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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

Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects is taking a leadership role in the development of a sustainable design databank focused on energy-use reduction. The f...

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?

...reduction of carbon released into the atmosphere comes a reality check as well. A massive polluter has a lot of room for improvement compared to say, a country ...

Carbon negative concrete CMU blocks
Climate Change

Carbon negative concrete goes into pioneering “green” CMU blocks – Quebec leads the way!

...reduction in cement and a 65% reduction in embodied energy compared to conventional concrete masonry, which is already a step in the right direction. But it is ...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office
Architecture

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

...reduction relative to reference building under MNECB = 68% - Potable water consumption from municipal sources = 2,441 L/occupant/year - Potable water consum...

GOOGLE MAPS update - prioritizes ECO-Friendly ROUTES & Bikes
Commuting

Google Maps updated to show most eco friendly and fuel efficient routes first

...reduction of 1 million tons of carbon emissions per year, which is the equivalent of removing 200,000 cars from the road. Those are some ambitious projections, ...

CarbonCure low carbon footprint ready mix concrete
Products and Materials

Two startups cutting emissions from the use of concrete have won the $20 million Carbon Xprize.

...reduction targets. These technologies fall in two categories: trapping emissions from concentrated sources like power plants or manufacturing facilities, and re...

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)

...reduction in CO2 production. The International Energy Agency (IEA) goes even further and predicts the economic fallout of Covid-19 will wipe out the world’s oil...

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

...reduction in water usage as a part of its sustainability strategy. Apart from the obvious sustainability benefits, one of the biggest impacts for hospitals ...

The Top Construction Trends for USA & Canada in 2021!
Climate Change

Our Top Home Building Trends for 2021!

...reduction by country: A slowing of industry and major decline in transportation activity led to carbon reductions around the globe, but here are some of the s...

Formica targets Net Carbon Neutral countertop products for 2030

Formica Corporation Announces New Sustainability Goals, Targets Net Carbon Neutrality by 2030

...reduction of CO2 emissions and 10% reduction in primary energy demand by 2026. In addition, the company will pursue a 5% reduction in its water consumtion footp...

Green Roof on Canadian Grocery Store
Environment

Green Roof on Canadian grocery store offers truly local produce

...reduction in fossil fuel use for shipping goods, like food, is very encouraging. The IGA grocery store in Montreal, Quebec is the first grocery store in Canad...