Conservation

Long Term Energy Plan

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Long Term Energy Plan reframes CDM incentive

Ontario's newly released provincial Long Term Energy Plan, now updated to replace the 2013 version, rescinds favoured status for combined heat and power systems that rely on fossil fuels.
Global Adjustment costs

Canadian Property Management

Class B Global Adjustment costs up for review

The newly released 2017 update to Ontario's Long Term Energy Plan hints at future relief for commercial electricity customers currently carrying a disproportionate share of Global Adjustment costs.
energy savings

Canadian Property Management

Toronto buildings on track to energy savings

Toronto's commercial buildings have once again been designated as a course to energy savings in a new iteration of the conservation challenge, race2reduce.
Ontario peak electricity price

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario peak electricity price fails to shock

Ontario's recent electricity price adjustments have narrowed the gap between the on-peak and off-peak rates, while stretching the mid-peak to on-peak range a little farther apart.
energy conservation programs

Canadian Property Management

Alberta rolls out energy conservation programs

Commercial business operators and broader public sector entities such as health care facilities, schools, universities and colleges can claim for partial refunds of applicable purchases made since March 24 of this year.
Class B and C commercial buildings

Canadian Property Management

Class B and C commercial buildings eyed for CDM

Conservation keeners and stragglers are both vital if Ontario is to meet the ambitious target to cut 7 million megawatt-hours from province-wide electricity consumption before 2021.
commercial electricity customers

Canadian Property Management

Commercial electricity customers mull decision

Newly expanded eligibility for Ontario's Industrial Conservation Initiative could be even more punitive for smaller customers on the losing side of cost redistribution.
retrofit loan fund

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Toronto seeks borrowers for retrofit loan fund

Multi-residential landlords can borrow project capital and repay it over a period of up to 20 years through a special charge added to their property tax bills.
iceland arena

Canadian Facility Management & Design

City of Mississauga slashes electricity use at rink

The City of Mississauga has slashed the electricity use of the ice-making equipment at its Iceland Arena during winter and shoulder season operations.
electricity cost cuts

Canadian Property Management

Ontario offers unequal electricity cost cuts

An expanded perk for the industrial sector is expected to shift a greater share of Global Adjustment costs onto commercial customers, particularly those with monthly electricity loads less than 1 megawatt.
suite metering

CondoBusiness

Suite Metering for Water – Facts, Benefits & Solutions

Water sub-metering is fast becoming a method of choice among Canada's industry stakeholders who wish to reduce their property's impact on the environment.
maintenance

Canadian Property Management

Ontario attempts electricity rate relief

Shifts in the allocation of Ontario's Global Adjustment will benefit some electricity customers and further burden others, but proactive commercial real estate owners/managers are poised to be among the winners.
epc program

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario readying CDM incentives for portfolios

Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator was instructed to consult with local distribution companies to develop a pay-for-performance program that could be ready for launch in the fall of 2016.
boilers

Canadian Property Management

Summer Planning Tips for Chillers and Boilers

The retrofit process for boilers should start long before out-of-date or insufficient systems start to fail.
Germany flags

Canadian Property Management

Germany tops energy efficiency scorecard

No country is a candidate for the Dean's list, but Germany tops the rankings of 23 countries that account for three quarters of world energy consumption with a score of 73.5 out of 100. The average score is 51, although eliminating Saudi Arabia's exceptionally low performance would push it up to 53.
LED Lights

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Promoting rebates makes waves in the Maritimes

Electricity customers in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are gaining guidance from award-winning public education and advocacy efforts.

Canadian Property Management

Toronto Housing conservation strategies lauded

Canada's largest social housing provider, with a portfolio of nearly 60,000 units in 2,100 buildings, was among 16 organizations honoured at last night's 2016 Energy Star Canada Awards ceremony in Winnipeg.