Ontario draws on the legacy of more than a dozen years of programming, while Energy Efficiency Alberta has had little time to capture public or capital planners' attention.
With the largest share of relatively inexpensive lighting upgrades completed, finding additional energy savings gets more complicated and costly. However, significant paybacks are projected from the increase in upfront program costs.
The current formula for allocating global adjustment costs is generally thought to be locked in for at least another year. Changes in the conservation and demand management regime are unfolding more rapidly.
The 2019 Ontario budget lists the Building Code Conservation Advisory Council among 10 provincial agencies deemed to be unnecessary or imprudent expenditures.
The BOMA BC Building Tune-Up Program is geared towards Class B and C buildings that are older than five years, a market segment with significant opportunities for energy savings.
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.
According to CaGBC public energy disclosure is in its "infancy" in Canada.
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.
A new report by Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) provides an action plan to close zero carbon skills gap in Ontario's construction industry.
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.
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.
After one year of operation, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)’s Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Program has marked several milestones.
Recent industry research shows green building in 19 countries is poised for strong, rapid growth over the next three years.
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.
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 O+M’s updates focus on performance outcomes, and not on prescriptive measures to improve performance.
Selected provisions enabling some of Ontario's key energy and water conservation programs will be transferred to the Electricity Act.