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New ecoMetrics Tool Unveiled at CaGBC Conference
Architecture

Diamond Schmitt Architects creates tool to compare energy use data across building types

...energy simulation models across a wide range of the company’s building types. “What began as a response to The 2030 Challenge for energy efficiency in buildin...

BC Energy Step Code - Building Sustainable Homes in Canada
Policy and Regulations

BC Leads the way in energy efficient housing and green job creation though the BC Energy Step Code

...Energy Step Code, British Columbia has set a new national bar for action on new-building energy efficiency ,” says Corey Diamond, executive director of Efficien...

Renewable Energy - Houston goes for 100% green
Renewable Energy

City of Houston to be powered with 100% renewable energy

...energy efficiency funding, sustainability consulting support and an affinity program that helps Houston City employees get access to discounted renewable energy...

Coronavirus - clean energy & sustainables in jeopardy after covid-19 - IEA
Climate Change

Coronavirus poses a threat to climate action says The International Energy Agency (IEA)

...energy efficiency Birol urges governments around the world who seek economic solutions to the coronavirus downturn to invest in energy efficiency measures. Th...

Carbon Emissions in the US reduced in 2019 - IEA Report Reveals
Climate Change

Carbon emissions declined in US in 2019 - a glimmer of hope for climate change goals?

...energy, electric vehicles , fuel-efficiency standards, water-efficient fixtures and low-flow toilets , it is truly a marvel that climate-change emissions have d...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office
Architecture

2015 Award Winning Project: Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office

...efficiency. The MEC Head Office is estimated to be 70% more energy efficient than the reference building under the Model National Energy Code for Buildings [M...

Canadian LEED certification shows strong growth in first four months o
LEED Certification

Canadian LEED certification shows strong growth in first four months of 2015

...energy efficiency with patient comfort. This included maximizing the quality of the indoor environment and providing access to daylight.” Additionally, Canada...

Renewable Energy

The best desk we've ever seen

...energy advocate. This type of technology has huge potential. We've seen it put to use at a few forward thinking gyms and health centres, turning their spinning ...

Energy efficiency

Vancouver tests Passive House efficiency with the Ice Box Challenge

...energy consumption, airtightness and thermal performance. The total heating load of a house must be less than or equal to 15kWh / m² per year, and the total ene...