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Study highlights Nova Scotia’s growing energy efficiency industry

May 26, 2014

Nova Scotia’s investment in energy efficiency is helping to build a local industry that expects to grow at more than five times the rate of the provincial economy over the next five years. The province’s energy efficiency sector already contributes

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Clock is ticking on registration for green building conference

May 26, 2014

Building Lasting Change 2014 offers the opportunity to learn about current trends and ideas in Canadian green building and sustainability. Slated for June 2-4, in Toronto, ON, this event was previously known as the CaGBC National Conference and Expo. Highlights include an Energy

The 11th International Energy Agency Heat Pump Conference is being held in Montreal on May 12-16, 2014.
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Geothermal forum to follow International Heat Pump Conference

May 7, 2014

Join geothermal enthusiasts from around the world in Montreal, QC and learn about leading edge heat pump technology, design and applications. It is not too late to register for the 11th International Energy Agency (IEA) Heat Pump Conference, which is being held

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Canada in lead with its high performing structures

May 1, 2014

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its ranking of the top 10 countries for LEED outside of the United States based on cumulative gross square meters (GSM) of space certified to LEED in each nation as of April 2014. To

In-ceiling mount air curtain at Salle Andr-Mathieu in Laval, QC.
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Reduce doorway energy losses

May 1, 2014 by Stephen Benes

Air curtains may be a niche for commercial contractors.

Green Turtle has offices in Charlotte, NC and Toronto, ON and employs approximately 100 people.
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Zurn expands portfolio of internal grease and oil interceptors

April 25, 2014

Acquisition allows manufacturer to move into fast-growing, non-residential market segments

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Cisco Canada, Schneider Electric begin smart partnership

April 21, 2014

Cisco Canada and Schneider Electric have embarked on a partnership to create new opportunities in the development of smart buildings and smart communities across Canada. The partnership was announced on the first day of spring at the Earth Rangers Centre

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SaskEnergy extends and enhances boiler, HVAC incentive programs

April 1, 2014

SaskEnergy has announced that based on industry demand, Saskatchewan Commercial Energy Efficiency programs offered exclusively through participating SaskEnergy Network Members have been enhanced and renewed (previous programs ended in November 2013). The Commercial Boiler Program, which is designed to encourage the

The winning team from Conestoga College, (from left to right) Dan Marshall, Andrew Joseph, Kristina Taylor, Zeshan Anjum, Numair Khan Uppal and Santina Alagia.
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CIPH announces winners of Most Water Wise School Competition, commits to sponsoring annual competition

March 11, 2014

Conestoga engineering students take first place in first ever challenge

Grey water from washroom sinks is collected and used to dilute the acid waste from laboratories.
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Water reuse: Trends, barriers, and the future

March 1, 2014 by ROD YEOH

People are starting to realize that water is a precious resource and we have to treat it as such. In a city such as Vancouver, where I live, it can be easy to think that conserving water is an unneeded

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Know Your Target

March 1, 2014 by DENIS TANGUAY AND JEFFREY BRAUNSTEIN

Marketing geothermal heat pump systems to residential customers

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Updated: ASHRAE announces Technology Award recipients

February 10, 2014

 A Canadian cheese factory is among the projects recognized by ASHRAE as innovative buildings in its Technology Awards program. The awards recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building design. Their designs incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy

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ecobee appointments to support utility partnerships

January 23, 2014

As smart thermostat maker ecobee Inc. continues to partner on utility programs across North America, the company has hired two new executives on its business development team. Ann Perreault joins ecobee as director strategic partnerships, utilities and Ann Souter joins as

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The path to zero

January 20, 2014

Zero net energy buildings are a growing trend in the commercial building industry.

