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Telus Garden in Vancouver achieves LEED Platinum

April 22, 2016

The Canada Green Building Council has awarded TELUS Garden, an office tower located in Vancouver, BC, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, which is the highest of four levels of LEED certification. The honour was presented

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Water conservation in commercial apps

December 1, 2015 by AMIN DELAGAH

The hot-water-conserving equipment and fixtures in a commercial kitchen are pivotal to an optimized hot water system.

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Canada ranks number one as largest user of LEED outside of the U.S.

July 23, 2015

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced its international rankings of the Top 10 Countries for LEED. The Top 10 list highlights countries outside of the U.S. that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation.

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Mississauga workshop to clarify mandatory OBC performance requirements

February 11, 2015

SkillTech Academy, the training division of The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), is offering a workshop titled Complying with Part 12 of the Ontario Building Code (OBC). Scheduled for April 13, 2015 in Mississauga, ON, the

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Action plan for Net Zero Energy housing in Canada moves forward

January 8, 2015

CHBA announces members of NZE Housing Council.

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Cross-border energy efficiency challenge slated for 2015

September 10, 2014

Residential rating considers vents, ductwork, HVAC systems, water heating and controls

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

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Green building guru awarded the Order of Canada

March 1, 2014 by PATRICK CALLAN

Stephen Carpenter, founder of Enermodal Engineering in Waterloo, ON – Canada’s largest green buildings consulting firm – has been awarded with the nation’s highest civilian honour: the Order of Canada. A founding father of green building in Canada, Carpenter was recognized

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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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October 2, 2013

New corporation offers entrepreneurs an avenue to turn innovative ideas, new technologies and leading-edge products into a reality.

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Net Zero gets $4-million boost

May 4, 2013

Project addresses the challenges of NZE in a production housing context.

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Canadians prepared to spend to protect the environment

January 14, 2013

The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary recently released a report that analyzed the results of a survey that measures the energy efficiency literacy of Canadians. The study also revealed that the Canadian public trusts academics more

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Energy efficiency milestone in Western Canada

September 18, 2012

Swift Current, SK, has the distinction of being the site of the first home in western Canada built to the voluntary 2012 R-2000 Standard. Homes built to the 2012 R-2000 standard are to be 50 per cent more energy-efficient than

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Report has significant implications for housing industry

September 18, 2012

Highly Energy Efficient Building Envelope Retrofits for Houses, a free downloadable Research Highlight recently released by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), provides design and construction information for retrofitting existing residential wood frame building envelopes to reduce space heating energy

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COMING SOON: Festival focuses on OBC energy efficiency requirements

September 13, 2012

The 2012 Green Building Festival, which is being held on October 11-12 at the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, will feature experts such as Jason F. McLennan, CEO of the International Living Future Institute, the Seattle-based hub for visionary green

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New methodology in effect for LEED Regional Priority Credits

September 4, 2012

The LEED Canada 2009 rating systems introduced the concept of Regional Priority Credits (RPCs) to incentify the achievement of credits that address geographically specific environmental priorities. For each rating system and each region of Canada, a series of six RPCs