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June 10, 2020  

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.

June 10, 2020  

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.

May 20, 2020  

Vancouver International Airport geothermal project wins PPI Award

The borefield for the geoexchange system includes 841 boreholes at 500 feet each in depth.

March 23, 2020  

20th Anniversary for RMC

The unique industry-run Refrigerant Management Canada program continues to be the only program of its kind in North America.

March 16, 2020  

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.

March 9, 2020  

UPDATED: CMPX 2020 Product Spotlight

The Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) was scheduled

March 5, 2020  

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March 3, 2020  

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.

February 7, 2020  

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.

February 4, 2020  

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.

January 31, 2020  

Proposed changes to 2015 National Energy Code undergo final public review

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes has

January 21, 2020  

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

January 14, 2020  

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.

December 10, 2019  

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.

December 2, 2019  

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.

November 27, 2019  

Joyce Centre at Mohawk College achieves Zero Carbon Performance Certification

Canada Green Building Council announces that the Hamilton, ON building is first to achieve both Zero Carbon Building Design and Performance certifications.

November 15, 2019  

Enwave adding heat to new downtown Toronto tower

In addition to linking to Enwave’s deep lake water cooling, the new North Tower of Bay Adelaide Centre will include an Enwave operated hot water plant.

October 31, 2019  

Hydro-Québec and Stelpro partner up to develop connected smart devices

Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC— Hydro-Québec’s new subsidiary, Hilo, and Stelpro have announced

October 25, 2019  

ASHRAE releases expanded version of Standard 90.1

ATLANTA, Ga.— ASHRAE has released an expanded, revised version

October 22, 2019  

Liberals re-elected with minority government, promising interest-free loans for home improvements

After a close election, the Liberal Party has been

October 15, 2019  

ASHRAE announces incorporation of IEQ-GA

Atlanta, Ga. — ASHRAE announced the incorporation of the

September 3, 2019  

State-of-the-art Maison de Radio-Canada building

Johnson Controls is working with Broccolini Construction and Broccolini

July 22, 2019  

Humber secures zero carbon design certification for building retrofit

Renovations to the five-storey Building NX included a building envelope retrofit and energy-efficient upgrades to the heating and cooling systems

June 17, 2019  

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

Efficiency Canada has launched a campaign showcasing the growth

June 10, 2019  

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

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

May 31, 2019  

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

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

May 30, 2019  

NRCan funding to aid in ISO Energy Management Systems Standard implementation

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is providing financial assistance to

May 24, 2019  

Canadian municipalities receive $9.7M in funding for green projects

The federal government and Federation of Canadian Municipalities have

May 17, 2019  

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

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

May 16, 2019  

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

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