Climate Change

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.
CSLA climate

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.
carbon pollution amnesty

Canadian Property Management

Feds foil carbon pollution amnesty efforts

Surcharges will apply to 22 different fuel types, but most consumer expenditure is expected to go to gasoline and natural gas price add-ons.
Solar Panels

REMI Network

Edmonton takes action on climate change

The City of Edmonton has launched the Corporate Climate Leaders Program, a new initiative for businesses concerned about climate change.
Canada's big three cities

Canadian Property Management

Canada’s big three cities affirm net zero goal

The mayors of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are among leaders of 19 major world cities aspiring for net zero carbon emissions across their urban building portfolios by 2050.
GHG reduction

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.
dismantling cap and trade

Canadian Property Management

Costs of dismantling cap and trade queried

Several prominent business leaders and professionals are expressing disappointment, and projecting billions of dollars in direct losses and forgone economic development.
energy retrofits and fuel switching

Canadian Property Management

Quebec urges energy retrofits and fuel switching

Conservation is the top priority in Quebec's recently unveiled plan to reduce province-wide energy consumption, boost low-carbon supply and embrace electricity storage and smart grid applications.
insurance industry

REMI Network

Insurance industry unprepared for extreme weather

As historic flooding devastates communities in NB and BC, new research reveals the insurance industry hasn’t considered climate change in their practices.
landscape accreditation

REMI Network

Carbon market funding to upgrade Ontario schools

Ontario is investing in energy upgrades at college and university campuses across the province.
climate change

Canadian Property Management

Slow progress to achieve B.C. climate change goals

A report by the Real Estate Foundation of BC finds little progress has been made towards climate change goals as set out in the BC Climate Action Charter.
stranded asset potential

Canadian Property Management

Climate risk raises stranded asset potential

Worldwide escalating tallies of damage from storms and drought-related phenomena are indisputably capturing the commercial real estate industry's attention.
HFC prohibition

REMI Network

U.S. court ruling sidetracks HFC prohibition

Efforts to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons in cooling, refrigeration and foam blowing have encountered a legal setback in the United States.
resilience

REMI Network

City of Toronto appoints first chief resilience officer

Toronto has appointed Elliott Cappell as its first chief resilience officer.
green bond

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canada’s annual green bond issues could top $50-bil

Canada’s capacity for green bond issues will be at minimum $56.3 billion in fiscal 2017/18, according to a recent report by Corporate Knights.
climate data

Construction Business

Climate data to be revamped for future codes

Historical climate data is losing relevance in Canada's model national building, energy, fire and plumbing codes as severe storms, drought and intense heat waves become more frequent.
waste audit

REMI Network

Ontario steps up efforts to divert more waste from landfill

Ontario is working to create a zero-waste future with the launch of a strategy that will divert more waste from landfills, create jobs and help