Energy Management

COVID-19 repercussions driving up global adjustment costs for commercial electricity customers

Canadian Property Management

COVID-19 incubates global adjustment 2021-22

For Class A consumers, cost-saving potential will be diminished even if they successfully curtail demand during the five peak hours since those peaks are expected to be lower than usual.
energy management paybacks

CondoBusiness

Time-of-use pricing respite adds nominal costs

Temporary suspension of Ontario’s time-of-use pricing scheme equates to a 3 per cent sliver of the projected provincial expenditure to underwrite electricity costs in 2020-21.
Alberta introduces COVID-19 related deferral of utility bills

CondoBusiness

Utility bills deferred for distressed Albertans

The Alberta government has proffered up to $223 million, or about two-thirds of projected late payments, to stabilize utilities' cash flow and enable the deferrals.
fossil-fuel-fired generators tumble offline during global COVID-19 outbreak

REMI Network

Fossil-fuel-fired generators tumble offline

Renewable energy advocates see opportunities to accelerate 2019 trends, when, for the first time ever, low-carbon options surpassed coal as a source of electricity.
Ontario to offset electricity costs with fixed rate for global adjustment in April, May and June

Canadian Property Management

Ontario to temporarily offset electricity costs

Commercial and industrial electricity customers will pay the differential above 11.5 cents per kilowatt-hour in added monthly increments beginning in January 2021.
Ontario electricity prices hold steady despite dropping demand

Canadian Property Management

Ontario electricity prices flout sliding demand

Despite a steep drop in province-wide energy consumption due to COVID-19 triggered business shutdowns, many building owners/managers expect a more modest flow-through dip in operating costs.
Ontario adopts flat electricity rate for 45 days

CondoBusiness

Ontario adopts flat electricity rate

With the government's request for people to stay home as much as possible, many residential customers had been racking up inescapable higher costs of consuming electricity during the daytime hours.
energy demand load shifts to residential sector

Canadian Property Management

Energy demand load shifts to residential base

The energy demand load has shifted in sync with much of Ontario’s workforce from commercial to home offices, prompting calls for suspension of time-of-use pricing during the current COVID-19 related upheaval
More rigorous energy performance standards for windows and doors proposed

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Windows and doors in the net-zero frame

A wider selection of high-performance windows and doors is expected to hit the market as Canada's National Energy Code continues to push the envelope toward net-zero-energy-ready development.
Nine Canadian municipalities piloted the Smart Energy Communities Benchmark

Canadian Property Management

Indicators map way for smart energy communities

Five indicators gauge local capacity to plan and manage energy systems, and five others measure tangible outcomes in land use, energy networks, water and waste services, transportation and the building stock
renewable energy consumption

REMI Network

Renewable energy consumption lags 2020 targets

Germany, the UK, Sweden and Spain all draw on renewable sources for more than 10 per cent of consumption. From there, the prominence of renewable supply declines significantly.
CCA Awards of excellence

Design Quarterly

Prize to celebrate elegant energy efficiency

Any building that has attained Passive House, Low Energy or EnerPHit for existing building retrofit certification is eligible for the international architecture competition.
campus sustainability

REMI Network

Canadian universities rank high for sustainability

Canadian universities are celebrating their recent standings in the 2019 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, which measure campus sustainability.
Ontario benchmarking

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Smaller buildings spared Ontario benchmarking

Owners of smaller commercial and multi-residential buildings in Ontario will still be welcome to voluntarily share energy and water consumption data, but a looming deadline for mandatory disclosure has been withdrawn.
environmental approvals

CondoBusiness

Friendlier CHP environmental approvals welcome

It's still unclear how the process of securing environmental approvals for combined heat and power systems will be streamlined, but the Ontario government's recent pledge has been greeted enthusiastically in the buildings sector.
energy efficiency programs

Canadian Property Management

Alberta won’t rescue energy efficiency programs

The move concludes the process begun five months ago when the newly elected United Conservative Party government repealed the carbon tax and eliminated the funding source for the incentives.
energy-saving achievements

Canadian Property Management

Cresting a year of energy-saving achievements

Commercial real estate industry trailblazers (CREST) were recognized, as participants in Toronto's race2reduce continue to pursue a target to collectively reduce energy consumption by 10 per cent compared to 2017 usage.