Building Systems

climate change

Summit emboldens climate change fight

Subnational jurisdictions from across the Western Hemisphere gathered at Toronto’s Royal York Hotel for The Climate Summit of the Americas.
International Year of Light

International Year of Light radiates potential

UNESCO has proclaimed 2015 the International Year of Light to shine a beacon on scientific achievements, reflect on possibilities and promote a spectrum of related economic and sustainable development objectives
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Mandatory energy audit for large U.K. firms

Large U.K. companies must comply with energy benchmarking and audit requirements by early December.
recall

SaskPower inspires recall of smart meters

SaskPower's experience sparks recall of smart meters in Ontario.
Calstone-stormwater

GTA site showcases stormwater management

About fifteen years ago, Jim Ecclestone found an old, 2000-gallon stainless steel water tank lying in a farmer’s field. The president and chief executive officer
Montreal-greenroof

Red tape stifles Quebec’s green roofs

In Montreal, Saint-Laurent borough Mayor Alan DeSousa has a seemingly straightforward goal: to promote green roofs on private sector developments. DeSousa, who received the 2014
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Hefty increases for LED lighting incentives

Updates to LED lighting incentives in Ontario make them more lucrative and easier to obtain.
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Benefits of building integrated photovoltaics

Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) is one of the most promising and elegant ways of producing on site electricity directly from the sun — silently, without environmental harm or pollution, and without depletion of resources.
retrofit

Case study: monitoring energy via smart meter

Lorina Keery of Colliers International explains how the company found savings by monitoring energy usage with smart meters in order to cut waste.
Air Quality

Improving indoor air quality

The HVAC industry is improving indoor air quality through facilities and buildings by combining new air purification technologies.
Glass Buildings

Creating high-performance curtain walls

Curtain walls performance can be increased by evaluating the system as a whole, rather than looking at the performance of each component.
Enwave Theatre

Integrated solar cells offer design-savvy solution

Building integrated photovoltaics offer a more flexible energy efficiency option than traditional solar panels.
WERS Built Green

Grey water technology flush with savings

Grey water recovery systems are starting to gain traction in commercial and multi-residential buildings because of their ...
REMI

Skylights a cost-effective way to save energy

Daylighting a commercial building with a well-designed skylight system is a cost-effective way to save on energy ...
scholarship

Five ways to reduce HVAC system costs

Through a combination of smart purchasing, maintenance programs and strategic planning, building managers ...
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Electronically tintable glass

Electronically tintable glass provides dynamic control over the amount of heat and light that is admitted to the building.
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Toronto a leader in green roof industry

Toronto’s leadership in the industry is due to the fact that green roofs are not only encouraged but mandatory.