Climate Change

fungal growth

REMI Network

Fungal growth degrading buildings: study

Microorganisms growing inside aging buildings and infrastructure are more than just a health issue, according to new research.
climate legislation

Construction Business

B.C. introduces climate transparency legislation

The B.C. government has introduced first-of-its-kind climate legislation in North America, setting out legal accountability requirements to achieve targets.
Climate risk profilers

Canadian Property Management

Climate risk profilers wrangle fragmented data

A widening scope of resources can be tapped to build increasingly sophisticated risk profiles, but sustainability practitioners note that data is often fragmented and difficult to obtain.
architecture day

Design Quarterly

Housing theme for World Architecture Day

On World Architecture Day, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is calling on architects to lead in the fight against climate change
Cogswell Tower

Canadian Property Management

Cogswell Tower wins Carbon Crusader Award

The award will be presented at BOMA Nova Scotia’s Market Update Lunch, taking place on October 24, 2019, in Halifax.
climate action

Canadian Property Management

Energy efficiency primed for climate action

Few signatories to the Paris Agreement have specifically listed energy efficiency targets in required national plans for meeting their commitments so Three Percent Club founders see plenty of room to capture untapped emissions reductions.
Canadian health care

Canadian Property Management

Canadian health care delivers climate champions

More than 190 health care organizations collectively represent 17,500 hospitals and related facilities in 28 countries that have signed on to the global effort to improve the sector's resiliency and reduce its environmental footprint.
carbon pricing reappears

Canadian Property Management

Carbon pricing reappears on Ontario gas bills

Carbon pricing has been reinstated on Ontario's natural gas bills 10 months after utilities were instructed to remove the levy that the provincial government has been seeking to quash.
breakthrough energy fund

Canadian Property Management

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.
central banks

REMI Network

Central banks offer climate risk guidance

The Bank of Canada is one of the newest members of the Network for Greening the Financial System, which has released global recommendations on climate-related risk assessment, monitoring and data sharing.
obesity and climate change

REMI Network

Urban form linked to obesity and climate change

Efficient public transportation and design-based catalysts for physical activity can help curb greenhouse gas emissions related to personal automobile use.
climate action spending

Construction Business

Historic climate action spending appears modest

The promised $679 million amounts to $189 million of actual spending in 2019-20 since most of the investment is to be rolled out over a three-year period.
climate action fund

Canadian Facility Management & Design

CaGBC receives support from Climate Action Fund

The Government of Canada is providing up to $496,333 in funding to the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) through the Climate Action Fund.
carbon

Design Quarterly

Associations endorse integrated climate action

An integrated approach is needed for emissions reduction and adaptation to climate change practices, according to a Simon Fraser University (SFU) report.
climate change first responders

Canadian Property Management

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.
flood

CondoBusiness

Flood recovery in four steps

There are four basic steps that those responsible for a property need to take to help manage disasters such as floods.
landscape charter LACF

Design Quarterly

CSLA ratifies commitment to climate adaptation

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) ratifies commitment to climate adaption through IFLA's historic Global Accord.