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ASHRAE releases guide for energy-efficient building design

August 13, 2018

ASHRAE has published a resource for building professionals designing efficient and grid-responsive buildings. Titled “Building Our New Energy Future,” the guide aligns with ASHRAE’s 2018-19 society theme of the same name. The resource was developed in collaboration with the American

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Honeywell Home spinoff company, Resideo, to be operational end of year

August 9, 2018

Honeywell has announced that Resideo will be the name of its new company, created through a spin-off of its Home and ADI Global Distribution businesses. The spin-off is expected to be complete by the end of the year. Products from

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Amal Clooney to kick off 2018 Greenbuild Conference and Expo

August 1, 2018

Human rights lawyer and humanitarian Amal Clooney will deliver opening keynote remarks at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. The expo will be held at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL from November 14 to 16, 2018. This

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Federal, provincial governments contribute $53.5M for Efficiency Nova Scotia

July 25, 2018

Efficiency Nova Scotia will receive $53.5 million in funding from federal and provincial governments over the next four years. Distributors, contractors, consulting engineers and other energy efficiency trade professionals must complete an online application to be listed in the Efficiency

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ASHRAE president focused on energy efficiency, innovative technologies for 2018-19

July 23, 2018

Sheila Hayter kicked off her term as ASHRAE president for 2018-19 at the association’s annual conference, held at the George R. Brown Convention Centre in Houston, TX from June 23-27. Hayter’s theme for the upcoming year, “Building Our New Energy

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Passive House Canada heads to Vancouver for 2018 conference

July 10, 2018

The Passive House Canada conference returns to the Vancouver convention centre November 7 to 8, 2018 with the theme “Partnering for Transformation.” Passive House Canada is collaborating with the UN Economic Commission for Europe Committee (UNECE) on Forests and the

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Morguard awarded for energy-efficient buildings by Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

July 5, 2018

Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, or HOOPP, awarded Morguard Investments Limited for its sustainable properties in Vancouver, BC and Calgary, AB. Morguard was presented the Energy Saver: Performance Award for reduction in energy consumption at Robson Central in Vancouver, BC.

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Vancouver to construct fire hall to Passive House standards

July 4, 2018

The City of Vancouver will replace its aging fire hall No. 17 with a newly constructed building designed to Passive House Standards. Along with a small group of projects, the hall is part of the Canada Green Building Council Zero

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Energy efficient construction incentives offered through new NB Power program

June 29, 2018

NB Power has launched the New Home Energy Savings Program, which offers homeowners up to $10,000 in incentives for energy efficient construction. Through the program, the builder or homebuyer will receive energy efficient building plan recommendations. The program is performance-based,

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BOMA launches challenge to improve energy efficiency of Quebec buildings

June 22, 2018

BOMA Quebec has launched the Building Energy Challenge, which aims to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions of Quebec’s commercial, institutional and multi-residential buildings. The challenge, which will take place over four years, is geared towards building owners, managers and

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Armstrong partners with industry leaders to launch global “2 in 22” GHG initiative

June 20, 2018

Armstrong Fluid Technology announced at its Global Energy Summit in Toronto that the company is committed to reducing GHG among its installed customer base by two million tons by the year 2022. When making the announcement on June 19, Armstrong’s

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Honeywell, Carleton release energy plan for university’s campuses

June 19, 2018

Ottawa’s Carleton University has released its latest sustainability plan. The plan, jointly developed with Honeywell, aims to reduce energy and water consumption across the university’s campuses. The 2018-2021 Energy Master Plan is focused on facility conditions, energy utilization and sustainability

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Ryerson receives funding to prototype cloud-based switching system for residential HVAC

June 19, 2018

Ryerson University engineering students will design and prototype a cloud-based smart dual fuel switching system (SDFSS) for residential hybrid HVAC systems. The university received a grant for the project from ASHRAE as part of the organization’s 2018 Undergraduate Program Equipment

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Quebec tables draft regulation to modify energy-efficient appliance requirements

June 18, 2018

The Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources has tabled a draft regulation to modify existing regulation on the energy efficiency of electrical or hydrocarbon-fuelled appliances. Minister Pierre Moreau stated in the draft that the regulation is intended to harmonize

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Kohler WasteLab looks to repurpose industrial waste into new products

