Green Products & Technologies

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Energy-efficient glass in the “battle for the wall”

Since the introduction of legislation, like the Ontario Building Code’s SB-10 supplementary standard for large buildings and the B.C. Clean Energy Act, what once was
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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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Pool resurfacing system making a splash

Owning and maintaining an apartment pool in Canada can be extremely costly due to damage caused by our climate and the harsh mix of chemicals needed to make the water safe for swimmers. Overtime, pool resurfacing is a reality all property managers and owners must face.
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Green roof benefits for buildings

Green roof benefits include better air quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved storm water management and economic advantages.
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Accommodating electric vehicles in condos

Installing electric vehicle-charging stations during construction is straightforward, but retrofitting existing properties can be a challenge.
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Electric cars have developers charged up

As electric vehicles become more popular, the building industry is starting to look at how it can accommodate ...
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Capitalizing on solar’s gain

The process of adding solar panels to a building's roof or adjacent land can be made much simpler and less expensive than what is probably thought.
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Solar solutions

Waste heat recovery is an exciting renewable energy technology. Waste heat recovery units add to the efficiency of building energy needs ...
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LED lighting retrofit

To get the greatest value out of a LED lighting retrofit, ask about a manufacturer’s product testing, quality control and sustainability practices.
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Green from the outside-in

There has been an incredible explosion of products and services available to those looking to create environmentally advanced buildings. Here is an update on innovative green products for the building exterior.
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Building automation can save energy

Energy efficiency in highrise multi-residential buildings can be achieved through a variety of retrofits. However, one method that is often overlooked is ...
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Saying goodbye to T12 fluorescents

Since the first Canadian energy efficiency regulation that phased out a handful of inefficient general service fluorescent lamps (GSFL) was introduced in 1995, there has been steady progress in the availability of more efficient lighting solutions ...