Conservation

Global adjustment status quo

Canadian Property Management

Global adjustment status quo foreseen into 2020

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.
energy efficiency leaders

Canadian Property Management

Energy efficiency leaders enrich New Brunswick

Award recipients include early adopters of energy and water-saving technology, long-time conservation advocates and service providers steering clients to electricity and cost savings.
energy efficiency tax credits

REMI Network

U.S. energy efficiency tax credits in flux

Three commonly claimed incentives for homeowners, builders, and commercial and multifamily landlords technically expired in the U.S. tax code on December 31, 2017, but were given a short-term reprieve for the 2018 tax year.
unpaid building code advisors

Canadian Property Management

Ontario spurns unpaid building code advisors

The 2019 Ontario budget lists the Building Code Conservation Advisory Council among 10 provincial agencies deemed to be unnecessary or imprudent expenditures.
Toronto race2reduce

Canadian Property Management

Sponsor loss cramps Toronto race2reduce

After inspiring replica competitions in cities across Canada, the second run of the Toronto race2reduce has hit a roadblock.
CDM program delivery

Canadian Property Management

Ontario reroutes CDM program delivery

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.
energy efficiency spending

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Jobs foreseen from energy efficiency spending

The 2019 federal budget allocates $950 million to underwrite retrofits and energy-efficient new development in the municipal, not-for-profit, private homeownership and affordable housing sectors.
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.
deep energy retrofit

Canadian Property Management

Deep energy retrofit a winner for Olympic Park

An overhaul of the aging thermal plant combined with other system and equipment upgrades delivered a 31 per cent cut in energy use and a 57 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Green Energy Repeal Act

Canadian Property Management

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.
bureaucrats embrace conservation

Canadian Property Management

Love helps bureaucrats embrace conservation

New guidance on the design, implementation and evaluation of energy efficiency policies and programs is an an effort to better inform current and future policy makers.
James Bay communities

Canadian Property Management

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.
Energy efficiency messaging

Canadian Property Management

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.
retrofit financing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Toronto may extend reach of retrofit financing

Toronto Council is considering opening up a loan fund for energy upgrades to a larger pool of borrowers, including private sector landlords, condo corporations, health care and educational facilities.
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.
retrofit incentives

Canadian Property Management

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.
energy use disparity

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Energy use disparity seen in housing tenures

Analysis of nearly 133,000 households across the United States reinforces intuitive assumptions about who is most likely to invest in energy-efficient appliances.