Programs & Incentives

low-impact community

Industry sees promise in low-impact communities

Industry proponents of sustainability are looking beyond buildings and thinking on a larger scale with low-impact communities.
workplace transformation

Inside CBRE’s latest workplace transformation

CBRE's Toronto West team was the first of three GTA offices to move into new digs as the firm completes a cross-country workplace transformation program.
biophilic design

What biophilic design does for workspaces

From green roofs and living walls there is an increasing need for biophilic design in buildings in relation to wellbeing, according to recent studies support this notion.
BRE Innovation Park

BRE Innovation Park to accelerate sustainability

The BRE Innovation Park in Ontario will become a platform for the Canadian construction industry to demonstrate solutions to achieve low carbon buildings.
Waste-Free Ontario Act

Designing for better waste management

A building's design influences the operational efficiency waste collection programs, the cost of servicing the programs and diversion rates.
WELL Building Standard

WELL Building Standard poised to accelerate

Further refinement of the WELL Building Standard is expected as a plethora of studies point to the growing concern for health and wellness.
cap-and-trade

Ontario releases cap-and-trade program details

On November 16, 2015, Ontario’s MOECC posted details about Ontario’s proposed greenhouse gas cap-and-trade system to the Environmental Registry.
net zero

Net zero project is building industry milestone

A net zero energy home in Guelph, Ontario, the first of 25 to be completed as part of a national project, aims to position NZE in the mainstream public.
Climate adaptation

Climate adaptation priority in trilateral efforts

North America leaders endorsed a new five-year CEC plan for better environmental management decisions. Climate change adaptation is one focus area.
Green City

Climate change spurs business opportunity

Tucked into the back of the Metro Convention Centre at Toronto’s Green Living Show on March 27, 2015, a group of scientists, politicians and entrepreneurs

Ontario ramps up electricity savings target

Ontario has largely achieved its electricity conservation target for 2011-2014, but the savings goal for 2015-2020 is even more ambitious.
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National Waste Benchmarking Study released

The Recycling Council of Ontario’s first commercial, industrial and institutional waste performance benchmarking study has been released, revealing an immediate need for industry-wide improvement, with
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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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Next steps in sustainable soil management

Since the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) introduced a web-based soil-matching service last year, responding to the need for sustainable dig and
ASHRAE

Inventive ways to cultivate green tenants

Although many tenants find value in creating sustainable office environments, over time, green behaviour can slip if property managers don’t foster this culture. However, according
night highway

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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Holcim names North American winners for 2014

The idea of sustainable construction as more than environmental preservation, but also as social progress and economic growth, was evident in many of the winning