Sustainability

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Canada’s Greenest Employers named for 2019

Winners of the 12th annual Canada’s Greenest Employers competition for 2019 include companies that create a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations.
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Smart building retrofits: What’s holding you back?

As building owners and facilities teams consider upgrading to smart building infrastructure, here are three broad scenarios that may be holding them back.
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Interest in floating solar projects on the rise

Chile’s innovative floating solar project on AngloAmerican’s tailings pond is expected to generate up to 153 MWh of electricity per year.
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ESG guides prominent global real estate players

ESG provides a framework to set priorities, steer action and monitor progress toward more resilient assets, with 93 per cent of respondents reporting that criteria linked to sustainability, supporting local communities and shunning corruption influence their investment decisions.
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CaGBC launches energy disclosure challenge

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is challenging property stakeholders to be more open about their energy, water, and carbon usage. On March 27, the
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Ontario reroutes CDM program delivery

Local distribution companies have been the prime drivers of the Conservation First Framework, tasked with collectively attaining 7 million megawatt-hours of energy savings in the 2015-2020 period.
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Tim Hortons’ new HQ champions sustainability

Inside Tim Hortons’ move to a new sustainable head office in downtown Toronto that embraces the company’s Canadiana roots.
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Climate change first responders speak out

Engineers and physicians underscore some of the most worrisome vulnerabilities they see, framed through the lens of their professional concerns and responsibilities for public health and safety.
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ASHRAE addresses natural resources at the House of Commons

ASHRAE President Sheila J. Hayter and President-elect Darryl K. Boyce testified before the Standing Committee on Natural Resources at the House of Commons of Canada on Nov. 20, 2018.
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Interest in zero carbon buildings on the rise

After one year of operation, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)’s Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Program has marked several milestones.
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Global green building activity continues to rise

Recent industry research shows green building in 19 countries is poised for strong, rapid growth over the next three years.
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GBCI Canada announces first Parksmart certifications

Oxford Properties’ Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s Parkade G achieved Parksmart certification at the Pioneer level and Yorkdale’s Parkade E achieved Parksmart Bronze.
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LEED v4.1 to focus on performance outcomes

LEED v4.1 O+M’s updates focus on performance outcomes, and not on prescriptive measures to improve performance.
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Bow Valley College wins AASHE sustainability award

Bow Valley College has been awarded a campus sustainability achievement award by The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). It's the only Canadian post-secondary institution to win the international award.
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CDM mandate survives Green Energy Repeal Act

Selected provisions enabling some of Ontario's key energy and water conservation programs will be transferred to the Electricity Act.
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Walmart addresses food waste in Canada

Food waste is a global issue with substantial repercussions in terms of both food security and the environment. Through the Food Waste Solution Search, the Walmart Foundation plans to fund proposals from eligible non-profit organizations working to reduce food waste in Canada.
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Ikea installs rooftop solar panels on Alberta stores

On track with its commitment to renewable energy, IKEA Canada announced over 5,000 solar panels are being installed on its stores in Edmonton and Calgary.