June 15, 2018

Kohler WasteLab associates shared their latest work to repurpose industrial waste materials during a Facebook Live panel. The team’s first project uses pottery cull, iron slag, leftover glazes and enamel powder to create ceramic tiles, which Kohler expects to begin

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CaGBC awards Mohawk College with Canada’s second Zero Carbon Building Design certification

June 15, 2018

Mohawk College in Hamilton, ON has earned Canada’s second Zero Carbon Building Design certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). The college was awarded the certification for its planned Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation. The first to receive

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CIPH awards Toronto brewery for water conservation

May 15, 2018

Toronto, ON-based brewery Steam Whistle has been awarded the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) National Water Wise Award, which recognizes a commitment to water conservation and purification. Steam Whistle recently launched a program to conserve water through the

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Waterloo office building earns Canada’s first zero carbon certification

May 11, 2018

The Cora Group has earned Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building Design certification for evolv1, a commercial multi-tenant office building in Waterloo, ON. Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) presented the certification, which required the building to: model a zero carbon balance

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NRCan focuses on space heating and cold climate heat pump adoption

May 2, 2018

Amendments to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations will roll out across product categories starting in 2019 as part of the Pan-Canadian Framework. Debbie Scharf, director of NRCan’s equipment division, led a two-part talk on the framework at a recent HRAI manufacturers

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Geothermal heat pump technology rebates offered by NB Power

May 1, 2018

NB Power has included geothermal heat pump technology among a range of energy efficiency and renewable energy incentives. The news was welcomed by the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC), an industry association for renewable heat pump technology. “This type of program

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Online rebates and home improvement incentives announced for Alberta

April 30, 2018

Energy Efficiency Alberta has announced new incentives and rebates as part of its energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Instant Savings are now available on easy-to-install energy-efficient products at retailers across the province, including programmable and smart thermostats. A $75

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Enbridge hosts webinars on new energy rebate program

April 17, 2018

Enbridge Gas will host a webinar on April 18, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. on its Home Energy Conservation Program. The final webinar is one of five held by Enbridge to share new additions to the program. According to the company,

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Some Ontario building owners must report water use by July 2018

April 5, 2018

Ontario building owners may need to benchmark energy and water use annually. Commercial, industrial and multi-unit residential buildings 250,000 square feet or larger are required to submit a report using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. The first deadline to submit is

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GBCI launches Canadian operations to drive adoption of green buildings

March 13, 2018

A joint venture between Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) hopes to increase uptake of green buildings in Canada – the second largest market for LEED outside the U.S. GBCI Canada will offer new tools

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Kohler purchases wind power from U.S. farm as part of Net Zero strategy

March 13, 2018

Kohler has entered a 15-year agreement to purchase 100 megawatts of wind power per year from the Diamond Vista wind farm located near Salina, KS. The electricity will be equal to Kohler’s total U.S. and Canadian annual demand. Renewable energy

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Winners of EnerQuality Housing Innovation Awards Announced

March 6, 2018

Leading companies in sustainable housing are recognized for contributions and advancements in Ontario’s Green Building category. Ontario’s best Green Builders were celebrated February 22, 2018 at the EnerQuality Awards Gala (EQ Awards). Held at the Universal Eventspace in Vaughan, ON,

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Schneider Electric funds development of Ryerson smart buildings lab

March 6, 2018

Schneider Electric Canada will donate $1 million in kind to design and build a smart buildings laboratory at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON. The Smart Building Analytics Living Laboratory will be the first of its kind in Canada, intended to

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Uponor backs jointly-owned smart water technology company

March 5, 2018

Uponor has invested US$10 million in Phyn, a joint venture between Uponor and U.S.-based electronics manufacturer Belkin International. Uponor has made a total investment of US$25 million in the company. This second round of funding elevates Uponor to 50 per

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ASHRAE releases energy design guide for school buildings

February 18, 2018

A new publication aims to improve energy savings at K-12 school buildings, titled Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings – Achieving Zero Energy. “This comprehensive guide was developed by a team of zero energy experts that bring building

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Alberta releases variance on EnerGuide Rating System

February 9, 2018

The Alberta government has released a building code variance related to the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) EnerGuide Rating System (ERS) for new homes. Due to similarities between ERS version 15 and the 2014 Alberta Building Code Subsection 9.36.5 – energy