GHG reduction

reserve funds

CondoBusiness

Reserve funds ignore climate target impacts

We should be asking our reserve fund planners to look at the Paris accord target dates and compare the end-of-life replacement of our gas-burning appliances against the target dates.
heat pumps

Construction Business

HRAI report: heat pumps save money and lower GHGs

Heat pumps can provide significant cost savings in the effort to decarbonize Canada’s building sector, according to a report by HRAI.
Retrofit proponents must contribute 20 per cent equity capital to tap into the Canada Infrastructure Bank's fund for commercial buildings

Canadian Property Management

Retrofit funds tied to equity capital prereq

Retrofit proponents unable to contribute at least $6.25 million in equity capital will have to look to third-party interveners in order to tap into the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s $2-billion fund for commercial buildings.
low-carbon

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Can purchases help reverse global warming?

When considering products with recycled content, pay attention to the types of recycled materials that are in them.
energy demand load

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

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A smart business case for GHG reduction

Smart buildings offer the best hope to reduce carbon effectively, reduce energy costs and provide good return on investment.