Industry News


NEMA publishes new lighting standard

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published a new standard for communicating key characteristics in regards to fluorescent light replacements and retrofit LED lamps.

Fairmont Royal York unveils new look for 90th anniversary

This June, Toronto Mayor John Tory joined hotel leadership and staff to cut the ribbon on a newly renovated lobby and several added features.
OPG Moving Corporate Headquarters to Clarington (CNW Group/Ontario Power Generation Inc.)

OPG moving headquarters to Clarington, Ontario

Ontario Power Generation is planning to bid farewell to its downtown Toronto base and centralize all of its offices on a new facility within the Durham municipality.

Design revealed for ASHRAE’s new HQ

ASHRAE will move to the new headquarters in October 2020.
Daniel Pearl awarded lifetime achievement by Thomas Mueller.

CaGBC honours green building leaders

The awards recognize individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding industry leadership and who have made significant contributions to the CaGBC’s mission and goals in advancing green building in Canada.

Canada invests $4.1M in The Arbour

The $134-million project is the first project funded through the Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) program.

How to make buildings truly “smart”

We all hear a lot about smart buildings, but when you look at the data, it seems that most buildings are as dull-witted as ever.
breakthrough energy fund

Buildings in mix for breakthrough energy fund

Clean energy developers may secure up to $3 million or 50 per cent of project costs for the advancement of manufacturing, electricity, transportation or buildings related innovations with the potential to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Rick Hansen Foundation launches “Everyone Everywhere” campaign, expands facility certification

Everyone Everywhere campaign to improve accessibility for Canadians of all abilities whenever they work, live, and play.

Spotlighting BTB REIT’s Montreal HQ

How BTB REIT used exterior LED lighting to align its Montreal office's night-time image with its daytime charm.
construction union certification

NS rules out automatic unionization on weekends

A new regulation under the provincial Trade Union Act responds to an unique aspect of the construction sector's dealings with the Nova Scotia Labour Board.

NRC reveals ENERGY STAR Canada award winners

NRCan honours 20 Canadian organizations for excellence in energy efficiency.

Canada shines during 2019 International Day of Light

Global event brings awareness to light and light-based technologies and their role across all facets of life.

New Brunswick issues RFP for iconic Centennial Building

The Government of New Brunswick has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for Fredericton's Centennial Building with the intent to ink a new chapter for the historic facility.
energy efficiency leaders

Energy efficiency leaders enrich New Brunswick

Award recipients include early adopters of energy and water-saving technology, long-time conservation advocates and service providers steering clients to electricity and cost savings.
Surrey playground jumpstart

New accessible playground will be Surrey’s largest

A universally accessible playground in Unwin Park in the City of Surrey is set to start construction this summer. It will be the largest in the city.

Mizrahi unveils plans for Andaz Toronto

The luxury hotel is set to make its Toronto debut in 2022.