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Event to host largest ever education program

December 20, 2017 by Kerry Turner

The 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference takes place January 20-24 at the Palmer House Chicago with the co-sponsored AHR Expo being held January 22-24 at McCormick Place. The AHR Expo seminar program features over 120 sessions, including over 70 free one-

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Contractors must sign up to make GreenOn list

December 19, 2017

Rebates to complete low-carbon, energy-efficient renovations are now available to Ontario homeowners through the Green Ontario Fund, a non-profit provincial agency funded by the province’s cap on pollution and carbon market program. The incentive program covers insulation, ground and air

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Valeco inaugurates its first cogeneration plant in Canada

November 26, 2017

The Biomont Energie cogeneration plant is located near the limits of the Frederick-Back Park, inside the Saint-Michel Environmental Complex in Montreal, QC. This site is well suited for the recovery of biomethane gas emanating from a former landfill that was

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Initiative underway to accelerate retrofit economy

November 19, 2017

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), and the Advanced Energy Centre at MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) announced recently that they are working together to bring the Investor Confidence (ICP) Project and its Investor Ready Energy

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Vancouver Convention Centre first to achieve Leed v4 Existing Building Platinum

November 18, 2017

The Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) has earned LEED v4 Existing Building Platinum, becoming the first double LEED Platinum convention centre in the world, and the first v4 Platinum Existing Building project to certify in Canada. Consisting of two uniquely designed

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Advancements help commercial bathrooms go greener

October 22, 2017 by David Scelsi

Economic challenges. Droughts. Green initiatives. Laws and standards. It is hard to pinpoint one single reason water has risen to the forefront of the sustainability conversation in the past few years. But one thing is certain, as demand for greener

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NRCan survey offers glimpse of energy efficiency awareness and gaps in industry

October 13, 2017

Survey findings about the awareness of energy efficiency in industry are now available in the newly published report, Industry and Buildings Energy Efficiency Awareness, Gaps and Brand Recognition. The survey, conducted by Leger in early 2017, presents the results of

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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