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Rheem and QBD Cooling Systems win ENERGY STAR awards

September 9, 2017

Rheem and QBD Cooling Systems Inc. have both won awards from ENERGY STAR Canada. QBD was named the 2017 ENERGY STAR Manufacturer of the Year for Commercial Products. The company’s noteworthy 2016 accomplishments include developing a line of coolers based

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LEAPing ahead in sustainability

August 31, 2017 by Michael Power

The Coquitlam Centre’s new heat recovery chiller (HRC) system wins HOOPP’s LEAP award, helps cut GHG emissions by 35 per cent. Sustainability has transformed from a “nice-to-have” aspect for businesses to a core component of operations for many organizations, both

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How to improve commercial building design

August 30, 2017 by Judy Peters

Though not a new concept, the intentional practice of calculating in detail how a building will use energy is a critical, yet often overlooked, step in building development. At its core, energy modeling is the practice of using software to

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Distribution efficiency: An often overlooked benefit of hydronics

August 24, 2017 by Kerry Turner

During the 35+ years that I have been involved in the North American hydronics industry there have been significant improvements in the thermal efficiency of hydronic heat sources. The 1960s vintage ranch house that I grew up in is a

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Passive House eclipses BC Building Code in Ice Box Challenge

August 21, 2017

After 18 days in the sun, the Passive House structure retains 639 kg of ice compared with the BC code-built house which retained 407-kg. Launched on July 27, Vancouver residents and visitors were invited to learn about the Passive House Standard—the energy-efficient

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Alberta the latest province to offer solar panel installation rebates

August 11, 2017

Net Metering programs and rebates for solar PV array installations are now available in almost every province in Canada. Albertans are the latest to have their day in the sun. The province joined the cross-country movement when it recently announced

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Three HVAC/R companies to receive BLOOM grants

July 31, 2017

BLOOM has announced that grant funding has been approved to support the completion of seven clean technology demonstration projects. The projects are diverse and represent key sectors of Ontario’s economy. The funding for the projects is being provided by the

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Google, Dandelion Geothermal, and the Thermal Energy IoT

July 18, 2017

This focused write up is based on an article originally published on LinkedIn about the recent spin-off of “Dandelion“ from X, the innovation engine of Alphabet (parent of Google). Reprinted with permission. BY JAY EGG Validation comes in many different ways. Presently,

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Regina-based developer brings first Built Green community to Saskatchewan

July 10, 2017

The Autumn Ridge Estates subdivision north of Regina, SK, has launched the sale of 42 lots, with the provision that the homes built in the community be certified through Built Green Canada. When it is completed it will be the

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Manitoba racks up 100 LEED certified projects

July 7, 2017

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the CaGBC Manitoba Chapter have announced that Manitoba has reached its 100th LEED certified project. Totaling 601,753 sq. m. of space, these 100 LEED certifications represent Manitoba’s greenest and most sustainable buildings, with