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Efficiency Canada campaign aims to put spotlight on ‘invisible’ energy efficiency sector

June 17, 2019

Efficiency Canada has launched a campaign showcasing the growth of the country’s energy efficiency sector. More than 436,000 people across six sectors are employed in the industry, accounting for 51,000 businesses generating $82.6 billion in operating revenues, according to the

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Feds award $2.6 billion contract to upgrade heating, cooling plants in Ottawa

June 10, 2019

A consortium has been selected to modernize the aging district energy system used to heat and cool more than 80 structures in the city

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Feds commit $1.45 billion through carbon tax proceeds for businesses making energy-efficient upgrades

May 31, 2019

Proceeds from the fuel charge imposed on Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan will unlock rebates and incentives. Still, for some, the incentive falls short

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NRCan funding to aid in ISO Energy Management Systems Standard implementation

May 30, 2019

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is providing financial assistance to help industrial, commercial and institutional facilities implement the ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Standard. The funding covers up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs, up to a maximum of

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Canadian municipalities receive $9.7M in funding for green projects

May 24, 2019

The federal government and Federation of Canadian Municipalities have committed $9.7 million to fund green projects in communities across the country. Infrastructure minister François-Philippe Champagne made the announcement May 16 alongside Vicki-May Hamm, president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

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Montreal to phase out oil heating over next decade, earmarks $4M to replace systems in municipal buildings by 2021

May 17, 2019

The city’s plan to phase out the century-old energy source is part of a long-term project to hit ambitious zero-carbon goals

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British Columbia bolsters rebates for energy-efficient home, business renovations

May 16, 2019

The expansion of incentives includes an added $1,000 for those making the switch to high-efficiency electric heat pumps

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2019 ENERGY STAR Canada Participant Award winners named

May 15, 2019

The winners of the 2019 ENERGY STAR Canada Participant Awards were announced today. The ENERGY STAR Canada Participant Awards — now in its 16th year — recognize organizations that have demonstrated excellence in promoting the most energy-efficient products and new

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Symposium addresses the transition to a low carbon economy

May 2, 2019

Industry partners met on April 23 to address the issue at the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute symposium

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Efficiency Manitoba officially in operation

April 24, 2019

Manitoba’s newly minted Crown Corporation has officially launched. Efficiency Manitoba, focused on energy efficiency and conservation, replaces Manitoba Hydro’s Power Smart brand, which had a 30-year run in the province. The province appointed Colleen Kuruluk, previously the manager of Power

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‘Innovation mindset’: Adoption of latest technologies key to contractor growth at MCAC Conference

April 17, 2019

As the construction industry grapples with complex projects and tight timelines, a massive worker shortage and some of the lowest productivity gains over the last few decades, the largely entrenched ways of doing business are undergoing a fundamental shift. At

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Premier pledges $40M for low-carbon programs in NL

March 18, 2019

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball has committed $40 million for “low carbon economy programs” in the province. As part of the funding, the provincial government is funneling $10.25 million into the Climate Change Challenge Program, which will offer grants

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Honeywell strikes $3.1M contract to upgrade Northern Ontario hospitals

March 15, 2019

MICs Group of Health Services, a Northern Ontario hospital owner-operator has signed a 10-year, $3.1 million contract with Honeywell to upgrade its facilities. A range of energy and infrastructure upgrades will be implemented across MICs three sites: Bingham Memorial Hospital

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HRAI to tackle low-carbon economy challenges at symposium

March 1, 2019

The challenges and opportunities presented by Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy is the focus of an upcoming Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) symposium. Designed for HVAC/R industry stakeholders, the symposium will include a series of presentations and

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Feds award $53.6M contract to upgrade mechanical systems at coast guard college

February 27, 2019

The Canadian Coast Guard College is about to undergo a major facelift. Ottawa awarded a $53.6 million contract to Sydney, NS-based Joneljim Concrete Construction (1994) Limited to replace the school’s mechanical and sprinkler systems. The work includes the installation of

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Students test the limits of sustainable construction with a tiny net-zero energy and water house

February 26, 2019 by Jillian Morgan

The Northern Nomad claims a mere 220 square feet of Carleton University campus in Ottawa, ON. An emblem of sustainable construction, this tiny house is big on efficiency. Built by a group of students to withstand the northern climate, the

