Michael Lithgow

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.
high-GWP anesthetic gases

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Little oversight of high-GWP anesthetic gases

Anesthetics commonly used in medical, dental and veterinary surgery have global warming potential ranging from 130 to 2,540 times greater than carbon dioxide, but are largely overlooked when greenhouse gas emissions are officially tallied.
York Region

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Simple, economical options for energy savings

Conservation and demand management (CDM) specialists frequently use the term “low-hanging fruit” in reference to low-cost or no-cost sources of energy savings. Michael Lithgow, P.Eng.,
REMI

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Energy benchmarking program has its challenges

What are the challenges of establishing a straightforward, consistent energy intensity target in the building sector? Michael Lithgow, manager of corporate energy services at the Regional Municipality of York, weighs in.