Conservation Measures

Passive House

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A first Passive House retrofit in Halifax

Once complete, it will serve as an inspiration for others pursuing deep retrofits of existing buildings, an endeavour that offers the most hope for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Halifax.
CRE fosters all-in approach to decarbonization

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CRE fosters all-in approach to decarbonization

Daunting net zero targets in the buildings sector are spurring an all-in approach to decarbonization that assigns roles to finance, engineering, management and operational teams.
Building electrification projects impart lessons

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Building electrification projects impart lessons

The business case for electrification works best when retrofits are synced with the end-of-life of existing mechanical equipment and/or asset repositioning plans
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New standards for sustainable material use

A new set of standards defines minimum sustainability criteria for high-volume materials used in architecture and interior projects.
Centennial

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Reconciling through design at Centennial College

A look at the recently completed $112-million expansion project at Centennial College built on Indigenous values.
Global energy appetite eats up efficiency gains

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Global energy appetite eats up efficiency gains

The global buildings sector made some headway in curbing its energy appetite and output of greenhouse gas emissions last year, but is still off-pace to achieve the International Energy Agency's targets.
Canada to pursue energy efficiency improvements

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Canada to pursue energy efficiency improvements

Canada has joined 44 other national governments, worldwide, in endorsing the International Energy Agency's push for a 4 per cent annual reduction in energy intensity by 2030
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Archival preservation facility is a net-zero first

Library and Archives Canada’s new preservation storage facility opened as the first net-zero carbon archival centre in the Americas,
Ontario offers bonus incentives on retrofits

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Ontario offers bonus incentives for retrofits

Bonus incentives for energy efficiency upgrades will be available to select commercial and multifamily landlords and condominium corporations in Ontario during the second and third quarters of 2023.
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Sustainability in the city

As people all over the world strive to lower their carbon footprints and move closer towards an eco-friendly life, the City of Waterloo is a
Ontario awaits patchy debut of discount power

CondoBusiness

Ontario awaits patchy debut of discount power

Most condominium corporations and rental housing landlords will need to make capital investments in energy storage to realize the benefits of Ontario's ultra-low overnight electricity rate.
Meaford

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A supermarket becomes Meaford’s new library

The adaptive re-use project relocates Meaford Public Library from an inaccessible three-storey building to a one-storey facility.
CDM program hiccups logged in Ontario review

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CDM program hiccups logged in Ontario review

The COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain disruptions are frequently cited, but not the only reasons for uneven uptake of Ontario’s energy retrofit and performance incentives over the past two years.
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CondoBusiness

Electric ride-sharing is the newest condo amenity

Residents of a freshly built mid-rise in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto have a fleet of electric vehicles waiting for them to use, whether that’s for a trip around town, a weekend getaway to the cottage or visiting family out-of-province.
Grande Prairie

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Designing for patient dignity in Grande Prairie 

Inside the 681,000-square-foot facility, people are able to experience the landscape and natural light, even throughout Alberta’s harsh weather extremes.
Ontario boosts energy efficiency spending

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Ontario boosts energy efficiency spending

The Ontario government has pledged $342 million in additional energy efficiency spending to be rolled out between the spring of 2023 and the end of 2024.
Energy sector workforce evolves and expands

Construction Business

Energy sector workforce evolves and expands

Energy efficiency is projected to create more jobs and assume a larger share of energy sector economic activity in step with a heightened focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.