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Low-carbon building skills cap costing Ontario billions: report

February 5, 2019

The skills to build green are in high demand. In a newly-released report, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) unveiled a proposed plan to “close the low-carbon building skills gap” in Ontario–where the council estimates the gap represents $24.3 billion

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ENERGY STAR 2019 applications due by March 1, 2019

January 30, 2019

Submissions are now open for the 2019 ENERGY STAR Canada Awards. The awards recognize ENERGY STAR participants throughout the country that have “demonstrated excellence” in the promotion of energy-efficient products. The awards also recognize new homes. Eligible organizations must have

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Nova Scotia to offer incentives for high-performance home construction

January 28, 2019

Efficiency Nova Scotia has launched a pilot program aimed at increasing the number of new high-performance homes constructed in the province. The High Performance Home Plan Pilot will offer a $1000 incentive paid to eligible participants who complete an Initial

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ASHRAE invests $15.7M to construct net-zero headquarters

January 22, 2019

ASHRAE will pony up $15.7 million to construct its new world headquarters in Atlanta, GA to net-zero standards. The society hopes to reduce energy consumption in the existing building to a level below 22 kBtu per square feet per year,

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BOMA sustainability award goes to Gatineau, QC preservation centre

January 21, 2019

The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Preservation Centre in Gatineau, QC received the 2018 Outstanding Building of the Year award at a recent ceremony hosted by BOMA Canada. Awarded first place in the national BOMA Best – Gold “Corporate Facility”

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Mining for heat: Quebec startup unveils novel technology

December 13, 2018

It isn’t cheap to grow strawberries in Quebec. The bitter temperatures common in one of the country’s coldest provinces put pressure on energy-guzzling greenhouses for more than eight months in a year. For two growers in Neuville, QC, cyrptocurrency mining

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Net-zero waterfront community proposed for site of decommissioned coal plant

December 12, 2018

Just off the shore of Lake Ontario, demolition machines chip away at the extensive concrete foundations that once rested beneath a massive coal-fired power plant. The arduous work is part of an ambitious plan by a consortium of developers to

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Calgary, AB environmental group awarded by CIPH

December 3, 2018

A Calgary, AB-based environmental charity is the latest to earn a National Water Wise Award from the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH). Green Calgary champions environmental leadership in homes, workplaces, schools and communities in the city. CIPH awarded

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Built Green Canada, Green Builder Coalition release water rating program

November 30, 2018

A new water-rating program is coming to Canada. Built Green Canada has partnered with the Green Builder Coalition to launch the Water Efficiency Rating Score (WERS), which it said will be “Canadianized in the coming months” WERS uses a scoring

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ASHRAE president, president-elect address federal natural resources committee

November 21, 2018

Sheila Hayter, ASHRAE president, and Darryl Boyce, president-elect, testified before the Standing Committee on Natural Resources at the House of Commons of Canada November 20, 2018. Hayter and Boyce provided testimony focused on the technical tools, standards and guidelines ASHRAE

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Retrofitting Robson Central

November 16, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

A Vancouver heritage building is overhauled with efficient heating and cooling systems and new technology

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U.S. manufacturer approves low GWP for Honeywell refrigerant

November 16, 2018

Michigan-based Tecumseh Products Company has approved Honeywell’s Solstice N40 refrigerant with a lower global warming potential following “extensive testing.” The refrigerant was approved for use in the reciprocating compressors used in Tecumseh’s global commercial refrigerant systems. Solstice N40 aims to

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Engineering firm awarded 2018 ENERGY STAR certification for Quebec headquarters

November 14, 2018

The Quebec City headquarters of engineering firm Ambioner has received the 2018 ENERGY STAR certification with a score of 93. Strategies used to achieve high energy performance for the 11,000 square foot building–constructed in 2014–include: solar wall, heat pump, natural

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Funding available for energy efficiency projects

November 6, 2018

NRCan provides financial assistance to support energy efficiency projects in Canada’s buildings sector to meet commitments under the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. The following programs are currently accepting proposals. Benchmarking, labelling and disclosure initiatives NRCan provides