Programs & Incentives
In a changing world where “zero carbon” is the ultimate goal in building design, can retrofits alone make Canada’s aging apartment stock sustainable?
Ontario's newly released provincial Long Term Energy Plan, now updated to replace the 2013 version, rescinds favoured status for combined heat and power systems that rely on fossil fuels.
Many building owners today are familiar with electricity sub-metering and its proven energy and cost savings, but few understand the technology and the savings that can be incurred from water sub-metering.
Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator was instructed to consult with local distribution companies to develop a pay-for-performance program that could be ready for launch in the fall of 2016.
Several seasons of wear and tear can impact the efficiency of a condominium’s in-ground irrigation system. How maintenance can help lower water bills.
Cogeneration in Canada is no longer just for hospitals and industrial facilities—multi-residential property owners are beginning to take note of this energy savings technology, too.
Affordability is a concern for many Canadians, but low-income rental households face the greatest set of challenges. With the federal election fast approaching, party leaders have been busy unveiling plans to tackle what is being dubbed an “affordable housing crisis.”
Ontario has largely achieved its electricity conservation target for 2011-2014, but the savings goal for 2015-2020 is even more ambitious.
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
The new Toronto 2030 District program aims to meet the energy and emission reduction targets that are outlined in Architecture 2030.
Toronto's residential and commercial building may soon track their energy efficiency, as the city looks at mandatory energy use reporting.
According to the CaGBC, there are now more than 1,000 LEED certified buildings in Canada – and that number is only ...
Delays in the rollout of many of the OPA's CDM programs have now necessitated a one-year extension to what was ...
The newest version of the LEED rating system is set to push the envelope in transforming the market to achieve improved environmental outcomes.
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.
The USGBC has introduced an ergonomics pilot credit that promotes the creation of spaces and buildings that support occupant health and performance and have lower operational costs.
The Building Energy Quotient program introduces a scoring system and database that will allow participants to compare their building’s performance ...