Energy Management

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.
Energy efficiency Alberta

Canadian Property Management

Energy Efficiency Alberta receives federal funding

The Canadian government has announced a $1.8 million investment in Energy Efficiency Alberta to support energy management.
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.
hydro system costs

Canadian Property Management

B.C. affirms uneven split of hydro system costs

It's estimated that equitable apportionment could push residential rates 2.2 per cent higher than the proposed 1.8 per cent increase for fiscal year 2020, while commercial rates would drop and industrial rates remain the same.
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.
unit sub-metering providers

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Unit sub-metering providers dodge OEB oversight

In practice, the Ontario Energy Board has never exercised its authority to set electricity rates for sub-metered residential units because it has been finalizing a methodology for carrying out the new responsibility, which came into force in the spring of 2018.
carbon zero

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Interest in zero carbon buildings on the rise

After one year of operation, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)’s Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Program has marked several milestones.
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.
stop collecting carbon tax

Canadian Property Management

Ontario utilities to stop collecting carbon tax

The Ontario Energy Board must provide direction before the levy can be removed from natural gas bills.
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.
cogeneration

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Carleton University to get co-generation plant

Carleton University expects to fire up a new co-generation plant at its Ottawa-based campus next spring as part of its sophomore energy master plan.