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
The Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) was scheduled…
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.
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.
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.
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…
ASHRAE releases expanded version of Standard 90.1
ATLANTA, Ga.— ASHRAE has released an expanded, revised version…
Liberals re-elected with minority government, promising interest-free loans for home improvements
After a close election, the Liberal Party has been…
ASHRAE announces incorporation of IEQ-GA
Atlanta, Ga. — ASHRAE announced the incorporation of the…
State-of-the-art Maison de Radio-Canada building
Johnson Controls is working with Broccolini Construction and Broccolini…
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
Efficiency Canada campaign aims to put spotlight on ‘invisible’ energy efficiency sector
Efficiency Canada has launched a campaign showcasing the growth…
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
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
NRCan funding to aid in ISO Energy Management Systems Standard implementation
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is providing financial assistance to…
Canadian municipalities receive $9.7M in funding for green projects
The federal government and Federation of Canadian Municipalities have…
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
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