Efficiency Canada launching weekly webinar series
The first session, Friday, May 14 at noon, is “Reframing the Policy Discussion on Ground Source Heat Pump Systems: New Considerations”.
ASHRAE launches new Vision 2030 resources
The Vision 2030 webpage provides guidance to support intelligent design, construction, and operation for a more adaptable and resilient built environment.
Net-Zero community coming to the Ottawa-Gatineau Area
All buildings at the Zibi waterfront development will be interconnected through a hydronic loop that will deliver heating and cooling generated at a central district energy plant.
ISH Digital opens Monday
Hosted in Frankfurt, Germany, the international event is known for revealing innovations in the plumbing and HVAC industries.
Ottawa arena converted to zero carbon building
Modern Niagara converted the AMPED Sports Lab and Ice Complex into the first CaGBC Zero Carbon Building – Performance Standard certified arena.
Large-Scale Solar Thermal Systems
Lots of thermal storage is essential for any combination solar-hydronic system.
ASHRAE moves into Net Zero retrofit headquarters
“Although new construction of net-zero energy buildings make a lot of headlines, reuse of existing structures is a basic tenet of sustainability.”
Alberta spending up to $55 million to boost energy efficiency in buildings
Projects can include commercially available energy-efficient upgrades such as HVAC technologies, weatherization, hot water systems and more.
City of Brampton endorses Community Energy and Emission Reduction Plan
The city is setting a 2041 target to achieve a 22% commercial and institutional sector efficiency gain from 2016 levels by retrofitting 60% of existing buildings.
Feds funding biomass boiler pilot projects in New Brunswick
It’s anticipated this model could generate a ripple effect on other small towns in Northern New Brunswick, as well as in the rest of Canada where economies are tied to the forest or agricultural sector.
Simple and Repeatable
Finding a simple and repeatable way to manage heat input to a hydronic space heating distribution system from both a renewable and an auxiliary heat source.
Ontario firm offers new product to fund sustainable building upgrades
The program unlocks funding from previous efficiency upgrades, allowing owners and managers to reinvest in their buildings and further improve performance.
New fossil-fuel-free multi-residential development planned in Toronto
The townhome community is placing a focus on energy efficiency and low carbon emissions with heat pumps, drain water heat recovery and ERVs.
Gas-fueled Systems Under Fire
Phasing out millions of fossil fuel fired heating units is one of many actions required to enable Canada to reach its emission reduction targets.
CaGBC submits federal pre-budget recommendations
The three areas of focus include: support for low-carbon training and workforce development, stimulating retrofit projects, and promoting zero carbon building construction.
First Commercial ‘Air Scrubber’ Technology Installed in Canada
The smart scrubber can reduce the need for outside air by 60 to 80%, providing a potential 20 to 30% energy cost savings, reducing pollution and HVAC maintenance, and improving occupant comfort.
68-storey Toronto Office Tower Receives Zero Carbon Building Certification
Achievement validates that zero carbon buildings – whether new builds or retrofits – are both technically and financially feasible for owners willing to innovate and invest in a low carbon future for Canada.
Vancouver International Airport geothermal project wins PPI Award
The borefield for the geoexchange system includes 841 boreholes at 500 feet each in depth.
20th Anniversary for RMC
The unique industry-run Refrigerant Management Canada program continues to be the only program of its kind in North America.
CaGBC announces updates to Zero Carbon Building Standard
The new updates focus on embodied carbon, refrigerants, energy efficiency and innovation as pathways to reduce carbon output.
UPDATED: CMPX 2020 Product Spotlight
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Registration Open for ASHRAE’s 2020 Annual Conference (June 27-July 1)
The five-day conference taking place in Austin, Texas will include new tracks in the technical program including Zero Energy Buildings and Communities: Opportunities and Challenges.
Montreal-based HVAC start up receives $75 million investment
XNRGY Climate Systems building a new R&D and manufacturing facility to develop custom-designed energy-efficient air handling units for data centres and other industrial and institutional buildings.
Johnson Controls unveils Global Energy Efficiency survey results
Over 75 Percent of organizations surveyed plan to increase energy efficiency and HVAC equipment investments in 2020.
Proposed changes to 2015 National Energy Code undergo final public review
The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes has…
A tale of four cities: Building Benchmark BC pilot project kicks off
Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver are engaged in a pilot project that tracks and discloses the energy emissions of participating commercial buildings as of Jan. 21
Going hybrid for heating efficiencies
Consider the benefits of combining a non-condensing with a high-efficiency condensing boiler to get the best of both technologies in commercial/institutional heating applications.
GROHE sets the date for carbon-zero production
In July 2019, the global brand converted all of its production plants to run on green electricity. They plan to be entirely carbon-free by April 2020.
National Leadership and Green Building Excellence Awards accepting nominations
The CaGBC Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to advancements within the Canadian green building industry.