Net-zero

Community buildings targeted for retrofits

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Community buildings targeted for retrofit funds

Two distinct, but complementary new federal programs promise funds for community buildings. Both are focused on meeting GHG reduction targets and are aligned with a pledge to invest $15 billion to address climate change and boost the green economy.
geothermal

CondoBusiness

Digging into the coming geothermal boom

While the relevance of geothermal has been percolating for years, the buzz is that more developers are starting to pay attention.
carbon neutrality

Design Quarterly

Stantec commits to carbon neutrality and net zero

Stantec pledges to carbon neutrality by 2022 as a first step in achieving net-zero operations by 2030 across its entire global footprint.
permacity

Design Quarterly

Permacity: the next generation buildings

A2M shared their vision for the future of architecture – a concept called the permacity – at the Buildex architecture keynote in Vancouver.
retail plaza

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Canada invests in deep energy retrofits at Edmonton residence

The Government of Canada announced it is investing $2.5 million towards clean energy upgrades at 59 Sundance Housing Co-operative in Edmonton.
benchmarking

CondoBusiness

Canada funds first net-zero multi-res building in London

The Government of Canada is investing $3.9 million toward the construction of Canada’s first net-zero, mixed-use, multi-unit residential building in London.
building code

Canadian Property Management

Keeping up with the Building Code

As Canada moves to adopt a “net-zero energy ready” model by 2030, changes to the National Building Code will hold new property constructions and retrofits to more stringent energy usage guidelines.
Cleanbc

Construction Business

B.C. releases CleanBC to achieve climate targets

The Government of British Columbia has released its CleanBC, developed as a pathway to achieve the province’s legislated climate targets.
green loan

Design Quarterly

Competition for most energy-efficient design ideas

Designers, builders and developers are being challenged to make energy-efficient buildings more affordable for British Columbians.
Canada's big three cities

Canadian Property Management

Canada’s big three cities affirm net zero goal

The mayors of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are among leaders of 19 major world cities aspiring for net zero carbon emissions across their urban building portfolios by 2050.
zero carbon zcb

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Moving toward a zero carbon economy

In a changing world where “zero carbon” is the ultimate goal in building design, can retrofits alone make Canada’s aging apartment stock sustainable?
pace retrofits

Design Quarterly

Is Passive House a panacea for the environment?

Interest in the Passive House standard has increased significantly in the last two to three years throughout North America and especially in Western Canada.
Allied offers $600 million in debentures, in line with its green financing framework

Design Quarterly

B.C. steps towards net zero

Net zero has long been used to describe the highest performing buildings – an objective in the building industry to reduce its environmental footprint.
fire hall

REMI Network

CaGBC launches Zero Carbon Building Standard

To help meet Canada’s climate change commitments, the Canada Green Building Council has launched the country’s first Zero Carbon Building Standard.
Subhi Alsayed

CondoBusiness

Mattamy Homes hires new VP of sustainable development

Mattamy Homes has hired industry leader Subhi Alsayed in the new role of vice president, sustainable development at the company.
Del Ridge

CondoBusiness

Del Ridge plants trees to offset new condo project

Del Ridge Homes and Forests Ontario have teamed up to plant over 140,000 trees to offset the energy and carbon footprint created by the new
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REMI Network

Canada’s largest net-zero housing demo ends

Canadian home builders gathered in Ottawa to celebrate their involvement in the country’s largest net-zero energy housing demonstration project.