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Built Green Canada expands national presence

January 16, 2014

Built Green Canada is expanding into Saskatchewan and Manitoba, effective February 2014. Founded in 2003, the organization also has representation in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario. Built Green Canada is based out of Edmonton, AB. The expansion addresses the growing demand for responsible

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LEED leader honoured by The Order of Canada

January 8, 2014

Stephen Carpenter P.Eng, LEED AP BD+C, of MMM Group Limited (formerly Enermodal Engineering), has been named a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.) in recognition of “his visionary leadership in the development and stewardship of Canada’s green building industry.” Carpenter was an

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Six recipients announced for BC Safety Authority’s Lieutenant Governor Safety Award

November 15, 2013

Six recipients from several sectors have been selected to receive BC’s highest safety honour at BC Safety Authority’s 8th annual Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards. The awards, which will be presented by BC Safety Authority on December 2, 2013 at the River Rock

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Bon Jovi performing at Greenbuild 2013

November 5, 2013

Rock band Bon Jovi will perform for thousands of green building professionals and community members at the upcoming Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia. Hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Greenbuild will take place from November 20

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DOE rooftop challenge winners offer energy, cost savings

October 28, 2013

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) found that super-efficient rooftop units reduce energy costs an average of about 41 per cent compared to units in operation today. The newly published report (including a link for builders and others to

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Analysis finds energy-efficiency standards correct market failures, save money

October 24, 2013

Insights from south of the border on consumer purchasing decisions and energy costs.

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BC adopts National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings

October 17, 2013

British Columbia has adopted the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB 2011), which will take effect in December 2013. Although BC is the first to adopt the code, the adoption process is underway in other jurisdictions. NECB 2011

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Innovative Conversion Program Targets HCFC-22 Rinks

October 1, 2013 by Luc Boily

The City of Montreal has been moving forward with a cooling system conversion program for rinks still using HCFC-22 refrigerant. This motivated in part by the pressures of the Montreal Protocol, which will result in the phase out of HCFC-22

Code will be the catalyst in making DWHR technology work say some manufacturers. Photo EcoInnovation
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Building Code Changes A Vanguard For DWHR Systems

October 1, 2013 by Patrick Callan

Manufacturers are hopeful that the rest of Canada will follow Ontario’s lead.

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ASHRAE seeks presenters, posters for HPB 2014 Conference

September 19, 2013

Presenters and posters are being sought for ASHRAE’s High Performance Buildings Conference, which will take place April 7-8, 2014, at the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, CA. Abstracts for presentations are due October 25, 2013, while poster PDFs are due

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Capitalizing On Greening

September 2, 2013 by Steve Goldie

It takes more than technology to produce results.

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LEED v4 set to launch in the fall

August 20, 2013

The Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system will be updated following approval from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). With 46 countries and territories worldwide represented, 86 per cent voted in favour of adopting the new

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Standard for Energy Upgrade Certificates of Homes released for public comment

July 30, 2013

The Building Performance Institute, Inc.’s (BPI)  BPI-2101-S-2013: Standard Requirements for a Certificate of Completion for Residential Energy Efficiency Upgrades is available for public comment until August 6, 2013, and will soon be published as a BPI standard. BPI-2101 identifies a standard

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Change to FortisBC storage tank EF requirements

July 26, 2013

FortisBC now requires ENERGY STAR gas fired storage tank water heater models to have a 0.67 Energy Factor (EF) to qualify for its rebates. Current minimum efficiency standards in BC are 0.62 EF. FortisBC made the change to assist the

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Canadianized Portfolio Manager benchmarking tool goes live

July 24, 2013

The EPA’s Canadian-adapted ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager recently went live. ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is a no-cost environmental management tool that tracks building energy performance, which could be a trigger to encourage investments in energy retrofits and support tenant engagement efforts.

Tyler Stone (l), director of operations presents a commemorative plaque to Timothy Horne, who took over the reins of the company in 1978 until his retirement in 2002. It was under his leadership that the company went public and began the acquisition program that established Watts as an international presence. Photo ImagesPlus Photography
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Watts Water Technologies cuts the ribbon on NH foundry

June 26, 2013

Foundry supports company’s Lead Free initiative and creates employment