effort to share the experience and knowledge developed during the building of Millennium Water, the Olympic Village continues to grow.

News + Events

June 8-10, 2010 — Presentation to Canada Green Building Council
Roger Bayley and The Challenge Series present at the Canada Green Building Council 3rd Annual National Conference in Vancouver, BC as part of a panel on The Olympic Village.
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June 4, 2010 — TCS at Shanghai Expo; Copies Produced in Mandarin
Roger Bayley and The Challenge Series to present as part of a Sustainable Design conference at the 2010 Shanghai Expo hosted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban and Rural Planning,

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A+A magazine and the Interior Design Institute of China; includes distribution of 3,000 copies of The Challenge Series printed in Mandarin by The Tianjin University Architectural Press (Tianjin, China).

April 21-22, 2010 — Presentation to Buildex Conference
Roger Bayley to present at Buildex Conference in Vancouver, BC:
Case Study: Charting a Sustainable Community – Millennium Water, The Southeast False Creek Olympic Village”. read more

April 21, 2010 — Presentation to Project Management Institute
Roger Bayley to present to the Project Management Institute, Vancouver Chapter, regarding lessons learned at Millennium Water. read more

April 9-12, 2010 — TCS in Tianjin
Roger Bayley and The Challenge Series to present at the International Center for Sustainable Cities (ICSC) Conference on Sustainable Planning and Green Building design funded by Environment Canada in Tianjin, China. read more

March 23, 2010 — Millennium Water wins 2010 Globe Award
Millennium Southeast False Creek Properties Ltd. wins the Award for Excellence in Urban Sustainability at the 2010 Globe Awards with a submission that was prepared by Roger Bayley Inc. and supported by The Challenge Series. read more

March 23-24, 2010 — TCS in Beijing
Roger Bayley and The Challenge Series to present at Green Buildings China Conference in Beijing, China. read more

March 2010 — TCS featured in Profile of Vancouver’s Olympic Village
The Challenge Series is featured in a profile on about the green roof elements present throughout Millennium Water at SEFC. read more

February 23, 2010 — TCS in Seoul
Roger Bayley and The Challenge Series in Seoul, Korea, to present on behalf of CMHC at International Conference on Sustainable Building Asia, “Achieving Net Zero Energy in Midrise Buildings,” amongst a series of seven lectures focused on Millennium Water and the development of Southeast False Creek. read more

February 10, 2010 — News Release: Update on The Challenge Series Activities
The Challenge Series News Release addressing the recognition of Sustainable Building objectives by the Canadian Green Building Council: Print copies of The Challenge Series available, Chinese opportunities announcement and LEED™ Certification for Millennium Water at SEFC.

February 5, 2010 — Award Magazine Covers Olympic Village and The Challenge Series
Award Magazine, The Magazine of Sustainable Architecture, Construction & Interior Design, publishes article about the construction of the Olympic Village and production of The Challenge Series. read more

February 5, 2010 — Print Edition Complete: Hard Copies Available
Printed Copies of The Challenge Series available. For more information or to order, contact

February 3, 2010 — News Release: On-line Book Proves “Explosion of Interest”
Introducing The Challenge Series, with interest from 99 countries around the world.
Download: Press Release: February 3, 2010

January 7, 2010 — BC Hydro Examines TCS, Olympic Village Sustainability
The Challenge Series is featured on by BC Hydro News in an article that examines energy efficient technology at the Olympic Village. read more

November 7, 2009 — Royal Visit to Millennium Water Site
Royal visit by Prince Charles and Lady Camilla to the Millennium Water site, followed by the Sustainable Building Festival at SFU.

October 27, 2009 — TCS Coverage in Dexigner Magazine
The Challenge Series is featured in the October issue of Dexigner Magazine Online. read more

Oct 21-23, 2009 — TCS in Rome
The Challenge Series used to highlight the achievements of Millennium Water and SEFC at the International Professional Conference: Cultural Preservation Through Architecture and Urban Planning in Rome, Italy.

Oct 21-23, 2009 — TCS in Moscow
Roger Bayley and The Challenge Series as invited speaker by CMHC at the International Festival Building: Urban Planning and Architecture – Without Politics and Populism in Moscow, Russia

October 20, 2009 — TCS Featured by DesignIntelligence Magazine
The Challenge Series and the accompanying Challenge Series video is featured in the online version of DesignIntelligence Magazine. read more

October 19, 2009 — Challenge Series Video Unveiled
A new video, The Challenge Series: Documenting Millennium Water, The Southeast False Creek Olympic Village, is launched on Youtube. The video helps promote the story, including clips from individuals involved in the project.

September 28, 2009 — Governor General Receives Copies of The Challenge Series
His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond visits Millennium Water construction site. His Excellency and his wife, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, receive copies of the first four chapters of the Challenge Series as part of the Art Matters Forum taking place September 2009 at Rideau Hall. read full story


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Download: Press Release: February 3, 2010

Download: The Challenge Series Media Package