Energy Management

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.
multi-res landlords

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Toronto redeploys funds to multi-res landlords

Unused funds originally earmarked for energy retrofits in single-family housing will be transferred to a more popular program for the multi-residential sector.
time-of-use electricity rates

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Time-of-use electricity rates spark debate

The Ontario NDP's proposed plan would focus efforts to manage peak demand more narrowly on the Industrial Conservation Initiative and voluntary residential programs enabled through smart grid technology.
peak demand report cards

Canadian Property Management

Peak demand report cards imminent in Ontario

It's the the end of a rookie season for many larger commercial electricity customers participating in Ontario's Industrial Conservation Initiative.
conservation costs

Canadian Property Management

Ontario candidates overstate conservation costs

The upfront costs of Ontario's electricity conservation programs are lower than some candidates for provincial office are alleging.
energy-efficient appliances

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Sask resumes PST on energy-efficient appliances

Saskatchewan landlords and developers face a six per cent increase in the price of energy-efficient appliances since the provincial government resumed collecting sales tax on previously exempt products.
cogeneration

CondoBusiness

GTA-based condo building demos cogeneration

One GTA-based condo building won’t face the dilemma of when to switch over its HVAC system from heating to cooling this spring thanks to cogeneration.
LED incentives

CondoBusiness

LED incentives still relevant in U.S. market

Halogen and incandescent bulbs still garner strong sales for residential purposes, while LEDs are gaining market share through displacement of compact fluorescent lamps.
Greener buildings

Canadian Property Management

End of era results released for BOMA BEST v2

Slightly more than 52 per cent of participating buildings achieved a score of a least 70 per cent for a silver or higher certification.
energy retrofit loans

Canadian Property Management

Quebec foresees return on energy retrofit loans

The Quebec government and the labour-sponsored investment fund, Fondaction, will each contribute $15 million in seed capital to underwrite energy efficiency improvements in commercial buildings.
HVAC

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Scale build-up weighs on HVAC efficiency

Scale build-up can weigh on HVAC efficiency, making preventative maintenance important to controlling energy costs and preventing premature failure.
small tax perk for businesses

Canadian Property Management

Small tax perk for businesses extended to 2025

Claimants gain five more years of accelerated deductions on the capital cost of qualifying renewable energy systems and energy conserving equipment.
thermal energy

REMI Network

The Well to anchor thermal energy system expansion

The Well will anchor the expansion of Enwave’s deep lake water cooling and hot water distribution networks with the installation of a below-grade thermal energy storage facility.
energy reporting

CondoBusiness

Condos look for energy reporting loopholes

Some condo boards in Ontario are looking for loopholes to a coming energy reporting requirement, but there are none for large buildings captured by the regulation.
energy audit

CondoBusiness

Finding more savings through energy audits

Energy experts can help condo corporations identify more complex savings opportunities through an energy audit.
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

REMI Network

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager updates to affect LEED projects

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager updates will change the performance of buildings under the LEED Canada EB:O&M 2009 rating system.