Sustainability

earth

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.
low-carbon vanguard

Real estate primed for low-carbon vanguard

Canada's Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance suggests there is more untapped opportunity than coordinated action in a market grappling with emerging imperatives for climate-related financial disclosure and integrating ESG measures.
energy-efficient

New app helps users with energy benchmarking

A free app for members of the design and construction community in Ontario called the energyCompass.design tool – Compass for short – officially launched Nov. 7, 2018.
LEED v4.1

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.
Green Energy Repeal Act

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.
cogeneration

Carleton University to get co-generation plant

Carleton University expects to fire up a new co-generation plant at its Ottawa-based campus next spring as part of its sophomore energy master plan.
James Bay communities

James Bay communities develop local expertise

Energy conservation initiatives are cutting costs and supporting skills development that make health care operations more self-reliant in five James Bay communities.
new energy future

21st century grid heralds a new energy future

Data will be the golden key in the new energy future, and any company with an interest in data is already thinking about this energy future.
Bank of Canada

Bank of Canada HQ gets energy-saving revamp

An invisible second skin was a core component of the energy-saving, heritage-sensitive intervention at the Bank of Canada complex.
well-being

Amenities key to promoting occupant well-being

Health and wellness-promoting amenities are no longer just nice-to-have perks in sustainable office buildings — increasingly, employees are demanding them.
Energy efficiency messaging

Energy efficiency messaging reset in Ontario

Energy efficiency advocates are working to enlist broader support and leverage existing influential backers at a time when government commitment is becoming more uneven across North American jurisdictions.
GHG reduction

A smart business case for GHG reduction

Smart buildings offer the best hope to reduce carbon effectively, reduce energy costs and provide good return on investment.
solar panels

Mississauga tests the waters with solar panels

The City of Mississauga is testing the waters with solar panels as a supplemental heat source for its busiest — and highest utility-consuming — outdoor pool this summer.
climate risk

Climate risk serves up shocks and stressors

Measures to avoid or minimize flood damage and prepare for long-term power outages now rank among the most cost-effective design decisions and capital investments that building owners/managers can make.
retrofit incentives

Alberta retracts promised retrofit incentives

Despite information posted on the Energy Efficiency Alberta website for more than a month, commercial customers do not qualify for the new incentives announced in May 2018.
innovation

Building the Toronto of tomorrow

Toronto has long been a city open to innovation and change, whether it be culturally or technologically. It’s no surprise then that the city was chosen to take part in the Urban Pilot Program, or UPPlift, which aims to bridge the gap between emergent smart technologies and property managers to enhance a city’s liveability.
peak demand report cards

Peak demand report cards imminent in Ontario

It's the the end of a rookie season for many larger commercial electricity customers participating in Ontario's Industrial Conservation Initiative.